Monday, July 12, 2010

azuredandelion Planters Paradise Giveaway

This week's giveaway comes to us from

azuredandelion

This week, my little green thumbs, you have the chance to win ---
$20 worth of Heirloom seeds!!

Nothing is greener than growing your own food and flowers!

Aren't sunflowers simply beautiful?

azuredandelion is a great little Etsy shop run by the Rain family. They are artists full time who love to use recycled and reclaimed items to create art with a country feel. The Rain's find joy in giving new life to tired objects. The family loves to garden and to created items to display in gardens. Along with their great creations you can also buy their heirloom seeds on Etsy! They also offer their fresh produce and seeds at local farmer's markets.

This folk art fish has such great character!

Necessity and growing up on a working farm is what got this creative family into gardening. They always try to grow as much of their own food as they can. Plus, gardening gives them a chance to be outside and witness the changes of the plants. We all know that nothing beats homegrown produce!

Heirloom Echinacea Herb Purple Coneflower

Some tips for those of us who don't have such green thumbs...
*The internet is a great place to find information - remember - it's both good and bad!
* Local extension offices provide information about what works well in a certain area.
* We are big believers that you can grow almost anything anywhere with a little creativity:
-If you live where the summers are scorching hot, plant in shaded areas or provide shade using shade cloths.
- If you live in a cold area of the country and wish to grow a veggie considered tender, plant in a sheltered area such as along a fence or building. Or plant in containers so that you can bring them inside when needed.

Heirloom Little Marvel Pea Seeds! Yum-o!

The Rain's are inspired by most anything, nature, music, and life. The family enjoys using salvaged items and they often have brainstorming sessions to come up with ideas. After all 9 heads is always better than 1!

This sign would be a great addition to any summer getaway!

This family loves to be outside during the summer. They hike on trails around their property, pick berries, hang around the pond, and just be in nature. Family picnics are a wonderful spur of the moment summer treat!


For your chance to win $20 worth of seed from azuredandelion
- There are 5 chances to enter -
*Please, Please, PLEASE post each entry in a separate comment...

1) Follow This Blog, mention in comment.
2) Go to azuredandelion, pick out your favorite item, heart it, then post the item here.
3) Purchase from azuredandelion, post transaction here (receive 3 entries)
4) Tweet about this giveaway, post link to tweet here.
5) Blog about this giveaway, post link to blog post here.


This giveaway will begin at noon 7/12/2010 and will end on 7/18/2010 at noon. The winner will chosen from a random number generator and will be announced in a post Sunday evening.

61 comments:

  1. I love growing herbs (they are one of the few things that seem to withstand my black thumb).
    I hearted the Heirloom Rosemary as it is one of my favorite herbs - so fragrant and delicious!

    heidig@gmail.com

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  2. The purple carrots look amazing! I'd love to try those and just hearted them!

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  3. I've bought from this store in the past. Does that count?

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  4. I'm a follower of your blog.

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  5. I'd like to try out the heirloom brandywine black tomato! Heirloom tomatoes are so yummy!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  6. I'm a new follower! Great blog!! I am so happy to have found it.

    mistressdanzig at gmail dot com

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  7. Just hearted the Atomic Red Carrots

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51356759/heirloom-atomic-red-carrot

    I would LOVE to try to grow those! How cool would it be to eat red carrots?!

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  8. I just bought some seeds! HOORAY!! I'm not quite sure what transaction # to post so here's some numbers for you! lol Bought 5 packets of seeds.

    Transaction ID 31412931
    Transaction ID 31412930
    Transaction ID 31412929
    Transaction ID 31412928
    Transaction ID 31412927
    Order #21418790

    mistressdanzig at gmail dot com

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  9. My favorite item is Heirloom Dwarf Marigold (gave it a heart- my Etsy user name is Nupur), because I loved this flower growing up.

    nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I now follow this blog! I love having a garden, it is so rewarding.

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  11. I follow your blog and what a great giveaway, I love to garden so I'm hoping to win!!!!!! Please include me.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  12. I love the Rustic Box....
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31011176/rustic-box-purple-violets-folk-art

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  13. I follow! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I am a gfc follower. I would love to have some heirloom seeds.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  15. I follow this blog and I hearted this awesome poppy art: http://www.etsy.com/listing/19094440/primitive-folk-art-orange-poppies?ref=sr_list_1&ga_search_query=poppies&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5606643

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  16. I'd love to win these for my new greenhouse!

    13cls13 at gmail dot com

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  17. I hearted the oregano herbs :)

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  18. http://dcmegiveawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaways-for-day-7132010.html

    blogged it!

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  19. GFC follower Kitty

    hearted-Heirloom Mary Washington Asparagus


    maynekitty///at///live///dot///com

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  20. I follow you via google friend connect!

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  21. I love the Heirloom Atomic Red Carrot! They look so cool. :)

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  22. i follow your blog quietlioncreations@yahoo.com

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  23. hearted cinnamon basil- yum! quietlioncreations@yahoo.com

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  24. I would use my winnings to buy heirloom shasta daisy and mini marigold seeds!

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  25. I favorited these beautiful radishes! Purple radishes! I'd love to add these to my heirloom garden. http://www.etsy.com/listing/48253260/heirloom-radish-your-choice?show_panel=true

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  26. I looked at this what looks like cantaloupe (?) and it makes me want to try some!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51356706/heirloom-rocky-ford-melon-orange-flesh

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  27. I like these too. So many beautiful things in your Etsy store!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51159386/heirloom-crimson-rambler-morning-glory

    lcg842 at comcast dot net

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  28. My favorite is the heirloom lavender herb - i hearted it as JennyBolech
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51390923/heirloom-lavender-herb
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow via GFC as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  30. I just love the color of the
    Heirloom Royal Carpet Alyssum!

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  31. I am now following your blog!

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  32. I am following you! I don't have a place to plant seeds but wanted to comment anyways! :D

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  33. I just started gardening. Still at the beginner level with herb plants already started. When I saw those Red and Purple carrots I thought "gotta get these" so now I'm gonna finally take the plunge and try gardening starting with seeds! These colored carrots are so neat -- I'm sure my kids will LOVE them. I bought 2 packets of seeds --- the red carrots and the purple carrots! (Order #21468165 ).

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  34. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know about this, How did I miss it ????

    Of course I am a follower (but after missing this, I might be in the dog house:(

    This is a wonderful giveaway :) T.

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  35. This is so cute, I had to heart it :) T.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/32735952/rustic-chic-roses-periwinkle-box

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  36. So many great and unique seeds!!
    I would like to grow the
    Heirloom Lavender Herb:)
    cyclona66(AT) aol dot com

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  37. I hearted the Heirloom Parisienne Carrots--too cute!

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  38. I follow your blog
    leemoor1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. I would love to [attempt to] grow the Heirloom Tomatillo Purple. I've hearted it and the entire shop b/c I'm desperately trying to develop a green thumb!

    - Lindsay
    shrimpsaladcircus [!at] gmail dot com

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  40. I hearted the heirloom cauliflower - it's SO cool!
    leemoor1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. added heirloom tomatoes to my favorites (LuvSophie)
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  42. follower
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  43. I follow this blog via google friend connect

    (cherdon)

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  44. Picked out my favorite item Heirloom Gold Dust Alyssum Perennial and hearted it.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51356648/heirloom-gold-dust-alyssum-perennial

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  45. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/18685607352

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  46. What a great shop! This is my fav http://www.etsy.com/listing/51634177/heirloom-large-red-cherry-tomato

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  47. I blogged about this giveaway.
    http://lemonandrose.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-cultivate-garden.html
    lemonandrose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. I hearted the heirloom lincoln pea seeds. (etsy name is eleanornellie)
    lemonandrose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect.

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  50. I Hearted the Heirloom Moon and Stars Watermelon.

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  51. I follow your blog.
    lemonandrose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. gfc follower
    theknitwitybyshair@hotmail.com

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  53. I hearted: http://www.etsy.com/listing/18667978/original-primitive-daisy-painting-on?ref=v1_other_2

    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  54. gfc follower
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  55. I gave the Heirloom Scarlet Nantes Carrot a "heart". (Etsy username is creativetwist)

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/18813495576

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  57. I heartedHeirloom Cherokee Purple Tomato

    rachel.beasley AT converse.edu

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