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But first I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to leave a comment and show their enthusiasm for buying local and their appreciation toward The Natural Gardener.
….the winner is LisaH of Austin! Lisa, Congratulations! I’ll send you an email with info. for redeeming your gift. Thank you Natural Gardener for the donated certificate!
I’m grateful to the very active Austin garden blogging community for introducing me to some independent nurseries that I am eager to visit soon…and for reminding me of the VALUE of shopping locally. While shopping at local nurseries this past weekend I purchased….
Inland Sea Oats (chasmanthium latifolium) - (below) shade-loving, graceful and looks like a cross between bamboo and prairie grass; I’m planting it in a strip between a fence and a walkway to soften the parallel edges of the space; it has great rustling movement in the lightest of breezes- nice to include nature’s music in a garden. (photos provided by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Gardener of Good and Evil Blog)
Berkeley Sedge (carex divulsa) – (below) an evergreen carex that is clumping, grass like and floppy like rabbit ears, love it; I’m planting twenty of these in a portion of my garden that is part sun/shade where way-too-thirsty bermuda grass once was. (photo provided by The New York Times / garden design by Mark Word; Annie’s Annuals
Devil’s Shoestring (nolina texana) – (below) an evergreen uber hardy Texas native; I’m adding this amongst my boulders for year-round green and a truly authentic Texas Hill Country look. (photo provided by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)
I’ve never seen any of the above lovely xeric plants at the big box stores. Now, I’ve got to go get planting! I’ll post photos soon…..
And, again, below are some of the fabulous central Texas garden blogs that participated in Support Your Local Independent Nursery Month – brainchild of Pam Penick of Digging. I visit these blogs often for inspiration and know-how.
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I am thrilled to offer you an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate from The Natural Gardener- a large, diverse and locally-owned nursery and all around cool place to hang out in Austin. And what timing, since fall is perfect for planting in Austin. It’s true – check it out! Leave a comment on this post (click to your left) and voila! You just entered. I’ll draw a name from entries here and announce the winner in one week, on October 27th.
Check out The Natural Gardener’s website for great information on gardening and landscaping in Austin, such as monthly “To Do Lists” and “Tips” specific to Central Texas – so perfect for newbie me. It’s also helpful to keep tabs on their ”Weekly” page on the website for specials, events and coupons; for instance, this week there is a coupon for 25% off any one item.
And there’s more…..
As part of Support Your Independent Nursery Month, Austin garden bloggers are featuring local nurseries and giveaways, with an aim to encourage shopping local. These nurseries need our support just as much as we need their knowledge and inventory of garden goodies that are specific to Austin’s diverse and extreme conditions….
Native Plants + Local Know-How =
Lovely, Low-Cost, Low-Fuss Landscapes!
To encourage you to get to know and spend your dollars at one of our fine local nurseries, the following blog sites have teamed up with our home-grown nurseries to spread awareness and some gift-certificate love! To enter each of the separate giveaways listed below, click on the blog’s name, enjoy the virtual nursery tour and simply leave a comment that will enter you to win that site’s prize that was generously donated from the featured local nursery~
I know – quite a line-up, right?
I hope you’ll visit The Natural Gardener soon- you’re in for a treat!
Rules for the giveaways-
- You must leave a comment on this post to enter.
- Each participating blog will hold its own random drawing, so leave a comment on each blog to enter all the giveaways.
- Only one comment per person per giveaway.
- Participating bloggers and their families are ineligible to win.
- Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on 10/26.
- Winners will be announced on each blog on 10/27.
- Winners must pick up the prize with a photo ID in person within two weeks of winning. Prizes will not be mailed.