Cricket Hill Garden: Name this Peony Contest

Are you a fan of contests? Are you  creative with  names? I just learned that Cricket Hill Garden is having a contest to name a really pretty new peony. Winner will receive the peony.

Check out the peony contest here.

Check out their link here to learn how to enter. Let me know if a reader of TheGardenLady wins.

Also, check their site if you are having problems with your peonies. Cricket Hill Garden is the place to go with any type of peony questions.

Lands’ End Hosts “Way to Grow” Twitter Party

TheGardenLady just received this email from a Katie Kiefer who works for Lands’ End:

I wanted to share some news with you about how Lands’ End is growing education through “Way to Grow: Plant a Seed, Make a Difference.” As we approach the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, this initiative connects kids, parents and schools through gardening and teaches that even the smallest steps can make a difference to help the environment.

“Way to Grow: Plant a Seed, Make a Difference” details:

  • The “Way to Grow” sweepstakes gives schools the chance to win up to $2,500 for gardening and science projects.
  • Now through May 14, 2010, parents and teacher can visit to enter and vote for their schools. The schools with the most votes win!

“Way to Grow” Twitter Party

As part of the campaign Lands’ End is hosting a Twitter party with Seeds of Change on Wednesday, April 14th from 7 to 9 p.m. CDT. Seeds of Change is an organization that promotes the use of sustainable organic agricultural practices and preserves biodiversity through their extensive line of 100% organic seeds.

The event will feature 20 fun giveaways ranging from 100-percent organic seed collections from Seeds of Change, gardening totes, gardening books and Lands’ End gift cards. More details are included below:

Lands’ End “Way to Grow” Twitter Event

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. CDT

Location: #landsend

Join the fun and follow:

@LEprMichele, @LEprMolly, @LEprLibby, @LandsEndChat, @Seeds of Change1

First 50 Pre-Event Garden Blog Posts Win!

Want to win a Lands’ End $50 gift card? Here’s how in three easy steps:

Step 1: Share Information about Lands’ End “Way to Grow” Sweepstakes with Followers – Simply visit Lands’ End’s The Hub at and enter to win. Discover fun facts, activites and a chance for schools to win up to $2,500 for gardening or science programs.

Step 2: Promote the Twitter Event – Don’t forget to promote the Twitter Event to your followers. Please be sure to disclose that you are participating in the Lands’ End “Way to Grow” blog promotion.

Step 3: Send a Link – To be entered for a chance to win, you must send a link of your post to

The first 50 to post and send a copy of their link with contact information to the email above will receive a $50 Lands’ End gift card.

If you have any questions about the “Way to Grow” sweepstakes or Twitter event, please be in touch. I look forward to working with you!

Best regards,

Katie Kiefer

For Lands’ End

(612) 886-1767