Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Little Plants Looking For a Garden... (A Giveaway)


Just before my visit last month to Arrowhead Alpines near Fowlerville, Michigan, Joseph Tychonievich, who is a friend of mine that now works for them, asked me if I'd be interested in hosting a giveaway. I love giveaways - entering them, hosting them, and winning them! So, of course I said yes, and here we are.

Arrowhead Alpines is known for their huge assortment of alpine plants and unusual perennials. That's what drew me to them several years ago, in a search for a certain plant. I love the unusual and they've got 'em. 

Click on the photo to see a larger version of the miniature hypertufa
garden I planted, using four plants given to me by Arrowhead Alpines.

Draba hispanica throws up balls of
yellow flowers above its clump of star-
shaped foliage.




Alpine plants, because of their native environment of thin, rocky soil at high altitudes, do well in containers, so they're giving away one Trough Garden Collection (Very Small). Included in this collection will be four small plants along with one small conifer or shrub appropriate for the winner's location.









To enter the giveaway:

~ leave a comment to this blog post telling your USDA Zone

AND

~ provide your contact information via the Rafflecopter form.

The giveaway will end at midnight, Sunday, March 25th. The winner will be contacted via e-mail as well as being posted on this site. Good luck!





a Rafflecopter giveaway


WINNER!

Congratulations to Vickie, winner of the Trough Collection (Very Small). You have been sent an email requesting your shipping information so that Arrowhead Alpines can ship your plants to you! Thank you to all who entered. Stay tuned for more giveaways!

45 comments:

Charissa ~ www.MadMadme.com said...

Great Giveaway!

Debbie- OKCgardener said...

Zone 7-would love this in OKC!

lynn daly said...

Greetings from 8b Oregon!

Nicky @dirtandmartinis said...

I'm zone 7b Kylee. How adorable are these miniature gardens!! They make me happy just looking at them. What a special giveaway that I will be sure to share. <3

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh be still my heart. I love these little plants. I have a few and like any addiction I want more for my zone 6 garden. :) Great giveaway.

Jackie said...

Zone 7b. Such an adorable little garden. Thank you for the giveaway.

SolakNC said...

How cute! North Carolina zone 7b, or 8a if the wind is blowing right :) Thanks for the contest, and good luck, everyone!

Nancybeth said...

This little garden is so sweet. Hope I win!!!!

Judy Fairlamb said...

I'm in zone 5b,I've never heard of Arrowhead Alpines, I'll definately check them out...

Anonymous said...

we are 6b-such a nice giveaway -thanks for the chance
vickie

Karen said...

Would love something new for my garden.

Commonweeder said...

I am organizing a hypertufa workshop and I am just thinking about a whole new class of plants to become familiar with. I would love to win and my zone is 5.

Gary K. said...

Hi Kylee;

This miniture garden would be an amazing way to bring my passion for all things growing to my office desk in the 5b USDA zone (although I've heard lately we are now in zone 6,?). Please enter me for the Alpine plants Trough Garden Collection giveaway. Thank you.

And, happy first day of spring to everyone!

Gary

Amy - Get Busy Gardening said...

I love giveaways too. This is too cute! I'm in Minnesota, z4b.

Amy

Amy Junod said...

AHH! I am creating my own fairy garden...even requested fairy garden furniture for Valentines's Day.
Hubby is creating my box while I've been searching for the right plants.
These plants will be perfect for the Texas heat.
I'm not sure if my "zone" is accurate anymore with the weird weather we've had the last couple of years. North Texas, Dallas area?

unsightly said...

Zone 5!

mrk675 said...

zone 6. Thank you!!

Dottie said...

I would love to win this little garden. I saw a show on PBS that featured Arrowhead Alpines nursery. What a cool place!

Jackie DiGiovanni said...

Zone 6a and driveable distance to this great nursery. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lona said...

What a wonderful giveaway Kylee. I live in zone 6a now can you believe it. Although it feels warmer this spring. LOL! I would enjoy winning this giveaway since I am collecting things to start my Fairy Garden this spring. Enjoy the warm temps girl!

Andrea G in Morgan Hill, CA said...

Hello again!

I'm still in 9B even in the new USDA winter hardiness zone map...
THANKS...

Jenny said...

What an exciting giveaway! I love miniature gardens & would be thrilled to win. I hope they have plants that work in my zone - I'm, right on the edge of zones 6 & 7 in the upper south.

Cyndy Dubay said...

What a beauty! Would love to have this in my zone 5 garden!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!!!:-) Will be nice in my zone 5 garden!!!

Anonymous said...

Would be great in my zone 5 garden!!!:-)

The Plant Geek said...

Zone 5b. Always looking for great new container plants!

beachgrl said...

I live in zone 6b

Karen said...

Great giveaway!!! Zone 5.

Roberta Perez said...

Kylee, What a cool giveaway!!
I also love unusual plants and my
plant friends are in need of some
new company! I live in zone 8 and
with the global warming they now
say it's zone 9!

@lopta said...

Zone 5b

Carm said...

Zone 4. Spring is in the AIR!

Stella barnum said...

Zone 7b! Hope I win!!!

Michael Nolan (My Earth Garden) said...

My Zone 7b self NEEDS tiny plants. There is a noted lack of tiny plants in my life.

wendy said...

Zone 6. new plants always welcome at our garden

PurpleLarkspur said...

I am in Hardiness Zone 10a!

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Amykins said...

Hi There! Happy Thursday! I live in Zone 9! Thanks & Have a GREAT day! }:o)

Randy Huyck said...

Looks cool - zone 7

Unknown said...

Hi my name is Raquel and I also live in Ohio. I am in zone 4b. Thanks

Peggy said...

I live in Kentucky, Zone 6B.

Sheri Ann Richerson said...

I live in Indiana - zone 6. I've been wanting to make the trip up to Arrowhead Alpines and never have. I guess I need to get in gear.....

soccermom1 said...

thanks for the chance!
I'm in zone 6
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

tmc480 said...

I live in zone 6.
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

sunny said...

love the alpines. but so hard to get the conditions right! I'm in zone 9b.
thank you!

SolDucky said...

That is too cute!
soluckyducky at gmail dot com

Manda said...

Recently moved to Kentucky!

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