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We have a winner

July 29, 2010

DRUM ROLL PLEASE . . . the WINNER of In and Around the Garden’s First Book Give-Away Contest is . . .


Congratulations Valerie. Amy Stewart’s book is packed full of helpful information. I hope you enjoy it.

To those who participated, but didn’t win, a big fat thanks to each of you.

Before I post the next contest, I’d like to hear your thoughts on the first one, and on future contests. Without your suggestions, I’m guessing in the dark how you’d like to compete, what you would like for prizes, deadline timeframe, if the first contest requirements were too steep, or the book undesirable or if it even matters—not everyone cares what the prize is or likes to participant, and that’s okay. If you’re enjoying the read, then I’m happy.

You can leave your thoughts in the comment box or email me at, –Dianne

 NOTE:  Tomorrow, under “Country Buzz,” look for my thoughts on friendship entitled, A Tea Luncheon in the Country. 


Book-Giveaway Contest!

July 5, 2010


The whole idea is to boost my readership. It’s a tough web world out there, and I need your help. I can hardly wait to see what you’re going to do.

THE PRIZE:  My mint-conditioned copy (autographed to me) of The Earth MovedOn the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart. Amy Stewart is a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bird Watcher’s Digest, and Organic Gardening, and the author of From the Ground Up, Flower Confidential, and Wicked Plants.

Here’s how you can win:

  1. You must be a subscriber to play.
  2. Get 5 or more of your friends, family members, and co-workers to subscribe to To qualify, you must sign up a minimum of 5 new subscribers. Be sure to tell everyone that it’s FREE.
  3. Entries will close July 28, 2010 midnight.
  4. After all of your friends have subscribed, email a list to me at,
  5. After the deadline, I’ll verify that each person is, in fact, a new subscriber.
  6. The person who has signed up the most subscribers is the winner. In the event of a tie, I will draw one name.
  7. The winner will be notified by email. The winner’s name will be announced on

Now, share something good—In and Around the Garden—with others.

  Thanks for your ongoing support! It’s truly appreciated. Best of luck!

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