Life in the Garden Giveaway part 2 of 3


And the runner up will receive—-

A Dragonfly Sundial 😉

Whitehall commemorates this ancient clock, which has survived the test of time, by offering an elegant collection of uniquely styled sundials. Each piece is crafted from rust-free recycled aluminum and carefully finished with weather resistant paints to withstand any climate.Features:

  • Made from rust-free recycled aluminum
  • Finished with weather resistant paints to withstand any climate
  • Inscription: “Flying jewel how quick your flight reflects the passage of day to night”
  • Dimensions: 12″ Diameter

I love the inscription!

Nothing says ‘Life in the Garden’ like the sun. For those of you just following along, you can read HERE about this two part giveaway.

So far we’ve talked about how to bring life to your garden in some unique ways. Yesterday we talked about the movement of wind and today we are highlighting the sun. Certainly nothing could grow without it but it has more to it than that. You can also tell time by the sun.

Playing with the shadows creates a fun place for the kitty or doggie to lay. How many of you know exactly where your pet chooses to hang out in the garden?

When you first receive your sundial, set it in a very sunny location. Take your watch so you can keep moving the sundial until it registers the correct time. The gnomon needs to be pointing North. There is also a complicated set of instructions that has set up nicely for us.

Did you know that sundials are particular to their location. One set up for Madrid  would not necessarily work at any location. If you don’t win the giveaway, you can go HERE and make your own. I don’t have one yet for the new home and just might consider buying one from Teak, Wicker, and More. They were sure good to us by giving us this sundial and the weathervane. It is a win win for them and us.

I would like to thank Khara who works for Teak, Wicker, and More. She allowed me to pick whatever–within reason–that I thought you all would like. Fun isn’t it?

Ok garden fans—tomorrow, April 22,  is the day! I will preset the post to appear around 8am. The contest ends at 8pm. That’s it….no ifs ands or buts. You have to leave me one message  between 8am and 8pm on April 22nd to enter. I will pick the winner and  announce it here on Thrusday April 23rd. You can only enter once.

You must give me a short explanation of what brings the most life to your garden. For me–Copper Top Cottage. It will be home to all the seedlings next year, it will have a swing, and I will store my treasures in there. I’ll have a birdhouse on the side made from the scrap wood that went in to Copper Top. There will be chimes that tinkle softly. It will be a living shed and bring ‘Life to the Garden’. Now tell me if you have ‘Life in the Garden’ other than plants. If you have nothing—then by all means tell us what you would like to have—besides the sundial and weathervane–that’s obvious!

Right now this is only open to those in the USA. I’m checking on it though. I’m rooting for everyone and I have ask.

=====The giveaway is over. The winner will be announced some time in the next 24hrs in a new blog post.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Shellie Seering says:

    I have an old wooden angel that certainly brings life to my garden!


  2. chris swan says:

    Wow a sundial. I would love to win.


  3. Gail Morris says:

    The sundial is adorable! I love dragonflys! This i s exciting!
    I’m reading right now. I love to read my blog comments and answer each one.

    I love that you live across the street from me. You have to come see my seedlings. I’ll share! I too like dragonflies.


  4. Nicole D. says:

    My daughter brings life to my garden! This is our first year in a house, so the first year we will be planting a garden. We have our seedlngs growing now, and my 4 year old can’t wait to get them in the ground.


  5. Alexandrea M says:

    I’d love to be able to tell time outdoors to keep from overworking myself!
    I’m on year two in this garden and what is bringing it most to life (aka thriving to make it beautiful) are my sweet peas. They aren’t making much progress yet but they are the focal point of my garden and brought me the most joy last year.


  6. Jen says:

    I’m with you on Elvis Lambert – I was swooning over “If I Can’t Have You” last night. I guess Paula was too.

    And the sundial is nice too 🙂 I may just have to order one even if I don’t win. We have one in our school garden, but they never adjust it for daylight savings time….so it seems to be wrong a lot.


  7. Lesly Orf says:

    I have wind chimes set up in different spots of my garden. I would love to put more unique items around it but am having a hard time finding things I like. Thanks.


  8. Randy says:

    I’m a total Dragonfly junky! I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw the sundial! Hope you have a wonderful day!


  9. Deborah R says:

    I’m in a new (to me) home and I haven’t figured out what brings life to my garden, unless you count the deer, bunnies and squirrels who visit it.


  10. Kathy D says:

    I love that it is Made from rust-free recycled aluminum……
    Isn’t that grand!


  11. Carol says:

    Count me in. The weather is getting warmer, and I dream of being in my garden again.
    You have to come back tomorrow! I hope you do.


  12. cindee says:

    I will take second place too!(-:
    That is a cool sun dial. My aunt had one in her garden I loved to see it. My kids were fasinated by how it worked(-:
    I read those directions over at on setting one up and it was way too nerdy for me. There is a right way including the North Star. So I said, let the folks read it own their own. I saw quite a few when I went down to Wilmington, NC. The saying on this one is one of the best parts.


  13. Gail says:

    You are dear for sponsoring this…How’s Copper Top Cottage coming along? gail
    I’m having loads of fun planning this. I like to plan stuff have you noticed? Copper Top is coming along nicely. MrD can only work on weekends. I would say it’s 70% finished. I have lace curtains made for it.

    Who is your favorite on American Idol? I like Elvis, Lambert. I wonder if he can disco.


  14. Joy says:

    Anna … girl keep checking on it !!!!!!
    You are driving me crazy with such neat garden art : ) LOL
    Awwwww, I’m sorry. Maybe I’ll just buy one and have another giveaway. You are worth it.


  15. Catherine says:

    I will be just as happy being the runner up! This would look great in my garden!
    It’s going to be fun tomorrow. It really is a nice sundial too. I was pleased that they had quality stuff to choose from.


  16. Darla says:

    This is so exciting, I will be tuning in for sure!!
    You better!


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