Prizes I’d Like to Win

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This is sort of like the game Jeopardy, except instead of getting an answer and having to come up with a question, I’m submitting a list of prizes I’d like to win, in the hopes someone else will create the contest and let me win it!

  • A set of professional, to-scale landscape drawings of my property–all 15 acres! Of course, different parts of it would need different scales. That’s why it would have to be a set, and not just one map.
  • An all-expenses-paid tour of all the gardens listed in the Garden Conservancy for central New York and the Hudson Valley region, including GC membership, car rental, gasoline, driver, overnight accomodations if need be, and all meals. Heck, why not throw in all of New England and Pennsylvania as well?
  • A full-fledged weather station that recorded all data to the computer and could post it in real time to my website as well. One that was suitable for joining Weather Underground. Perhaps I will convince the powers-that-be that this is really Zone 4.
  • One of everything in the main Lee Valley Garden Tool catalog that I don’t already have.

I’ve had this in my Drafts section for a while, too embarrassed to confess. But Hank’s crazy gardener meme (which I’m still thinking about) gave me courage. Who else but a crazy gardener would come up with a list like this?

Ha! Even I can answer that one. Another crazy gardener. What prizes would you like to win?

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Carol April 5, 2007, 6:21 pm

I’d like some things from Lee Valley, too ,and a complete set of handmade Sneeboer gardening tools, and a complete set of DeWit handmade gardening tools!

Colleen April 5, 2007, 3:39 am

I’d go with everything from Lee Valley, unlimited choices from the Seed Savers Exchange and Baker Creek catalogs, a greenhouse, the weather station, and a treasure trove of really good gardening books. Yes…that would work 🙂

Kenny April 4, 2007, 9:56 pm

If Lee Vally doesn’t carry greenhouses you may as well add one of those to that list! Make it a heated greenhouse since we’re talking cold climates, and throw in automatic venting and wall to wall potting benches. Hmmmm!

Ki April 4, 2007, 8:27 pm

15 acres? My goodness I have trouble with just 1/3 acre. Early on when we were just starting to put plants in the yard I bought a landscape planning software where you plug in the variety of plant after drawing your yard and placement of house. It was supposed to give you a 3D view of yearly growth. That fell by the wayside immediately as just the day to day demands of the garden took up too much time to be messing with a stupid program.

I’ve sometimes wistfully thought that it would have been nice if I did plot a landscape instead of having to dig and replant trees and shrubs because we planted them too thickly not allowing for growth, having been too eager to fill every empty spot.

Jenn April 4, 2007, 5:45 pm

Mmm. Lee Valley. Yes.

firefly April 4, 2007, 1:02 pm

Time travel, so I can fly ahead 3-5 years and see how the garden comes out!

I’d settle for one of everything from Lee Valley, though.

The County Clerk April 4, 2007, 11:06 am

Those are GOOD prizes.

I’d like to win them too… (hell even the detailed scale drawings of YOUR fifteen acres of gardens).

I’ll keep my eyes opena nd let you know 🙂