As passionate gardeners, I know I don't need to twist your arms to get you out there shopping the local nurseries, especially now that fall has arrived in earnest. There are perennials, herbs and vegetables to be planted, compost or mulch to be added or maybe you have eyes for some new garden whimsy. Oh, and don't forget those gift opportunities for your gardening friends.
Here is the really cool part: you're invited to win gift certificates from each of the nurseries involved in the Austin Nurseries Giveaway! Yeah, that's right, they're sharing the love right back! Wait until you see the prizes!
J Peterson Garden Design: $50 gift certificate from The Great Outdoors
Go Away, I'm Gardening: $100 gift certificate from Sunshine Landscape & Garden Center
Rock Rose: $50 gift certificate from Shoal Creek Nursery
Sharing Nature's Garden: $50 gift certificate from Emerald Garden
Great Stems: $50 gift certificate from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery
The Whimsical Gardener: $25 gift certificate from It's About Thyme
Growing Optimism $25 gift certificate from Natural Gardener
If you're looking for some of that famous South Austin, laid-back vibe It's About Thyme is the place. You'll find knowledgeable staff, plenty of trees, perennials and annuals, ceramic pots and lots of whimsy. There is even a $5 off coupon you can print from their website. They are definitely doing their part to keep Austin weird and growing!
Their specialty though is vegetables and herbs grown in their five huge greenhouses. Many of them you won't find anywhere else. While visiting I saw curry plants, ghost peppers, which came with warning labels because they're so hot, and "salsa bowls" with everything growing in one pot that you'd need to whip up fresh salsa.
Bijou, an African Gray parrot, who resides at It's About Thyme with dozens of other rescued birds was discovered at the bottom of his cage in a burning home and given "birdie CPR" by his rescuer. Bijou's keen intelligence and inquisitive, kind nature draw you in for a visit. Stop by and give him a few minutes of your time...you won't be sorry, he's a sweetheart.
Cat, how do I get to be a part of this great giveaway, you ask? It's easy:
- Leave a comment on this post to enter the It's About Thyme giveaway.
- Each participating blog will hold its own random drawing, so leave a comment on each blog to enter all the giveaways.
- Only one comment per person per giveaway.
- Participating bloggers and their families are ineligible to win.
- Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on October 26, 2011.
- Winners will be announced on each blog on October 27, 2011.
- Winners must go to the nursery with a photo ID and pick up their prize in person within two weeks of winning. Prizes will not be mailed.
Let's all do our part to keep Austin growing! Good luck!