I KNOW IT’S ONLY JULY, but we who garden are forward-thinking, right? For instance, if we want gorgeous color in spring, we plant lots of bulbs in the fall. And to get the best bulbs at the best prices, we order them in summer. That’s why I’ve purchased, for this month’s random drawing, a $50 gift certificate from John Scheepers. Who wants to win this shopping spree for autumn-planted, spring-flowering bulbs?
For me, bulbs have been a great investment in beauty. Most return year after year, the anemones and winter aconites exploding in blue and yellow the moment the snow melts in late winter, while pushkenia, chiondoxa, tulips and myriad other bulbs keep the garden flower-filled from April through early June.
They are marvelous in winter windows, too. Pot them in October, chill those which require it, and then you can enjoy, as I do, Iris reticulata and Snowdrops in December, perfumed hyacinths, crocuses, tulips and daffodils in January and February, and fragrant freesia in February and March.
For a chance to win this gift certificate, just do these two simple things:
First, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.
Next, leave a comment below. Be sure to include at least part of your email address at the end of your comment, so that I can verify you’ve signed up for the newsletter. (If you post as “anonymous” and leave no clue as to your email address, I won’t be able to notify you if you win.)
Enter soon! This drawing expires on Friday, July 15, at 11:59 PM. As with all my giveaways, the winner will be chosen not by me, but by this nifty gadget.
What will $50 get you at John Scheeper’s? Well, quite a lot, actually. Have a look at their online catalogue.
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