Garden Bloggers Spring Fling 2008

Sponsors & Door Prizes

Spring Fling BlingA big thank-you to the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling by donating items for our fun door-prize giveaway. If you’re a garden retailer or author and would like to become a sponsor, please email us. Thank you!

Spring Fling BlingAnd Spring Flingers, while you’re in Austin, if you have time to visit a garden center or two, please consider patronizing the local businesses listed below, and tell them you’re with the GBSF.



The Great Outdoors (local nursery in south Austin)

Shoal Creek Nursery (local nursery in north-central Austin)

Barton Springs Nursery (local nursery in west Austin)

Red Barn Garden Center (local nursery in north Austin)

Premium Elephant Ears

Timber Press

Mother Earth News

The Herb Companion

Elizabeth Licata of Gardening While Intoxicated and Garden Rant

Nan Ondra of Gardening Gone Wild

Susan Wittig Albert of Lifescapes

Sunset Books

Fling Bling!

Spring Fling BlingDoor prizes, courtesy of our sponsors, will be awarded at the County Line dinner on Saturday, April 5. Click here for information about reserving your seat at dinner. We will update this page as we receive more donations, so check back periodically to see what goodies you might win.

Two CobraHead Short Handle tools

A CobraHead Long Handle tool

Indoor/outdoor copper-finish thermometer

Star/moon ball (garden accent or candle holder)

Wide-brimmed UPF 50 Sun Hat

Seed sprouter kit with 3 bags of seeds

Garden Walk Buffalo book
and DVD

Grime Bar hand-milled soap, a tube of Recovery Rub, & SPF lip balm

Elephant ear bulbs with growing instructions

The Heirloom Tomato Cookbook by Mimi Luebberman

Decorative copper-finish watering can

One-year subscription to Mother Earth News, 3 back issues of the magazine, a trowel, a cultivator, and a “Mother Earth News” tote bag

One-year subscription to The Herb Companion, 3 back issues of the magazine, a trowel, a cultivator, and an “Herb Cultivator” tote bag

Green, wooden “Garden” sign

Two colorful bucket carry-alls, one red and one blue

The top 5 “Green Garden” books from Timber Press: The Truth About Organic Gardening: Benefits, Drawbacks, and the Bottom Line by Jeff Gillman; The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why by Jeff Gillman; Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis; Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass; Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens by Douglas W. Tallamy.

Spring Fling Bling

Signed copy of Fallscaping by Nancy Ondra and Stephanie Cohen

Signed copies of Bloodroot (China Bayles Mystery) and Spanish Dagger (China Bayles Mystery) by Susan Wittig Albert

Walks, Walls & Patio Floors, by Sunset Books

Sheds & Garages, by Sunset Books

Trellises & Arbors, by Sunset Books

Backyards for Kids, by Sunset Books


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