Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Early Summer Garden CONTEST


With so many of you posting such lovely photos of your gardens and flowers in your area, I thought you might enjoy a little contest. The contest is simple. Just add a comment to this post between now and June 12, and on June 13 I will draw a winner. And the winner will receive my 2002 reprint of the 1952 book, Old Herbaceous. So add your name to THIS POST if you would like a chance to own this lovely little book. This contest is INTERNATIONAL! Here's a little about the book:

Old Herbaceous is a classic British novel of the garden, with a title character as outsized and unforgettable as P. G. Wodehouse’s immortal butler, Jeeves. Born at the dusk of the Victorian era, Bert Pinnegar, an awkward orphan child with one leg a tad longer than the other, rises from inauspicious schoolboy days spent picking wildflowers and dodging angry farmers to become the legendary head gardener “Old Herbaceous,” the most esteemed flower-show judge in the county and a famed horticultural wizard capable of producing dazzling April strawberries from the greenhouse and the exact morning glories his Lady spies on the French Riviera, “so blue, so blue it positively hurts.” Sprinkled with nuggets of gardening wisdom, Old Herbaceous is a witty comic portrait of the most archetypal—and crotchety—head gardener ever to plant a row of bulbs at a British country house.

Sign up now to win! The drawing will be June 13, and your name must be on this post's comments.

28 comments:

Susie said...

Sounds like an interesting read! I'd love a chance to win!!
xo

Lin said...

I LOVE your new masthead, Sioux!

Please sign me up -- what a generous thing to do!

Lin

Teri C said...

WOW Sioux, your banner is gorgeous!! Love it.

And what a come on...sign me up :)

Dawn said...

Love your new look! Sign me up for the book, and come over and see my flower pictures on Wordless Wednesday.

smilnsigh said...

What a lovely prize! Are you sure you want to part with it?

I got a copy of it, out of the library and am enjoying it. I'm sure I'd love to have a copy of it, myself. It is a precious book.

Mari-Nanci

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Love the aubergine sidebar pic~!!!
Thanks for entering me in the draw, I love the sound of Old Herbie!
xo

PEA said...

Ooooh I so love a contest! hehe Sounds like a fascinating book so yes, please add my name to your draw:-) xox

peppylady said...

I like to read things from the past put my name in the drawing.

altermyworld said...

hey Ms Sioux, how ya doing? All healed and kicking up a storm?
just stopped by to say hi.
Ang

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You are one of the most kind-hearted and generous souls ever. Count me in. My garden has been quite prolific in turning out drought hardy weeds this year!

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh a giveaway!
would love to be in with a chance!!

Gemma said...

Hi...Souix please enter me in your contest!!!Love old books too!
:-)

Kelli said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing, thank you!

Kelli

Linda Hancock said...

Hello!
I am new to your blog and enjoying it immensely. I love reading English country stories. Please enter me in your drawing.
Linda

peppylady said...

On the summer or Litha Scavenger hunt I decided to do a minor change on # 7 it now reads “A frame picture taken from you’re home areas looking toward the south.” But it I’m changing it to “ A frame picture taken close from your home area looking toward the south” so nice picture of southerly direction from your area.

AnnieElf said...

Sioux, love your new banner. Kudos for the opener. What fun.

AnnieElf said...

Hummm, was so busy enjoying the new banner and the music that I missed the whole contest thing. I'm in. Books looks wonderful. Annie

Morning Glory said...

That sounds like a fun book. Anything that reminds us of Jeeves and Wooster rates high in my interest.

I love your new blog look. It's such a pretty sight.

"Early Bird" said...

Very generous of you...please include me!
:)

Just Mom said...

I'm in. Sounds like a wonderful book.

Gill said...

WOW that book sounds REALLY interesting, count me in, if thats ok

Take care
Gill

Sioux said...

I got an entry from Linda Hancock, but with no email or url....hello, Linda, what is your contact info online?

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Hi, nice to hear from you!! I have been gone since the 24th of May and when I run into wireless I try to write back to all of those who read my blog. I am so sorry that it has been a while since I visited. I just love flowers. I have had a time growing them lately because of the drought but I keep trying!! Great idea sign me up...Sandy

Penny said...

Sioux, i have found you again, love the aubergines masthead and do sign me up, a wonderful book to have.

Kai said...

It's a fresh and beautiful creation there Sioux.. very pretty banner.
Peace, Kai

Cynthia said...

The book looks interesting! I need to post a few more pictures of our hard yard very soon. We just did our landscaping for the first time last year and it's been fun to see what survived the winter!

judie said...

Count me in Sioux Sioux! Looks like a good read. You are sweet to offer such a kewl prize!

Barbara said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and I have added your name to my giveaway. You are certainly an interesting and gifted lady yourself. Those quilts are divine. Please add me to your garden photo competition. I will come back and read thorugh all your blog soon.

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