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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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joannakat
May 12, 2018 10:23 AM CST
Oh! So many wonderful prizes again! Wow, what a great job you're doing @dave!

I love the NARR and have won twice since joining. It's such a wonderful feeling! And the anticipation is always fun too, even if you don't win something!

So the NARR is one of my favorite things here, and the other is the Ideas Forum!

As such, I'm offering 20 acorns to each of the next three people to post a new idea to the Ideas Forum. It has to be new to that forum, and it has to be your original idea (no posting links to someone else's idea on the Internet). When you've posted there, please come back here and reply to this so that I'll know and can send you your acorns. Here's the link:
https://garden.org/forums/view...

Just as a reminder, your idea can be as short as one sentence, or as long as you like. It can include pictures or not--totally up to you!

Can't wait to see those ideas Lovey dubby
AKA Joey.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 12, 2018 10:31 AM CST
I did it! You check it out & see if it qualifies Joanna.
The thread "Create a Wildflower Field" in Gardening Ideas forum
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven โ€œNevermore.โ€ ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
May 12, 2018 10:52 AM CST
I absolutely love the generosity of our NGA members on this website. @JoannaKat , thank you so much for hosting this ideas-for-acorns giveaway! It's a great idea, and it makes us earn our acorns a little bit, too, LoL!

I submitted an idea, but I don't know if it qualifies because I just thought of it this morning after making scrambled eggs (and throwing away the old eggs we didn't use) and haven't tried it out myself yet: The thread "Another Egg Carton Idea" in Gardening Ideas forum

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joannakat
May 12, 2018 10:53 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I did it! You check it out & see if it qualifies Joanna.
The thread "Create a Wildflower Field" in Gardening Ideas forum


YES! It does qualify! Thank you! And I absolutely love the photos from year 4. And now I'm totally jealous *Blush*

AKA Joey.
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
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joannakat
May 12, 2018 10:57 AM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:I absolutely love the generosity of our NGA members on this website. @JoannaKat , thank you so much for hosting this ideas-for-acorns giveaway! It's a great idea, and it makes us earn our acorns a little bit, too, LoL!

I submitted an idea, but I don't know if it qualifies because I just thought of it this morning after making scrambled eggs (and throwing away the old eggs we didn't use) and haven't tried it out myself yet: The thread "Another Egg Carton Idea" in Gardening Ideas forum



What a great idea! I've tried using egg cartons for seed starting but they didn't break down quickly enough for the little seeds to root through them. I've also wondered how to use larger pots as you described, but never really came up with a good idea! This is excellent! You got your acorns! Hurray!

AKA Joey.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
May 12, 2018 11:02 AM CST
joannakat said:

What a great idea! I've tried using egg cartons for seed starting but they didn't break down quickly enough for the little seeds to root through them. I've also wondered how to use larger pots as you described, but never really came up with a good idea! This is excellent! You got your acorns! Hurray!



Thank you!!!
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
May 12, 2018 11:04 AM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:

Thank you!!!


You are very Welcome! !

One more to go.....
AKA Joey.
Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
May 12, 2018 11:39 AM CST
Joanna, please check my idea post to see if it qualifies for your generous offer of acorns. Thank you.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages 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 Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 12, 2018 11:45 AM CST
joannakat said:

YES! It does qualify! Thank you! And I absolutely love the photos from year 4. And now I'm totally jealous *Blush*



Thank you so much Joanna!

NGA members have to be the most generous people on earth! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven โ€œNevermore.โ€ ~Walter Shaub~
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
May 12, 2018 12:08 PM CST
Monetwwqi said: Joanna, please check my idea post to see if it qualifies for your generous offer of acorns. Thank you.


Indeed it does Tamara! But oh, my! You must grow a LOT of weeds!

AKA Joey.
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
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joannakat
May 12, 2018 12:08 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:

Thank you so much Joanna!

NGA members have to be the most generous people on earth! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!


Thank You! and *Blush* !

AKA Joey.
Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
May 12, 2018 12:22 PM CST
Thank you so much for the acorns. And yes, unfortunately I do grow a lot of weeds. I haven't watered my lawn in years because of the drought, but the weeds always manage with or without water. My brother or my nephew come by when they can and mow them down for me, but not necessarily often enough to keep them under control. But their help is greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you again for the acorns Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
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joannakat
May 12, 2018 1:11 PM CST
Monetwwqi said:
Thank you again for the acorns Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


You are very Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! !!!!

AKA Joey.
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
MindiHammerstone
May 23, 2018 7:35 AM CST
I just yesterday found out that we have a nARR for May!! Luckily I found out in time!! Shows me how much I pay attention lol.

So much fun!!! And
Awesome prizes, Awesome and generous companies, and people Joanna!!

Tons of fun!!!


The race is on!!!

Sorry for posting here, was just too excited and thought this was the May thread oops!!!

๐Ÿ˜€

Mindi
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joannakat
May 23, 2018 8:41 AM CST
You're good Mindi! Yes, it is so exciting! I've won gorgeous things twice and actually just received the roses I won in last year's NARR. They're beautiful. I'll post pictures at some point.

Do you have enough acorns to buy some tickets?
AKA Joey.
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
Dog Lover Dragonflies
MindiHammerstone
May 23, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Joanna,

Oh yes, I won 100 acorns in last months NARR!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So I bought many tickets!!

Probably should have saved more but got carried away. Now any acorns I get will go into my stash for next time๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Can't wait to see the little toes!! Those kids of Dave's are so cute and that is nice for them to be involved!!

Good luck!!!๐Ÿ€

Mindi
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
May 23, 2018 10:43 AM CST
MindiHammerstone said:Joanna,

Oh yes, I won 100 acorns in last months NARR!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So I bought many tickets!!

Probably should have saved more but got carried away. Now any acorns I get will go into my stash for next time๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Can't wait to see the little toes!! Those kids of Dave's are so cute and that is nice for them to be involved!!

Good luck!!!๐Ÿ€

Mindi


Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

AKA Joey.

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