Monday, August 30, 2010

Coming Next Post... September Giveaway


September is just a page turn away and with that comes another occasion for the readers of Creating Our Eden to win a thank you gift. These chances are made possible by the generosity of CSN stores. If you aren’t familiar with this company you should check them out. They offer a plethora of items in their online stores. You can find anything from dining chairs to bird feeders. In the past, I’ve spent hours pouring over the websites to find the perfect item to offer our readers for prizes.

Previously I’ve chosen an item myself, but now you have the opportunity to pick your own gift. The Promo Team now provides me with a code you can use to purchase the article of your liking. This month’s gift is even more generous than the last so pour through the websites and start making a wish list!

I’ll be posting the specifics of the giveaway in a few days! Once again, thank you all for being such loyal readers of my ramblings. A warm thank you also goes out to CSN for sponsoring these opportunities. See you soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crispy Challenge

The other day I was reading thru the blogs and thinking, how incredible everyone’s garden looks compared to ours right now. I had just made up my mind I was going to do a post showing the damage the heat did to Our Eden this year when I came upon Lisa’s post. I told her it was good to see it wasn’t just our garden that was suffering so much. She confided that she also had been wondering the same thing.

We’ve kept our garden watered well because we have an extensive drip system, but it was still no match for the heat. You work and toil trying to keep everything looking neat and lush and the heat just destroys your efforts. The heat burns plants quicker than you can help them recover.

It made me feel so much better to see Lisa’s plants. It some how gave me the peace of mind that it was not my lack of care that was causing our garden to look so haggard. It can be so disheartening sometimes when you see the lush beautiful photos of other gardens when your own is looking so tattered.

I’m presenting a challenge. Are you brave enough to show the not so pretty areas of your garden? It sure lifted my spirits to see I was not alone. Just post a link to your post in the comments if you want to participate. :-)






I know for certain we’ve lost two butterfly bushes.




What the heat hasn’t gotten the acidic tee tee of the wild schnauzersaurus has severely damaged… hopefully he will learn not to trample so bad and aim in a different direction, preferably on the chainlink fence.



Saturday, August 14, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Jan Goldfield from The Pond Lady’s Pad! She is the winner of the giveaway for this month. Jan I’m sure your friend Bethie will enjoy her gift! For the rest of you thanks for entering and keep checking back. There will be another giveaway coming soon!

Anniversary Roses

As promised in the previous post here’s the giveaway for the month of August. This is what I want you to do. Pretend that I have just given you a $60.00 gift certificate (wink wink*) to use at CSN Stores. Pick out any item you would like to have in that price range and post the link to that item in your comment telling me why you would like to have it.

You have two choices; either pick an item that is $60.00 or less including shipping or you can pick a more expensive item and apply the gift certificate towards that purchase. You will be responsible for the remaining balance if you win.

The rules are very simple, so if you don’t follow them you will not be eligible for the giveaway. The deadline for entries is Midnight on August 13th. The winner’s name will be drawn out of the giveaway flower pot by Jamie and will be announced on next blog entry after that date. You have 72 hours to contact me via the email provided in my blogger profile after you name is drawn or you forfeit your prize and another winner will be randomly selected.

This is my little way of saying thank you to all of you for reading our blog, even when I am unable to visit and read your blogs as often as I would like to do. Good luck to all of you! Oh! In case I wasn’t clear enough, the prize this time is $60.00 in the form of a promotion code. When making your choice of prizes get as close to that amount as you can because there will be no remaining balance on the code once it is used.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Picture This Photo Contest

On The Road Again” is the theme for this month’s picture this photo competition at Gardening Gone Wild. This is a photo I took while at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The glass sculptures mixed with the plants were gorgeous!Good luck to all that choose to enter!