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!
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!