I’m honored that Fran Sorin asked RDR to be part of her cyber book party and giveaway for the 10th Anniversary and re-release of her ground-breaking book, Digging Deep. We have prizes galore for this book party. Last week, I gave away Haven Brand manure tea–also part of this party as you’ll see below–an amaryllis bulb, and now even more great prizes. I am such a party animal lately.
In preparation for its updated release and my endorsement, I read Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening many months ago. It touched me deeply. My endorsement is below and in the praise section at the beginning of the book. I joined several other authors because I think we need Fran’s updated release more than ever in our technological world. Not only that, but many American gardening books are all about results and how-tos. Gardening is a reflective process, and we Americans could certainly reflect more and do less. Gardening touches me more deeply than most activities I engage in on a daily basis. Here’s what I said in my endorsement.
“In our hurried and overly-technological world, we are separated from nature more than ever. Gardening is a process whereby we pause and reflect upon the environment around us and our very existence. In the same fashion that The Artist’s Way made us rethink the artist within, @FranSorin Digging Deep is a guide to slow down and consider gardening a road to personal discovery. Click To Tweet–while we bask in the moment day-by-day. For, it’s in these momentary glimpses of the sublime that we take the measure of our days. Through a series of chapters including those on observation, reflection and discovery, Fran helps us learn from nature and our gardens one design at a time.”
In honor of Digging Deep’s cyber book party and updated 10th Anniversary release, Fran has priced the Kindle edition of Digging Deep at .99 during the party. So, get over there and buy it in paper, or e-book format. Then, sit in a comfy chair next to the fire and read it before you buy more seeds.
So that two of my readers can win these great prizes, I am bundling them into two categories.
The varieties include:
Red Express cabbage
Precoce d” Argenteuil asparagus
Quadrato d’Asti Giallo pepper
Alaska shasta daisy
Munstead Strain lavender
Kellogg’s Breakfast tomato
Pink Accordion tomato
Red Hat Mexican hat wildflower
Lemon Drop hot pepper
Rattlesnake pole bean
Jumbo Pink banana squash
Ping Tung eggplant
Royal Golden watermelon
Black Krim tomato
Broad Leaf sage
Patisson Stripe Melange squash
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds carries over 1700 varieties of open pollinated herb, vegetable, and flower seeds. They carry one of the largest selection of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian, European, and South American varieties. All Baker Creek seeds are non-treated, non-hybrid, non-patented, and non-patented.
Prize #2 – Nature Innovations.
Molded from live trees, these planters are made from a high density polyurethane, lightweight, UV resistant, and incredibly durable. All Nature Innovations planters are individually hand painted and made in the USA.
4 planters/containers–retail $149.
1 small 4″ vertical oak planter
1 11″ long horizontal planter
1 medium 8″ vertical birch planter
1 medium 13″ horizontal oak planter
I’m joining the seven other bloggers listed below. You have many ways to win. To enter my portion of the contest, please comment below and then subscribe to blog updates via email as noted in the my sidebar. If you’re already a subscriber, then just note that in your comment. I will choosse the winners at random with a number generator on Monday, December 8th at midnight, and announced on December 9th. This contest is only open to continental U.S. residents. Sorry, European and Canadian friends. It’s all about postage.
Here are the other bloggers participating:
1.Fran Sorin- Gardening Gone Wild
2. Helen Yoest- Gardening with Confidence
3. Jenny Peterson- J. Peterson Garden Design
4. Rebecca Sweet- Gossip in the Garden
5. Brenda Haas- BG Garden
6. Debra Prinzing at DebraPrinzing.com
There is also a special prize on Fran’s personal website. Head over there to see what it is!
One more thing, in accordance with government rules, I must notify you again that I read a preview copy of Fran’s book. I have received nothing else from any company listed in this giveaway. I buy seeds from Baker Creek every year, and I use Annie’s manure tea. I haven’t ever bought one of the planters, above, but they look pretty cool. Have fun playing gang. I wish I could give a prize to everyone who comes over and reads my blog.
UPDATE: The winners of the contest on my blog are Ann Fantom and R.D. I’ve notified both of them, and once they send us their snail mail addresses, we will forward their winnings onto them. Thanks so much for playing everyone.