Garden Guide & Giveaway (CLOSED)

February 16, 2014

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 GardenerFine GardeningOrganic 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!

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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!

Shawna Coronado — Gift Certificate to High Country Gardens for a Summer Dreams Garden.

Colleen Dieter at Red Wheelbarrow Plants — Garden Girl shorts & Fiskars PowerGear 18” loppers.

Robin Haglund at Garden Mentors — Buckaroo Brand Worm Castings, a hula planter and Empire Soil Builder, from Sanctuary Soil.

Rachel Hough at The Domestic Artiste — Fiskars Tools, two sets of loppers (PowerGear Lopper 32” and the other Power-Lever 28”)

Niki Jabbour — The Year Round Veggie Gardener.

Carmen Johnston at Carmen Johnston Gardens — Garden Girl pants with knee pads & A David Austin rose, The Alnwick Rose.

Carol Michel at May Dreams Gardens — DeWit Tool Kit & Botanical Interests Organic Heirloom Seed Bank Collection. 

Pam Penick at Digging — Three Small Bee Preservers.

Jenny Peterson and J. Peterson Garden Design — Seedkeeper Company, A Seedkeeper Deluxe & Burlap Girdle(s).

72 thoughts on “Garden Guide & Giveaway (CLOSED)

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  3. Debbie S

    Thanks for doing this giveaway. These roses are beautiful. These garden parties are great because I always find fun new blogs to read.

  4. AmyO

    What a fantastic idea! A ‘blog party’ is a great way to get gardeners together and discover all the wonderful bloggers out there in the world of horticultural geekiness!

  5. Carol Yemola

    I have a rose garden with about 35 bushes. This would be a wonderful addition to my “flock”. Roses are my passion!

  6. Katharine Davis

    What eye candy these pictures are as I suffer through such a brutal winter. I have planted a rose garden at every house I have lived at and I will start one again in my new house this spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Deborah Williams

    I’ve always wanted a David Austin Rose and this one is exceptionally GORGEOUS!!! Dee’s book really looks like a winner — thanks for letting folks know about it!!!

  8. Tim Burress

    I have three David Austin roses now and would love another. I have Graham Thomas, Abraham Darby, and Jude the Obscure. I don’t know about the tea, but I do use a lot of worm castings and worm tea.

  9. patty soriano

    Found you through Pam Penick’s blog. Would love to grow this rose because it’s my niece’s name. But I love roses anyway and grow others as well. Thank you for hosting !

  10. Melissa

    What a lovely give away! Would be happy to have both. (Hard to think of roses growing, here in snow innundated Chicago). :)

  11. Debbie Byrd

    I just moved to a rural area from the city a year ago and started vegetable gardening. I’m loving it, but I make so many mistakes. Thanks for turning me onto a new blog, and I’d love to win any garden stuff to help me in my journey.

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  13. kristi

    I was going to purchase a rose on February 28th which is the birthday of both of my aunts. This would be perfect.. I enjoyed looking at your site, too.. Thanks!

  14. DryGardenGirl

    I think this is a cool way to get the word out on this book. Ya! Also, what can I say, who doesn’t want moo poo tea! Smell not as good as the rose though…

  15. Emily

    Where and when was the Garden Bloggers conference in Atlanta? I hadn’t heard of it until I saw your post, nor had any of my other garden blogging friends here.

  16. Katie

    Is it weird that I’m more excited about the MooDoo than the roses? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my soil! But a rose wouldn’t be ugly in my garden either. ;)

  17. keith

    Love the rose…it would be a great addition to our small but growing rose garden! Thanks for helping sponsor the new book!

  18. cheryl sigler

    thanks for the opportunity to win a rose and this is my second year trying to grow roses and a couple were already here when moved in so looking forward to learning and LOVE ROSES thank you –as well as i LOVE MOO POO TEA and you can NEVER get enough ALWAYS need more moo poo tea

  19. Indie

    What a great book party! I am a young 30-something gardener. Very few of my friends are into gardening, but it’s been great to see more and more of them become interested as they get older and have kids. Kids love gardens, and it’s such a great way to get them interested in nature (as well as eating more veggies!)

  20. Julie

    I am loving this blog party! I’ve already ordered the book and am eagerly awaiting its arrival, and I look forward to its arrival, but even more than that, I’m discovering lots of new garden blogs! It’s garden blogs that keep me going through the long winter.

  21. Rebekah L

    I have to say I really like Annie’s manure teas :) and an Austin rose is always welcome in the garden :) in fact Austin roses are my favorite!

  22. Rhonda Lyon

    Love the Princess Alexandra rose. It would look great in my garden near my fountain. Looking forward to receiving Dee’s book and reading it! Thank you!!!

  23. Madeline

    I have just the place to put these roses! My Christmas gift is a new garden area that my hubby will prepare for me this spring.

  24. Denise

    Love the Garden Party and I can’t wait to get my signed copy of Dee’s book at her book signing in OKC. How appropriate that you’re giving away a rose – one of her favorite plants!!

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