Austin Nurseries Giveaway: The Great Outdoors

Austin Nurseries Giveaway: The Great Outdoors

I have been so pleased to participate in Support Your Independent Nursery Month, where Austin garden bloggers have posted about a particular indie nursery every Wednesday in October! Our local indie nurseries are an incredible resource to Austin area gardeners--they provide gorgeous native and adapted plants, stunning pottery, gifts and advice--and now it's our time to give back to them. If the economy hasn't been sucky enough, Texans have had to deal with a one-two punch of a dreadful '10 winter followed by the worst summer we've ever seen--and our nurseries have felt the heat. We're here to show them how much we love and value them by joining forces to offer you a huge independent Austin nursery give-away! Visit each one of the blogs below and leave a comment--your comment (one per person per blog, please!) will automatically enter you for the prize associated with that blog. My prize is a $50 gift certificate from The Great Outdoors, one of my favorite local nurseries--so be sure to leave a comment here as well! Sharing Nature’s Garden: $50 gift certificate from Emerald Garden Go Away, I'm Gardening!: $100 gift certificate from Sunshine Landscape & Garden Center Great Stems: $50 gift certificate from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery The Whimsical Gardener: $25 gift certificate from It's About Thyme Rock Rose: $50 gift certificate from Shoal Creek Nursery Digging: $100 gift certificate & a Fall Power Package (valued at $50) from Barton Springs Nursery   Growing Optimism: $25 gift certificate from The Natural Gardener Remember, to qualify for one or more of the prizes above, simply go to each blog and leave a comment! It's as simple as that. The contest ends on October 26 at 11:59 pm, and the winners will be chosen by a random drawing and announced on each blog on October 27. Then, if you're a lucky winner, you'll have 2 weeks to go to the nursery in person and collect your prize (bring a photo ID with you so there's no shenanigans)--but no mailed prizes on this one! If you're an out-of-towner and can't be in Austin to collect a prize, be sure to support a local independent nursery in your area. Win-win, right? It's the perfect time for fall and holiday planting, and our beloved nurseries need our support! Show them some love now by visiting all of the above blogs and leaving a comment ("Choose Me!" "I need plants!" "I want this prize more than ANYTHING!"). *Your creative response won't buy you any Brownie Points, but it will amuse the blogger and other readers. Good luck and happy gardening!

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  1. says

    Put me in for the win, Jenny! GO is my fave nursery; you know that since you’ve run into me there a few times, right? Love Meredith and the staff, and the place feels so magical to me. Cross fingers!

  2. says

    One of my favorite places. It’s fun to visit there, even if you don’t buy anything. Yeah…like that happens.
    They have a great supply of pots and agaves. Gotta love that.

  3. cathleen mcnelis says

    Wow, looks like a great place. My kids saw the logo and now want to go visit the jungle 🙂

  4. Linda Parker says

    Please enter me in your contest. I’m just down the road in San Antonio & ready for another visit to the lovely city of Austin so I can check out all these great nurseries.

  5. Mary says

    I love the Great Outdoors…I found my first Fireworks Gomphrena there and the rest is history!

  6. says

    What fun! I rarely get to TGO because I live so close to Barton Springs Nursery. This prize would be the ideal way to lure a thrifty (read:cheapskate) nursery shopper into developing some new habits. Thanks for being part of this.

  7. says

    Jenny, thanks to you and the other Austin bloggers for this inspired series of posts! I’ve not been to any of the wonderful nurseries in Austin for over a year now. That MUST be remedied! Even if I don’t win, I’m sensing a road trip!

  8. Yolanda BazDresch says

    Great Outdoors is one of my favorite south Austin destinations! I’m ready to be outdoors and salvage what the heat didn’t take. Thanks!!

  9. Frankie says

    I love Great Outdoors. Even though I live in North Austin now, I still “manage” to visit there several times a year. Thanks!

  10. Abbey says

    I had a chance to check out this nursery on a day trip to Austin and you can bet I would love and excuse to come back. It was so impressive.
    – Abbey from San Antonio

  11. Megan says

    Jenny, can’t believe I’ve never made it to The Great Outdoors, but your Top 10 makes it a must this fall.

  12. Terese says

    I’ve been wanting to visit the Great Outdoors since learning about it. Thanks for the reminder!

  13. Jackie Stence says

    Of all my plants, the Amaranth is loving this weather. And my basil has survived as well. Thanks for this chance to win!

  14. says

    Great Outdoors is the first independent nursery that my husband and I visited after moving to Austin. It has a special place in my heart. I love the giant windchime in the oaktree.

  15. says

    My spring splurge at the Great Outdoors was 6 – 5 gallon pineapple guavas. Their plants are always so strong and healthy.


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