The August 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
August 8, 2015

You're never going to believe this awesome raffle. There will be 15 winners - our most ever! Come in, take a look, and buy your tickets!

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Aug 7, 2015 6:35 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
What a marvelous list of prizes! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Aug 7, 2015 6:41 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
I agree Got my tickets!!
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Aug 7, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Butterflies Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Region: Oklahoma Lilies Irises
Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dutchlady1 said: I agree Got my tickets!!

There goes my chances of winning! Hilarious!

Great prizes!!! Got some tickets too!
Kidfishing
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Aug 7, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
What an amazing lineup of prizes! A HUGE thanks to all the companies for their generosity Smiling
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Aug 7, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Oh my, another fabulous not a raffle-raffle. I couldn't pass this one up .... just bought my tickets!
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Aug 7, 2015 7:19 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2021 Lilies Daylilies Organic Gardener Cat Lover
Birds Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Photography Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
Wow,Wow,Wow is right! This is definitely one you don't want to miss.
A huge Thank You! to all of the generous donor's. That includes you @Jon. Thank you!

On my way to buy my tickets. Hurray!
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Aug 7, 2015 9:14 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 8a)
Keeps Sheep Daylilies Hybridizer Garden Photography Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I used the acorns I won last time to get my tickets this time. Gotta love NARR!!

Thank you to all of the donors! What a line up. I'm having a great time exploring the companies who donated prizes.
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
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Aug 7, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
Thank You! Vendors, I got my tickets and wish everyone luck.
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Aug 7, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
The most unluckiest winner of contests just bought her not a raffle-raffle tickets, Folks! Make way for a new winner!! I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 7, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Here's hoping one of the 3 tickets I bought (used up all my acorns on this raffle) will net me a black diamond pure white crepe myrtle, that I can use as a memorial plant for my sweet dog Casey who went to the rainbow bridge last year. Thumbs up

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Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Aug 7, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Cheryl - No one could be as unlucky as me! Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! I hope you win. Thumbs up
Some awesome prizes from the generous vendors!! THANK YOU!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Mary - Good luck winning that black diamond pure white crepe myrtle!!! Angel What a beautiful dog Casey was. Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Aug 7, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2021 Lilies Daylilies Organic Gardener Cat Lover
Birds Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Photography Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
So sorry for your loss Mary. Casey had the sweetest face.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Aug 8, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Casey was very special to me -- I have 3 blog posts about her here. One of them references Black Diamonds, because I had seen these crepe myrtles at Home Depot, but they only had the ones with red flowers. The one with white flowers is a more appropriate choice for my black/white girl. And I was mistaken - it's been 2 years since I lost her. Seems 3 of my last 4 blog posts were about her, and I haven't updated my blog since then. I should fix that. Whistling
Anyway, you can see more pictures of her here, but take take tissues if you go. http://garden.org/blogs/view/f...

THANK YOU, @Beckygardener and @Joy and @Vic for the acorn gifts -- buying more tickets as soon as I finish saying "thank you" *Blush* Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

And if I don't win the raffle, at least now I know of a reputable company that sells the tree I want, and don't have to wait and hope that one shows up at a big box store. Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Aug 8, 2015 6:15 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography
Keeps Horses Daylilies Lilies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Butterflies
I agree I agree I agree with everyone here. I have my tickets.

Mary, condolences for the loss. Casey was a beautiful friend.

Good luck everyone!
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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Aug 8, 2015 6:27 AM CST
Name: MissyPenny
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Birds Garden Photography Critters Allowed Region: Pennsylvania Roses Vegetable Grower
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Oh my--Wow is right! I am so enjoying my little gourmet set win from the last raffle, which was my very first raffle, (amazing), that I just can't help but be "lucky" and hope for another win--the prizes are indeed splendid!...I've got my tickets, and wish all y'all luck, too! What fun!!!! Yippee Big Grin
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Aug 8, 2015 8:29 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Plant me Green connected with me this past week wanting to sponsor the raffle and I was blown away when they offered eight of these awesome black crepe myrtles. I then read up on then and they look like a great company. I know the winners of their prizes are going to be thrilled.
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Aug 8, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
I was very impressed too when I saw all the crepe myrtles they are donating for the NARR. It stopped me in tracks as I was reading all the prized!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Aug 8, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Name: Diana
Willamette Valley
Oregon Zone 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Mary you struck a heart cord with me ~ So sorry of your loss of sweet Casey ~ I love your idea of a white Crepe Myrtle

I lost my Beautiful Maggie Mae (my avatar photo) this year. She was the sweetest dog ever & my best friend. Her life was taken too soon with cancer in January.

I think about her everyday, and my heart truly aches. She was a gift from Angels and she has gone back to be with them.

I looked at the white crepe myrtle in this contest and I agree, that would be perfect as a memorial for Maggie Mae as well. I really like that the foliage is in a contrasting dark color. I see that there are 8 chances to win a crepe myrtle, I'm going to spend all my acorns too and I hope you and I each win a Pure white Crepe Myrtle.

White is for Angels
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Aug 8, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
Greenfield said:Mary you struck a heart cord with me ~ So sorry of your loss of sweet Casey ~ I love your idea of a white Crepe Myrtle

I lost my Beautiful Maggie Mae (my avatar photo) this year. She was the sweetest dog ever & my best friend. Her life was taken too soon with cancer in January.

I think about her everyday, and my heart truly aches. She was a gift from Angels and she has gone back to be with them.

I looked at the white crepe myrtle in this contest and I agree, that would be perfect as a memorial for Maggie Mae as well. I really like that the foliage is in a contrasting dark color. I see that there are 8 chances to win a crepe myrtle, I'm going to spend all my acorns too and I hope you and I each win a Pure white Crepe Myrtle.

White is for Angels
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The only real problem dogs have is they don't live long enough. Lovey dubby Good luck!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Aug 8, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Diana - Love your memory marker! Lovey dubby Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden

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