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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Holiday Bulbs Giveaway

Amaryllis - picture courtesy of Longfield Gardens
If you are the type of person who heads right to the buffet table as soon as you arrive at a party, here’s what’s on the table.

The good folks at Longfield Gardens set up a nice buffet, I mean giveaway, of a Winter Gift Kit, featuring amaryllis or paperwhite bulbs, plus a rare bulb called Scilla madeirensis.

Leave a comment below to enter the drawing by 11:59 pm EST on Dec. 10th. One person will chosen on Dec. 11th to win both prizes.

To enter  the drawing a second time, tweet a link to this post, and then comment again telling us your Twitter name.

Want to enter a third time? Just post a link to this contest on your Facebook page and leave a third comment here to let me know you did that.  That's three trips to the buffet table, I mean three chances to win.

But if that isn't enough entries, you can enter a fourth time by subscribing to Longfield Gardens email newsletter and then adding a fourth comment below.

That’s up to four chances to win.  Crazy good chances to win. It's the holidays, after all.

What else about entering? Oh, yes be sure to include contact info on your comments so I can email you afterward to let you know you've won and to hook you up with the good people at Longfield Gardens.  You can disguise your email address by spelling it out something like this:  Name at whatever dot com

And in case you don’t win, and decide you can't live without growing that Scilla or some other bulbs, you can get 20% off your Longfield Gardens order anytime until Dec. 20th by entering "MayDream20" as the discount code.  Only one discount per customer, and discount can not be combined with other offers.

Contest is for U.S. residents only.

Whew...  let's slow this down a bit...

Now, if you are the type of person who likes to mingle a bit at the party before heading over to the buffet table and stuffing yourself full, read on…

It’s the holiday season…

There are toys that make noise - whistling, beeping, and clanging.

There are lights a-plenty, too - the bright lights of stores and over the top holiday displays.

The traffic, oh my, and don’t even get near a shopping mall.

It’s enough to fray the nerves, and it does.

Slow down, I say, and what better way to do that than to put your hands back in the dirt and grow some indoor bulbs. Nothing could be easier, whether you grow amaryllis or paperwhites or even something a bit more exotic like Scilla.

Most indoor forced bulbs grow fairly quickly, too, yet slowly enough to force you to slow down a bit, to wait awhile, until one day, there’s a bloom.

And isn’t it a good thing to slow down a bit during the holidays, to be forced to wait, and then experience something that doesn’t make noise or have bright lights or tie up traffic? And it calms your nerves, too?

I know it's a good thing. I always pot up some amaryllis and paperwhites during the holidays. And I give them as gifts, too.

This year, Longfield Gardens provided me with some amaryllis to grow. I potted them up before Thanksgiving and already they are up and soon will be in bloom.
Amaryllis sent to me by Longfield Gardens
And they sent me a Scilla bulb, too. When it blooms it will look like the one in this picture.
Scilla in bloom, picture courtesy of Longfield Gardens

It’s magical looking in the pictures, isn't it, with just enough sparkle to make me want to grow it, to see for myself.

Compliments of Longfield Gardens, I am giving away some bulbs to one lucky commenter here at May Dreams Gardens. See above on how to enter the drawing up to four times to win your own bit of holiday slow down, also known as a Winter Gift Kit and a rare, exotic Scilla bulb.

The contest ends Dec. 10th, so don’t delay. It costs nothing but a few seconds of time to enter by leaving a comment, multiple comments, so go ahead. Do it. Slow yourself down this holiday season with some indoor gardening. Grow some bulbs.

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For More Information on that rare exotic Scilla check out these articles:

All about Scilla madeirensis and An Exotic Fall Blooming Bulb


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Update Dec. 11th. The random number drawn was 9, so our ninth commenter, Gail, is the winner. Thank you all for entering and remember the Code MayDream20 will get you 20% off on the Longfield Gardens website until Dec. 20th!

72 comments:

Evenstar said...

Indoor bulbs in the winter are lovely!

Bev Colquett said...

I would love to add the bulbs from Longfield Gardens to my current collection of bulbs.

Helen Malandrakis said...

Love indoor bulbs, especially hyacinths

Helen Malandrakis said...

Hydrangeagirlie

Helen Malandrakis said...

Just subscribed to Longfield Gardens newsletter

nancy mckendree said...

Love love love forcing bulbs indoors!!!'

gotthedirt said...

oh yes, I rush right to the buffet table, lol. Please consider me a contestant for this lovely giveaway. I don't tweet or FB, so no chances there, durn! ginny dot talbert at gmail dot com.

gotthedirt said...

...and subscribed to Longfield Gardens because that scilla is marvelous looking!

Gail said...

Sign me up for the drawing I could use a beauty like this Longfield bulb this winter.

Jessica Nunemaker said...

I have never grown a bulb indoors before but I have always admired a close friend's. She has a way with plants! That's something I'd like to try!

Jessica Nunemaker said...

I subscribed to the newsletter as well. :)

Caley said...

Some winter gardening that doesn't require going out and getting cold! Sounds great!

Meg S said...

That scilla in bloom is just beautiful! Love Longfield Gardens.

Leslie Kuss said...

Love that scilla and one can never have too many amaryllis!

Terry said...

I love indoor bulbs especially amaryllis flowers.

Sara said...

I especially like paperwhites but growing anything during the winter months makes me happy!

Sara said...

I especially like paperwhites but growing anything during the winter months makes me happy!

SexyBrat said...

These would be beautiful.

Jennifer Hayden said...

I would love to grow some fresh flowers in our cold, cold Michigan winter!

mz.pembroke@gmail.com said...

I would love this kit to brighten the winter.

Lisa Voyce said...

I would love to give this to an elderly neighbor who loves to garden.

trishden said...

I love amyrilis and paper whites especially during the holidays and winter monthe. It's a great way to bring some life inside. Thanks for the chance to win!
trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I tweeted on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/trishden/status/673686523028475904
Thanks!
@trishden
trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

Signed up for the Longfield Gardens email newsletter. Thanks!
trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

outlawgardener said...

What a fun contest and beautiful plants! Thanks for the introduction to the hyacinth, it was new to me.

Pat's Mind over Matter said...

Lovely bulbs! My mother would love these as she is a great gardener

sweepmom said...

I love Amaryllis. Having them bloom in the home over the winter helps alleviate the winter blues.

clc408 said...

It makes me happy to see something blooming in the winter months. Thanks for the chance.

Lisa Greenbow said...

I love these forced bulbs. I have an amaryllis growing on the kitchen table as I type. That Scilla is fab...

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the bulbs.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love these beautiful bulbs! They would look so great in my house!

Tricia Galbraith said...

Look so pretty, I'd love them!

Lisa Ann said...

I would love to win this beautiful prize.

CommonWeeder said...

I already have my amaryllis but I hope you'll come over and take a chance at my Giveaway - Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass published by Cool Springs Press - and of course - a copy of The Roses at the End of the Road.

mkjmc said...

I love the smell of the indoor bulbs

mkjmc said...

https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/674012397615644672 @mkjmc

mkjmc said...

https://www.facebook.com/kathb.persons/posts/574555702696134

mkjmc said...

Subscribed by email

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

mkjmc said...

I love to watch and Amarylis grow

Rose said...

That scilla is gorgeous! Thanks for the reminder, Carol, to get my amaryllis bulbs out of the garage and planted up now so that I can enjoy them during the coldest days of winter.

Michelle Hill said...

I am a bulb fanatic!

JamesKennedy said...

I love forcing bulbs to bloom indoors!!

JamesKennedy said...

I tweeted this giveaway! @JamesNKennedy

JamesKennedy said...

I posted on Facebook! james.kennedy.71619

JamesKennedy said...

I subscribed to Longfield Gardens newsletter!

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to plant this in my yard
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Gala said...

Flowers are always the best gift ever, especially this time of the year.

Gala said...

https://twitter.com/galyettina/status/674387933483433984
@galyettina

Gala said...

https://www.facebook.com/gala.ya.1/posts/918729444848627?pnref=story

Gala said...

I subscribed to Longfield Gardens email newsletter

Lynne M. said...
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Lynne M. said...

My mother (age 79) loves amaryllis! This would be so wonderful to win for her.

Lynne1971 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

These flowers are beautiful
JOE GERSCH

JOEBISSY@mail.com

mkjmc said...

Does the scilla have a scent similar to a hyacinth

Kim said...

These would be beautiful blooming this winter! I think they would really help fight off that winter blues and keep you happy :)
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Nova said...

Would love having their bulbs to brighten up the space! They look beautiful.

Ashlee Naylor said...

I've never tried growing bulbs indoors before, so this would be a great way to start! naylor(dot) ashlee(at)Comcast(dot)net

Ashlee Naylor said...

https://twitter.com/AshleeTimmins/status/674626874698403840?s=09 @ashleetimmins

Ashlee Naylor said...

Also signed up for the email list!

Donna said...

Yes, please! I would love a chance at winning a kit. Nothing brightens the day like beautiful blooms!

Donna said...

Just tweeted a link at @donnacash7!

Donna said...

Just shared with friends on Face Book!

Donna said...

Subscription to Longfield Gardens E-News done!

Carolyn Daley said...

I think my grandmother would love this. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Holidays!

mkjmc said...

I love to watch these grow so beautiful in the dead of winter

SolDucky said...

Oh, how lovely!

RICHARD HICKS said...

I love growing the bulbs especially in the winter

Brian E. said...

Thank You for the giveaway… would love a Winter Bulb Kit for my Mom to enjoy during the Holidays !

Melanie Comello said...

I absolutely love amaryllis, they have such a beautiful boom.

Sand said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous. I would love to win!

JamesKennedy said...

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