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:



If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

1. Leave a comment after visiting the Avant Garden web site about something new you learned at The Learning Center.. .

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.)

3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link here.

4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Avant Garden E-Newsletter at the bottom of their page.

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.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Avant Garden Deck Rail Planter Giveaway #4


Now we're talking. The All Summer Long Garden/Birder Giveaway #4 is truly what I needed this year! I'm sure you'll enjoy it just as much as I do. It is the Avant Garden Deck Rail Planter in the Antoinette design. Here are a few of my Avant Garden planters on my newly built deck.
I've been testing these out all summer now and having great results.  I started with some small petunias and some good black potting soil. That, combined with the coco liner which comes with the planters has turned out to be a very good combination.  Next year I hope to get an earlier start, but with the move and new construction, it was difficult to think of gardening and plants right away.
The Deck Rail Planter is 24 inches long and fits most deck railings as it is adjustable form 3" to 6". We found it very easy to mount.
You two can have a deck rail planter; as a matter of fact, two of you will win one -- if you only enter my giveaway.  It's so easy, why wouldn't you? 
Here's how to enter:


If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

1. Leave a comment after visiting the Avant Garden web site about something you'd love to own. .

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.)

3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link here.

4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Avant Garden E-Newsletter at the bottom of their page. (and you'll get 10% off your first order!)

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+.

TWO winners will be chosen by random.org.

Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.

This Giveaway ends on July 3, 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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Avant Garden Basket Stand Giveaway #3

Are you ready for the next All Summer Long Garden/Birder Giveaway? This is the third in the series and the second Avant Garden Giveaway.



Today I am featuring the Avant Garden Queen Elizabeth Garden Stand. This stand is a perfect match to Monday's giveaway, the Queen Elizabeth Hanging Basket. It brings the same quality and beauty to the deck or patio; a perfect way to add color to your outdoor space. I like the fact that it offers a different height option for grouping with a floor or deck rail planter. My planter is solid and strong and shows no signs of blowing over in a strong wind. (Newly added fact- we experienced 50-mile-an-hour winds last night and my plant stand is still upright on the deck.)This planter retails for approximately $30.00; in my view that's a great deal.


I'm giving away two of these so get busy and enter!!


If you subsrcibe in more than one way be sure to leave a comment for each.

1. Leave a comment after visiting the Avant Garden web site about something you'd love to own or something you learned about contianer gardening.
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.)

3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link here. 
4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Avant Garden E-Newsletter at the bottom of their page. 
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 only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Tuesday, June 28, 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.
 
 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Avant Garden Hanging Basket Giveaway #2

The Avant Garden Queen Elizabeth Hanging Basket is Number Two in my All Summer Long Garden/Birder Giveaway ! The Avant Garden giveaway is so fantastic that I am breaking it down into two giveaways this week and two next week. I'm sure you're going to love them all and want to be a part of this.


This week TWO lucky winners will be the fortunate ones chosen to receive this wonderful hanging basket. It is very well constructed of a solid metal with a coco liner which holds and releases moisture as needed. The only downfall I could find was that the birds loved the grass and they continued to pick and pull on it throughout their nest building season. Once that was past, they left it alone and it is holding up very well. I love the look of these planters; it beats hanging the white plastic ones that come from the greenhouse. You'll be able to use these Avant Garden Baskets for years to come and also save money by creating your own arrangements with the colors and plants you like best.


Here's how to enter:


If your chose to do any or all of these entries be sure to leave a separate comment for each.


1. Leave a comment after visiting the Avant Garden web site about something you'd love to own. Tell my why or add a story about your experience with container gardening...
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.)  
3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link here.


4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Avant Garden E-Newsletter at the bottom of their page.
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 Sunday,June 26, 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; nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
 
 

Monday, June 13, 2011

All Summer Long Garden/Birder Giveaway #1

Yes, I'm at it again along with my friends at Birdfeeders.com. All summer long I am hosting a giveaway for your garden and birds. Today we are featuring the Perky Pet Aster Top Fill Hummingbird Feeder. It comes with a Cleaning Mop. I have one of these hanging from my deck right now and the little hummers just love it. We are currently feeding a small family. It's so easy to use and seems to be pretty durable. I've been using this particular one for a few years now. It took a few tries to get the nectar to feed right but if I had read the instructions it would have made a huge difference :)

How can you win? There are many options. Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment after visiting the Birdfeeders.com Perky Pet web site about something you'd love to own or tell my something new you learned at the hummingbird library.
 
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. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Birdfeeder.com E- Newsletter at the bottom of their page, then come back and tell me that you have done that.
 
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 Saturday, June 18, 2011 at midnight ET.
Birdfeeder.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.
 
 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Upcoming Giveaways






I'm going to let you in on a little secret that a little birdie told me. Of course, once I tell, it won't be a secret for long because you'll want to tell all of your friends who love to garden and watch birds.





This summer, once a week, starting on Monday June 13th, I will be hosting a giveaway for the folks at Birdfeeders.com! I've done giveaways in the past with them. Do you remember my 10 day great Garden Giveaway in 2009? And then there was a wonderful three part Birders Giveaway in 2010.




This year, I'm calling it the All Summer Long Garden/Birder Giveaway. Check in with me any time during the weeks of June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, and July 18th, and enter to win. AND if you're good there may be something offered in the late summer and early fall.





GET AN EARLY-BIRD ENTRY TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY! Twitter or Facebook about these upcoming giveaways and come back and tell me you did it and I will give you an extra entry to your submission next week!!! Now get out there and pass the word!


















Sunday, June 5, 2011

Peonies

President Lincoln Rhododendron



Roseum Elegans Rhododendron


I haven't been able to plant much this year, since I just moved in in April, But my green thumb was itching so I had to purchase these two beauties on sale and plant them as foundation shrubs. Not more than a few days later, I woke to see these wonderful blooms and they are still going strong. Instant satisfaction.


I tossed a few seeds in a strip along the driveway that was there previously but the soil is bad so I only did annuals until I can purchase some good black dirt and amend the soil. My gardening brain did not die with the new house. I can't stop myself from creating new spaces in my mind. I have notes all over the place. Maybe it's time to organize them and keep them on the computer. I'm hoping in the fall I can order a big truckload of dirt. Now that will be a fantastic day! In the meantime I entertain myself by feeding my feathered friends.