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 THREE coupons for 50% off one item at Phelan Gardens, Good Earth Garden Center, and Harding Nursery, 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 get three 30% coupons to redeem one at Phelan Gardens, Good Earth Garden Center and Harding Nursery. 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: email@example.com
The new gardener will receive three coupons, one from Phelan Gardens, one from Good Earth Garden Center and one from Harding Nursery each for 50% off one item from a list they will soon supply.
If the existing gardener assisted the new gardener in getting started (either by actual physical help, advice or mentoring), then they will also receive three coupons, one from Phelan Gardens, one from Good Earth Garden Center and one from Harding Nursery, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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”, email@example.com, 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
As the season progresses, new gardeners will send in their before and after photos. The photos will be posted here.