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 18, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Just wondering how many more people are buying tickets in the second week before the drawing? Two weeks seems to be so long, but could be worth it if there are a lot of people buying tickets. If not, wouldn't one week be enough?
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Aug 18, 2015 5:09 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
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All good things come with patience! Big Grin


(If I had any)
Kidfishing
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Aug 18, 2015 5:14 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I think the window to buy tickets was opened because there are some folks who don't log on as much or don't see that the raffle is going on. This way, there can be no complaints that the raffle wasn't long enough to allow everyone to get a chance to see it and buy tickets. Like Christmas, it is the anticipation that makes it exciting!
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Aug 18, 2015 5:47 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
Ok. Just wondering. I can wait. Smiling
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Aug 18, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
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I'm just wondering if Dave and Trish will ever put socks on the children... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing It is so cute to see that little guy putting the slips of paper between his toes. What a happy time for everyone. I almost forget to hope that I may win. Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 18, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Aug 18, 2015 6:35 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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kidfishing said:All good things come with patience! Big Grin


(If I had any)


I agree Hilarious! Thumbs up
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Aug 18, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
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When I was in grade school we had one teacher who would quote:
"Patience is a virtue,
Obtain it if you can.
Seldom in a woman,
But never in a man!"

(Sorry, I don't know whom she was quoting.)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 18, 2015 7:04 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Rolling on the floor laughing , Greene!

I'm not sure that always holds true, but I love the poem anyway.
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Aug 18, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 18, 2015 7:47 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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greene said:I'm just wondering if Dave and Trish will ever put socks on the children...


Socks are for wintertime!!

LOL, DH has his on now... might be like the rearview mirrors, "objects are closer than they appear."
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Aug 18, 2015 8:03 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
Greene , love that. Smiling never heard it before.

I guess we all have some degree of patience, after all, we are all Gardners. Maybe just not for everything else. Whistling
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
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Aug 18, 2015 9:33 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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We do the full 2 weeks to give time for everyone to see it and have a chance to get tickets. We continue to get new tickets sold every day all the way up til the end.

It also gives me more time to promote the companies who are sponsoring it. They are collectively donating hundreds of dollars of prizes each month and I want to maximize their exposure. So these past couple raffles I've been working extra hard on facebook to promote each company one by one but that means I need more time since I can't do them one right after the other.
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Aug 19, 2015 5:42 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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I like the change. Smiling
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Aug 19, 2015 5:52 AM 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
Glad to hear Dave. Sounds like it's working well then. I was just curious. Thanks.
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Aug 19, 2015 5:58 AM CST
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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Aug 19, 2015 7:55 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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dave said:We do the full 2 weeks to give time for everyone to see it and have a chance to get tickets. We continue to get new tickets sold every day all the way up til the end.

It also gives me more time to promote the companies who are sponsoring it. They are collectively donating hundreds of dollars of prizes each month and I want to maximize their exposure. So these past couple raffles I've been working extra hard on facebook to promote each company one by one but that means I need more time since I can't do them one right after the other.


I was low on acorns & spent all I could when the NARR was announced but I wanted to buy MORE tickets so I have *made* time to enter some things in the db that I haven't had time to since May. As I get enough for another ticket, I buy 1 so this 2 week buying window is working great for me. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Aug 19, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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Well, I'll pitch in to say that I had only 4.5 acorns when the NARR was posted and only got to buy my one ticket when I received an acorn as a tip just yesterday. So the wait was good for me, too!
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Aug 19, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
OMG y'all - I wasn't fishing for acorns, but THANKS!!!
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Aug 19, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Feels just as good to give as it does to get, Critter, so enjoy! Smiling
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