Saturday was the fall seminar for the garden clubs in our district and what a great time we had with two excellent speakers, lunch and socializing.
Oh yes, and there are always lots of door prizes, each society brings one. Above is the front of the gift from the Oro-Medonte group, cleverly done by Janis in calligraphy with a fall arrangement instead of a bow. I've added a frame and a sparkly stars to enhance this gorgeous package.
Three award winning designs from the flower show, our district has some talented floral designers.
Source - Bobbex website
I purchased Bobbex from one of the speakers, an environmentally friendly spray to deter rabbits and deer from eating your plants. I hope to keep the rabbits from gnawing my shrubs down to nubs this winter and encourage them to visit another yard for a change.
I had been looking forward to Carol Pasternak, the monarch crusader giving her presentation on raising monarchs and purchased her revised and updated book on 'How to Raise Monarch Butterflies - a step-by-step guide for kids'. (and adults of course!)
One of my favourite backyard birds are cardinals and we have them year round.
I have quite a few accessories with these birds too.
I was excited to find teacups in Homesense recently and bought a couple.
Some of the indoor cardinals came to check them out.
And now my giveaway....
Knowing how much others like cardinals I actually bought three teacups - one is still in the package for me to send to one of my tea loving blogging sisters. I'm going to include this little resin cardinal, some Murchie's Christmas Tea and who knows what else will be in the box!
If you'd like a chance to win the cardinal gift package please indicate in your comment that you would. Unfortunately Canada and USA only due to shipping costs.
I'll announce the winner by Friday this week so I can get the parcel off in the mail before the Christmas cards start mailing.
I'll be linking to:
Mosaic Monday (please visit my link page to join)
Sandi's new meme 'No Place Like Home'. (Tea Time Tuesday has been cancelled)
Bernideen's new meme 'Cottage and Garden Party'