Friday, May 7, 2010

It's HGTV Green Home Giveaway Time!

Hello folks! I know its been a while since I last posted, but since beginning this blog, I've started a new job, which keeps me away from the garden and the home computer quite a bit. However, I felt it was my duty to share the news that HGTV is giving away a "green" home in Plymouth, Mass this year. I think there's still 28 more days to enter daily, so get right on it!

The house seems a bit less ostentatious than their usual giveaway--probably because it's a Green home giveaway, and not just a Home giveaway (not exactly sure what the difference is). The house seems lovely, not so sure about the gardens. I really wish they would give more details on the size of the lot and the outdoor features. It seems a glaring oversight to neglect an area that can be devoted to growing food, doing composting, etc...if it's supposed to be "green," but then, HGTV consistently gives short shrift to the "G" in their programming.

Anywho, I hope someone I know wins!

1 comment:

  1. (Sorry about the loooong comment; I couldn't find your email. Delete at will!)
    Hi from a fellow gardenblogger (at GardenRant and elsewhere). I’m writing on behalf of Mahoney’s Gardens to introduce our new communications to garden bloggers in the region. We have a blog! And it’s part of our brand-new website, too. Also, Facebook and Twitter! So I’ll take it one thing at a time.

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