Celebrating Eight Years of Blogging – Giveaway

Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass by Maria Colletti
Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass by Maria Colletti

This year Cool Springs Press is helping me celebrate my eight years of blogging with a Giveaway of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

These have been rich years for me be cause my blog has brought so many wonderful gardeners into my life, and so many beautiful gardening experiences. With other garden bloggers I travelled to Buffalo and to Seattle and saw beautiful gardens, large and small and all different. This past summer I attended a Garden Writers Conference in Pasadena and visited amazing public gardens, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Garden. Amazing gardens.

Now that winter is setting in amazing gardens have to be found in places other than the outdoors. In her book of Terrariums Maria Colletti gives all the basics about ingredients, supplies, and tools, and familiar flower arranging techniques. Whether you would like to create a desert arrangement, a tropical arrangement, or a more familiar scene you will find all the inspiration and information you need. This beautifully and usefully illustrated book if full of inspiration as well as instruction

Roses at the End of the Road by Pat Leuchtman
Roses at the End of the Road by Pat Leuchtman

In addition to Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass I will also giveaway a copy of my book The Roses at the End of the Road, which is now a history of our life and gardens at the End of the Road in Heath, a history that ended when we  bought a new house in Greenfield.

To win this Giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below and I will have a drawing on December 14. I will notify the winner and get the address for mailing the books.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. rkh950

    I have an unused aquarium which has been sitting in our living room for quite some time now and the reason it is still there is because we have thought it would make a great terrarium so it would be wonderful to have a copy of the book you have mentioned. I purchased your “Roses at the End of the Road” book a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, with some of the stories reminding me of when I was a child and my grand parents, the Peters (Peters General Store) lived in Heath and of the many visits that were made to Heath. Great book to get a look at what living in the country life is all about. For those that have never lived in a small town, country environment, you don’t know what you are missing and how blessed you are to be able to experience something like that.

  2. Christina

    I really enjoy your blog!!

  3. Gretchen

    Eight years of blogging takes true determination, inspiration, and commitment, not unlike working the soil. Congratulations on achieving this tremendous mile marker!

  4. Jeane

    Eight years is a long time to blog- glad you’re still at it.

  5. Pam/Digging

    Happy blogiversary, Pat! I hope to see you next year at the Minneapolis Garden Bloggers Fling.

  6. Denise Hammond

    Congratulations. I am coming up on my six year blog anniversary, but have been on the web now for 18 years. I know how hard one works to put out interesting information. Thanks for that!

  7. Leslie Clark

    Happy anniversary, and many happy words in your future

  8. Kate Snyder

    That’s a lot of blogging. Readers can’t lose! Congratulations, Pat.

  9. gail eichelberger

    Sign me up would love both books and think your garden history will be a good read! Happy bloaversary. gail

  10. Congratulations on your blogaversary! What an accomplishment, and a wonderful giveaway! Cheers!

  11. Rose

    Congratulations on your eighth blogaversary, Pat! That’s quite a milestone, especially all the interesting posts you have written over this time. I was fascinated by the last one you wrote about root cellars. We never had one when I was growing up, but my parents did have a place in the cellar where they stored potatoes. I always wondered how their potatoes could last through the winter, while the ones I buy at the grocery store today seem to go bad within a matter of weeks.

  12. Stephanie

    Congratulations! I always enjoy your columns. All best!

  13. Betty

    How did eight years go by so quickly. Congrats!

  14. Sandy

    I would love some inspiration to start a terrarium! I’ve particularly enjoyed your composting details, funny as that sounds

  15. Gillian

    I have been reading your blog for several months now before I was delighted to read about Greenfield. It has been 40 years since I used to visit my boyfriend at the college there. I have been out in the Pacific northwest for many years and it is a beautiful place to garden, but I still miss those gorgeous fall days in New England

  16. marjorie

    Looking forward to a snowy day so I can curl up and catch up on 8 years of Commonweeder 🙂

  17. hairytoegardener

    I would love to win The Roses at the End of the Road. I like personal garden stories, and this sounds like one of them. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging!

  18. Elaine Parmett

    Pat I love all your articles both in the newspapers and online. I would be pleased to own your book as one as the one on starting a terrarium. Dick brought one home but I’m afraid it is doing poorly. We need help!
    Thanks for the chance.

  19. Marie Rohan

    I just started reading your blog and enjoy it. My friend Wendy and I are starting a seed and story library in South Hadley this May and need all the ideas and support we can get. thank u

  20. Kristen

    Wow, congratulations on 8 years of blogging! Glad to see you’re still at it!

  21. allison

    terrariums are the cutest little baby greenhouses; I love them!

  22. Helen Opie

    When I think back to our early days of written columns in our respective weekly newspapers, I am not only amazed by the changes technology have brought, but also by the greater array of approaches and ideas that blogs offer and the ease of finding out things from gardeners (among others) in so many places. Your climate and mine (in Nova Scotia) are not so different which makes your ideas useful here, and I’d never have access to your ideas if it weren’t for that amazing invention, the Information Highway, and that new vehicle, the blog. Congratulations for giving us such wonderful views of gardening in your life and in your wider community as well as all the other cultural activity and natural history!

  23. Just catching up and wanted to stop by and say many congrats on 8 years of blogging! And here’s to many more….

  24. Ace Gardener

    Great Blog! Love to read your blog.
    Thanks for sharing.

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