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The March 2018 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
March 9, 2018

We know Spring has arrived (or is arriving) because we get to announce the first raffle of the year! Enjoy!

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Mar 23, 2018 12:21 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, 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
Congratulations to the winners! Here is the youtube video of our drawing:



Note that in the drawing I only had 8 tickets but I made an error - my last prize was 50 acorns for 3 people, not for just one person, so there are actually ten winners total. Luckily, my software gives me tickets for the top 20 winners and then I only use the actual number. So I also have a #9 and #10 winner but we didn't show the reveal of those in the video. I guess my excuse for the oversight is that it's been 10 years since we did our last raffle! Hilarious!

Congrats to the winners:

Winner #1: @DaylilySLP
Winner #2: @Deebie
Winner #3: @Monetwwqi
Winner #4: @robertduval14
Winner #5: @janwax
Winner #6: @frankrichards16
Winner #7: @sugarcane
Winner #8: @pepper23
Winner #9: @springcolor
Winner #10: @BigBill
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Mar 23, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant Identifier Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
OMG, I can't believe it. I won 2nd place. Hurray! Hurray! Congrats to all other winners. Hurray! Hurray! And a big Thanks You to those who share acorns with me. I could not have won without your generosity.
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Mar 23, 2018 12:43 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Deebie ~ CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hurray!

Also congratulations to all the other winners!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Mar 23, 2018 12:43 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
Hurray! Congrat's y'all! I know everyone will love their prizes! Hurray!

Thank You! to all of the great vendors who support our Not-A-Raffle-Raffles! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

Thank You! Whitinger family for giving us this wonderful site! Love seeing the kiddo's. Lovey dubby
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Mar 23, 2018 12:43 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Congratulations to all the winners Hurray! Hurray!

Always so fun to see the family and good to hear you Trish I'm all ears! Lovey dubby
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~ CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~ Heart Strength ~

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Mar 23, 2018 12:53 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
Congrats to all the winners! Hurray! Hurray!
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Mar 23, 2018 12:54 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
Congrats to all the winners!!

Thanks Dave, Trish and kids for doing a great job on the NARR draw. Thumbs up
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Mar 23, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Southeastern NC (Zone 8a)
Birds Butterflies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Congrats winners! Hurray! Hurray!
Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report...think on these things. - Philippians 4:8
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Mar 23, 2018 1:21 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Mar 23, 2018 1:34 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Oh my goodness! I won!! How sweet is that. I am thrilled.
A huge thanks to Dave and his family and for all the hours that they sink into this organization!
A tremendous thank to all the sponsors for without their generosity the raffle wouldn't be much of a raffle!
A special thank you for all those who are responsible for this great group, that includes all the admins and members too. It is a load of long hours behind the scenes.
I will be more then happy to get my acorns Dave at your earliest convenience! I recently used some acorns to start my second "oak forest" because from the mighty little acorn grows tremendous friendships, marvelous insights and a wonderful time for everyone who participates in the NGA! I tip my hat to you. Thank You!
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Mar 23, 2018 1:44 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Congratulations to all the winners. As always I consider myself a winner just to see those precious kids helping with the announcements. And now we have a little "raffle girl" helping the "raffle boys". I always enjoy their "piggy-toe" filing system. Hurray!
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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Mar 23, 2018 1:53 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Congrats everyone! Hurray!
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Mar 23, 2018 2:09 PM CST
Name: Sandy
Tennessee (Zone 6b)
Annuals Birds Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Congratulations to all! And thank you to all the sponsors who supported the event with such neat prizes! Hurray!
"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~ Iris Murdoch
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Mar 23, 2018 2:22 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Congrats everyone! And a big thanks to all of the vendors and to Dave and clan. Thanks too goes to many generous NGA members for sharing acorns that they had squirreled away.

Time to keep earning acorns for the future raffles!

Happy gardening, y'all.
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Mar 23, 2018 2:32 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
Winter DOES seem to last 10 years sometimes....usually during the last month of it!
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Mar 23, 2018 2:38 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Tomato Heads Hostas Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids
Congratulations to all the winners nodding and a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the raffle happen. Thumbs up
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Mar 23, 2018 5:44 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
Hey! Congrats to all the winners! Great raffle and video!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Mar 23, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Florida (Zone 9a)
Congratulations to the winners!
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Mar 23, 2018 6:34 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
Congratulations everyone! And the usual giant thank you to all the vendors, and to @dave for all you do. So cool to watch your children grow. Thank You!
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
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Mar 23, 2018 7:00 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
Congratulations to all the winners.
And we are all winners by being members to this wonderful gardening site.
Winners twice over by getting to watch the video. Hurray!

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