Scavenger Hunt with Prizes

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I’ve always had the suspicion that most of my readers don’t realize how much else I offer on this website in addition to this blog, so I thought I’d celebrate the “grand re-opening” of Cold Climate Gardening with a scavenger hunt that will encourage you to explore my website more thoroughly.

Prizes, We Have Prizes

And you will be rewarded–and I don’t just mean the intrinsic reward of acquainting yourself with the rest of my website. Take a look at what you could win if you’re clever:

I’ve featured Botanical Interests seeds and Renee’s Garden Seeds before, but throughout the coming week I’ll be telling you about the rest of these prizes.

The Rules

  1. Only one entry per person. You must use the form provided below.
  2. Prizes will only be shipped to locations in the US. (Shipping outside of the US is increasingly expensive and, in the case of seeds, increasingly complicated. Sorry.) Winners’ email addresses will be provided to the prize donors so that they can ship directly to the winners.
  3. The entry must have a valid email address in order for a prize to be awarded. If a prizewinner’s email bounces, the prize will be awarded to the next person who answered all the questions correctly.
  4. The first person to submit an entry with all questions answered correctly will win the Grand Prize: a pair of Fiskars pruners, a copy of The Household Guide to Dying, seeds from Botanical Interests and Renee’s Garden, and your choice of one other book.
  5. The remaining prizes will be awarded to the owners of the next correctly answered submissions in the order they are received. If no one manages to answer all questions correctly, then all prizes will be awarded in a random drawing, and no Grand Prize will be awarded.
  6. The decision of the judges is final.
  7. Winners will be announced on April 13, 2009.

The Scavenger Hunt is over. The questions and their answers, as well as the names of the prizewinners, can be found here.

Have fun and good luck!

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 its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

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

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kerri April 6, 2009, 9:04 pm

This is a clever way to give people a chance to check out your other pages, Kathy. There’s lots of good info here. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes. You gave my mouse a good workout 🙂

kerri’s last blog post..Colorful Crocuses!

Marguerite April 6, 2009, 3:15 pm

I spent about thirty minutes searching through your site looking for the international hardiness zone. I give up, so no entry from me in this contest.

Kathy Purdy April 7, 2009, 6:45 pm

Marguerite, I’m sorry you got frustrated. Every question could be answered by using the menu, and I know others used the on site search box and even Google to find answers. I will give the answers to all the questions when I announce the winners.

Scherrie April 6, 2009, 1:22 pm


I have been subscribed to your website for over a year. I have always enjoyed your posts. I love your new site. I have learned much more this morning, trying to find the answers to your quiz. I found numerous spots I will be going back to. I am not very computer literate I’m afraid.

Dee/reddirtramblings April 6, 2009, 1:11 pm

Kathy, that was loads of fun. Felt like I was in school again. You must be a great teacher with your children.~~Dee

Dee/reddirtramblings’s last blog post..Dear Friends and Gardeners, Week Five

Viridian Girl April 6, 2009, 12:37 pm

Thanks Kathy… love the new look! I had a ball trying to find everything and I’m so glad you kept the random quotes.

Kathy Purdy April 6, 2009, 1:23 pm

Viridian Girl, I’m glad to hear you like them, too. I wouldn’t be without them, though I had to try a few spots before I found one that looked right.

Cindy, MCOK April 6, 2009, 11:31 am

Kathy, my entry is in. I enjoyed wandering around your site and love the new design!

Cindy, MCOK’s last blog post..Rocking Out on My Corner of Katy

TC April 6, 2009, 10:56 am

I’ll be on my way back from KY on the 13th, your birthday, the day of the awards.

Have a most happiest Happy Birthday!

TC’s last blog post..Say Nothin’ Saturday

Pam/Digging April 6, 2009, 1:48 am

Well, it seems very Hobbit-like to plan on giving away presents on one’s own birthday, Kathy. Happy birthday in advance. I remember last year we celebrated your b-day during Spring Fling in Austin! My entry is in, and my fingers are crossed that I’m the only one in the U.S. who reads CCG who’s up at this hour. 😉

Pam/Digging’s last blog post..Spring Fling memories & anticipation