It may just be a flower (or two) or it may be an informative post or it may involve a give-away. It may include lots of thoughts or none at all.
If you'd like to join me and post your own 12 days ... feel free to jump in any time, any day. Just leave me a comment and let me know you're doing it also and I'll come check out your 12 days too."]
Day 6: Christmas Give-away
What better way to celebrate the half-way point of our 12 days of Christmas than to offer a Christmas give-away!
Orchids are universally loved but often misunderstood. Their beautiful blooms easily entice gardeners and non-gardeners alike when for sale in grocery stores and garden centers. They are exotic, elegant, and stunningly simple all at once.
In Judy White's newly released (Nov 2009) book, Bloom-Again Orchids, she offers tips on growing them and helps with ways to have them re-bloom while exploring more commonly available, easy-to-grow orchids.
After reading her tricks for growing orchids and viewing the beautiful illustrations in this book, you may never let your fear of orchids keep you from plunking down the change for them again.
My lone orchid plant was budding out today. It was one of those purchased in the big box store for an indoor plant a few years back. When it quit blooming it found its home under the branches of the Australian fern. I pretty much neglect it out there until it blooms. Then it gets moved to the back porch where it can be admired fully. Sadly I don't know its name nor have I braved adding to my collection. I may just have to change that.
Here's how to enter for your chance to win** Judy White's 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again book:
(United States Residents only qualify for free shipping give-away please~ so sorry to my international friends~ I'd love to hear about your Christmas traditions anyway.)
1. Leave a comment on this post (Day 6) by midnight EST, December 12.
2. In your comment tell me about a favorite Christmas tradition practiced in your family.
3. The winner will be announced here on December 13.
It's that simple. Easy as 1, 2, 3. No link backs required.
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?"
Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian.
**This book was sent to me by Timber Press, Inc. and the give-away is donated by them as a promotion for Bloom-Again Orchids.