Sunday, October 16, 2011

AUSTIN NURSERIES GIVEAWAY: SHOAL CREEK NURSERY

Each Wednesday, throughout the month of October, and as part of Support Your Independent Nursery Month, Austin garden bloggers are featuring local nurseries, with an aim to encouraging gardeners to shop local. I am sure we would all be very sad to lose any one of our independent nurseries and with the current, tough economic times this is a reality that we might face....unless we do our part. We are asking you to spend your dollars at any one of our fine local nurseries. At the same time offering an opportunity to win a gift certificate from eight of our local nurseries.


It has been a long, dry summer and our gardens have suffered. Maybe now is the time to re-think our plantings. All our independent nurseries sell a great selection of drought tolerant plants. They can help you make selections that would be suitable for you garden. You can also find great ideas for your garden by reading any one of the 60 or more garden blogs written by Austin Garden Bloggers.

                                                                     Shoal Creek Nursery

Maybe you have a family birthday in the future or are thinking about Holiday gifts. What about a hummingbird feeder for your children or a birdbath to welcome feathered friends into the garden. You will find any number of great gift ideas at your local nursery.


Disappearing fountains make great bird baths.


With our eyes tuned constantly to the weather how about a weather station. Lots of great products as well as great plant selections.

                                   
                                             Succulent table at Shoal Creek Nursery

In conjunction with our weekly postings several nurseries are generously sponsoring our efforts by giving gift certificates.

I am delighted to offer readers of my blog the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate from Shoal Creek Nursery

Shoal Creek is not the only nursery participating in this wonderful, timely giveaway. Visit each one of my gardening friends below, make a comment and you will be entered in a drawing to win a gift certificate from their sponsoring nursery.

Sharing Nature's Garden: $50 gift certificate from Emerald Gardens


J Peterson Garden Design$50 gift certificate from The Great Outdoors.


Go Away I'm Gardening: $100 gift certificate from Sunshine Landscape and Nursery Center.

Great Stems: $50 gift certificate from  Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery.

The Whimsical Gardener: $25 gift certificate from It's About Thyme

Digging: $100 gift certificate & a Fall Power Package (valued at $50) from Barton Springs Nursery.

Growing Optimism $25 gift certificate to The Natural Gardener.

So here's what you have to do to enter our contest
1. To enter, leave a comment on my post .
2. Each participating blog will hold its own random drawing, so leave a comment on each blog to enter all the giveaways.
3. Only one comment per person per giveaway.
4. Participating bloggers and their families are ineligible to win.
4. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on 10/26.
6. Winners will be announced on each blog on 10/27.
7. Winners must go to the nursery with a photo ID and pick up their prize in person within two weeks of winning. Prizes will not be mailed.
So what are you waiting for. This is an opportunity not to be missed., and

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL NURSERY. THEY NEED YOUR BUSINESS.

Thank you and good luck!


48 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this gift certificate! I shop at Shoal Creek Nursery all the time.

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  2. What a great giveaway and a beautiful selection at Shoal Creek, I'd love to win.

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  3. Another one of the nurseries I've wanted to visit. Your photos make me want to go, even more. Love that succulent table.
    It's a bit of a trip for me, but what isn't, when you live far out? :)
    Thanks for the tour.

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  4. I would love to win any one of these great prizes!! Judy

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  5. Great idea and a great nursery. I hope I win! Maria Tedder

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  6. lynne@thesiroins.comOctober 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Hmmm...maybe it's time to buy that fountain!

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  7. Jenny, beautiful pictures, and thank you for promoting Shoal Creek. I did "my part" last weekend but I know I'll be heading back for more!

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  8. So near my house it is impossible to NOT stop by.

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  9. I drive by here every day!

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  10. mmmm...more hummingbird feeders...

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  11. omg...the pottery...omg...the succulents...omg...Heaven! Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

    Happy Gardening! Pamie G.

    pgraham@gvtc.com

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  12. What a fun idea! We need to do this here in Houston. Please don't enter my name since I'm over here miles away....I just wanted to thank you for helping identify Barbados Cherry. It's a cute plant and endured the drought with hardly a scratch. Happy Cool weather in 2 days. Yippeeee!
    David :-)/

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  13. This is my neighborhood nursery. Would love to win!

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  14. Looks like a great place, someone is going to be a lucky winner!

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  15. I went there for the first time a few weeks ago. So many things I wanted.

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  16. You have great local nurseries!What a great envy!
    It's a great initiative in these times of crisis.
    Best wishes!

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  17. I haven't been there since it was the old Park Place nursery. The succulents look terrific! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  18. Love your blogs! I hope I win.

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  19. My "go to" nursery as well. OOO, I've got my eye on so many things already. Come on computer, PICK ME!

    Thanks, Jenny.

    Michele

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  20. How exciting -- a drawing for a gift certificate to Shoal Creek Nursery! I've heard good things about this nursery, but haven't been there yet, hope to visit soon ...

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  21. This is fun. I've got my fingers crossed...

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  22. A great garden center! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Close to my house. i've gotten some good tomatoes there. Nice variety.

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  24. I love your blog and I love this giveaway. Thanks to all of you for doing this!

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  25. I love that you are all doing this. This is a great nursery!

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  26. Please enter me in your drawing. I have been wanting a disappearing fountain, this looks like the nursery to go to.

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  27. A lot of my plants through the years have come from Shoal Creek!

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  28. My sister lives near Shoal Creek Nursery and a trip there is mandatory when I visit Austin. I'd love to win a gift certificate there!

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  29. Looks like a great nursery. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. Yay! Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win a gift certificate!!

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  31. Ooh! Pretty succulents. I've not visited this nursery but I will now. Win or lose. Thanks for the chance at a great giveway!

    ella y.

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  32. Thanks for featuring us on your blog! We really appreciate it!! And thanks to all your readers for shopping with us!

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  33. I've been going here (sometimes 2-3 times a week) for almost 9 years. Mike has done a great makeover for this place, and I love the guys who work there.

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  34. I need help in my yard, so much has died and it saddens me! It was always eye candy to see the burst of color out ther. Thank God i have the burgundy lillies that come up in the fall after a rain. How welcome they were this year.

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  35. Shoal creek is great, My garden definitely needs some sprucing up!

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  36. I used to work near this nursery and now I don't get to visit that often. Yay! for the Austin garden bloggers. I took a side trip and read about your travels in your Airstream. Love them!!!!!

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  37. Austin has such cool nurseries and I would love an excuse to drive up there and explore them. If I win, you can bet, I'll be there to pick up the prize.
    - Abbey from San Antonio

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  38. Shoal Creek is a wonderful local nursery and it's on my way home from work -- so I can stop in any time. Thanks!

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  39. I love Shoal Creek Nursery, and it's right in my 'hood!

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  40. Oh, shoal creek...what more can I say.

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  41. Ooh, that succulent table is calling my name!

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  42. this one is off my beaten path, Jenny, so I look forward to visiting it. Great post - hope I win!
    Robin at Getting Grounded

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  43. I used to visit Shoal Creek Nursery regularly when I lived in Austin. It was a good place for plants & gardening supplies. I still have friends living close to the area that I visit regularly. I will have to suggest a shopping trip to the nursery the next time I see them.

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  44. I enjoy your blog. I would love to win. Thanks for your generosity!
    wendy

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  45. Thanks! The caterpillars are already enjoying the fresh perenials I got from Shoal Creek earlier this month. Need more milkweed!

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  46. I love shopping for bedding plants here ( among other things). They always have a great variety of perennials and native plants. It's just a few blocks from my home and sometimes I stroll through there on a walk, just because it is all so beautiful and inspiring.

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  47. I love garden thermometers! I don't know what the fascination is but I do. I've been to Shoal Creek but somehow it slips my mind that they are right here in town. Thanks for the reminder.

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