|Amaryllis - picture courtesy of Longfield Gardens|
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|
|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.
For More Information on that rare exotic Scilla check out these articles:
All about Scilla madeirensis and An Exotic Fall Blooming Bulb
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!