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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Calling all plant geeks - Special Giveaway Sponsored by Arrowhead Alpines

Trough Garden Collection from Arrowhead Alpines
Attention all plant geeks, gardeners, nature lovers, small plant aficionados, wildflower seekers and fans of Arrowhead Alpines.  The garden fairies and I are excited to have been invited to host a giveaway of a garden trough collection from Arrowhead Alpines.

As described by the plant geeks at Arrowhead Alpines, this garden trough collection includes "4 trough plants and a very small dwarf conifer or shrub for an 8 x 10 or smaller trough. These little things are cool, obviously you need to pick very slow growing plants which we will do".

If you are not familiar with Arrowhead Alpines, please go now and browse through their website and take a gander at the lovely, unusual, sweet plants they have for sale. 

I personally swooned over their Clematis offerings. And when I searched on "clematis", I found an unusual Aquilegia with clematis-like flowers.  About then my palms started to get a little sweaty.  And then...

Garden fairies here. We think we've lost Carol. Last we saw she was looking at "garden treasures" on the Arrowhead Alpine website. We are garden fairies, we have seen this type of behavior in gardeners before. We don't think she'll be back for awhile so we will do the business end of this post.

If you would like to win the garden trough collection from Arrowhead Alpines, here's what you do to enter (do both things).

1. Enter your name and your blog url in the Mr. Linky widget below. If you do not have a blog, just enter the url www.maydreamsgardens.com, AND
2. Leave a comment to tell us what you saw on the Arrowhead Alpines site that made your plant-loving heart go pitter-patter an extra beat or two.

Please make sure that from either your blog or your comment, we garden fairies and Carol can figure out your email address to notify you if you are the winner. 

All entries must be submitted by the end of February, which we garden fairies are pleased to announce is Wednesday, February 29 at midnight EST.  The winner will be chosen by random number drawing and will be notified on Thursday, March 1st, via email. This post will also updated at that time to let everyone know who the winner is.

Open to residents of the United States, over 18, etc.

Ready, set, enter.

Update March 1, 2012 -- The random number is...

14!

Frances wins the trough garden from Arrowhead Alpines.  Thanks to all who entered and commented.

If you'd like to try again, visit Garden Rant, for a giveaway that runs until 10:00 am EST on Friday, March 2nd.  Good luck!





52 comments:

Gail said...

Many things on their website have made my heart go pitter patter over the years~But, this beautiful non-native caught my fancy~Hepatica nobilis ‘Flora Plena Rubra’ and many of the natives made me smile. To have a collection of their troughs would make me jump up and down. gail

Leslie said...

There are some very cool things there that would be perfect in the Fairy House yard! I am hoping to get that planted this summer.

Jenna Wood said...

I have a soft spot for moss and rock based plants but the Helleborus' are amazing!

askandilltell86@aol.com

Josh said...

Soooo many cool plants at AA! I'm hoping to try a few Gentianas in my rock garden and troughs this years...there is no bluer blue!

Lancashire rose said...

You just know with all my rocks that I am always searching for plants that stay small and don't overwhelm the site and in Texas that isn't easy. And now I have made 3 troughs out of hypertufa, one of which I have yet to fill. So yes, I would love to be that lucky winner. thanks for the chance, Carol.

Kathy said...

I adore all their spring ephemerals, but Anemonella thalictroides 'Double Pink' is to die for! But then I looked through the Garden Treasures and fell in love with the hepatica Gail mentioned and the Helleborus niger 'Sunset'. And I'd better stop there, or I will get as lost as Carol did!

John said...

Well it's not hard to find plants to drool over. The Garden Treasures, especially Hepaticas and Paeonias, were exotic looking. I've bookmarked the site.

Carol said...

Oh my ! My head is spinning!!! That Rock garden collection small would be perfect around my fish pond! and then.... oh i have to go back and take a second and third look!

SolDucky said...

We have a lot of shade, so I like their large hosta collection.

soluckyducky at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Carol,
My eye goes right to shrubs; they have 25 varieties of viburnum. Next, 21 varieties of cranesbill.
Then, primula, then . . .
gischatusfamilydotnet

The Bama Gardener said...

Helleborus orientalis 'Yellow Lady'. Yellow is my favorite color and I just don't have enough of it in my garden! Also, Helleborus orientalis 'Red Lady'. I think the ladies would do well together! :)

Layanee said...

I just made four troughs last week. They are curing. I was wondering what to plant and where to buy plants for them and here you are offering a great site. I am down the rabbit hole looking for the right stuff.

Fairegarden said...

Auriculas!!! Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!

Croft Gardener said...

Thanks for the invitation. Pity I'm on the wrong side of the pond but I enjoyed the virtual shopping trip.

AmyO said...

I have been a fan of Arrowhead for many years and I finally placed my first order this year!! I am especially in love with their Primula collection as well as the Hepatica and Arimsaema. I have mostly shade gardens so their selection of woodland treasures is the best. I planted my first trough garden last year and I am so excited with it! I would love to try another!

Michael Larkin PCH said...

So many conifers, so little space, troughs are te answer.

Michael Larkin PCH said...

So many conifers, so little space, troughs are te answer.

Cindy, MCOK said...

They have succulents and I'm all aflutter over those!

dlaverty said...

Thank you for the introduction to Arrowhead. My son has just become interested in Bonsai and the trough gardens are very interesting! I saw a Cryptomeria Japonica Tansu I think he would be very interested in! I will be showing him their web site!

Mario said...

Wow. They have an incredible selection!! While I love all the conifers, I am also smitten with their selection of Epimediums.

karen kennedy said...

Wow, what's not to like, of course all the trough selections, but those primulas are fantastic. And I could drop a bundle on those Epimediums, they're such a great plant, I need more of them!

Anonymous said...

Trillium catesbaei would be a great addition to my Trillium assortment in my very shady gardens.

http://gardeningonthego.wordpress.com/

foggykingdom@natzero.net

Commonweeder said...

I am newly fascinated with succulents, but choosing is so hard, so I love the collections. Of course, there is also Drosanthemum hispidum - beautiful tiny blooms. All season.

lisa said...

I love Arrowhead Alpines! The trough garden is wonderful!

Brandon Moeller said...

Those little plants would look great near the shed ...

Earth Girl said...

well, I spent way too much time browsing their website. But I am anxious for true spring, unlike this warmuary, so my heart raced at the spring woodland wildflowers, especially the Uvularia grandiflora.

Patsy Bell Hobson said...

Thank you for introducing me to Arrowhead Alpines.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my what a wonderful new source for plants! I love all the hostas which I need to order some after my son gets finished re vamping and painting the outside of our home.

Also love this pretty plant-
Dregea sinensis variegata

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win!!!

Erica said...

love your site and the many Daphne's offered. Hope to see your garden one day.

Randy Emmitt said...

Never heard of Arrowhead Alpines but will give them a good look. The gardening budget is bust right now went to Pine Knot Farm's Hellebore Fest over the weekend.

Ramble on Rose said...

So many trilliums! And I've never even heard of Gentiana purdomii!!

Nancy said...

I visited this business and it is amazing. What a wonderful selection. I live in Northeast Ohio and a Nandina was one of my purchases. It has come through 2 winters. The catalog makes me have plant lust.

debbie said...

I would love the convallaria montana. www.maydreamsgardens.com
(I don't have a blog)
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I love the Cymbidium goeringii.
lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com

spurge said...

Wow I had not heard of that company before - thanks (or perhaps curses) for sending me their way. I can't choose a favorite - the species peonies! The daphnes! The dwarf conifers! I could get lost in that store.

diesel51 said...

Shock and awe of the things on this site. I like the Rock Garden, but my association might not. The exotic plants that do well in the hot sun where I live would be greatly welcome. I love the peonies.

gothiclibrarian said...

Lots to like!

I often find myself knuckle-biting over varieties lacking pictures. Like this one: Paeonia hyb. 'Chocolate Chip'. The picture you form in your mind's eye from the description is oh-so-tantalizing.

Timothy said...

Gentiana purdomii, Epimedium pubigerum, Thymus serphyllum elfin, Dianthus pinifolius, Geranium wlassovianum, etc. I can't wait for spring!

Aisling said...
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Aisling said...

Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but when I type www.maydreamsgardens.com in the Mr. Linky widget I get an error message. Hoping I can get an entry by just typing a comment.

I'd love to win the garden trough collection and am also swooning over their Delosperma, Pulmonaria rubra 'Raspberry Ice' and a whole of Hostas. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Sunnyvale said...

This (Nectaroscordum siculum) is so neat looking, never saw the likes of this before.

Debby Williams said...

Hellebores - all of them!
debbywms@gmail.com

golb232 said...

rock garden plants abner232@gmail.com

Jackie DiGiovanni said...

What a great prize you are offering. Arrowhead Alpines is a Michigan treasure over in Fowlerville. It is always a pleasure to do business with them. They have a collection of trilliums you can buy. You should always buy cultivated trilliums. Trilliums are native to Michigan. I especially like the white flowers because they brighten the spring woodland garden.

Angel Blue said...

reading about a site like Alpine was enthralling good reading but sad. Sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Brigitta has my good thoughts for healing.
I liked the blog too! wow where to start:in the blog I loved the daffodils;never saw those (caped). liked the hellebores Golden Lily. on the website I enjoyed looking at the Clematis,especially integrifolia.The Sanguinaria canadensis FL PL. enjoyed the family pet section too! all in all a truly fun experience! Thank you, Angel
BlueAngelDiver@aol.com

michedt said...

I absolutely love the Adiantum pedatum Maiden Hair Fern. It's so beautiful. I've been a long time fern lover. I can't believe I don't already have this one. Thank you for the giveaway.
michedt at yahoo dot com
michelle tucker

Heather said...

I think I just scrapped my previous plans for the north side of my house in favor of planting some of the enormous ferns they have for sale.

slehan said...

Dianthus 'Dragon Fruit' caught my eye as well as lots of others.
Thanks for the contest.
slehan at juno dot com

Ann W. said...

The unusual narcissus bulbs really caught my eye!

--Ann W.
gvgreetings1 (at) gmail (dot) com

carol lewis said...

I like the Abies and the Rock Garden Collection Medium. My SIL qould go nuts over this!
spcale at yahoo dot com

Debbie C said...

I have a spot that I think would suit the Cherrybark Oak tree well. And I have a rock garden so I would love to add the plants in the Rock Garden Collection Small to it.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

Fairegarden said...

Yippeeeeee!!!!! I am so happy to have won this collection of trough plants from Arrowhead Alpines! Thanks to them, Joseph and Carol for hosting this! I have just the trough for them, too!

xxxooo
Frances