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Name A Helleborus (Lenten Rose), Win A Free Plant

This challenge is a unique opportunity for home gardeners to use their wit and imagination to choose a plant name. The person with the winning name will receive a plant of the one that they've named. See eighty-four images of the 2005 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year, Hellebores (Lenten Rose) at the Sunshine Farm & Gardens website and play the astoundingly popular cultivar naming challenge.

For a good warm-up, you might want to read read the Perennial Notes Excerpt "Lenten Rose Hellebores xhybridus" by Samuel B. Jones, Jr. which appears in the archives on the Georgia Perennial Plant Association's website.


NAME THAT TREE CONTEST

  • Look at the clues below and name the tree that most goes with each clue! No prize but fun to play!
 
  1. The Hand.......................
  2. The Seashore...................
  3. History........................
  4. Improve Appearance.............
  5. A Winter Coat..................
  6. An Outstanding Girl............
  7. A Well Liked Person............
  8. An Inlet Of The Sea............
  9. Something Kissable.............
  10. Syrup..........................
  11. A Dead Fire....................
  12. Sadness........................
  13. A Bouncing Ball................
  14. People Older Than You..........
  15. A Type Of Grasshopper..........
  16. A Letter Of The Alphabet.......

SONG TITLE CONTEST

If you are one of the first three to contact Bittersweet Gardens with the names of the nine songs in the paragraph below you will win:

First Place - My childrens book KID STUFF

Congratulations to Jan Mathis of Callaway Gardens, our FIRST PLACE WINNER!!

Second Place - A tape of the DOLLY SONG (OPEN)

Third Place - A free plant (OPEN)

It was a rainy night in Georgia as I stood in the doorway with my girl watching a deep purple haze blowing in the wind across a harvest moon and wondered if the seeds I planted yesterday would still be there tomorrow or would they be gone with the wind.


"PRUNE TO WIN" CONTEST
Fiskars Introduces a Virtual Pruning Game

Picture this: It¹s a gorgeous day outside and you¹re just aching to be outside, tinkering in your garden. Instead, you¹re stuck inside, pecking away on your keyboard and staring at a computer screen...

Now, thanks to Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living and the new "Prune to Win" game, available at http://www.fiskars.com/prunetowin, you can turn that screen into a virtual backyard, complete with hedges, rose bushes, trees and flowering plants. This lush virtual greenery does what real plants do on a sunny summer day: it grows! Players can pick from four different Fiskars Garden Tools to prune back the growing plants before they completely take over the yard. Every proper cut earns the player points. But, there¹s a catch: each type of plant must be trimmed with the proper tool for the task, requiring players to know (or perhaps learn!) a little bit about the right tools for the job. If the incorrect tool is chosen, the player will lose points. That's right, you need a little strategy, rather than brute force clicking, to get the highest scores! Players need to react quickly during each of three 30 second rounds because the plants keep growing faster and faster.

And, for those who best keep the thriving plants under control, there are potential rewards of both fortune and fame. Players completing the game are encouraged to submit their scores for a chance to win one of three deluxe garden tool packages featuring the tools used in the game itself. In addition to the potential prizes, the game continues a time-honored arcade tradition of maintaining the highest scores and displaying them with the players' initials for future players to see and aspire to. Being the expert gardener you are, I bet you can get those initials of yours at the top of your list, and maybe win a few Fiskars Garden Tools, too!

Enjoy!


All prizes will be mailed at no expense to winners.
Winner's names will be posted unless requested otherwise.

 

 
 
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