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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lucky me!

I sure have had a string of good luck lately.  In a matter of about 2 weeks I won not one, but four giveaways!  I've signed up for many giveaways over the past two years of blogging and have won a couple.  But imagine my surprise and excitement when it seemed like every time I checked back to see who the winner was I saw my name.

First it was the $100 Proven Winners giveaway on Heather's blog Dusty Bay.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the plants when they arrive.  Heather has a great blog and is another Pacific Northwesterner and lives up in Canada.  Take a visit to see her beautiful flower and plant posts.  Lots of great plant information there.

Then it was Becca's giveaway on A Southern Garden by Becca.  Becca is in Alabama and I love seeing how different it is down there.  She is a very good hearted person and always has something kind to say.  She also has the cutest dog Buddy who is her garden buddy.  Becca was having a blogaversary giveaway and look at all the things she sent.  I'm totally hooked on the butter pecan coffee, the smell is unbelievable.  Just opening the box the scent of butter pecan started making me hungry.  Now I have to figure out how I will get more of it :)

Next, I found out I won Linda's giveaway on Gardening by Trial and Error.  Linda is hilarious in both her blog and her comments.  I was so lucky to get to meet her last year when she drove all the way up from southern Washington to my house.  She came loaded with plants and seeds to share.  I'm waiting to see how the Siberian irises look when they bloom this year.  We like comparing what's blooming in each others gardens during the year since we are in the same state yet about 3 hours driving distance from each other.

Finally I got an email from Phillip of Dirt Therapy that I won a book from his giveaway.  Phillip is also from Alabama and has a beautiful gardens that he shares with his fantastic photography.  He also shares delicious sounding recipes with pictures of the final product.  I only wish I enjoyed cooking as much as gardening.

Even though I've only met Linda in person, I feel a real connection to my fellow garden bloggers.  Some I've gotten to know a little more through comments on each others blogs, emails and Facebook.  There are so many good and generous people out there in the gardening world, I feel privileged to have gotten to know so many and be able to count them as friends.
Today I'm heading to the Northwest Perennial Alliance plant sale and am hoping to meet up with Alison of Bonney Lassie.
Oh, yeah and one more good thing... today is the first day of Spring!!
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  1. Well, after all your hard work, a string of good luck like this is icing on the cake. Congratulations!

  2. Gostei deste escrito, e do que contem seu blog.

  3. You have been lucky lately! I thought I noticed your name on a couple of giveaways, but wow! Four! I'm jealous. That butter pecan coffee sounds wonderful, I swear I can almost smell it!

    Looking forward to meeting you today, hope I don't jinx your luck!

  4. If I were you, I'd think this would be the time to buy a lottery ticket! Congratulations.

  5. Luck o'Irish, d'ya think? Chuckle, good for you. Yes, Becca is just precious, don't know the other gals but will visit them.

    The coffee I can smell the aroma, clear up here!

    Happy Spring ~
    TTFN ~

  6. As one of Alison's followers, I'm really excited the two of you are lucky enough to be able to meet up in person and I'm looking forward to reading your respective 'report backs' I hope you both have a great time!!!

    What's there to say? When you're on a winning streak, you can't help yourself! You've won yourself some super prizes, Catherine! Enjoy them all :)

  7. Congrats on your winning streak.

    Happy Spring and Happy Gardening,


  8. Play the lotto! You are on a lucky streak!

  9. Congratulations on your giveaway wins! A string of good luck is always welcome, isn't it?
    Wishing you a wonderful spring and I am excited to follow your blog and see what it looks like in your garden this year!

  10. Congratulations! I saw that you'd won a couple of the giveaways here in the PNW, but 4 wow! So cool! I think after all of the hard work you've done in your gardens this winter..you're getting a little garden love karma back your way :) Have a wonderful week ~ Cheers, Jenni

  11. I congratulate the happiness. Yours

  12. It could not have happened to a better blogger! Good karma coming your way I think. Congrats!

  13. That's wonderful! You love seeing the mail man coming! Happy spring!

  14. Happy Spring, dear Catherine! I hope the weather is finally going to take a turn for the better. Enjoy those wonderful gifts... and the gifts of friendship too!

  15. How cool! You got some nice prizes, there. I won a book on hellebores from Jan, at Thanks for Today a few years ago.

    I am going to read more of your posts later. I just came in from gardening for a snack, and I'm going back out. Larry and I got a 30 foot section of chicken wire fastened to the chain link fence on the north side of the veggie garden this afternoon. Hopefully we'll get the rest of it done next week. I have the week off, and some of the days are going to be barely warm enough to be out, but I hope to get lots done in the gardens.

    Well, I think I'll plant some peas. I hope you are having nice weather your way.

  16. If I would have left a post sooner, I would have told you to tell Allison "hi" from me. She seems like a really nice gal.

  17. a streak of good luck is fantastic! Congratulations - looks like a great win! xoox

  18. Congratulations Catherine, All the gifts look wonderful. So glad spring is officially here. Take care:)

  19. Congratulations! I am going to check back and visit some of the blogs you highlighted. Bonnie

  20. Lucky girl!! I am happy for you.

    Yes, we do form amazing bonds with other bloggers, but I think it is because we share similar passions.

    I get to do a sneak peek at the SFFand G Show this Tuesday. Can't wait and will take photos. Jeff and I are off for me to give a talk at the Lexington Arboretum, also a talk to a group doing a children's garden. I love being with these folks.

    Sending a hug,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  21. Oh, you are lucky! Happy Spring to you!

  22. You really are lucky!
    I like your blog and will follow you.
    If you want to visit me,you will come in my dollblog but you can go to my gardenblog in the right collom.
    Greetings from The Nethderlands. Diny

  23. So glad you won and received the package. I love having my butter pecan roast coffee on the weekend when I am lounging around to enjoy it. You can see why I had a hard time not eating all the pralines. I did buy me some so I wouldn't eat them all. Glad you are having some good weather. We are too. I had a good weekend in the garden Fri Sat and Sun. Yea me! Hope you have a good day.

  24. You are so lucky! Did you go play the lottery after winning all those give-aways? Please share info about your take-aways from the NPA plant sale too! I find it very interesting to see what others get, and what I need;).


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