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Flower giveaway

In the last week, the world has turned gray --- time to start visualizing summer flowers!  For this week's giveaway, I've put together a packet of each of our easiest annual flowers --- Mexican sunflowers, marigolds, pink and white cosmos, zinnias, and fennel.  To plant them in the spring, just rake the soil a bit and toss the seeds on the ground, then ignore them until the beautiful blooms start attracting butterflies and beneficial insects.  (It's best to put the fennel, Mexican sunflowers, and cosmos where you want them to stay since they'll self-seed from year to year.)

So, same drill as always. 
Email me your name, email address, general location, and how you heard about this giveaway by Saturday night and we'll put your name in the hat.  The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday, and on Monday we'll mail out your flower seeds.  We promise not to do anything with your contact information except email you if you're the winner.  Good luck!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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