Austin Nurseries Giveaway:The Natural Gardener

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~

Sharing Nature’s Garden: $50 gift certificate from Emerald Garden

J Peterson Garden Design: $50 gift certificate from The Great Outdoors

Go Away, I’m Gardening!: $100 gift certificate from Sunshine Landscape & Garden Center

Great Stems: $50 gift certificate from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery

The Whimsical Gardener: $25 gift certificate from It’s About Thyme

Rock Rose: $50 gift certificate from Shoal Creek Nursery  

Digging: $100 gift certificate & a Fall Power Package (valued at $50) from Barton Springs 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-

  1.  You must leave a comment on this post to enter.
  2. Each participating blog will hold its own random drawing, so leave a comment on each blog to enter all the giveaways.
  3. Only one comment per person per giveaway.
  4. Participating bloggers and their families are ineligible to win.
  5. Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on 10/26.
  6. Winners will be announced on each blog on 10/27.
  7. Winners must pick up the prize with a photo ID in person within two weeks of winning. Prizes will not be mailed.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Elizabeth
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 19:22:53

    A field trip to Natural Gardener is now on my daytimer! And because of your lovely pictures and honest blog, I’m inspired and am “editing” my garden. Thank you Cyndi! Elizabeth


  3. Shirley
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 19:32:59

    Ooooh, a gift certificate from the Natural Gardener would be awesome. All these nurseries are on my list for trips to Austin.


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  5. Charlotte
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 21:46:01

    I LOVE Natural Gardener. It’s definitely my favorite Austin-area nursery. Fingers crossed for a win…


  6. Eleanor Pratt
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 23:12:41

    I go to Natural Gardener not just to pick up things I can’t get elsewhere, but also to soak up the atmosphere.


  7. Kim Shields
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 23:30:01

    I love going to Natural Gardener when I visit Austin! Please enter me in the drawing.


  8. Caroline Homer
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 01:37:08

    The Natural Gardener is by far my most favorite nursery in Austin. I support them with my business every chance I get. I’d love to win their gift certificate. Thank you for posting about them!


  9. Jackie Hedenburg Stence
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 18:07:57

    I thought all those handsome metal critters were in your yard Cyndi!
    The Natural Gardener Nursery is a place of inspiration. I love going there and it’s been too long


    • cyndik
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 19:16:58

      “I thought all those handsome metal critters were in your yard Cyndi!”

      Maybe you’re a seer, Jackie. : ) Glad you put your name in the hat!


  10. Katina
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 02:52:25

    Hey Cyndi

    Thanks for posting on my blog entry – I’ll update it with the link to this post.


  11. Linda Parker
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 03:17:45

    Thanks for pointing out the Natural Gardener’s website. The monthly “to-do” list will be very helpful. Haven’t been to Natural Gardener yet … hope to visit sometime soon.


  12. Optimista
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 04:55:49

    The Natural Gardener is RIGHT near my office, and I’ve yet to go. I’ve heard such great things!


  13. Robin
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 01:28:08

    Would love to win this one, Cindy! Thanks for hosting…


  14. Terese
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 05:28:24

    This give-away contest is a great way to find new blogs! Looking forward to reading yours from now on.


  15. vertie
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 21:06:14

    Count me in!


  16. kristen card
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 21:41:31

    I’m not a natural gardener myself, but visiting The Natural Gardener makes me wish I were! It’s got such a lovely vibe, I love just wandering around over there — yet I never leave empty-handed! Here’s hoping I win!! 🙂


  17. Melissa
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 13:27:27

    I love the Natural Gardener! I’m planning a trip out there soon.


  18. Emmie
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 13:55:07

    Allow plenty of time when you go to the Natural Gardener. It would be a sin to just dash in & dash out because there is so much to look at! I like to keep up with the great classes at the Natural Gardener, too.


  19. Frankie
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 17:25:39

    I love the Natural Gardener – would shop there anytime!


  20. Sarah
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 14:47:49

    The Natural Gardener is a wonderful local nursery!


  21. Wendy
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 17:14:11

    Would love to win. Thank you. wendy


  22. LisaH
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 18:15:32

    Thanks! You can never have too much natural gardening…


  23. Roberta
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 01:50:16

    I love this place! I always come home with a few bags of the bag it yourself compost. Such a deal! I’m crossing my fingers for the giveaway!


  24. Ally
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 01:53:59

    The Natural Gardener is my home away from home. I never miss an opportunity to stop in and see what’s new.


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