Saturday, May 11, 2013

Win a copy of the Canadian Gardener's Guide

We were eagerly waiting to do gardening and thank God the weather in Toronto has become suitable for it :) The past few weeks we've been gardening, cleaning up, planning on what to plant, putting down some seeds, and basically getting ready for the season. 
You've probably seen my posts about the importance of using the correct gardening toolsequipment, having the right soil, and other posts about plantingI am a self-taught gardener, and get helpful information and knowledge by reading gardening books before I start my projects. 
I am glad that there are many gardening books for us to learn from such as this garden design book. All garden owners and designers will like this visual inspirational encyclopedia of ideas, which will help us plan, build, and plant to get the perfect outdoor space. The whole design process is explained in this book, which we can use to evaluate our space and choose the correct plants and landscaping material by looking through this book.
The concept of garden design has always existed, since man started to cultivate land for crops and livestock; however it has changed according to style, skill, wealth, travel etc. Since there are lots of choices out there it is difficult to bring the projects to reality, so I think referring to books such as this will help us narrow down the style and materials we like.
Another wonderful book is this Kitchen Garden cookbook edited by Caroline Bretherton. This book has over 200 recipes so we can cook our seasonal goodies in different ways, plus information on how to pick and preserve the vegetable and fruits that grow in our garden. It is easy to refer to the content in this book, as it is separated by seasons and by the vegetables and fruits that grow during the season. I like the colourful pictures on this book and the ease of some of the recipes in this book, which I have bookmarked to try. 
Gardening and tending our own vegetables and fruits is satisfying, as we can see the wonders of the seedlings becoming rewarding plants. 
Spring Into Gardening
DK Canada in celebration of the gardening season will be having a 30% off sale until June 15th on their selected gardening books, so don't forget to take advantage of the savings.

Giveaway:
The Canadian Gardener's Guide has been very useful for us, so I am glad to be hosting a giveaway for one person in Canada to win this DK gardening book before June 12th.
Enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. Winner will have 48 hours from the time of contact to claim the prize. Please follow all social media networks and comment to be eligible.
Update: The winner is Nada or Sumiyia
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36 comments:

  1. I live in Ontario and I believe it'll benefit me in such a way it'll help turn my decidedly Plant Reaper of Death thumbs into green thumbs.

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  2. I live in Ontario.
    I would love to win this book for my sister. She enjoys gardening.

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  3. I live in Ontario and have quite a large lot. I have been floundering with what is the best way to use the space and what to plant, this book sounds like it will give me some direction to finally make some good choices for our garden.

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  4. I live in Ontario. Every year we are trying to improve our gardening skills. I rely mainly on online resources, but it would be nice to have a book like this that is specific for a Canadian gardener.

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  5. Nice giveaway,. Wish I cud participate:(
    Do paticipate in the NuNaturals giveaway:
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  6. I live in Newfoundland. I use to do a little gardening but my daughter is a great gardener and i would love to win this for her or my husband who gardens a few things a year. He likes trying new things.

    Florence
    fossie@hotmail.com

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  7. I live in Ontario and I love to garden! It's one of my passions :) I'm always looking for ways to improve my gardens and learn about different plants and how to better place them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I live in Coe Hill Ontario and I need this book for ideas to help the outside gardens to look good.

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  9. I live in Nova scotia... would love to win the book to get my garden all done nice and all

    :) thanks

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  10. I live in nova scotia. and would love to win this book.. to get my garden going and all

    thanks
    Jennifer

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  11. I live in Ontario and I love to garden. I have plants started that are getting too big and cannot go in yet. Answer some questions about soil, and plant care.

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  12. I live in ontario. This will be the first year to have a big garden!!

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  13. I live in Ontario and love my garden. I think this book can give me some good ideas on how to landscape my yard since I am a beginner.

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  14. We live in Northwestern Ontario - i think this would be great help in our gardening

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  15. I live in Toronto, love gardening but I wish I bought a farm. I would definitely benefit from this book.

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  16. I live in ontario, we have tried to start a garden the last couple of years but it was a disaster. We are determined to start one this year and not be robbed by all the squirrels hehe

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  17. I live in Alberta. I absolutely love gardening! This would be a great book to have for my Canadian garden!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win it.

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  18. I live in Ontario....Love gardening...this will be useful book because i am a beginner.

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  19. I live in Abbotsford BC. My husband love gardening. But I don't really enjoy it. So this book will help me learn what to do for the garden to help my hubby. lol

    Narathip Wall
    www.dealandfree.blogspot.ca
    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

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  20. I am a gardening newbie...but quickly building up a huge passion for it! This book would lead me in the right direction

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  21. Ontario, I have veggie garden but know very little about flowers and shrubs and the front gardens are in desperate need of help. This would definitely help start on deciding on what to plant

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  22. I'm in Brampton a nd would love this book - I fail wth plants but would love a garden thats more than weeds

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  23. Kelowna Bc and I like that it has how tos for hardscaping

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  24. I am in Ontario. I truly do love gardening. I am in my own little world when I am gardening. This book would be very helpful to me with helping identify different plants, and providing me with great tips and ideas too.

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  25. I live in BC, and yes, I love to garden! Just finished planting mine today :-) I am still a relative newbie to gardening, so I can use all the help I can get!
    Thanks!
    Dawn

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  26. I live in Ontario, and I am a beginner gardener and would love a guide to motivate and help me to continue gardening!

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  27. I live in Ontario. We do enjoy gardening and we're re-doing our backyard. We're so unsure of what to do though. This book would actually help immensely.

    Rafflecopter Name: Stephanie LaPlante

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  28. I live in BC on the Coast. I enjoy a little gardening but I am just getting back into it this year after a few years without much of a garden. I consider myself a beginner gardener so this book looks like it would be very informative.
    Angela Mitchell

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  29. I'm in Ontario. This book would be a big help as I really want a nice-looking garden but I have no idea where to start! I do not have a green thumb at all. In the past my mom has helped me out. She wants to do it again this year and help me change things up a bit and simplify everything. I think we'd really like to look through the designs featured in the book together to get some ideas.
    patricia(dot)pickett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I live in Ontario and I am just starting to garden so I am sure this book would be very helpful for me

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  31. I live in New Brunswick and I am just starting to get into gardening. This year my husband and I have been helping out my grandmother with her garden and hope to start our own next year. This book would be very helpful to us!

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  32. Lorena H.

    I live in Ontario. I like gardening. This book would definitely benefit me. I need all the gardening ideas and tips I can find.

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  33. I live in Ontario. We just built our first vegetable garden this year, so i am sure this book would be very helpful.

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  34. I live in Ontario. I don't have much space to work with but would love to check out for simple herb garden maintenance and tomatoes!

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