Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Avant Garden Floor Planter Giveaway #5

 The All Summer Long Garden/Birder Giveaway #5 is about to begin with this fabulous Avant Garden Decor Antoinette Floor Planter. It's a perfect match to Giveaway #4 and not only beautiful but practical as well.  I know not everyone has a deck railing or an overhang for hanging baskets. Then this planter would be perfect for you. The Antoinette Floor Planter looks just as pretty on a table on the patio as it does sitting on a cut off stump in a natural setting. It's very nicely weighted and its ball feet are planted firmly on the ground. In other words, "It ain't goin' nowhere!" This planter also comes with a coco liner which holds and releases moisture into the soil. What more could you ask for in a planter!
Here's the thing - TWO lucky people will be chosen to receive one of these planters. And all you have to do to win is this:



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5. 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 Thursday, July 7, 2011 at midnight ET.



avantgardendecor.com provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose; nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

159 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

I enjoyed learning about all the different ways to decorate your yard. Especially about arbors, trellis' and such and things to think about in using each of them.

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Lona said...

I really liked the section on decorating the garden. The do's and do not's were very helpful. Keeping things at a scale is a good tip.

Leah said...

I just learned that most vegetables need at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. That is amazing! : ) The Learning Center is truly and brilliantly helpful and so enlightening when it comes to gardening. : )

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tinagirl said...

I learned that herbs that do particularly well in container gardens include parsley, chervil, oregano and thyme!

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Courtney said...

i learned Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano are perfect herbs to use in an indoor herb garden

i did not know that

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Cathy W said...

I learned that,"There are no absolutes when planting seeds other than the fact that most seeds require well drained soil, water and sunlight to grow and thrive. However, planting seeds indoors allows you more control of guaranteeing the success of your plants' growth!"
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bayctygrl said...

I learned that for an indoor herb garden you need to check the soil regularly for moisture, and watered when necessary.

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Sharon said...

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Sharon said...

I learned that hot water and vinegar is a good weed killer. We have gravel pathways that always need weeding. I shall give this a try and save my knees.

Michele said...

I learned you can make your own pesticides and herbicides with garlic and herbs, and I have to admit I never thought of recycling bath water - great idea!
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dawns41 said...

I learned this: When planting outdoor flowers remember some flowers grow better in shade than others, some need richer soil, and some need more water. So consider all these aspects before planting outdoor flowers
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kendra22 said...

Window boxes are great for an indoor herb garden because they fit nicely on a window sill and get plenty of natural light.

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Jean said...

I learned...Planting outdoor flowers isn’t difficult, but your soil must be properly prepared.

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wcc said...

I learned that not raking lawn clippings helps with water conservation. Thanks for the chance! :)
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julis55 said...

I just learned that most vegetables need at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.

Anonymous said...

I learned that seed starting indoors increases success in getting a plant.
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katscorner said...

I learned that they will help you design a deck and were to start to do so

Anonymous said...

herbs do best in container gardens

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ticklemetiffyyyy said...

I never thought about planting perennials in containers but now Im thinking that with our ugly winters I might start and then we wouldnt lose so many year to year.
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Anne said...

I learned that "Plants that do look particularly attractive in hanging garden baskets include impatiens, which thrives in the shade, petunias and lobelias, or plant deep green ferns and hardy geraniums."
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Dana West said...

I learned that herbs that do particularly well in container gardens include parsley, chervil, oregano and thyme. Thanks for another great giveaway!
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TheresaJenkins said...

The Learning Center.. .I watched video on how to stake up veggie plants...very informative

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Romapr said...

I learned that containers for growing herbs indoors should match the height and shape of the plants to be grown.

Thanks!

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Little Miss Sunshine said...

I learned you can plant veggies in hanging planters.
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pricekay58 said...

I liked the decorating the garden section.

Rebecca Shockley said...

I learned that your soil must be properly prepared before planting
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LV said...

I learned: "Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano are perfect herbs to use in an indoor herb garden"

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- Marybeth I. said...

you can design your garden (veggie) practically or in a more artistic manner. I just planted mine in rows!

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Passport To Frugal said...

I like the critter control section. Went to put my hands in the soil to plat a few things and a cat has been using my flower bed for a litter box!! That has got to stop!

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Anonymous said...

I learned that herbs are easily grown indoors as long as you pay attention to the drainage and check the moisture content.

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NW Homesteader said...

I learned Planters and containers lined with biodegradable coco fiber make an excellent home for a container vegetable garden because of its ability to absorb water efficiently. I will have to try that!
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jennifer57 said...

i watched the video about tomatoe plants and learned some people plant tomatoes sideways

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sandyandcosmo said...

I like the idea about adding a small citrus tree to a planter for vertical interest.

Emillie Rose said...

I learned that herbs can be grown indoors.
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Anonymous said...

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purango said...

I learned that hot water and vinegar is a good weed killer. garrettsambo@aol.com

psnyder said...

I learned that their fire tubs have extra depth giving us room to fill it with plenty of wood to make long-lasting fires for our outdoor festivities.
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Sarah said...

I learned that cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli will be protected from the notorious cabbage moth if you plant sage or rosemary nearby.

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Marija said...

I learned that an essential element of good vegetable garden planning is to introduce companion planting to your patch.

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madpay said...

easy to use and nice to see

kathy pease said...

If you have animals, one of the best tips for planting outdoor flowers is to cover newly sown seeds with wire netting to stop them from scratching and digging.

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Diane52 said...

I learned about decorating my garden.
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Diana said...

I learned that basil is one of the herbs perfect for an indoor herb garden
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Nanci said...

I learned that you must always start with a focal point in your garden, and build from there....

Head Ant said...

Indoor herbs include chervil, chives, marjoram and mint.

susansmoaks said...

i learned that i would love to get the CobraCo® 24" Canterbury Adjustable Deck Railing Planter

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BeautyToLove said...

-I learned: Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano are perfect herbs to use in an indoor herb garden. An indoor herb garden might also include chervil, chives, marjoram and mint.

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kat said...

I learned that the soil in any indoor herb garden will also need to be checked regularly for moisture, and watered when necessary. Lastly, a well-planned indoor herb garden will thrive in any typical room temperature, however, remember to check the herb packaging for specific guidelines and care before setting up and indoor herb garden.
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Baby Mama said...

I learned that lettuce grows great in container gardens
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Liz1961 said...

I learned when choosing garden seeds think about what types of planters you will be using. Some garden seeds are specific for ground soil, while others do just fine in any type of container.

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Robin said...

I learned about container gardening, especially for herbs
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Shelley said...

I enjoyed looking around the site--many great tips. I learned about: What to Plant in an Indoor Herb Garden. Thanks
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I learned about the do's & don'ts about outdoor garden decorating, and also that most vegtables need @ least 6 hrs of sunlight each day!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) TY!

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cw said...

I learned that containers lined with coco fiber work great because they absorb water

kelley c said...

I learned that coco fiber is great for lining hanging baskets.

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Thabal said...

Learned a great tip: Vegetable garden tips for container colors: darker containers need more watering because dark colors absorb more heat. If you use a dark container, position it in a semi-shaded area. Thanks for the giveaway.

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sumn said...

I learned that herbs that do the best in container gardens are parsley, chervil, oregano, and thyme.

esluka said...

I read that: If the deck is situated at a lower level you may want to use flower box stands to hold the flower boxes so that the plants are in line with the deck level. erinnsluka@gmail.com

Julie said...

I learned Tomato plants need some shade also in the hot afternoon
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klbs1 said...

I learned that the Antoinette multi-purpose planter can be used on decks, fences, or mailboxes.
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Gianna said...

Good vegetable garden tips to follow include companion planting. Companion planting is recommended in all veggie gardens.

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jadavis said...

I learned that Herbs that do particularly well in container gardens include parsley, chervil, oregano and thyme.
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Georgia said...

Let mature flowers of annuals go to seed because many will pop up on their own again next year. So much for them being annuals.

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