Thursday, April 14, 2011

News on Bloggers Give Back + Ultimate Garden Give Away!

As many of you know, I'm part of a great charity project "Bloggers Give Back" to transform a neglected backyard into an outdoor retreat fills with inspiration and designs for maximum relaxation at George Herman House.  Many of us had  fun transferring our thoughts into our fantastic mood boards, and now don't I have a big news for you!

Frank Ferragine  (a.k.a. Frankie Flowers) and Beth Edney from Teamscape will join us for this fantastic garden transformation!  As many of us are more experienced at "indoor transformation", it's certainly priceless to have the celebrated garden design duo to lead the design and transformation for the garden makeover.

For those of you who watch Breakfast Television and CityLine in the morning, Frankie is our trusted gardening expert and weatherman in Toronto.  His passion for plants and practical gardening advice have scored him twice as "Landscape Ontario's Garden Communicator of the Year"!  Frankie's recent Disney Inspired Tinker Bell Garden also won him 3 awards including public choice and best overall garden!

Beth, a certified landscape designer, is Frankie's partner at Teamscape with a mission to provide a one-stop shop for complete landscape and garden solutions from design, construction to maintenance.

I'm sure we are in great hands with the our garden experts on board but there is more!  Frankie is also the  authur of a popular gardening guide: Get Glowing

And here is your chance to win this Garden Bible!  From now until April 24th, drop me a comment telling me why you should take home this ultimate guide to all things gardening.  On April 25th, the lucky winner will be notified and be fully equipped to tackle any garden this season!

Just as you thought here is all the updates I have for you, well I'm not done yet!  Some of our amazing bloggers had found us great sponsors for some terrific items the our first "Blogger Auction"!

The auction has just started and is already attracting lots of attention.  I've already placed my bid ... you should place yours too!  All proceeds from the auction will be used for our garden transformation project.  Once again, a big Thank You to the amazing sponsors for donating the incredible prizes!

Now get busy: leave me a note for Frankie's book and place your bid before the pieces are gone!


  1. Great contest Tim! I'd love to win Frank's book because my thumb is anything but green. My husband and I bought our house about a year ago and we planned to do up our garden this spring and could really use Frankie's help!

  2. Thanks for the chance to win! We are just starting to get into gardening around here and are a bit of a loss about what and where to plant. We need guidance and lots of it. This book would be a great help!

    Thanks again! I am heading to the auction now.

  3. Hey Tim, thanks for giving me the chance to win a great gardening book!

    While I love spending time in my garden, I always wish I had the help of an expert.

    Maybe Frankie's book could provide the "helping hand" I need to transform those neglected sections of my garden into spots of inspiration and beauty.

  4. Thanks for the chance to win, I mostly want the book because I am a certified plant killer and maybe he can help me out and I sort of have an innocent crush on him : )

  5. Thanks for letting me know about the contest. I watch him on BT and would love to win this book so I can get some tips to spruce up my garden.

  6. I would love to win this book to work on my garden this summer. Thanks for the opportunity.