I’m so honored and excited for my dear friend, Dee Nash, as she recently published her first book called The 20-30 Something Garden Guide. Dee and I meet at a blogging conference in Atlanta, Georgia and we were friends instantly. She is such a gifted and talented writer. Dee shares her garden adventures on her award-winning blog Red Dirt Rambling and she has been published in many different magazines including Oklahoma Gardener, Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and many more. To celebrate this amazing accomplishment in Dee’s life, several bloggers are throwing her a “virtual” book launch party. I’m just so incredibly happy to participate and let my readers know about this amazing book.
Dee and I share a goal to get more 20 and 30 something young adults in the garden and learning all the benefits of it. This post is an invitation to check out Dee’s book and share in our mission. PLUS!! We are doing a fun giveaway!! As are all 10 blogging friends who are participating…SO there are lots of opportunities to WIN!
Above is the gorgeous rose called The Alnwick from David Austin Roses. This rose was named after the superb Alnwick garden that the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are constructing and believed to be one of the greatest garden in Britain, which will include many antique roses. This rose has an amazing double, soft pink bloom that looks like a peony from afar. However, the fragrance is intoxicating and has a hint of raspberry notes. By reading Dee’s blog and books, you can tell that she is fond of roses especially those that are fragrant and considered to be antique or heirloom. I love this line from her book on page 65: “Old roses often have terrific fragrance and make nice additions to baked goods, vinegars, jellies and mixed drinks.”
This got me thinking – what types of baked good, jellies or drinks could I make with my roses? To win The Alnwick Rose leave a comment on this blog post about what types of recipes you have created with roses or ones that you have wanted to try. And that’s NOT all folks!! We have another giveaway!! A pair of Garden Girl Plants with Kneepads that may in fact be decorated with roses. What fun!
All of us garden girls know how badly your knees can hurt after being on them in the garden all day. Whether it is pruning your roses or pulling weeds, having some support on your knees would be welcomed. To enter to win, these stylish and fun garden trousers simply leave a comment.
Here is how it works:
- Leaving a comment on the blog enters you once into the contest.
- Sharing this blog post on Facebook enters you again!!
- What about Twitter? That’s another entry!
- Post to any other social platforms you wish – Instagram, Google +, etc.
- So we are aware, please come back and post another comment with your links to your social posts towards entry credits.
- Because the winners will be selected by random…the more times you share the greater your chances to win!
There will be one winner per prize selected at random. The contest will run until February 23 ending at 11:59 pm and the winners will be announced on Monday, February 24. This contest is only eligible to those residing in the United States. As mentioned before, there are 10 other bloggers celebrating Dee’s accomplishment, which means there are more prizes to win. Visit these blog pages to enter: Shawna Coronado website is offering a gift certificate to High Country Gardens for a Summer Dreams Garden. Whitney at the Curtis Casa is offering David Austin Rose, ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ and Authentic Haven Brand Moo Poo Tea. Colleen at Red Wheelbarrow Plants is offering Garden Girl shorts and Fiskars PowerGear 18” loppers. Robin at Garden Mentors is offering Bamboo Worm Castings, a hula planter and Empire Soil Builder, from Sanctuary Soil. Rachel at The Domestic Artiste is offering Fiskars Tools, two sets of loppers, one is the PowerGear Lopper 32” and the other Power-Lever 28” Niki at Niki Jabbour, The Year Round Veggie Gardener Carol at May Dreams Gardens is offering DeWit Tool kit and Botanical Interests Organic Heirloom Seed Bank Collection. Pam at Digging is offering Three small Bee Preservers Jenny at J. Peterson Garden Design is offering SeedKeepers Deluxe seedkeeper and Burlap Girdle Genevieve at North Coast Gardening is offering Annie’s Annuals gift certificate and Keira Watering Cans Marie at the (Not Always) Lazy W Ranch is offerings Longfield Gardens tulip & daffodil bulbs
Good Luck!! Here’s to a great year of gardening!!
This contest has ended and the winners have been selected and emailed. Christina Kamp is the winner of the David Austin Rose and Jackie Isler is the winner of the Garden Girl Trousers. Both were randomly selected.