Thoughts on all things garden themed from an antique dealer gone amuck! I write, play with the dogs, and fill my house with garden art. There is hardly time to work the dirt!

Copyright 2010-2013 Barbara Barth, Writer With Dogs

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Giveaway!

You know spring is here when the wisteria blooms.
Spring has sprung! This beautiful wisteria is blooming in my good friend Cheryl Alexander's back yard. Cheryl is also one of my favorite antique dealers and her booth at Antiques In Old Town, Lilburn, Georgia is the best. The shop should be on the top of your hit list. Check it out!

Free Giveaway. Leave Comment By May 21st 6PM EST To Enter.
Spring is also a time of bugs and critters in the garden. So your own beetle on a turquoise colored howite stone is the perfect accessory to wear this spring. A one-of-a-kind botanical necklace made of new and vintage parts. It is from my Time In The Garden collection that can be found at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens gift shop. This piece is tucked away safely at home for my winner.
How to enter? Leave a comment on this entry giving a garden tip and you will be automatically entered. Numbering will start with the first comment as number one. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on May 21st.  Be sure I have a way to contact you. Deadline is May 21st at 6PM. Don't tally!


  1. I just discovered 'soil moist granules,' the little beads that hold a ton of water. I won't use them on my food plants (although the manufacturer says I can) but I've been planting my flowers with them and it really cuts down on my watering! I love the have annuals around my house but, in the past, I often came home to find them droopy if I was away all day. I am hoping that these little water magnets will keep my flowers fresh and prolong the time between waterings!

  2. The best tip I have for gardening is to keep me away from them! LOL! I'm horrible with plants! I don't know why, but we just don't mesh well!

  3. First, the necklace is AWESOME!!!!!

    Okay, from the little I know about gardening.....I use the new feeding bullets that just hit the market. They are awesome! Just push an inch into the ground and forget. Wonderful for potted plants. The number you need depends on the circumference of your pot, but it tells exactly how many on the back of the package.

    Also, Prickly Pears do not need to be planted to grow. Ask me how I know this! LOL


  4. Great jewelry piece, just gorgeous!
    If you plant Marigolds around the edges of your flower beds or in your container plantings they will help keep the pests away from your wonderful plants! ;-)


  5. Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your lovely email and for letting me know about your new blog. I now follow your blog -- and I happened to be follower # 21. You know, 21 is my favorite number! :)

    Anyway, you wanted to get a garden tip. Hmm... My best advice is to love your plants -- to enjoy what you are creating. Over the years you will find out what works best -- but the most important thing to remember is to enjoy your garden! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful necklace. Turquoise is among my favorite colors, so I would surely wear it often. :) It must look wonderful on a plain T-shirt.

    Greetings from Munich,

  6. Coffee can be used as a nitrogen supplement in your garden.
    I'm now following your blog!