Sunday, October 2, 2011

And the winners are. . . . .

Well, we had the draw.

Kevin Pierce (our photographer and Marketing Manager) assisted in drawing the names from a bucket.

Drum roll please . . . and the winners are: For a $100 gift certificate - Debra K. of Edmonton, AB; Cathy K. of Calgary, AB; and Janet W. of Bowmanville, On. For a $50 gift certificate - Erwin K. of High River, AB; Sara P. of Sudbury, On; Tonyia R. of Hillsborough, NJ; Vince Q. of Calgary, AB; Julia V. of Delta, BC; and Nancy Y. of Medicine Hat, AB. For a $25 gift certificate - Bibi A. of Mississauga, ON; Alan B. of Sundridge, ON; Andrea F. of Yellowknife, AB; Anne G, of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC; Pat G. of Port Hope, ON, Almas K. of Almaty, Kazakhstan; Bruce M. of Toronto, ON; Satie N. of Calgary, AB; Jessie N. of Vaudreuil-Dorian, QC; Addie O, of Red Deer, AB; Jodi P. of Vancouver, BC; Rick P. of Peterborough, ON, Julie R. of Sydney, NS; Denise R. of Hinton, AB; Rhonda S. of Clarsholm, AB, and Jenna W. of Whitehorse, YK.

I will be contacting all of the winners by email.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

An a-ha moment

I've been thinking about what to do since January! And then yesterday it came upon me. We'll have a draw! Yes, a draw would be a grand idea.

Beautiful Blooms will be 10 years old this September 29, 2010. To celebrate, we'll be giving away $1000 is gift certificates. What do you think about that?

Everyone who places an order this year, from January 1, 2011 to September 28, 2011, will be entered in the draw. If you place more than one order, then you will get more than one entry.
Prize breakdown will be - 3 x $100, 6 x $50, and 16 x $25 in gift certificates.

Doesn't matter how big or small your order is, you will be entered.

Spring is finally upon us. It is so exciting to see the new growth coming up out of the garden. I'm knee deep in sunflower seeds at the moment but soon I shall get some pictures posted.
Very exciting is that I see two green nubs of Eremurus poking up from the dirt. Started from seed back in 2008 - maybe they'll bloom this year.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Looking forward to Spring

Do you know what I love the most about gardening? It's universal, no matter where you go, there are gardeners, people who love plants and gardening as much as I do.
I have had the pleasure over the last couple of weeks to place orders to gardeners from other parts of the world. I'm always curious to see what they order, what is common to me is not so much to them. It's fascinating.

I'm planning a seed planting weekend, what better way to celebrate spring. I'm late on some seeds, I know, but hopefully if I get them outside in the cold frame NOW, it won't make too much of a difference. We're still experiencing winter here in Red Deer, Alberta and the road report this morning warned of ice fog on the QE2 north.
Speaking of cold frames, I took a peak this past week inside of mine, and yes there is signs of green. How exciting.

And as I sit here writing this, two Canada Geese flew by my office window! Now if that doesn't say SPRING is here, I just don't know.
I did get a bit of a glimpse of spring in the yard this past week. We have had plus temps and the snow is melting fast. Dianthus and Heuchera (which are evergreen under the snow) are the first to show. I can't wait to see what bulbs have survived another winter.

Come on spring!