Saturday, September 18, 2010

We Have a Winner!


~~~~ Congrats to Monica the Garden Faerie! She is this month's winner! Thanks to all of you that took the time to participate.~~~~


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Hello everyone! It’s time for the September Giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores! This month’s reward is a $65.00 gift certificate that comes in the form of a promotional code. You can use the code to completely purchase an item or you can use the $65.00 to apply to a more expensive item, it’s your choice. You do not have to be a United States resident to participate in this giveaway, but should you win you will have to pay the cost of international shipping charges on whatever you purchase from CSN.

To be eligible for this month’s giveaway, Jamie thought it would be interesting for everyone to share how they developed an interest in Gardening. What it is the driving force within you that makes you get out and toil in the soil? What do you so find so rewarding about gardening? Since Jamie posed this question I think it’s only fair he share his story with us. Don’t you think? So I’ll have him add to this post. Most of you already know my story of the elderly neighbor and my little red wagon.

You can contribute your answer two ways. You can either do it as a blog entry linking back to this post. Be sure to tell us when your post is up and provide a link. Or, if you absolutely do not have the time you may simply reply in the comments. The first is preferred because more people will be aware of the giveaway, but it is not necessary to be eligible. The deadline for participating in the fun is midnight September 17, 2010. Have joined us in the past and not won? Here is another chance for you to receive the gift. The winner’s name will be drawn at random out of the giveaway flower pot by Jamie. Have fun! I look forward to reading your personal stories.

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I would have to say that my interest in gardening started with my grandfather. He was always pruning this or that shrub in his yard and his favorite flowers were petunias (hence why I love petunias so much). He kept an immaculately maintained flower garden always. My love for gardening waned a little over the years, but when I started gardening with Randy, my passion to create something beautiful was back in full force. I haven't looked back since! --Jamie

11 comments:

hailey said...

So I became interested in gardening accidentally. I bought an orchid - from Ikea, no less - because I was having company and thought it would be a nice touch. This was 2 years ago. And I have had several blooms out of it - she refuses to give up! This interest took on a life of it's own and I started growing zucchini, tomatoes and lettuce on my back porch!

This is such a great giveaway- thanks for sharing!

My email is herlongwayhome at gmail dot com should I be so lucky that you should need it!

Missy said...

I took you up on your offer! My story is at this link.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Randy, Thanks for stopping by today...

I cannot believe the number of people who are doing the CSN stores Giveaways. Makes me want to start participating in Giveaways myself again.... NAH---got too much to do to do that!!!! BUT---it's nice that you are doing it... People flock to blogs where there are giveaways.... SO---have fun!!!!!

Enjoy the early Fall... (even though it's almost 90 here today)... ha ha
Betsy

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

It started with a single tomato, grown in a container on the deck of my condo. Yep, it's blossomed from there.

Jen said...

Hi! I started gardening when I had a sunny deck on my condo that I passed by every day, and thought, 'I can probably remember to keep something watered out here' -- but really it goes way back to my mom and grandmother both being excellent gardeners themselves, and starting me down that path when I was little. I eventually came back to it on my own :)

Beetle said...

I got hooked on gardening after reading "The Secret Garden" when I was a kid. I asked my mom for a small part of her garden where I could start planting flowers, and I've been at it ever since.
elliebeetle [at] gmail [dot] com

Henria O. said...

As a student, I was always trying to grow some kind of plant in my small room because it just made things feel so much more homey. As a natural progression, when I finally got a place of my own, there was no limit to the amount or type of plants I could keep! That was a joy to me!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

bethie said...

My Grandmother was the greatest gardener I ever knew. She grew everything. Her garden was huge. I wanted to be just like her. The thrill of a tiny seed becoming a beautiful flowering plant just never grows Old. bethie

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Congrats to Monica;-) Sorry I haven't stopped by to say 'hi' in so long...the summer has been a busy time with very little blog visiting (or writing, for that matter!). I'm sure you are glad that in your climate, you will still have quite a bit more 'gardening' time before winter sets in;-)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

YAY!!! I very rarely win ANYthing and today not only do I win this awesome prize, but I won a pink flamingo contest too! And I beat the pants off my mom (wait, that came out wrong) in Kismet and Aggravation. I'll let you know what I get per email.

Missy said...

Yay! Congratulations!