THE CONTEST IS OVER FOR 2019.
THE WINNERS FOR 2019 ARE:
1ST PLACE: KARMA D.
2ND PLACE: ROB R.
3RD PLACE: RONNIE B.
THANKS TO ALL THE NEW GARDENERS THAT ENTERED
AND HAPPY GARDENING!!!
Garden Father’s Challenge: Here is the challenge for any new gardener in El Paso or Teller County
LET'S START 100 NEW BACKYARD GARDENS IN 2019 (one new gardener at a time).
Anyone can enter this challenge. IT IS FREE. If you do, you will receive coupons for 50% off one item at
Don's Garden Shop, Phelan Gardens, Good Earth Garden Center, Rick's Garden Center, Harding Nursery, and Sunset Greenhouse in Colorado Springs. There is no fee and you can do it by yourself or if you neighbor or friend helps get you started they will receive coupons for 30% off one item at Don's Garden Shop, Phelan Gardens, Good Earth Garden Center, Rick's Garden Center, Harding Nursery, and Sunset Greenhouse The Size of the Garden Doesn't Matter. Just get started. READ ON...
HOW TO BEGIN:
If you are an existing gardener then you can assist, persuade, or mentor a neighbor, friend or relative, to start a vegetable or herb garden.
The new gardener sends a before photo of the site where the garden will be started and a picture after the garden is started to: text (719-651-3416) or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new gardener will receive coupons, one from the garden shops above for 50% off one item from a list at their store.
If the existing gardener assisted the new gardener in getting started (either by actual physical help, advice or mentoring), then they will also receive coupons, from the list above for 30% off one item from their list.
For the existing gardener to receive their coupons they just need the new gardener to send a text to (719-651-3416) or an email: email@example.com with the email, phone and name of the existing gardener and how that gardener helped.
Each time a new garden gets started the photo(s) will be posted on “The Garden Father’s web page” under “100 Garden Challenge”. Go to: www.thegardenfather.com. Also during the season many of your photos will be published in the Gazette along with some of your interesting garden stories.
BEST GARDENS OF THE YEAR!
(judged on aesthetics and production from photos sent in )
1ST PLACE: $50 King Soopers gift card courtesy of the Gazette, $100 gift card from Don’s Garden Shop, $25 gift card from Rick's Garden Center, one of Larry’s gardening books, and a $125 gift card from Harding Nursery
2nd PLACE: $50 gift card from Don’s Garden Shop, one of Larry’s garden books and a $75 gift card from Harding Nursery
3rd PLACE: $25 gift card from Don’s Garden Shop, one of Larry’s garden books and a $50 gift card from Harding Nursery
* Larry Stebbins, “The Garden Father”, firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-651-3416
* Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, CS 80918, (719) 574-8058
* Good Earth Garden Center, 1330 N. Walnut St. CS 80905 (719) 473-3399
* Gazette Newspaper, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave, CS 80903 (719) 632-5511g
* Don’s Garden Shop, 6001 E. Platte Ave, CS 80915 (719) 591-1040
* Harding Nursery, 721 N. Powers Blvd. CS 80915 (719) 596-5712
* Sunset Greenhouse,1023 Sunset Rd. CS , 80909, 719-634-6232
* Rick's Garden Center, 1827 W. Uintah St. CS 80904 719-632-8491
As the season progresses, new gardeners will send in their before and after photos. The photos will be posted here.