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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 12, 2015 3:59 PM 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
I received a 3 gallon Black Diamond Crepe Myrtle from this company. Read the review and see the photos:

Plant Me Green

What they sent me is exactly what they will be sending to eight different winners!! You get to pick from 8 different varieties. There's going to be some HAPPY ATP members, for sure.
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Aug 12, 2015 4:10 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Wow! That plant is bigger than the one I bought locally! Impressive! Sounds like a great place to order Crepe Myrtles from! Thanks for that follow-up report! Nice of them to ship you one as well! Sounds like a great company! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Aug 12, 2015 4:21 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Wow indeed, that is a beautiful plant! Thumbs up
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Aug 12, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Beautiful! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Aug 12, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
So sad, if I win I will have to re-gift it. Sad
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Aug 12, 2015 5:04 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
I've been wanting one of these for a long, long time! Yours is beautiful Dave!
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Aug 12, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
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Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
First bloom ever today on Best Red!!!
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Love it!
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Aug 12, 2015 5:10 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
mcash70 said:So sad, if I win I will have to re-gift it. Sad


Me too, I just read that they can't ship to Calif. or Arizona. I didn't read that earlier. Crying
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Aug 12, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
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Oh, that's pretty, Kidfishing! Love the dark leaves.
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Aug 12, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Wow, I better go buy some more raffle tickets. I am so impressed with the reviews for Plant Me Green. Hurray!
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Aug 12, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Sempervivums Lilies Irises Hostas Garden Art
Daylilies Dahlias Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Very impressed! Thank you for sharing. I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 12, 2015 10:00 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That is really impressive for a "mail-order plant" !!

I'd have to re-gift it too, but I bet it wouldn't be too hard to find someone that would want it nodding
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Aug 13, 2015 3:34 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Wow, that is really beautiful, and I love supporting great companies like that. Sadly, I don't really have space for a crepe myrtle in my garden plans. If it came down to it, though, I just might *make* room for it, LoL. Very nice tree and company. Smiling I'm glad they sent you one, too!
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Aug 13, 2015 7:17 AM CST
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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I paid probably $40-50 for a black diamond crepe myrtle (red) at a big box store 2 years ago. It wasn't half the size of the one they sent Dave. If I don't win the NARR, I'll be spending money with PlantMeGreen in sept. nodding
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Aug 13, 2015 8:15 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
This will be the 2nd time I've found a great new supplier thanks to the NARRs 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 13, 2015 10:17 AM 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
Weedwhacker said:I'd have to re-gift it too, but I bet it wouldn't be too hard to find someone that would want it nodding

Sandy, you could always grow it in a container and move it indoors over winter! Green Grin!

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Aug 13, 2015 12:37 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
plantladylin said:
Sandy, you could always grow it in a container and move it indoors over winter! Green Grin!



LOL, Lin... DH seems to think that I already bring too much stuff inside for the winter, for some reason Shrug!

I sure wish it wouldn't be so expensive to heat a greenhouse!!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 13, 2015 2:26 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Since I am usually Not the Winner of Contests (but I love to participate!), let it be known I will gladly take that beautiful Crepe Myrtle off the hands of anyone who is out of Zone. I will even name it after you with a pretty little plant sign and think kind thoughts of you every time I water it!
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Aug 13, 2015 2:28 PM 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
If you had acorns you could even bribe a winner...
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Aug 13, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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