By dave on September 8, 2018The penultimate raffle of the year!
Here we go again with another Not-a-Raffle Raffle. Why is this not a regular raffle? Well, in a regular raffle, you pay for the tickets with money. But in NGA raffles, you buy your tickets with acorns. Tickets cost 5 acorns each. Don’t know what acorns are? Click here to learn about acorns, and how to get them.
Important note: these prizes are all only available to members in the United States. I’m really sorry for those in other countries, but the complications and expense of shipping things to other countries is just too difficult and costly to arrange with the various companies. For this reason, we have made the decision to limit the contest to United States winners only. If you are outside the US, you can still participate, but if you win you will need to gift the prize to another member of your choice.
Good luck to all participants, and now let’s talk about the prizes:[#Z]Santa Rosa Gardens is providing a $50 gift certificate to their store. Santa Rosa Gardens is a family operated mail-order business, and we grow every plant we sell. We grow and ship over 750 varieties of perennial plants, but we are also specialists in ornamental grasses, producing over 175 different varieties. Our love for plants is evident in our customer service. Bottom line…we want you to succeed in creating your style, your passion, your garden!
[#Z]Brushwood Nursery is providing the plant Clematis ‘Taiga again’ shipped to you! Brushwood Nursery ships beautiful vines and climbers throughout the United States directly to your door. We have hundreds of different climbers available like Clematis, Climbing Roses, Passion Flowers, Honeysuckles and much more.
[#Z]Garden Perennials is providing 3 daylilies of store’s choosing, with winner questioned about their color preferences. Garden Perennials is celebrating 35 years of offering a wide variety of perennials and specializing in daylilies. Plants are grown in northeast Nebraska, resulting in excellent hardiness.
[#Z]Perfect Plants is providing three prizes to three different winners. Prize #1: $50 gift card for their store. Prizes #2 and #3: 3 one-gallon roses of the winners choice. Perfect Plants is a family owned and operated nursery based in North Florida. Our 35 years extensive experience began in 1980 with our father’s purchase of the land that was to become our nursery. The desire for our high standards to be able to reach more individual consumers is what began our online operations. We strive to offer a diverse selection of hand-chosen and carefully packaged plants in hopes to deliver exactly what our name suggests: Perfect Plants!
[#Z]Hollingsworth Peonies is providing one root of peony ‘Minuet’. Hollingsworth Peonies – your peony farm, where we guarantee variety – peonies are what we do!
This is your one stop web-site for everything about peonies. How to grow peonies, how to divide and plant, and of course your guaranteed variety source. Always American Grown, we do not resell imports.
[#Z]Cobrahead is providing an awesome collection of tools to one winner. The winner who chooses this prize will receive CobraHead Original, a CobraHead “Mini” and a Long Handle Weeder. Three amazing tools for one winner.
[#Z]Mary’s Garden Patch is providing 20 Ziva Paperwhite Daffodils. Ziva Paperwhites are early pure-white flowers with up to three stems per bulb. Very fragrant. For indoor forcing plant mid-October to early November for Christmas bloom. Or grow outdoors in the South where they will often bloom in December. Mary’s Garden Patch reserves the right to substitute another variety or similar gift certificate in case the listed prizes are not available at the time of the drawing. They will be shipped starting around September 20th according to your planting zone, coldest parts of the country first. Can be shipped closer to Christmas if you want. Mary’s Garden Patch specializes in top size quality fall and spring planted flower bulbs for the garden. Different varieties include tulips, daffodils, daylilies, crocus, lilies, caladiums, cannas, amaryllis, iris, hyacinths and many more – all with beautiful flowers to enhance your own home and garden, landscape or just your windowsill.
[#Z]Victory Seed Company is providing a $25 gift certificate to their store. The Victory Seed Company is a family owned and operated, small farm-based organization working to keep rare and threatened plant varieties available to home gardeners. All of their seeds are open-pollinated, open source, non-hybrid, and not chemically treated. As an early signer of the “Safe Seed Pledge” they will never knowingly sell GMO seeds. Many of the varieties are family heirlooms, most are old standard varieties that are hard to find.
[#Z]Mountain Crest Gardens is providing a $50 gift certificate to their store. Mountain Crest Gardens is a family owned and operated succulent nursery that was established in 1995. Their collection has grown to over 650 different varieties of hardy and soft succulents including Sempervivum (hens & chicks), Sedum, Echeveria, Crassula, Haworthia, hybrids, and more. They deliver year-round to all U.S. states and territories and offer free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Mountain Crest Gardens specializes in providing a large selection of named individual succulents, hand-picked specialty collections, and affordable wholesale plug trays with no minimum order or wholesale account requirements. They also pride themselves on exceptional customer service, so feel free to contact them if you have any questions.
[#Z]GrowJoy is providing $50 in Reward Points that can be used just like cash at GrowJoy. Whether you get excited by new varieties or want to stick with the tried and true favorites, you’ll find it all online at GrowJoy.com. From vegetables and herbs, to annuals, perennials and succulents, we have a plant for you. Guaranteed quality, delivered right to your door.
@dave is providing 5 winners will each get 100 acorns, all donated by an anonymous member.
As always, the ticket buying window is open now and will close on September 20th at 7:00pm Central time. The drawing will be done and posted the following day. The first place winner gets first pick of all the prizes, and then the second winner picks, and so forth until all prizes are claimed. Important note for winners: If you are contacted as a winner and asked to choose a prize you have 24 hours to respond with your choice. If you do not respond within that time, the next placed winner will be contacted and allowed to pick.This raffle is now closed!