Friday, May 1, 2009

Anniversary Give Away!

I am celebrating my "2nd" year of Blogging on May 2. I can't believe I have been at this fun, rewarding hobby of mine for 2 whole years. I would like to celebrate by having my very first Give Away. I had a lot of comments about a pair of gardening gloves I recently purchased after I put a picture on a while back. If you would like to win your own pair of these very special gloves, please leave a comment and tell me a gardening tip, experience or what you like to plant. I will pick a winner randomly next Friday, May 8. Thank you to all my blogging buddies who read my journal of mostly my loving family. I enjoy reading your blogs and am so glad I met so many wonderful friends. Happy Gardening!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I'm the first one commenting! As you know, I don't even use gardening gloves because I love getting my hands in the dirt on a weekly basis! In fact, I'm going this weekend to get me some pretty flowers to plant in all my empty pots!
Happy Gardening!
Your Big Sis

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

What a beautiful gift! I actually did find a pair in a store here in Rhode Island... so I will not enter the contest so someone else can enjoy them! As far as a gardening LOVE, I LOVE lilacs. I love them pruned and elegant and I love them wild looking and almost haphazard, like they've found a perfect place to live. I have had lilacs in every home I can remember, first as a young girl when we moved from California to New Hampshire. They were growing next to our garage, and I fell in love with them that spring... it was 1962! Last fall, Barry and I planted 6 lilac bushes along our driveway. There were some wild ones growing there, so we pruned them down to make friends with our new ones! They are all blooming now! I will photograph them this week!

I love this post... !!!!

Bacardi Mama said...

Oh boy, I love giveaways! The best gardening tip I have lately is to have a retired husband to take care of most of it for you. That works out great for me. I do love to plant all the pots for the patio and the hanging baskets. I'm thrilled that I kept two pots of geraniums, fern and spikes alive this winter along with a beautiful peachy color hibiscus bush. That will save me a little money. Congratulations on your anniversary. I'm so happy we met through blogging. You're the best!!

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Happy Blogversery! I love the gloves, thank you for a sweet blog and a sweet give-away!

Carolyn Vaughn said...

Gardening tips - I often just use latex or latex like plastic gloves to dig in the dirt. It protects my skin better since our soil sucks all the moisture from my skin. Otherwise I like goatskin work gloves to plant. Also if you plant in containers, you may need to water frequently plus always choose containers that have a drainage hole in the bottom. Many plants need good drainage, at least the ones we plant do. For Bacardi Mom, I do have a retired husband who takes care of all our gardens, which is most of our property. It is wonderful, indeed, and he is very good at it.

Erin said...

Oh, I would be so thrilled to win a pair of those! You are the best.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I love that your Sis was the first to leave a comment! :)
A gardening tip? Not from this about this....if the leaves are drooping---it is a sure sign that you might want to give the plants a little water. :)
Here is something...when your herbs are coming in like crazy put them in a food processor and then place them in ice trays with water or broth and freeze them. Then pop them out put them in a freezer container and use them in your favorite recipe. Comes in real handy come winter when you don't want to have to pay the price for them in the market. That is the best I can do. :) My basil and rosemary are already in the works!
Have a great weekend..and happy blogaversairy!

Erin said...

Thanks for stopping by and updating me on your DIL. I am praying for her, the name, and your son. :) I cannot wait to see the beautiful bundle of joy!

~michelle pendergrass said...

My best friend died in January from breast cancer--I would love to have gloves like that. She was one of my gardening buddies.

My tip? When maintaining lilacs, cut away and dig up (and replant if you like) any shoots near the base of the main tree. Also, prune back any branches that aren't the main tree. This will give your lilacs tons more blooms in the spring!

Mrs. Cline said...

Oh, I would love to win the gardening gloves! I really cannot give a gardening tip, although I learned last year that flowers don't live if you don't water them, although I'm sure you knew that! Keeping plants alive is not my strong point, but I try, really!