About Central Florida Gardener

Welcome and thank you for visiting Central Florida Gardener. Florida is a unique state in which to garden. It can be frustrating but also rewarding for gardeners who persevere. This blog was created as a resource for Florida gardeners, both new and experienced, in search of information specifically for Florida gardens.

You are invited to participate by leaving your comments, suggestions, tips and recommendations relevant to Florida gardening - don't be shy! Thank you for dropping by to learn more about gardening in the Sunshine state. I look forward to hearing from you! Susan

Thursday, March 31, 2011

And the Winners Are....

Thanks to everyone who left a comment entering Happiness Farm's fabulous giveaway of two $55 gift certificates. I wish all 30 who entered could win!

The two lucky gardeners chosen...by the old-fashioned method of reaching into a hat and pulling out two slips of paper...are:

Siesta Sister who said:
 "My favorite at the moment is Rosebud. I have an area around 3 cordyline sherbets that I recently planted. The colors of Rosebud co-ordinate perfectly with them."


Mystic who said 
"I chose the Florida Blizzard. It is hard to find white plants for the shade. I am in the process of planning a Moon Garden in memory of my god daughters baby girl who died at the age of three. Cailee loved looking at the moon and I think these will really stand out in the shade."

Note: The winners must claim their prize within 60 days of this date in order to be eligible to receive the gift certificate.

Congratulations to the two of you! If you'll both email me your mailing address, I'll get those gift certificates in the mail.

Also, it would be great if you both would email a photo of your new caladiums in their full glory to me this summer, and I'll post them for all to see. It would be fun to see your results.

And, once again a BIG thank you to Happiness Farms, Inc. for their generous giveaway, and to Ashley for all your help.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happiness Farm's Spring Caladium Giveaway

I'm soooo excited to announce a fabulous
Caladium Giveaway from Happiness Farms.

Have you ordered caladiums directly from a grower before? Limited varieties are available in the big box stores, but ordering directly from a grower provides you with so many more beautiful options...

like these...

and these...

and these...

And many more!

Caladiums are one of the prettiest and easiest summer bulbs to grow in Florida. With varieties available for both sun and shade, they provide lots of beautiful color in the garden.

Happiness Farms is generously giving away TWO, yes TWO $55 gift certificates. Two lucky gardeners will be able to use the certificate toward the purchase of any variety or varieties of caladium bulbs of their choice. Entering this giveaway is super easy...here's how:

1. Visit their website (click here: Happiness Farms, Inc) and choose your favorite variety (yes, I know it will be hard to choose just one).

2. Leave a comment sharing your favorite caladium variety and how you plan to use it in your garden.

It's that simple! 

The winner will be announced Thursday - March 31st,
so be sure to leave a comment by Wednesday the 30th at Midnight to enter.

A big THANK YOU to Happiness Farms for their generous giveaway...best of luck to everyone!