Sunday, January 10, 2010

A gardening giveaway


Since I've had a little run of gardening posts of late I thought it was only fitting that I do a giveaway for a gift certificate for gardening. I love this company! They were growing organically before it was even "in style"! I have been ordering from The Tasteful Garden for a long time and it is my favorite place to buy all my vegetable plants. If you don't have space for a vegetable garden don't worry, they sell herb sets, cool things for the kitchen, books, fruit trees and lots more stuff.

I started writing a little garden blog for them last year which was fun and which you can link to through my side bar!

But I don't think you even care about all this, do you? You just want to know what the giveaway is for, don't you? How about a $50.00 dollar gift certificate! Yup, it's true. Enough to buy lots of tomato plants or a Myer lemon tree or some raspberry bushes.

Here's all the blah, blah, blah to get up to 6 entries total AND each entry must be a separate comment so I can attempt to use the pick-a-winner software:

1. You must be a follower of my blog- (1 entry)
2. You must link to the drawing on your own blog and let me know you did! (1 entry)
3. Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
4. Leave a comment on any other post of mine (1 entry)
5. If you have been a follower before this giveaway or a member of Chickberry or SITS please post a separate post for a bonus entry!
6. Visit The Tasteful Garden and post an additional comment telling me what you'd buy if you win!

Drawing will be held on Sunday, January 17! Winner will be notified on January 17 in a post here AND by e-mail. If I don't hear back from you within 24 hours a second winner will be chosen and you will loose your prize.

Sorry to be mean and all but I have a short attention span and if I don't get stuff taken care of right away I tend to forget to do things!

If you have any questions you can post them your entry comment below. Good luck and happy garden dreams!

PS. The rest of the peony story will post on Tuesday morning! Thanks for following along!

117 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Wow, great giveaway Jenny. I am already a follower!! I could get really excited about $50 at at The Tasteful Garden. I'll be back with more comments after I visit the site and I will post on my blog about your giveaway! Big Smile...this is a nice one!!

Linda @ A La Carte

Linda said...

I love that site The Tasteful Garden, I have bookmarked it. I think I would choose the Heirloom Tomato to grow, nothing like a homegrown tomato.

Linda said...

You said to post another comment if we were ALREADY a follower and I am!

Jemm said...

You are so sweet! Thank you very much and in time for your giveaway too. I majored in horticulture, so we share a love of plants :) I'm looking forward to starting seeds in a month or so to be ready for spring planting. I usually start perrenials. We're having such a tough winter that this spring will be especially welcome to arrive. Stop by anytime.

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like fun--please count me in!
I've also signed on as a follower.

Melinda

laterg8r said...

don't put me in the giveaway, i have a totally black thumb :D

Bits-n-Pieces said...

This is one giveaway I better not try to win. It wouldn't be fair to the vegetation. In fact, I was once told that if I killed one more plant, the botany police were gonna be called. Yeh...even my fake plants die on me.
But what a great giveaway! Good luck to whomever wins!

Cedar ... said...

Wow Jenny! what a neat giveaway! I joined yesterday as a follower here and have posted a comment on both of your peony posts. I'll do a post on my blog tonight linking to you. I'll be back later to talk about The Tasteful Garden and all the great things I find there.... Thanks for the giveaway... no matter who wins it's so generous of you!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Great giveaway! I am a follower.

Fresh Local and Best said...

#6. I would buy a meyer lemon tree if I win.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've always wanted a big garden, but since my postage size back yard has no dirt, only cement and a deck, my garden consists of comtainers in which I grow tomaotes and peppers and herbs. "Tasteful Garden" is a nice website and I enjoyed reading their gardening tips and recipes. I think I'd buy the herb assortment if I won, and the "Greens Glorious Greens" Cook book caught my eye.
I'll have to check out your other blog that you write for them! :-)
Nice give away Jenny! I've been a happy follower for awhile.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Cedar ... said...

OK Jenny,.... just finished my blog post linking to your post here. What fun!

Cedar ... said...

I visited The Tasteful Garden site... wow,... I'd buy the French basket tote and garden gloves to start, but would probably also order the knee pads too! So many wonderful things!

Cathy said...

Jenny...I am so glad you stopped by earlier...I became a follower of yours too...I look forward to getting to know you better!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Bonnie said...

Hi Jenny, thanks for visiting the ol' blog! Always happy to make new friends. By the way, I did have to grab a whole big box of tissue after reading your peony story. It was just too sad!

Well, looking forward to more visits and Happy New Year!

Bonnie

~Kristen~ said...

Oh how fun!!! We grew our very first veggie garden last year and we loved it!!! (I posted endlessly about it...probably got to be a little obnoxious!!! lolololo) We are already looking forward to what we will plant this year!!! :-)

~Kristen~ said...

I am a loyal stalker, er, uh, I mean follower!!! ;-)

~Kristen~ said...

I am a member of SITS and Chickberry!!!

MrsJenB said...

Entry 1: I am already a follower!

MrsJenB said...

Entry 2: I put a link to this drawing on my blog!

MrsJenB said...

Entry 3: As much as I would absolutely love, love, LOVE a lemon tree...I don't think I would have anywhere to bring it indoors when it gets cold. So I'd go for the herb garden package.

MrsJenB said...

Entry #4: I was a follower prior to this so I am commenting again!

~Kristen~ said...

I just visited Tasteful Garden and oh my word I am in trouble!!!!! :-) I want to order EVERYTHING!!!!!! I think if I had to pick one I would try some kind of lemon tree that I could bring indoors when it gets cold. I love lemons and it would be fun to try and grow my own!

MrsJenB said...

Entry #5 since I would have commented on this post anyway - I plan to follow your gardening blog since I want to start a garden of my own soon - you'll be leading me into this new world! Lucky you! haha Oh, and those are some beautiful looking tomatoes in that picture...yum!

~Kristen~ said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog!!!

http://scrapbliss.blogspot.com/2010/01/gardens-on-brain.html

Jana said...

Im a follower!!! I would buy herbs and tomato plants, I dont know what they plant out here though...hmmm

Jen said...

I'm a follower! :)

Jen said...

I would so get the tomatoes! We LOVE tomatoes, well, 3 of us do. We eat lots of them, and use them to make homemade salsa and canned tomatoes!

Jen said...

I've been a follower since before this giveaway!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am a follower!

Melissa Miller said...

Jenny you are so sweet! Thank you having such a generous giveaway.

I'll check out the site now!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am planning on putting in a large veggie garden soon...husband and I have been discussing this for a while and I am going for it SOON!!!

Melissa Miller said...

I've been a faithful friend and follower for a long while now.

I adore your wit and your stories. You always make me smile sweet lady! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I went to their site...and I think I will have a hard choice...but maybe a big batch of 'mater plants??? I LOVE them!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have left comments on all your posts...since I found you a few weeks ago. You remember, right???
:)
Hugs, Suz

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have left comments on all your posts...since I found you a few weeks ago. You remember, right???
:)
Hugs, Suz

Melissa Miller said...

I really liked the herb garden. Very cool!

I'll add this to my post now. :)

Sares said...

What a great idea! Someone will be very lucky indeed!

Mama Bird said...

Awesome giveaway!! One of my goals this spring/summer is to double the size of my garden! Hope I win!I'm following!!

Laura said...

I just found your blog tonight, and I am now a follower!
I look forward to getting caught up on your previous posts-

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura
Zone 9!

Christy said...

i'm a follower..
entry number 1 :)

Christy said...

this is so exciting! we finally have room for a garden and have been spending the winter designing it. The gift certificate would be well appreciated and used!

Holly said...

I am a follower!

This is a fantastic giveaway...I was just thinking about what to plant this year. I try to plant something with the kiddos every year...even though it is foggy and hard to grow most things...but we try.
Holly @ 504 Main and hip weddings

Holly said...

I did a link on my blog in the top right column.
http://504main.blogspot.com/

Holly

Holly said...

I left comments on both peony posts.
Holly

Holly said...

I was a follower before this giveaway and also a SITS gal.

Holly said...

If I was to win, I would buy some some mesclun lettuce seeds, spicy greens mix, some pumpkin seeds, and some tomato plants (although that would be tough with our sun or lack of).

Holly

My name is PJ. said...

Great giveaway JM! In regards to your six easy ways to enter....I'm all that and a bag of chips.

The link to your giveaway is in the very top of my sidebar..because I'm like that.

I went over to the Tasteful Garden via the link and could find no where to comment...so I probably read that wrong. ;)

Paula said...

Hi Jenny!
I'm so glad you found me which led me here!!! Love your blog and I'm an avid gardener to boot! I'd love to be enetered in your giveaway...on my way to post about it on my blog:)
Have a great day!
paula:)

Paula said...

Just posted about your awesome giveaway Jenny! Hope to send lot's of readers your way:)
paula

Dionne said...

Oooh a giveaway! Woo hoo! I would want any of those herb kits. How lovely! Thanks for hosting this, Paula!

Kelli said...

Well it seems I've discovered your blog in time for a giveaway! :) thanks for stopping by my place and commenting on the yummy cheese danish. Good stuff! I've been looking around here and I am lovin' your blog! I'm sure I'll be back daily to check in. My blog list is growing SO much more quickly than I expected and I'm going to have to figure out how to add an hour or two to each day. ;)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jenny sweetie...
Oh my goodness what a wonderful giveaway.
1) I am a follower.
2) I have posted your giveaway on my blog for you. Lovin it.
3) Making a comment for you to add me to your drawing. I can't wait on this one.

Thanks for the outstanding opportunity. I love to garden. I will be back with what I would choose. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jenny...
Sweetie it's me again. I have visited the Tasteful Garden and I have to tell you. If I win, it will probably be the Navel Orange tree or assorted vegetable plants. I am leaning strongly on the tree tho.

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jenny...
Sweetie following your directions again. Here is another post, I was already a follower before your giveaway. Thanks for the extra opportunity to have a chance to win.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Allie said...

Okay, here is my post. Now I have to go back to the top to see what else I am suppose to do ... all these things ... and I NEVER win anything .. okay except that I won when I got a cool cousin like you!!! Muuahhhhhhhs

Melissa B. said...

I'd enter, except that with so many critters in my yard, it's almost impossible to keep anything planted back there. Unless the giveaway is good for azaleas...

Allie said...

And you know I went straight to the kitchen stuff because it is COLD in OHIO!!!!!
Ohh I need that copper verdigris windowsill herb kit ... and the haning rosemary basket and and and ... heirloom tomato plant combo ... forget winter!!!! lol

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
I have left comments on both peony posts. Love the story by the way. How heart wrenching tho to go back and find your gardens of love all gone. My Grandma always told me, "You can never look back."

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Catherine said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
I'll definitely post this one for my friends :).
Thank you, Jenny!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I need a lemon tree, my froze this past week. We underestimate Mr. Freeze here on the The Gulf of Mexico.
Iced tea, ain't iced tea, without a fresh picked lemon.
ughhhh what's a bumpkin to do?

Anonymous said...

What a cool giveaway! I'm looking forward to spring here. We had a wind chill of -8 this morning. Weird for us!
love ya Jenny
Victoria S.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I visited the site and I liked too much stuff! I like the 'on the table' section, loved the guac dish and loved the stainless salt/pepper shakers. I would love some home grown peppers! The herb gardens were cool too! Doesn't help that it's almost 3 and I haven't eaten lunch yet! I'm HUNGRY!
Victoria S.

jennem said...

I'm a follower. Can't wait until it warms up enough here in NY to start digging...
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Nezzy said...

Now ya'll are givin' me the itch to start some tomatoes and it's way too early to scratch!

Have fun and have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Deborah Ann said...

Ohmigosh! This is way too much fun! Ok, here's my first entry cuz I'm a follower here.

Deborah Ann said...

Second entry, I was a follower before all this gardening giveaway goodness!

Deborah Ann said...

Just visited 'Tasteful Garden' and I would try to grow a lime tree!

jemscout425 said...

i love our mini garden. i never buy tomato's in the off season. fresh is so much better
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

sissie said...

I am a follower and your blog is so well done. I'm going to go look around some more in just a minute. But first, I went to the garden website and I would have to
have the heirloom tomatoes like my Grandmom used to grow.
This is a terrific giveaway!

Cynthia said...

Love you, love your blog, love your contest! #3

Cynthia said...

Did I mention I'm a follower of your blog? #1

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So sorry I am such an air head- some how it went down to far and I left all my comments on another blog entry which I am sure will mess everything all up. so I will do this again-

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

became a follower

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

blogged about your fantastic giveaway and linked up too

Cynthia said...

Seeds! I would get seeds to plant in the spring (next month??)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I would order herbs, the basils, lemon verbena,and I noticed they have stevia which I have been wanting to grow.

I read about you peonies. So sorry- OUr last home we had 10 acres and the front yard had over 40 heirloom roses. We also had a huge windbreak at the back of the house- you could tell within month that the trees in back were dead- I just couldn't bear to drive up the drive and see how the rose bushes were doing!

blessings
mary

Melinda Cornish said...

I am going to have all kinds of entries here...I am feeling lucky too so everyone else is in trouble! If I win I will order rasberries to plant in my backyard...I LOVE to garden...one of my favorite things in the world....I will go post it on my blog right now!!! great giveaway Jenny!

Melinda Cornish said...

I was a follower before too...heehee...gonna have to go find your gardening blog...

Tracey said...

I am so glad I was informed of your blog and am now a follower!

Tracey said...

I have never heard of Tasteful Garden before. I am a beginning gardener and amd off to their website now to see what I would choose if I win!

Tracey said...

If I win, I would choose some potatoes, garlic and onions. Yum!

Tracey said...

What a GREAT giveaway! I'm all for organic gardening (and do it myself)...so this is a really a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for entering me :)

:) T

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, Jenny, this is a fabulous giveaway! I know that we are all longing for spring, this gives us something to look forward to! I'm a follower and I've linked to your giveaway on my sidebar. I did comment on your peony post. Now I'm off to peruse the site and see what I would order should I be lucky enough to win! Kathy

kakihara said...

I'm a follower

kakihararocks@gmail.com

kakihara said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Last year my husband and I really got into gardening now we can't wait for spring so we can plant even more!! This would be a huge help!!!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

alexandrea said...

Thank you for the giveaway! My yard is a giant mudpuddle right now, but I am piling my organic gardening magazines on the table to read when spring is on the way!

gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

alexandrea said...

I am a follower

gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

alexandrea said...

I hadn't heard of the tasteful garden before, what a great variety!
Last year the evil mail order company I ordered tomatoes from sent them at the end of June, and most of them were dead, and by the time I got anything going from them I got perhaps 4 tomatoes from the 8 plants.

What I would order with the certificate would be...*drumroll*
Super San Marzano, Opalka, Better Boy, Black Zebra, Kellogg's Breakfast, Solar Fire, Yellow Grape, Rose de Berne, Fireworks...all those tomatoes for ME

And Yukon Gold potatoes for my tomato hating husband.

He likes tomatoes once they are made into sauce, but I really need to validate having 8 tomato plants to try to get enough to transform them!

gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

grasshopper said...

Yum...I would buy herbs and arugula (haven't tried to grow it yet.) And eggplant. And those purple potatoes!

Auntie Cake said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for hosting!
Kate

Auntie Cake said...

Just found you, (so glad I did, always great to meet more fellow gardeners...) and am now following!
Kate

Auntie Cake said...

Just popped in to Tasteful Garden, (thanks for sharing them, btw) what a great resource. I am drooling over their heirloom tomatoes. Actually, all their stock sounded wonderful!
Kate

Mary Ann Miller said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Mary Ann Miller said...

I would love to be a winner in your giveaway. You have a very nice blog.

Mary Ann Miller said...

I checked out the Tasteful garden website. I really like the plant tunnel and would think about purchasing that!

Terri and Bob said...

Please enter me! Love this idea and thanks for including the link.

You are so cool.

LittleEagle said...

I just became a follower. I do not have a blog of my own. I think this giveaway is fantastic as I am planning my spring garden.

Amy R. said...

I am now a follower and would love to win! I can't wait for Spring!

mbkatc230 said...

Oh yes, I was a follower before now! And I went to the site, what a beautiful selection. I was going to say a lemon tree, but boo, hiss, they aren't allowed to ship fruit trees to Texas. So, heirloom tomatoes and lots of peppers for me! Kathy

SquirrelQueen said...

This sounds like fun, anything related to gardening has my full attention.
Judy

Dolly said...

ohhhh we are knee deep in snow and I am very ready for spring!
I can't wait to play in the dirt!!!

This is a wonderful give away!
Thank you
Hugz, Dolly

Dolly said...

P.S. I am follower 188.

Smiles

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Jenny, thanks for pointing out your giveaway. I am always rushing. Yikes.

Barb

Barb~Bella Vista said...

I am now a follower....hope you join me also.

Barb ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how fun. It is so cold here, looking at things for the garden would be wonderful!

Sue

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Looks like I picked a good day to become a follower...and I did it BEFORE I saw the giveaway!

Sue

Prim2Pink said...

#1 I am a faithful follower!!
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

#2 You are such a funny and very generous lady!
Did I ever Thank you for your book?
I think I did...if not ...THANKS I love it!
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

#3 I will post your giveaway to my sidebar
♥Judy

Prim2Pink said...

#$ I've posted quite a few comments on your blog. I think my fav post was about dulce de leche.
NO I haven't tried it yet!!
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

#5 I have followed you around for awhile now. Don't you see my shadow?
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

#6 It's funny that you want us to visit Tasteful Garden. I went there the other day after you mentioned them. They are very informative on how to plant & take care of the plants they sale.
You got me in the 'Garden mood' girl!!
I am in need of some strawberry plants♥♥♥
Judy

RNSANE said...

Slowly but surely, I think I am fulfilling all the requirements to get the most entries for this contest. I commented on another post, I am already a follower of your wonderful blog, I did a blog today on my blog about your contest -
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/01/jenny-matlock-giveaway.html -
I went to the Tasteful Garden site and the thing I want most - ARUGULA SEEDS. I love arugula and eat it on everything - well, not hot fudge sundaes, but I love it on salads, cottage cheese, pizza, in meatballs, on sandwiches - you get the picture!

bison61 said...

wow-I'd love that gift certificate!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

alli said...

I'm now a follower! :)

northssclub at yahoo dot com

alli said...

I would love to get the Watermelon Sugar Baby seeds, and a pair of garden shears!

northssclub at yahoo dot com