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Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm A Winner: Garden Rant Style

Speech: red cart First of all I wanna thank God, and my momma...

No, seriously, I still can't believe I won this awesome cart!

Last week over on Garden Rant, Elizabeth held a contest to give away 5 of these cool red Troy-Bilt garden carts.  I entered because the only garden cart I own is a very cheap crappy plastic one that I don't even use anymore because it's tipped over one too many times while I was carrying a load of dirt. 

The contest was to list the 5 plants you'd rescue in a catastrophe.  This was my entry:

What an awesome cart! I don't own a proper piece of equipment for toting heavy stuff so this is just what I need.

I don't know what kind of catastrophe you had in mind but my catastrophe is a bad ass one that is earth-altering. All the trees have been destroyed leaving full sun for my fab 5 to grow in.

Here they are:

1. Echinacea purpera "Purple Coneflower". I'm madly in love with coneflowers of all kinds. But, the purple gets saved because it drought tolerant, beautiful, and I might even be able to meet a medicine man who will show me how to use it medicinally.

2. Heirloom Brandywine Tomato gets saved because there is no way I could go on in a tomato-less world. I rescue the heirloom one because I can save seeds for future tomato seasons.

3. Daffodil because they remind me of my grandma (I'll probably be sad and need that family memory, yes?) and because they naturalize so easily.

4. Magnolia Ann is a vanity save I spent too much damn time agonizing over which Magnolia to pick (and returning a few) to just let it die.

5. Rudbeckia Goldstrum is saved because it's the one plant in my garden that, when in bloom, takes my breath away every time I see it. Plus, bees love it. Wait, I sure hope somebody saves a couple of bees!

Elizabeth liked my "there is no way I could go on in a tomato-less world" statement.  Another illustration of the power of the tomato!

Congrats to all the other winners and a huge thank you to Elizabeth and Troy-Bilt for hosting the contest.  It was a lot of fun.


  1. Wonderful prize! Congratulations and some great choices of plants to rescue! I'd have a very difficult time only picking out 5. I hope that your new cart doesn't need to be assembled - a lot of times them come in a large box! Anyway, I hope you will post it when it comes. Great job!

  2. Me again. I've got to proofread my posts better! I meant to say "a lot of times THEY come ....". Sorry about that - duhhhhhh.

  3. Congratulations!! Isn't it fun to win things? Great "Fab 5" list!