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My friends at DutchGrown.com are sponsoring SUCH a fantastic giveaway this month, valued at $100. I only wish it made sense for me to enter myself, because I covet bulbs like nobody’s business. But where I live in Florida, most of these bulbs just won’t make it. For those of you in the right zones, here’s what’s on the table:
I’m excited to offer this giveaway, which is connected to the newly-launched Crown Bees Indiegogo campaign. Crown Bees has a goal: to create a network of Bee Boosters who support and raise native bees that can later be shared with local farmers.
“Since one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on bees, we need more native bees to help take the stress off of honey bees,” says Dave Hunter, CEO of Crown Bees, a supplier of gentle, solitary bees such as mason bees and leafcutter bees as well as American-made bee houses and supplies.
“Together, native bees and honey bees will pollinate more crops and protect our food supply,” he explains.
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Hunter challenges everyone to be part of the solution and support Crown Bees’ mission today by becoming a Bee Booster and donating to their grassroots campaign.
According to Hunter, everyone can be part of the solution. “Everyone needs to help by either supporting the campaign or by raising native bees to pollinate crops. In turn, this lightens the workload of troubled honey bees and helps keep food on your table,” says Hunter.
“This is a mission we all have to believe in – and act on now, not later,” he says.
Bee Boosters will connect on a new website called Bee With Me. The interactive community unites people across the country that care about the environment, want to help save bees, and are interested in learning how to raise native bees or already have a bee house in their backyard.
Native, solitary bees, such as mason bees, are easy to raise. It’s easier than hanging and filling a birdfeeder. As an added benefit for homeowners and parents, these gentle bees rarely sting and increase the production of flowers and veggies in gardens.
Crown Bees is sweetening the pot for contributors. Everyone who joins the Indiegogo campaign at any level will become a Bee Booster with access to Bee with Me. Additionally, every contributor receives the new “All about Native Bees” e-book and a shout out on Crown Bees’ website.
I’m well aware that not everyone lives in Florida, so this lily bulb giveaway is for those of you who live in colder climes. The ground will thaw soon, and it will be time to plant bulbs. Enter to win a 5-Pack of these gorgeous new Oriental Asiatic ‘Kaveri’ lilies from Longfield Gardens to add a punch of color to your bed or border. With large, fragrant flowers, ‘Kaveri’ has eye-catching petals that are golden yellow brushed with tangerine and burgundy. The vigorous, 3’ to 4′ plants produce lots of buds so you’ll enjoy weeks of flowers.
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You’re a gardener, so you’re constantly going in and out of the door when the weather is nice. How annoying is it that you have to open and close the door every time you walk through, in the process letting bugs in the house? If you’re carrying something, you have to put it down, open the door, pick it up, walk through the door, and then kick the door shut with your foot. That’s five steps to get outside. Not the best experience, right? The alternative is to step through the Bug-Off Instant Screen and be done with it.
That’s why you’ll definitely want to enter to win the Big-Off Instant Screen.
The winner will receive an easy-install screen that’s custom sized to their door of choice. It will make your spring and summer SO much better.
Also, consider that it isn’t just you using the door. If you have kids, you know how obsessed they are with using the door repeatedly. Parenting magazine has a story on their website about this fascination. It may be fun for kids, but adults usually find it pretty aggravating to hear the door opening and shutting all day long. If you remove the door option for kids by installing a Bug-Off screen, Parenting has a great idea: give them something else to open and shut. Toddlers love playing with Tupperware.