This is last week to enter for gardener’s prize package worth $150

gift basket from Mischler's in Williamsville NY
Photo courtesy Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses

by Connie Oswald Stofko

I’d like to welcome all of the folks who stopped by our booth at Plantasia last week and subscribed to Thank you so much!

It was so busy at Plantasia that we didn’t get a chance to mention to all of you that we are running a drawing for three prize packages, each worth $150. To enter, all you have to do is subscribe to

If you subscribed at Plantasia, you’re already entered!

If you took a reminder and subscribed at home, you’re already entered!

And if you subscribed anytime in the past, you’re already entered. We appreciate our loyal readers!

If you haven’t subscribed yet, do it now so that you can be entered into our drawing. It’s free to subscribe, and when you subscribe, you get an email every Tuesday with our new content so you won’t miss a thing.

Hurry– The deadline is April 1!

book from Sally Cunningham
Photo courtesy Sally Cunningham

If you are one of the three lucky winners, here’s what you’ll get:

  • A signed copy of the book Great Garden Companions by local gardening expert Sally Cunningham. Her book will show you how planting special combinations of vegetables, flowers, and herbs can minimize pest and disease problems and create a high-yielding, beautiful garden. You’ll also receive a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.
  • A one-year family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. If you are already a Botanical Gardens member, your membership will be renewed.

There will be three winners and each winner will receive all of those prizes: the gift basket, book, gift certificates and membership!

Please tell your gardening friends to subscribe today so they’ll be entered in this fabulous contest, too! Share the news on Facebook and Pinterest and Twitter.


dome at Botanical Gardens in Buffalo NY
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Official Contest Rules for the Spring 2014 Prize Package

1. To enter, subscribe to If you are already subscribed, you are already entered.

2. The last day to enter is Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

3. The winners will be chosen by random on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from all subscribers who meet the qualifications.

4. To qualify, the entry must include a working email address. If the email address is a nonexistent address, if Constant Contact is blocked by the user, if the user’s mailbox is full or if there is some other impediment to the user being reached by via email, the entry will be disqualified.

5. If you are chosen as a winner, you will be notified via email by

6. You must respond to the email by Monday, April 7 to let us know that you have received the notification and are prepared to pick up your prizes. If we don’t hear from you by midnight April 7, 2014, we will choose another winner.

7. We will ask you to respond with your name and the town you live in so that we can use your name and town in an article in an upcoming edition of announcing that you were a winner as well as in other promotions. Winners must agree to the use of their names and town for promotion purposes. We won’t share your email address.

8. You must pick up your prizes at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville, NY; Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY, and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY. Prizes must be picked up no later than Friday, May 9, 2014.

9. Each winner will receive a gift basket for the gardener plus a $20 gift certificate from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, a copy of the book Great Garden Companions by Sally Cunningham plus a $30 gift certificate from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, and a one-year family membership to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Each of the three prize packages is worth approximately $165.

10.  All taxes relative to the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitutions, assignments or transfers. No cash equivalents.

11. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. All federal, state, local and municipal laws apply. Void where prohibited.

12. The contest is open to everyone with the exception of employees of, Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, Lockwood’s Greenhouses and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

13. This contest is sponsored by By participating, all entrants acknowledge and agree that they have entered the contest of their own free will, that the full rules and details of the contest have been made available to them in writing and they therefore understand and agree that, Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, Lockwood’s Greenhouses, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, their agents, affiliates, sponsors, representatives or employees do not have any liability with respect to any damages out of acceptance and use of a prize. By entering this promotion, participants agree to be bound by these rules.

3 Comments on “This is last week to enter for gardener’s prize package worth $150

  1. Thank you for a wonderful time at Plantasia. The children had fun as well. Very refreshing! Excited for future news letters.

  2. Sandi, Buffalo really has a lot to offer when it comes to gardening. Western New York is becoming a destination for garden tourism. Thanks so much for writing!

  3. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Plantasia, we had some out of town guess and they couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was,and how informative the people were to help with everyday gardening problems thank you

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