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The May Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
May 10, 2018

Our biggest raffle of the year! Come check out the awesome selection of prizes we're offering. You're going to want to bring a big bag of acorns for this one.

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May 10, 2018 12:32 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
Frogs and Toads Birds Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Peonies
Roses Garden Ideas: Level 1 Region: United States of America Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
Just purchased my tickets! Crossing Fingers!

There are some new to me companies offering prizes in this raffle it is great so many participate. We appreciate all who offer prizes on NGA raffles!
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

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May 10, 2018 1:03 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! Got my tickets!!
~ 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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May 10, 2018 1:24 PM CST
(Zone 8b)
ROLL TIDE
Hibiscus Region: Alabama Peppers Tropicals Hummingbirder Garden Photography
Foliage Fan Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Dragonflies Daylilies Cat Lover
got my tickets too! Thumbs up FUN FUN FUN!
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May 10, 2018 1:59 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
What a spectacular list of donations for the NARR!

THANK YOU to all of the generous vendors. I love seeing vendors that keep coming back with donations time and time again (Santa Rosa Nursery, Brushwood Nursery, Garden Perennials, Perfect Plants, Hollingsworth Peonies, Mary's Garden Patch, and Victory seeds.....I'm talking about all of you!) What dedication and generosity!

...and I noticed a few new names (to me): Green Mountain Hosta, EasyDigging.com, and Mountain Crest Gardens that look like they are offering some great prizes, too!

And @bxncbx ....that is so generous of you to offer up some daylilies!

You guys are what makes the NARR go around. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I just can't get over how many wonderful options there are for this NARR!

I'm putting all of my remaining acorns toward this--I managed 4 tickets, LoL!--and crossing my fingers like crazy, LoL! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!

I'll have to figure out how to get more acorns now. The only things blooming in my yard right now are things I don't know the cultivar names of. :-/ ....daylilies are a long way away from blooming here and my irises don't seem to want to bloom at all this year. Sticking tongue out Don't they know I need pictures for acorns? D'Oh! Goofy irises!
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May 10, 2018 8:44 PM CST
Name: Jenn
Hudson Florida (Zone 9b)
excited for another raffle! luckily i had 2 remaining nuts from the last drawing and i have a bunch of new plants popping up to take more pics of! Green Grin! Hurray! Would like to win a raffle so i can invest in some Florida loving plants as my normal go to plants from NNY arent quite working down here Crossing Fingers!
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May 11, 2018 8:17 AM 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
I got my tickets!!! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You! to Dave all all the generous vendors and NGA members donating prizes. May we all be winners. Thumbs up
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May 11, 2018 8:28 AM CST
Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Wow! There are so many great prizes for the raffle! nodding I can't wait to check out the websites for all these generous donors! I just purchased some tickets and am keeping my Crossing Fingers! Thank You! for another tempting raffle to dream about my choices. Hurray!
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May 11, 2018 9:44 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
What is the best way to promote the sponsors?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 11, 2018 1:43 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
Bonehead said:What is the best way to promote the sponsors?

Place an order. Smiling

Edited to add: and post your recommendations for them at the Green Pages:

https://garden.org/greenpages/
~ 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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May 11, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Naw, that won't work. I don't do mail order for plants.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 11, 2018 4:40 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
Another NARR! Hurray! Hurray! Let the fun begin! Thank you to Dave and all the vendors/members donating prizes. Thank You! Bought my first tickets today. Crossing Fingers!
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May 11, 2018 6:54 PM CST
Name: BelovedHoneyGirl Outlaw
Tampa Bay Area, FL
Bee Lover Tropicals Enjoys or suffers hot summers Spiders! Garden Procrastinator Organic Gardener
Orchids Frugal Gardener Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
First time buying NARR tickets, I'm so excited...

Looks like some really great prizes too!!!
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May 11, 2018 6:58 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Good luck to @Belovedhoneygirl! I've got my tickets too!
Deb, don't you ever want plants you can't find in person? I have that happen all the time, so I'm a mail order queen.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
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May 13, 2018 12:12 AM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Well what a surprise. Haven't been online much so I'm just seeing that the May NARR is underway.
As @Deebie said: 'May we all be winners.'
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May 15, 2018 7:55 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
For folks wondering , or wanting to get more acorns..here's a suggestion. Go to your local Botanical Garden,Garden Show or Plant Nursery and take photos to put in the Data Base here. I carry my phone and pull up the plants that I see in the Gardens and Nurseries ( on the NGA data base) to see if more photos are needed. Oftentimes theres one of the flower only. For each photo you can get an acorn. If it's the first photo ever, you get 2! If you've never added a photo to the data base, it's easy! If you haven't looked at the Data Base..it's on the Homepage about halfway down , right under the 'Popular Pages' banner.
lindsey
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May 15, 2018 10:34 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Great idea for growing the database. Remember to snap a photo of the actual label first, then it is much easier to ID the particular plant. Take photos of the leaves only and the whole plant to give an idea of the growth pattern. Usually there are plenty of portraits of the bloom, although if you have a phone while at the nursery, it's easy enough to check the database. I still use a camera.

Karen, my current focus is on native plants and I have lots of local nurseries yet to explore. I'd much rather buy plants in person that wait for dubious mail orders to arrive. Plus I'm not too jazzed about the US-only concept. So, nah to the raffle for me.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 19, 2018 6:12 AM CST
Name: Margaret Kimball
North Little Rock, Arkansas (Zone 7b)
What a wonderful selection! This is my first not a raffle-raffle I am participating in. Every time I visit this page I am inspired and dream of my garden! Thank you for the opportunity!! Smiling
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May 19, 2018 9:35 PM CST
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Missouri Irises
Canning and food preservation Hibiscus Dog Lover Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I'm in! I didn't win anything in the last raffle, but I looked up one of the vendors and put in an order. Big Grin
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May 20, 2018 7:43 AM CST
Name: Karen
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Bee Lover Butterflies Frugal Gardener Region: Nebraska Winter Sowing
I'm in! This is my 3rd raffle, thanks to you all! Not a winner....yet! Good luck everybody! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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May 23, 2018 8:32 AM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
This is my second raffle. I won acorns which Iam using for this raffle!!

So excited!!! I barely squeaked in for May. I need to pay more attention!!! 😀

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

So I got my tickets this morning!!

Cheers and good luck to everyone 🍀

Thank you to our sponsors!!!

😀

Mindi
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