Seven garden giveaways in support of smaller lawns


It will be no surprise to anyone on Hometalk that I'm an advocate for smaller lawns, so I'm happy to call attention to Pam Penick's new book, "Lawn Gone! Low-maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard." Penick gardens in Texas and is the author of a wonderful blog, Digging, but the book is full of great advice no matter where you live. In honor of the book's publication today, Penick and six other garden bloggers, several of whom have contributed regional plant recommendations to the book (another contributor is Hometalk member Eden Maker Garden Design) are hosting giveaways on their blogs for everything from garden tools to grass pillows to $50 gift certificates at Plant Delights and Annie's Annuals. So stop by all of them for a chance to win, and for some great smaller-lawn inspiration:
To enter the giveaways, follow these links:
http://www.hoeandshovel.com/2013/03/lawn-gone-book-party-and-giveaway.html
http://dangergarden.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-garden-less-lawnits-lawn-gone-book.html
http://gossipinthegarden.com/previous-articles/lawn-gone-book-party-and-giveaways/
http://reddirtramblings.com/blogging/blog-party-for-lawn-gone-and-cobra-tool-giveaway
http://www.northcoastgardening.com/2013/03/lawn-gone/
http://deepmiddle.blogspot.com/2013/03/giveaways-book-party-die-lawn-die.html
http://www.penick.net/digging/?p=20495
Danger Garden's front yard after the lawn came out.
A lawn-less front yard designed by Rebecca Sweet of Gossip in the Garden.
A portion of Hoe and Shovel's (Cynthia Meems) back garden.
The book.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 8, 2013

    Glad that you've been inspired, Kelly. And, of course, we want to see photos of those paths on Hometalk when you put them in.

  • Donald Johnson
    on Oct 16, 2015

    Way too many plants, you cant see the lawn for the Jungle.

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