Comment #81 from Susan: Favorite Joan Crawford? “Mildred Pierce”, of course! Here in Idaho, we’re finally getting some much needed rain in the lowlands…
Congratulations, Susan! To collect your prize, just send me a note.
THIS WEEK, because spring is around the corner…because our gardens will be revealed once the snow finally melts…and because I think you could use a gardening gift right about now…I’m giving away a Hori Hori knife. More about this brilliantly-designed weeding tool, and how you can win one in a random drawing:
I wrote about the hori hori knife last May. Here’s a recap:
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A HORI HORI KNIFE. I’m talking about a Japanese gardening tool with a concave center (like a trowel), and a sharp, serrated edge. Would you like to see what this nifty gadget can do?
In Japanese, hori hori literally translates to “diggy-diggy.” And diggy-diggy it does. Results of recent trials:
First, I tested the tool on wild onions (Allium canadense — sometimes called “Onion Grass”) that dared to emerge in my Woodland Garden.
And finally, I slipped Mr. Hori Hori beneath a dandelion. (I refuse to remove all of this Taraxacum officinale from my property — I use the leaves to make Clara’s Dandelion Salad.)
Note: In addition to its use as a weeding-tool, Hori Hori makes a fine mirror.
You might like to have one of these weeding tools, too. And that’s why I’ve purchased another Hori Hori to give away in a random drawing.
To enter the drawing, just scroll down to the end of this post and leave a comment. Say anything you’d like. Perhaps you can tell me how the tool would be useful to you. Or, tell me the name of your favorite Joan Crawford flick. (If you think Ms. Crawford and gardening have nothing in common, read this post.)
Already have a Hori Hori knife? Enter the drawing anyway. Just think of what a great gift it would make for a plant-minded friend.
One comment per person, please.
Enter soon! This giveaway expires on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. As always, I’ll use the number generator at Random.org to select a winner. The winner’s name will be announced on Thursday, March 6, 2014, so be sure to check back!
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