Being a 20-something and a garden-lover, I’m exited to share with you the launch of my friend Dee Nash’s book The 20-30 Something Garden Guide! I met Dee last summer at the Garden Bloggers Conference here in Atlanta and we were fast friends. We had a particularly lovely lunch table of enthusiastic gardeners that day, eager to encourage the 20-30 something crowd to get their hands dirty and get in the garden! Dee shares her garden-loving adventures on her blog Red Dirt Rambling and she’s graced the pages of print more than a few times in Oklahoma Gardener, Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and many more. Dee’s book is a great encouragement for young and experienced gardeners alike. From seed starting to balcony gardening to vegetable raising, you will find yourself taking inspired notes from Dee’s pages.
A group of us is celebrating with Dee today with lots of fun giveaways! Enter below to win a beautiful rose – a David Austin Princess Alexandra Rose – and 2 3-packs of Annie Haven’s Authentic Haven Brand 100% natural Manure Tea! And keep reading to find links to the other bloggers who are celebrating the release of The 20-30 Something Garden Guide and enter to win their prizes!
A little info on the Princess Alexandra Rose
Repeat-flowering English Old Rose Hybrid with approximately 130 petals. David Austin named this rose for Princess Alexandra, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II who is a keen gardener and great lover of roses. The rose that bears her name has unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink. They are full petalled and deeply cupped, the ring of soft pink outer petals enclosing the warm pink inner petals to create a most pleasing effect. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy, being held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. Because of the flower size, there is a lot to be said for planting in groups of three, keeping both flowers and growth nicely balanced. The blooms have a delicious fresh Tea fragrance which, interestingly, changes completely to lemon as the flower ages – eventually taking on additional hints of blackcurrants. It is very healthy. Size: 3½ feet tall x 2½ feet wide. Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9. (David Austin 2007, Ausmerchant). More here!
A little info on Haven Brand Manure Tea
Haven Brand uses only the highest quality manures from livestock that are raised on permanent, native grass pastures at the Haven Family Ranch. Authentic Haven Brand Premium Soil Conditioner Teas are packaged in an environmentally friendly tea bag, which makes brewing and using them a breeze. Our soil conditioner teas can be used on vegetables, herbs, flowers, lawns and anything else that grows! The manure tea can also be applied to compost piles to accelerate the composting process, giving you great compost in less time. More here!
Now, to visit these other garden-loving bloggers and enter to win more great prizes and then go grab yourself a copy of The 20-30 Something Garden Guide!
Niki Jabbour — The Year Round Veggie Gardener.