Friday, August 14, 2009

Universal Deck Planter and Obelisk - Giveaway # 10


THE GREAT GARDEN GIVEAWAY BONANZA #10

Oh no, It's the last day of The Great Garden Giveaway Bonanza! Did you miss some days? Some of the giveaways sponsored by Safer Brand are still going on. See the sidebar to enter day six, seven, eight, and nine.

But let's see what Giveaway #10 is:


It's another obelisk, similar to giveaway #8, but this one is in the Antoinette pattern that matches the planters for giveaway #7. This obelisk is 47 inches tall, and constructed of rust-resistant steel. It should fit well in any decor with it's black, powder-coated, antique finish. I've been very impressed with the quality of all of the giveaway products from Safer, and this obelisk is no exception. I can't wait to see it in my new garden next spring!



This is an all purpose planter from made by CobraCo. It, too, is in the Antoinette motif, constructed with the same rust-resistant steel and black finish. It's a 12-inch basket that has been designed in such a way to allow it to sit on a fence or deck post, deck railing, deck corner post, or mailbox post. It also comes with the coco liner. The liner holds the excess water and then releases it when the plant is dry, conserving water, and allowing the freedom to water it less frequently. These two items are winners in my book and come with a retail value of $70.00. If you'd like to be a winner of this package offered by Safer Brand, enter now!
1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Saferbrand.com site.


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.


3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!


Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Friday, August 21, 2009 at Midnight ET.

Watch the side bar for links to all 10 giveaways!


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183 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, great contet

Anonymous said...

I subscribed by signing up for email. The safer products have always been part of my gardening disciplines

Anonymous said...

forgot to add email barbaaamartin(at)msn(dot)com about signing up

mverno said...

offers the broadest and most effective

line of organic gardening & organic pest control products
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Sarah D. said...

I learned that some of the disgusting bugs that I don't really like are actually good for my garden. I will try to be nicer to them.

RR said...

Organic gardening is good for the soil and for the water supply (and my family's health, of course!).

Sam said...

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enter me please!

Sam said...

Hey!! I just said I wanted to be entered, but I forgot that I had just gone to the website to learn all about mosquitos...yucky. I have sweet blood, and I always get bitten. I learned that there are over 200 types, and that they like standing water (so maybe I should pour out those buckets of old rain water laying around my house...) Thanks!!

P.S. -- can you enter me twice? I subscribed to your blog via my google homepage. Thanks!

Samantha Smith-Bowman

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mensa63 said...

I gathered a list of the good bugs, some of which I was not aware, to educate my grandaughters about protecting them. They all love ladybugs but spiders elicit screams of ear splitting range. I have instructed them how to rescue indoor spiders and take them out to the garden now I shall make up a list of good ones and bad ones for them although I do continue to educate the grandaughters that what may seem cruel to them is simply a creature earling its living. Hard lesson for them to learn but they are getting there.

Anonymous said...

I have learned how to rid myself of so many ladybugs!!!

They run my yard!

mzpaw@yahoo.com

mmentor said...

i've tried and tried to grow herbs, they dont catch

peg42 said...

I learned that Organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.
I didn't know this. Very interesting. Thanks.

peg42 said...

I'm a subscriber.

hondaray6 said...

I learned that keeping feeder and bird houses clean is a necessity to prevent the spread of germs. Thanks for all the fun during this Garden Bonanza! I hope everyone enjoys their wins!
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peg42 said...

I'm a follower.

hondaray6 said...

I subscribe via google reader

hondaray6 said...

I follow your blog

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Linda said...

Birds wet from bathing don't fly well, so best to put bird baths by shrubbery to give them a safe place to hide while drying off.
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Anonymous said...

I learned that black spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses, though some species are more resistant than others to this particular disease.
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spitfyr323 said...

I learned that praying mantises "help farmers and gardeners by eating moths, mosquitoes, roaches, flies and aphids, as well as small rodents in their fields and gardens."

spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

spitfyr323 said...

I'm a subscriber!

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1agordon said...

I learned that Organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.

jbeckett said...

I learned that black spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses.

cookiert said...

I learned a lot about good bugs and what they do1

theflyingacc said...

I learned to clean out bird houses>>i thought it was to be left alone for the next bird!

Again, thank you

Stephanie said...

In the world of pesticides and repellents the words "organic" and "natural" are often mistakenly used to replace one another. To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening. No such certification exists for a product to be "natural" or even "all-natural."
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samsakara said...

I learned that ladybugs are beneficial to gardens cause they prey on yucky spider mites and mealy bugs.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Deci Worland said...

I learned that Black spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses, though some species are more resistant than others to this particular disease.

Deci Worland said...

I follow via Google.

jw1966 said...

YOu have to kill the grubs to get ready of beatles too!!

ky2here said...

In the world of pesticides and repellents the words "organic" and "natural" are often mistakenly used to replace one another. To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening. No such certification exists for a product to be "natural" or even "all-natural."

Miranda said...

ladybugs are beneficial to gardens

Anonymous said...

Looks like they have a very good set of organic pesticides.

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Dwalline said...

I learned Ladybug eggs are yellowish or whitish, oval-shaped and laid in clusters

Dwalline said...

Google follower

Dwalline said...

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Kerri said...

I learned about about organic ferilizers. These 10 giveaways have been fun. Great products! Thanks :)

Kerri said...

I'm an e-mail subsciber.

Rose said...

I do love this obelisk! Thanks for making me aware of this company. I like their natural products for pest control--I hate to use chemical pesticides, but at the same time I don't want beetles eating my squash!

Congratulations to all the winners so far, and thanks for sponsoring this, Jane Marie!

Mom said...

I learned that they make an organic bug spray that actually gets rid of aphids.

Anonymous said...

There are good bugs, just not in my garden.

kdruin AT hotmail DOT com

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I learned that while there is certification for "organic" products, none exists for "natural" or "all-natural".

Thank you.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I follow via Google.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am an email subscriber too!

Shelly T. said...

I learned that: The female earwig will fiercely protect her eggs, and will protect her babies after they hatch until they have gone through their first molt.

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blabla3269 said...

I leanred that lady bugs ar good for your garden

Carol EL said...

I learned that Organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL said...

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CathyH said...

I learned Safer Brand makes a Pantry Pest trap. I had to put a big bag of sunflower seeds outside because of the moths in it, this would fix that!

CathyH said...

i follow your blog, thank you!

lsfish said...

I learned A ladybug will devour thousands of aphids in its lifetime!

lsfish said...

I am a follower

Felicity said...

Its featured on the show Designing Spaces.

Nanette said...

I learned that Black spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses but some types are more resistant than others.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

I love that they are organic.

llinda29 said...

I learned I can buy at ace hardware

Nancy said...

I learned that Powery Mildew is usually white or gray on the leaf surface and is sometimes mistaken for dirt.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I did not know we should clean out our birdhouses. Our houses were all completely occupied this spring, so we will do that. Thanks!

Lauren L said...

I learned there are many different "good" bugs I can attract to my garden that will keep the pest bugs under control.

sunnymum said...

I learned that Black Spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses, but some species are more resistant than others...so I might want to research different varieties since I plan to plant more roses next year.

sunnymum said...

I'm an email subscriber (cbeargie (at) yahoo.com)

sunnymum said...

I'm a Google Follower

Courtney said...

i learned ladybugs have eggs in clusters which is cool- i love ladybugs!

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Courtney said...

email subscriber

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Courtney said...

tweet

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alexandrea said...

That I can get some sulfur or copper non chemical fungicides to get rid of the horrible black spot disease on most of my roses!

Cynthya said...

I learned that "The favorite foods of ladybugs include aphids, spider mites and mealybugs as well as the eggs of some insects." I knew they were good insects, but I didn't know what they ate.

Bellamere Cottage said...

I was delighted to see there is actually a product that kills mosquitoes and ticks on contact...that's the product for me.

Blessings,
Spencer

Bellamere Cottage said...

Powdery Mildew is a fungi....

Love this GIVEAWAY! ....How Fabulous...I'm dying to win this one.

Blessings,
Spencer

Black Leather Rain said...

I learned that I don't have to resort to dangerous, man-made chemicals in order to rid my area of mosquitos. They can be eliminated organically!

JeansandTs said...

JeansandTs@hotmail.com
I learned that Safer® brand proudly offers the broadest and most effective line of organic gardening & organic pest control products.

Danetta said...

I learned that grass clippings and mulch spread on the soil help to prevent the evaporation when watering plants.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I'm a Google follower
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I blogged about this giveaway
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talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I learned about the lady bugs and what they like to eat that will help my garden.I like safer products because they are the healthier way to go. Sharon
wildflowerhouse.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

I have signed up to follow your blog w/feed burner. Sharon
wildflowerhouse.blogspot.com

LittleEagle said...

To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening. No such certification exists for a product to be "natural" or even "all-natural." sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sunnyvale said...

It's good for the organic gardener

sandis3 said...

I learned there are over 200 type of mosquitos. You gotta be kidding! And they all love me.

mickeyfan said...

I learned about a number of diseases that can (and in my case, DO) affect plants.

denyse said...

Organic gardening helps to prevent loss of topsoil, toxic runoff, water pollution, soil contamination and poisoning, death of insects, birds, critters and beneficial soil organisms, pesticide, herbicide, fungicide residues on food and synthetic fertilizer residuals being built into plants.

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TXsunlover said...

I learned that organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

I subscribe!
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Sara and Alex said...

Soaps are powerful natural solvents that quickly dissolve fat-based substances. So the soap removes this protective coating causing insects and plants to dry out – quickly!
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Sara and Alex said...

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Tina12312 said...

I love their CobraCo® Copper Cylinder Hose Holder, what a beautiful way to contain your hose. Thank you!

Tina12312 said...

I subscribe to your feed on google reader.

blushing rose said...

I am a follower, but should I win please send my 'win' to Country Winds in Phoenix, it will brighten he day in a very sad family situation.

TTFN ~Marydon

cmltx said...

would Love to have the oblesk in my garden

Deb said...

I learned that organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.

MrsAshley said...

I got a list of bugs that are good for my garden! And I learned more about fertilizers, maybe I won't burn all my plants now! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Ashley
Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com

Amanda T said...

I've learned that an Obelisk is actually something for a garden rather than something in a mythical story.

:) Amanda T
-aaron_amanda@live.com

Theresa N. said...

One of Best Sellers is the Safer Brand Bug Patrol, ready to spray from concentrate.
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Pam said...

I learned that plants started indoors need to get acclimated before planting outside. Here is what the site said:
"Plants that have already been started indoors should be acclimated to the sunshine and weather before they are placed in the garden soil. Take the plants outside each day for about a week or so and place them in the sunlight for graduated periods of time throughout the week. Be sure to water the plantings the day before you will be placing them in the garden. Transplants should be planted in the late afternoon or on a cloudy day."

Thanks so much!
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Pam said...

I'm a follower.
Thanks so much!
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jennem said...

Mosquitoes can be found throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 200 different species. Any place that contains standing water is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

monky said...

I learned that praying mantises "help farmers and gardeners by eating moths, mosquitoes, roaches, flies and aphids, as well as small rodents in their fields and gardens

monky said...

Tweet Tweet :)

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I learned that tomato plants love their water, especially on hot days. Keep the soil moisture consistent by adopting a regular, deep irrigation system that’s best-suited for your particular climate and soil conditions. Adding a thick layer of mulch around your plants 4 or 5 weeks after transplanting will help maintain even moisture levels! Thanks!

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masonsgranny59 said...

I learned Organic gardening is good for the soil ,for the water supply and for animals and humans:)

Jennifer said...

I learned that you have to clean bird feeders to keep them free of germs! I actually never cleaned mine before... I am ashamed to admit.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

sarah said...

Safer Brand offers most effective line of organic pest control products.
thanks!

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Jayfr said...

I learned how boric acid works to kill insects. Interesting.

heaventrees said...

I learned that the praying mantis is actually a beneficial insect in your garden.

sibabe64 said...

I never knew that lady bugs were good to help rid of other bugs like praying mantis

Elise said...

Hi, just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have a great blog, and I love your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them !

Gabriel J. said...

I learned that ladybug eggs are yellowish or whitish.

clc408 said...

I learned that There are numerous strains of fungi that are commonly referred to as powdery mildew. They typically have similar habitats and similar methods can be used to control them.

checkers said...

I learned about locusts, hate them things ugh!

checkers said...

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mogrill said...

I learned about lovely little ladybugs! Thanks for the chance.
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Marianna said...

I learned they have a worry free shopping policy - If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your merchandise, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a replacement or refund of your full merchandise cost.

Marianna said...

I follow on google friends

Kate said...

I learned that "The female earwig will fiercely protect her eggs, and will protect her babies after they hatch until they have gone through their first molt."

Thanks!!

strycker@slu.edu

idahomom said...

Good bug - Lady bug
Bad bug - aphid

GabbyLowe said...

One of the best ways to prevent insect problems in your soil is to till the soil. When you till it, insect grubs and larvae will be brought to the surface where they likely will end up dying.




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missrantsypants said...

I learned to Apply fungicides in the springtime just at bud break.!




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AICORP said...

I learned that while there is certification for "organic" products, none exists for "natural" or "all-natural".

diesel51 said...

organic gardening & organic pest control products

wanda flanagan said...

that organic gardening is good for the soil

djgroz said...

Black spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

sharonjo said...

I learned that I need to clean out my bird feeders to prevent germs! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Colengal said...

I learned that the garden fungicide Is used to to protect your roses, flowers, and strawberries from fungal blight. OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening.

SeahorseLady said...

I learned that the nasty caterpillar that is eating my tomato plants is called a Hornworm. This caterpillar is green, 4-1/2 inches long and has a spike on its tail.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

SeahorseLady said...

I get your feed.

SeahorseLady said...

Email subscriber too.

Auriette said...

Their Insect Killing Soap kills pests and weeds by destroying the waxy protective outer layer and drying them out. I wonder if this would work on fire ants!

prplrush said...

On their site i learned that Organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.

prplrush said...

I follow your blog via google friends ;)

Girly Remix said...

Grasshoppers can be one of the main plant chewers in your yard/garden! Interesting.

Girly Remix said...

I'm following your blog. :)

wendy said...

Victor® Poison-Free® aerosols kill bugs in seconds.

This is something I learned at the website.

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Chris said...

I learned a lot about bugs and what they do

djgroz said...

Victor® Poison-Free® aerosols kill bugs in seconds.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

2kidsblogger said...

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ANTS

The ant's remarkable antennae can sense changes in air pressure, perceive odors, and feel movement and vibrations.

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aerowaffle said...

I learned I could use a lot more ladybugs in my garden. Other bugs are eating everything :(

CC said...

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dddiva said...

I learned that their organic products are targeted to meet the varying needs of you, the consumer! So, whether you are an experienced gardener or novice, there is a product to fit each and every situation.

dddiva said...

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jcpawlik said...

Have seen a lot of these wire garden decorations in Northern Wisconsin. Guess my mummy would like an obelisk! White flies have been driving us nuts this summer. Eating everything with green leaves! Would appreciate any suggestions, have tried many sprays that only seem to energize them!

whitechocolatecherries said...

I learned that grass clippings and mulch spread on the soil help to prevent the evaporation and help you cut down on watering.

whitechocolatecherries said...

Already an email subscriber.

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whitechocolatecherries said...

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js22 said...

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chromiumman said...

learned safer brands makes a Pantry Pest trap, and i need that because i've got a horrible problem with flour moths

purango said...

The female housefly will lay about 50 to 100 eggs at one time and these eggs will hatch into maggots in a mere 12 hours after being deposited. garrettsambo@aol.com

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I learned how some manufacturers try to dupe us:

In the world of pesticides and repellents the words "organic" and "natural" are often mistakenly used to replace one another. To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening. No such certification exists for a product to be "natural" or even "all-natural...
When a manufacturer freely uses the terms "organic" and "natural," you can easily be duped into thinking that you are buying an organic product when unknowingly buying a chemical pesticide along with all its negative lingering side effects."

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Blog follower

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

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bridget3496 said...

I learned To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening. No such certification exists for a product to be "natural" or even "all-natural."

bridget3496 said...

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lilyk said...

I learned that although the life cycle of an aphid may only be as little as seven days, they can reproduce very quickly and thus infest and overtake a plant in a very short time.

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lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

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kathy pease said...

Most types of roses can be infected with Black Spot, though some species are more resistant than others to this particular disease. Many shrub rose varieties show resistance to this disease while many hybrid tea roses are very susceptible.

kathy pease said...

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chazvgo said...

Insects that have the ability to chew plants must have special cutters in their mouths.

Gianna said...

A ladybug will devour thousands of aphids in its lifetime..

coriwestphal said...

I learned that although the life cycle of an aphid may only be as little as seven days, they can reproduce very quickly and thus infest and overtake a plant in a very short time. Ew.

coriwestphal said...

I'm an email subscriber.

coriwestphal said...

I'm a feed subscriber.

coriwestphal said...

I'm a follower.

coriwestphal said...

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tina said...

i learned that it is very important to keep birdhouses and feeders clean to stop diseases from being spread thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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My Mother's Garden said...

I learned that lady bugs are great for the garden and love to eat aphids.

My Mother's Garden said...

Tweeted your giveaway:
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Garden obelisk giveaway at "Thyme for herbs" : http://bit.ly/AtgsA

My Mother's Garden said...

I am following your blog.