Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? — Pinterest Contest

Our friends at Timber Press are celebrating the release of their new book Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? with a Pinterest contest! The winner will receive a copy of this new book and a $50 gift certificate to a local nursery of their choice.

Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? offers hundreds of all-star alternatives that replace — and often outshine — popular problem plants.

Garden designer Andrew Keys makes it easier than ever to skip over the fussy plant prima donnas and move toward the equally gorgeous understudies. Each profile shows the problem plant and offers three alternatives that include three or more of the original plant’s characteristics — hardiness, shape, color, texture, light, and size.

To enter to win:
  • Make sure to follow both Andrew Keys and Timber Press on Pinterest. 
  • Create a new board on Pinterest and title it “All-Star Plants.” 
  • Pin at least 10 of your favorite plants that work the best for your garden. 
  • Post a link to your board in the comments section of our contest pin. 
  • Pin and share your board by Friday, January 11th, 2013. 
  • Andrew will choose a winner based on the best selection of all-star plants. 
  • Good luck!
*Fine print: No purchase necessary. A winner will be chosen based on plant selections. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, 18 years or older, as of 1/7/2013. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on 1/11/2013. Void where prohibited.

Media Surrounding the Book:
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? and Andrew Keys were also the catalyst for a discussion for the Garden Designers Roundtable in November which hit 11 garden design blogs with mentions of the book. And, two reviews hit About.com yesterday, one from Kerry Michaels and one from Marie Iannotti who says, “The real enjoyment here is that Keys delivers on his promise to help us upgrade our gardens, make sense of our options and discover some surprisingly marvelous, new plants.”

Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? November Blog Tour:
Blue Planet Garden Blog
Toronto Gardens
Harmony in the Garden
Red, White & Grew
A Garden of Possibilities
A Charlotte Garden
Our Little Acre
Danger Garden
North Coast Gardening
Red Dirt Ramblings
Stay tuned for more great updates for Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? in 2013 including features in Horticulture and Martha Stewart Living!

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

great contest, totally fed up with the weather, so good to think about the gardening season.

Gill in Canada