Every fan of the Grumpy Gardener knows that reading this blog is a reward in itself. Where else can you find such brilliant insights, on-the-mark answers, and snarky attitude on just one page?
But now the Grump is set to reward you even more! How would like to win the beautiful container above? Of course you would.
Eyes on the Prize
Designed by Carmen Johnston, Southern Living‘s irrepressible, mile-a-minute Garden Lifestyle Editor, this container is just one of the new Southern Living Designer Series Container Gardens. The series includes 12-inch, 14-inch, and 16-inch containers. Carmen, a gifted designer from South Carolina, has chosen the pots and filled them with plants that look great together. The one above provides months of color throughout the cool weather of fall, winter, and spring. Right now, they’re available at select Home Depot stores in Dallas and Atlanta.
How to Win
Grumpy has 5 (count ’em, 5) of these muy bonita container gardens to give away. But to win, you must be worthy. Therefore, the first 5 totally excellent gardeners who correctly identify this mystery plant at left will win.
Hint: This plant is a tender perennial hardy in the Lower, Coastal, and Tropical South. It grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Crowns of orange, tubular blooms appear atop the foliage in mid-summer and continue through the fall. Hummingbirds and butterflies go ape for them.
Email both the common and botanical name to firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Container Contest” in the subject line. Comments posted on the bottom of this page with possible answers will not be considered. See full legal rules.
Oh, c’mon, it’s not that hard! You have Google.
The deadline to enter is one week from today, October 11. If you win, we’ll ship the container garden directly to you.
Don’t wait! You want this container garden. You want it soooooo much.