Thursday, February 2, 2012

Violas and The Winner

I am fortunate that I live in a climate where you can grow some flowers in the winter time.  Here, in the mountains of NC, Violas love the cooler weather and do quite well.

I finally removed my small Christmas evergreen trees from the urns at my front door.  It their place, I planted some Violas.



I chose red and yellow.  I actually HAD to pick these particular ones.  Want to know why?  They had my name written all over them.

No, seriously, they really did have my name on them.  See the stakes below.

Ok, on to the business at hand.  The winner of the Country Home magazines is Kelly of Essence of Home.  She was the 8th comment on the giveaway post.

Kelly said...
Oh.....please pick me!! I would LOVE to have those. I miss that magazine so much. Maybe it will come back one day like Victoria did. I can't believe you're going to part with those. Thanks for this fun giveaway!
Congrats Kelly.  I will contact you for your mailing address.
Welcome Home,
Penny

21 comments:

  1. Such a lovely colourful post!
    Well done to the winner!xxx

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  2. Love violas...I buy them every year! Big congrats to the lucky winner!

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  3. How fun to buy violas with your name. I will look for some plants with mine, which is Terra.
    Congrats to Kelly.

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  4. I just left you an email with my mailing address, Penny. Thank you again for this wonderful giveaway. I'm so excited to be the recipient! Love your violas too. I don't blame you for having to pick those colors with your name on them like that. Since we're having a milder winter this year, yours will probably do very well.

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  5. You are so cute - "your name" - Lovely spring day!!

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  6. Nothing more sweet than pansy's. Spring is coming. Richard from My Old Historic House. PS, Happy Candlemas Day!

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  7. Violas always grab my heart in springtime. They reseed themselves in the most unlikely spots. I find them tucked all over the yard next year and I always enjoy the little surprise of finding them blooming in some unlikely corner:>)

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  8. That was such a nice giveaway and wonderful that someone who truly enjoys that magazine won.

    Now, need to go see if there are any Diane flowers... LOL

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  9. Now you did have to select those and they are a wonderful combination and look like a lovely touch of spring to come.

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  10. Love your "Penny" Primroses!

    Of course I feel as if all that Christmas music belongs to me personally -- all those songs with my name on them.

    Cheers! Carol

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  11. Cheerful flowers! Thanks for putting a little spring in our day!

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  12. Penny, don't you just love this time of year in NC!! I do!!

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  13. Congrats to Kelly! I don't know why they had to name such pretty flowers "blotch" though.

    Did you see the ground hog says an early spring!

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  14. Pretty flowers Penny. I was going to do some myself today. I am still afraid of the cold snap that may come in February. Although, these would take it. I guess I am just not ready to dig in the dirt yet.

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  15. Kelly will have many fun hours reading those magazines...

    Your violas are gorgeous. You have given me an idea as what to plant in our concrete planters upon our return to NC in early spring.
    dgmills@tampabay.rr.com

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  16. Of course you had to have those violas!! I love the name, and I love the cheery yellow and red.

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  17. Hi Penny! The violas are so pretty and congrats to Kelly!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  18. How fun is that! Congrats Kelly!

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  19. Congrats to Kelli!
    Your so lucky to be able to put your violas out already.
    Only four more months until I can put mine out.

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  20. Of course you had to have those flowers since they had your name on them. How cool is that?Besides they look quite cheery in your pots.

    Kelli will enjoy the mags. I'm sure.

    Darla

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