Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Burpee Lavender Giveaway Winners


   All six of the winners were selected for the Burpee Lavender Giveaway.  Each person responded quickly so their mailing addresses were immediately sent on to Burpee.  I was just informed that the lavender has been packaged and sent on its way.  Burpee had promised one lavender plant to each, but being the generous company that they are, they sent out THREE plants for each winner!!!
Here are the lucky winners:
Candie --AK
Krazekatlady --UT
2befitby50 -- NH
Becca Ann -- ME
slehan -- CO
laurasgloves -- MS

Congratulations everyone!

You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Burpee Lavender Giveaway

It's been quite some time since I ran a giveaway, and at least three years since I've worked with Burpee. Recently I was browsing through their online catalog, when I discovered something I had not noticed before!  Burpee sells ready to plant vegetables, herbs, and perennials. I had always thought of them as a seed company and garden supplier. How had I missed this?

After contacting Burpee, we agreed to a test run of lavender, my all-time favorite herb and then a giveaway of 6, yes SIX, Provence Blue Lavender plants to my readers. My package arrived within a few days, in a nice sturdy box. 

Looking inside I saw what care was taken to protect the plants during shipping. These plants would not move, even if the box was turned upside down.  As a matter of fact, it was a little struggle to get them out.

Look at how healthy these are. The leaves are soft, fresh, and fragrant. I guess I was expecting little twigs bubble-wrapped in a mailing envelope.  I should have known better. Everything about Burpee is quality.

If this looks good to you, and you want to give Burpee your own test run on perennials, sign up now to win one lavender plant. 
Hrre'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 web site about your favorite perennial..
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber (see sidebar.) 
3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest showing your link here. 
4. For a 4th chance to win subscribe to my twitter account @daylilythyme.

Good Luck!!
Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends Saturday, May 25th at midnight ET.

Burpee 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.

You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at 
An Herbal Bedfellow
 and my restaurant reviews at
 Grabbin' A Bite

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Square Foot Gardening with Strawberries

   We're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the spring garden cleanup; though, there are always a few leaves that insist on hanging onto their branches throughout the winter only to fall after we have raked and cleaned the gardens, causing me much frustration. Regardless, it was a good day to add to our Square Foot Gardening Project.

   Instead of building two new squares with lumber and nails, we decided to purchase these eco-friendly raised beds from Home Depot.  They were on sale and turned out to be much cheaper than buying wood. Not only that, but they offered free shipping over a certain dollar amount when pruchased online, so they were delivered right to our door. (This is not a paid advertisement for Home Depot.  As a matter of fact the price we paid was only offered for a short time, so I won't mention it here.) And they were very easy to assemble, so my husband tells me.
   These two lovely beds will be for our strawberries.  We purchased Junebearing varieties because it is safer with our climate.  One box will hold All Star and the other box will hold Honeoye.  Both plants claim to have large, juicy fruit, good for freezing.
   Now for the long wait.  I won't see any berries until June of 2014!  My patience will surely be tested, but I'm sure the wait will be worth it. And my Square Foot Garden experiment will have one more notch in it's belt, with the addition of strawberries.

You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite