I’m excited to announce friend, co-author and designer extraordinaire Rebecca Sweet has written a new book: Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture and Form. To celebrate, I’m joining a group of six talented bloggers for a virtual book party – and you’re invited!
Even experienced gardeners reach a point where they know the garden needs an overhaul, but just can’t figure out where to start. Inspired by her years of garden design consulting, Rebecca’s book is filled with easy-to-implement, beautifully illustrated solutions, and the timing couldn’t be better. Autumn is when many of us simplify our gardening routine and start planning for next spring. With Refresh Your Garden Design, you’ll have the tools you need to hit the ground running when the weather turns.
Or maybe not all the tools. All good parties have favors, and every blog on the tour is giving away a different prize geared towards helping you wake up your own garden. I feel lucky because I’m giving away the best prize. (Hmm, maybe because I took advantage of our friendship and asked Rebecca to customize my offering?) In addition to a year’s subscription to Horticulture and an ebook edition of Rebecca’s popular ‘Harmony in the Garden’ column, one lucky winner will receive a free, virtual consultation with Rebecca!
How does it work? Simply take a few photos from different angles of a
garden bed or two in need of a refresh. Rebecca will analyze them using
the principles of color, form and texture featured in both her book and
the popular talks she gives around the country. Then, she’ll provide you with a
customized set of suggestions. How cool is that?
An example of a "virtual garden makeover" from one of Rebecca's presentations:
The giveaway runs through Sunday, November 10th at 11:59 pm and the winners will be announced on Monday the 11th. Please note that because of shipping costs, this giveaway is restricted to residents of the continental U.S.
Check back next Monday to see if you're a winner. Good luck!
Dee Nash at Red Dirt Ramblings is offering a hand-selected bulb bonanza in conjunction with Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply. Known online as GrowOrganic.com, Peaceful Valley was established by organic farmers in 1976 and has grown to be the largest organic gardening supply company in the U.S! This organic bulb collection is an ideal way to introduce seasonal color echoes into your garden. (valued at $50.00)
Pam Penick at Digging is giving away a $50 gift certificate to the irresistible online nursery Annie’s Annuals. Annie’s specializes in rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms and native wildflowers. They have a huge selection of amazing treasures that are guaranteed to help introduce color, texture and form back into your garden!
Robin Horton at Urban Gardens is offering a fantastic garden-watering duo from the kind folks at Dramm: the One Touch Rain Wand and Color Storm Turret Sprinkler (valued at $50). Dramm is a family-run business that makes some of the best, and certainly most colorful, garden watering tools around, helping to make your garden chores easy and fun!
Shawna Coronado is giving away a $75 online gift card from Proven Winners, a mail-order nursery that’s a plant lover’s dream. With the company’s goal of introducing ‘the best, most unique and high performing plants’ to the public, this prize is an ideal way to add a breath of fresh air to your garden!
Carol Michel at May Dreams Gardens is giving away a much-desired Fiskars tool set: a Telescoping Bypass Loper and a Long-Handled Aluminum Hoe (valued at $65). Fiskars products are renowned worldwide for their functionality and cutting-edge design so what better way to take care of your garden, keeping it in tip-top shape!
At Gossip in the Garden, Rebecca is offering something for tech-savvy and traditional gardeners alike: a Garden App Package consisting of Sunset’s Western Garden app, Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens app and the Garden Tracker-Bumper Crop app - as well as a signed copy of her new book (valued at $40.00)
Gossip in the Garden is giving away the Garden App & Book Package
UPDATE: Congratulations to Kris Peterson, our contest winner!