Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Celebrating the 4th with a $50 Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway!


I've enjoyed working with Lowe's this summer as part of their Lowe's Creative Ideas Garden Team for several reasons. Romie and I are long-time customers there, when it comes to home improvement needs and I've purchased a fair amount of gardening items there too. To partner with them in this way feels right for me and I appreciate the opportunity to use my creativity with their help.

Now it's YOUR turn to benefit! Lowe's Creative Ideas has provided me with a $50 gift card to give away to one lucky Our Little Acre reader. Tomorrow is the 4th and I think that's a good time to show how your garden is celebrating!



With the gift card that Lowe's sent to me, I created a simple centerpiece for a patio table that wears the red, white and blue proudly. I found everything I needed for this planter at my local Lowe's:

  • Red glazed pottery 
  • Potting soil 
  • Wave petunias, Dianthus, and variegated Liriope plants


It was easy to pot up the plants, and then I added to the festive ambience with a plaque and flag that I already had.

How do you win the $50 Lowe's gift card? 

Comment on this blog post, telling me how your garden is sporting the red, white, and blue, or otherwise celebrating the birth of our country. If you're on Facebook, I'd love it if you'd post a photo on the Our Little Acre Facebook page and share your creativity! Since Facebook prohibits running contests through their website (without special permission), sharing a photo there cannot be your sole method of entry, but I'll give you an extra entry if you do.

I'm using Rafflecopter for this giveaway, so YOU MUST ENTER YOUR INFORMATION ON THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM BELOW. I'll be using Rafflecopter to randomly pick a winner on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  Deadline for entry is midnight EDT on Monday, July 9, 2012.



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Visit the Lowe's Creative Ideas page.







WINNER!

Rafflecopter has chosen a winner via Random.org. Congratulations to "suburban prep!" I have sent an email, requesting your name and mailing address so I can notify Lowe's and you can receive your $50 Lowe's gift card. Please check your inbox and reply within three days to claim your prize!

Thanks to all who entered by telling how your garden celebrated the 4th and especially to those who posted photos on my Our Little Acre Facebook page. Another great giveaway is coming soon! And I mean a GREAT one! ;-)


33 comments:

Brown Thumb Mama said...

Yahoo! I have the red, white, and blue in my veggie garden.

Red is the strawberries, of course, white is the garlic and onions, and blue is...um...hmmm.

Aha! My turtle's water dish is blue! She's a very patriotic turtle. ;o)

Ashley said...

Love the centerpiece!

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Meghan said...

My garden, "Potential", will be sporting her little American flags throughout. Also, a few red, white and blue blooms via, Natchez crepe myrtle, Knockout rose and Salvia. :-)

Jenifer Farmer said...

no garden this year. had to give up my house. :(
but...celebrating the 4th with family & friends on the mighty OH-IO river in chester, wv!!

LOVE our little acre!!
jen

silverangel1963@gmail.com (if i win!) :)

Modern Mia said...

We celebrate by trying to use as many Made in the USA products as we can on the garden.

suburban prep said...

I have two flowerpots that are filled with Red "Firecracker" plants. They are flowers that I just know as that name. They are doing ok despite the extreme heat we are getting.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

We have little flags in our garden.

I'm entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook name (Mary Happymommy).

JC said...

Kids made small flags in the garden.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Dee said...

I don't have blue flowers but I have red and white and violet ones -- plus an American flag in one of my plant pots! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Carly H. said...

I've got a flag in my yard.

My email address is in my Blogger profile (just click the link in my name).

Blue Angel said...

The red is my Petunias & Verbena & Crocosmia, Lucifer, my white is my Calla, Picasso & Snow on the Mountains and my blue is my Salvia, Veronica Spicata, Cat Mint and Corn Flowers..
otherwise, in my heart, it is the soldier that I wore his POW bracelet till the end of the "conflict" and he never came home.. To me, he is every American who ever cared about being American..and I fly the American Flag and have two Flag Solar lights at night to remember him always.

Blue Angel said...

The red is my Petunias & Verbena & Crocosmia, Lucifer, my white is my Calla, Picasso & Snow on the Mountains and my blue is my Salvia, Veronica Spicata, Cat Mint and Corn Flowers..
otherwise, in my heart, it is the soldier that I wore his POW bracelet till the end of the "conflict" and he never came home.. To me, he is every American who ever cared about being American..and I fly the American Flag and have two Flag Solar lights at night to remember him always.

Anonymous said...

I have a blue flower in my tricycle pot holder with a brand new flag in it I bought yesterday. Happy Fourth-
vickie
vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jenny said...

I planted some red, white & blue containers this year using white caladiums, red impatiens & blue angelinia (not sure about the spelling?). Then I stuck little American flags in the pots in good weather or for company.

My front door is red so I also hung a white wicker basket with flowers & American flags in it & I always hang our large flag outside.

I'd love to win the gift card.

Genevieve said...

I just cut some purple, white and blue bouquets for the house! Purple, you ask? Yes, purple! The only blue plants I have growing successfully are Geranium 'Rozanne' and they make terrible cut flowers.

designeddecor said...

I added some flags to my flower pots, the flowers were purchased from Lowes!

agatewood1 said...

I have flags in my garden I also have my red, white, and blue wreath I made from pinterest! thanks so much!
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

Tom Mann /@SolakNC said...

Containers with red(deep coral) petunias,white allysum, and blue angelonia.

Sandyhere said...

I only have a porch garden but they are sporting flags everywhere.

V. Ramsey said...

Lowes always have the savings

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Rebecca Shockley said...

I'm entering as Rebecca Shockley
Twitter as @mngirlinssp
FB - rebecca shockley
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

Julie said...

flags,red white and blue planters-thanks
Julie Laws
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Gina M (crave to save) said...

we had a bbq! thanks for the giveaway!

gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Red tomatoes, white daisies and blue forget-me-nots
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Troy Breiland said...

I'd love to win the gift card

Dottie said...

I love your red, white and blue planter. I am going to look for that pot at Lowe's. I love shopping there. We always find something in their garden center. Lots of fun! My Vitex (Chaste Tree) Abbeville Blue decided to bloom in its glory on July 4th. Perfect color for the day.

Melissa said...

I was pretty lazy and bought one of Lowes pre-planted red white and blue containers. Added two small American flags and I was done. Would love to win a gift card to do something creative with my cracked birdbath

Michael Nolan said...

I'm in a brand new garden this year for the holiday, and I named it the "Transformation Garden" because it is a new birth for me and the gardens. I can't think of a better representation of the birth of the nation than that.

Carolyn said...

We celebrated with a good old-fashioned family barbecue!

Steve Asbell said...

Okay, since I've moved the color scheme for summer is different. At my mom's place I used white morning glories, firespike and blue morning glories, but now I'm down with predominantly pink and lime for the summer months.

Vanessa Richins Myers said...

My garden at the moment is just fruit trees. Im harvesting delicious peaches right now. I should plant some strawberries and blueberries!

Kylee Baumle said...

WINNER!

Rafflecopter has chosen a winner via Random.org. Congratulations to "suburban prep!" I have sent an email, requesting your name and mailing address so I can notify Lowe's and you can receive your $50 Lowe's gift card. Please check your inbox and reply within three days to claim your prize!

Thanks to all who entered by telling how your garden celebrated the 4th and especially to those who posted photos on my Our Little Acre Facebook page. Another great giveaway is coming soon! And I mean a GREAT one! ;-)

suburban prep said...

Thank you so very much.
I have forwarded my info.

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