Startle Garden Book Giveaway

February 09, 2017
Hello everyone! It is with great joy that I share with you today a Startle Garden Book review and giveaway.  But for me, it is more than a giveaway. Today I am sharing with you the talent and spirit of a woman who goes above and beyond. In a world that is full of cookie cutter shaped souls she has carved out authenticity, integrity, hard work, focus and a rare concept in today's world she is true to herself. So without any more delays I happy to be sharing this opportunity with you!

With Spring being  just around the corner, and even though it might not feel that way for some of you, it truly is.
I know I am seeing some of you smiling right about now just thinking about SPRING! and GARDENING!
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Carole from Garden Up Green who has recently published her second book, Startle Garden.
Is offering this beautiful and timely giveaway.
It is a lovely gardening book with a workbook style format. Carole takes us step by step through the planning and planting process.
She encourages us to take planning notes as well as make assignments and checklists that will help us to plan our own gardening spaces.
Carole first discovered her passion for  gardening as she worked the garden soil with her Italian Grandma. Carole is now the guru of simplified gardening methods.
Startle Garden is a fabulous compilation of photographs, instruction and tips.
Carole uses her no-nonsense step by step approach to encourage us to utilize what we already have in our gardens and work spaces to add pazazz and personality to any garden space.
Small space no problem...large space no problem. 
She covers it all!
In this book you will find twelve chapters with highlights on managing healthy soil, choosing the right space, seed purchasing tips and much more.
Carole's passion for living her best by doing more, ignites our passion for doing the same and it can all begin in the garden!

Now on to the giveaway!

Startle Garden ~ Grow Your Best Garden Book.

How to enter.

Leave us a little comment on your favorite flower or vegetable that you love to grow in your garden.

Giveaway Deadline & Details

Giveaway ends on February 13th. Winner will be notified by email requesting your mailing address then the Startle Garden Book will be sent directly to you from the author.

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Don't have time to wait, or you have a gardener in the family, well this will be the perfect gift.

Pick it up right Here:  Startle Garden Book On Create Space
Or right here with prime.
(Free two day shipping with eligible purchases.)
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As always wishing you the best that life has to offer!
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  1. Thank you, a little speechless here... This was a fun project and thank you for being apart of it, this is really awesome...

  2. Oh, I am SO longing for garden season. Another few months up here in the north. My favorite flowers (apart from the bulbs) are my sweet peas (Audrey Two) and hydrangeas, big white puffy balls that turn the most amazing shade of chartreuse in the fall). I don't have the room to do veggies well -- I leave that to Rick -- but you might find a pot of grape tomatoes and of course tons of herbs. Sigh. Eagerly awaiting...

  3. I couldn't even begin to say what my favorite flower is! I guess at the top ofmy list are perennials like hosta and day lily. But for an annual, would have to be wave petunia or geraniums. Thanks for a possible win.

  4. This is a beautiful book! I got to see it in person for just a moment and definitely want to get my own copy.

  5. Looks like a wonderful book for gardeners - I am very fond of my hibiscus, lilies, amaryllis, and frangipani, but the truth is I love all flowers.

  6. What a delightful looking book. Congratulations, Carole West. Yesterday I scattered about some of my saved poppy seeds. I love the flowers and saving the dried pods for crafting.

  7. Love Carole's ideas on her blog. Bet the book is fabulous. I love native flowers and am trying to incorporate more of them in my Kansas garden. I love the coneflower. It comes in so many pretty colors.

  8. Carol is so impressive. Her book is wonderful I'm sure. This is a generous giveaway.
    I love all flowers but I grow hydrangeas and camellias best in my shade garden.

  9. I have a soft spot for the delicate flowering plant called "Upright Verbena". The purple blooms are tiny and attract bees and butterflies all summer long.

  10. I just love Carole and her blog. So much to inspire. I love gardening period, nice bright colored flowers like pansies are my favorite, they are so hardy where I live. I enjoy making sure I provide areas for the Monarch's and Bees, so important! I will be adding more plants and areas for them this year. I am fairly new to vegetable gardening, but grew up around it. One of my favorite is the Okra plant bloom, just beautiful! How can it not be, it is in the Hibiscus family.
    Thank you to Carole and thank you for making this opportunity available.

  11. Jemma, this post spoke to me, as I love gardening and digging deep into the soil of nature. Although I don't have my little garden any more, I do plan on having one again someday. How wonderful that you enjoy gardening, Jemma. Those look like pansies to me? Well, to answer your question, there's nothing like home grown tomatoes, so tomatoes would be my favorite vegetable in the garden, and I think you know what my favorite flower is.....the rose, of any color. :) I will pass up on this giveaway, since I don't have a garden right now, but thank you for this special chance to win this delightful book. You are a bright ray of sunshine on a dreary day, Jemma.

    love, ~Sheri

  12. Beautiful review, Jemma! I'm a tad jealous that you two live close enough to visit. :)

  13. Oh this has me longing for the spring months when I can dig in the dirt again. We revamped our herb garden last spring, and I can't wait to get back at it. We also added more perennials to our hillside, and look forward to seeing them bloom. But, I have to say regarding my favorites...it would be a tie between my peonies and my beautiful vibrant blue hydrangeas.

  14. Lovely review and book giveaway. I am sure Carole has some awesome tips. I love so many flowers, it is difficult to pick a favorite. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Enjoy your new Yukon.....xo

  15. Our yard is perfect for growing hosts and our favorite vegetable is tomatoes. Would love to win this great book.

  16. Mine is Echinacea. It is so cheerful.

  17. Pick a favorite????? That's a difficult one, but I guess in fairness to my own blog, I'll pick hyacinths. '-)

  18. Oh, my! I would have to say tomatoes...there is nothing like picking a fresh, homegrown tomato straight out of the garden and eating it with a bit of salt!! I also love to spread mayonnaise on a slice of white bread, add pepper, a slice of homegrown tomato, cover it with shredded cheese, and stick it under the blender for about 4 or 5 minutes. Oh, my word, it is delicious! I interviewed Carole a while back...she is such a dear blessing to us all. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!

  19. Good morning, Jemma! What a lucky woman, to have had the chance to write about her passions!!!! And to be connected to the earth and encourage others to do so. Very gorgeous book!

  20. I can't wait to read this book. I am so ready for spring, need to give my back yard a total makeover!

  21. I always, always grow tomatoes! I plan on tripling my garden this year to include not only vegetables but medicinal herbs and flowers as well

  22. I love carrots!


  23. I like home grown tomatoes because they taste so much better than store-bought ones!
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  24. Hi Jemma, what a beautiful book by Carole. I know it will be a great reference. My favorites are roses. They seem to do very well here in Texas and like the heat and sun.
    Thank you for sharing this great giveaway. Have a nice weekend. xo


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