Austin Nurseries Giveaway: The Great Outdoors

by Jenny Peterson on October 16, 2011

in Public Spaces

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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Wendy October 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Would love to win. Thanks, wendy

LisaH October 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Thanks! Love the birds!!

Jackie Stence October 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

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

Roberta October 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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.

Ally October 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm

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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