Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Raintree Nursery $50 gift card giveaway

I'm particularly excited about today's giveaway for Urban Homesteading Giveaway Week because I looooove Raintree Nursery. I get their catalogs a couple of times a year and, if you like seed catalog porn, well then, you'll love the Raintree catalog and will want to take it into the bathroom for some private time.

Raintree sells, primarily, fruiting bushes, vines, shrubs and trees, alongside nut trees and bushes with some other oddities thrown in for good measure like jujube, goumi, paw paw, aronia and a whole host of other fruits and nuts that you'll be tempted to buy even if you have no idea what to do with them.

For my part, I have purchased in the past blueberry bushes, strawberry plants and a 4x1 dwarf cherry tree (wherein they threw in an additional graft just because). The plants and trees always arrive in perfect condition.

If you live in Western Washington, you can visit them personally (they are in Morton, WA) or you can do all your shopping online. And, for all of us crazy Raintree stalkers out there, we can now follow their nursery magic via their Facebook page.

Giveaway
The nice folks at Raintree have been kind enough to humor me and sponsor today's giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to one randomly chosen winner. That means you could buy:

1 self-pollinating dwarf plum tree, 25 Tristar strawberry plants and 10 asparagus crowns

OR

3 grape vines/plants and 1 fig tree

OR

whatever suits your fancy like one self-pollinating dwarf 4x1 cherry tree like I have.

No matter what you choose, they are all perfect for establishing or adding to your homestead.

How to enter
If you are interested in entering the random drawing for the $50 gift certificate, please add your name to the comments of this post. You have until midnight PST this Friday, February 25th to enter. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

Make sure you check out the other giveaways going on this week:

Win a swanky looking rain barrel
Win the books, Keeping Chickens and Canning & Preserving

Note: I am in no way affiliated with Raintree Nursery nor am I getting paid for this review/giveaway. I'm just supporting my local nursery peeps.

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LatigoLiz said...

LOVE the redesign!

Please enter me. :D

Marya said...

I am also digging the redesign. And wanting the gift card. Wouldn't need a cherry tree where I live though, I'm surrounded by orchards.

Joy said...

LOVE Raintree!!! Count me in!

Robj98168 said...

Oh man raintree- your giveaways get betterer and betterer.

John and Melissa said...

Oh I LOVE Raintree. I could definitely put this to good use. :)
-Melissa

Jonathan Kochmer said...

Urban Homesteading! Wheeee! Count me in for entry to random selection.

Here's a terrible joke I made up when going to South Park last week:

Q: why did the artist have a terrible accident at the 1st Avenue South Bridge in Seattle?

A: because while driving, he took literally the instruction from the road-sign "Draw Bridge"

Anna said...

Oh please, oh please, oh please! My husband killed everything I tried to grow last year- I won't let him touch a thing this time around!

Elizabeth said...

This would be awesome! Please count me in!

:o) said...

This would be perfect for my young garden!

meg- grow & resist said...

Oooh, I love, love, love them! And there is always room for more berries, more fruit, more asparagus. Right? Right?

Elise Adams said...

Love the idea, the catalog and would LOVE the giveaway! :-)

JanesDaddy said...

I would love to receive this. Thanks for the opportunity. - Chris

rbn said...

ooh, I've been lusting after a Meyer lemon tree. This would be lovely!

@Jonathan - terrible joke, but nice to see someone else whose travels take them to South Park

Colleen said...

Please enter me for the drawing.

Thanks!

Valerie said...

Please enter me in the contest!

Simple Mama said...

I love Raintree! Could def. use a fig tree here. Or maybe some more berries.

Kristi said...

Ohhhh! I know what I'd get! Cranberries, a sour cherry, a couple of peaches, an apricot.... Well, I guess I couldn't get all of it.... :-) Sign me up, please!

lyndsay said...

fig trees, I would plant an orchard of them if i could.. maybe someday!

Lyndsay

Lise said...

Ooh, I spend way too much money at Raintree--this would help! Thanks for the chance. :-)

brad said...

oh oh pick me! I like plants!

Brynne said...

I would totally love this!
Please enter me!

pinkpeppercorns said...

I am going to attempt turning my yard into an edible landscape. I'm working with a blank slate. This would really help out a LOT in getting things started!

Thanks so much for doing these giveaways! Very exciting!

esp said...

Ooohhh...I'd love to enter...I want this year to be the year we establish a mini-orchard on the (sub)urban homestead....

Kate said...

Please count me in! And thanks to you and Raintree for the chance to win.

-Kate

owlfan said...

We love raintree, even if we have to be careful ordering because we are in a very different climate. Would love to order some more trees from them.

The Mom said...

I've never heard of Raintree before, will have to check it out. I love anything having to do with adding perennials to my yard. A self pollinating plum sounds fabulous!

Jackie said...

Please enter me. I have the hardest time growing berry bushes due to problems with the lawn mower (actually the person operating the lawn mower).

Jennifer said...

Yea, I have a brand new back yard to fill!

Cathy said...

Raintree is great. Count me in please

TraceyT said...

Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

Chile said...

Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh! Pick me, pick me! The plant guy at the local hardware store talked us into trying a jujube tree instead of a fig for where our washing machine drains but he can't find one for a reasonable price. I gave in and bought the fig tree this week but we still need a tree or two for where the rain gutters will drain off water from the roof.

Sandy said...

Oooooh, seed porn! I'm in! I'm just starting to plan my garden...please pick me!

BigHappyFamily said...

I'm in! Excited for this one.

Anna @ Blue Dirt said...

We have seed catalog mania. Not Raintree though, do they have cold weather hardy plants?

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yes! Love this one - please count me in!

Manuela

Ohio Sue said...

Can't wait to start gardening after the long, cold, winter in central Ohio. A master gardner gave me some good seed resources, but haven't heard of this one.

Anna said...

Awesome giveaway!! Love Raintree.

Kristina said...

I would love some fruit trees!

Able-Bodied Girl said...

oh wow, this is awesome! i'd love to try some fruit!

ummm... my word verification is "undstink"... should i take that personally?? :-D

Farmer Pinky said...

Oh wow! You have awesome giveaways.

KIRSTEN said...

pick me! we just moved and I am starting over!

DramaMama said...

Count me in!

Jenny said...

I would love this--I am really wanting some blueberries.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Leevelyn said...

That gift card would be sweet! Thanks for the chance.

Natalie said...

I really want some raspberries - this would make them highly affordable.

Tara said...

What a great giveaway!! Please enter me. Thank you. :)

Donna said...

I want to win!!

lori said...

Oh! I sooo need this! Now that we are no longer renting I wanted to put in lots of friut trees and perrenial veggies.

fitsandstarts said...

Very exciting!! I love raintree. :)

Aimee said...

ooh, I'll enter this drawing! We put in blueberries, strawberries, lingonberries, cranberries, currants, some other stuff, and some nut trees last year. But in case any of them don't survive, we'll want to get some more! =)

Jennifer said...

Pick me!

dc said...

Would love to order some more fruit for the garden.

Thanks!!

Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) said...

Another great giveaway! We are possibly moving and I'll need all the help I can get to buy plants for the new house.

Rachel said...

I <3 Raintree for the sheer fact that they offer fruit that you can't find anywhere else. Count me in!

Erica said...

I know exactly what I'd do with this one. Shall I send you the 3 page excel spreadsheet "Raintree Wishlist" I have detailing variety, ripening order and price as proof? ;)

Alyse said...

I like the redesign. It's nice.

Barb Ezell said...

My insatiable appetite for fruiting plants will be satisfied. THX for promoting urban farmer's Hellers!

Uncle Dutch Farms said...

This Urban Homesteader would love to practice urban homesteading by planting a Raintree fruit tree on her (sort-of) urban homestead! ;)

Angela Mazur said...

Oooh, this one would be great. Please enter me in the drawing!

-Angela Mazur

Grace said...

I'd love to win that gift certificate and I must say, I'm certainly enjoying Urban Homesteading week!

dayodestin said...

this would be great--thanks!

Jamie said...

Awesome, thank you for the chance to enter!

Nic, SD said...

I would love the chance to win it!

mountainchicken said...

Strawberries, blueberries, figs?\
Yes please.

Oxray Farm said...

I was just going to put in an order with Raintree. I'll wait on that and see what happens!

viggie said...

This is awesome. My dwarf fruits were eaten by rabbits this winter too, I could use some new trees.

Thanks to you and Raintree!

Joya said...

Count me in! :)

Lynda said...

What a timely give-away! I'm planting a couple cherry and one avacado tree today...count me in.
Lynda

Andrea Hall said...

Never heard of them... going to check them out now & hope I win! -Andrea

Brady Balouga said...

LOVE Raintree!

Brad K. said...

Think of me! I want fruits. The nuts I think I take care of just fine! Blueberries and cherries, oh, my!

Bham Meg said...

Ooooh, enter me please! My edible hedge will someday come to fruition! Bah DUM tsssh.

lemontree said...

Love drooling over the Raintree catalog, that is- "looking through" it.

Maria said...

Oh my goodness!! I already know I would order an Improved Meyer Lemon tree. I have been wanting one of those for a couple of years now and it's $49.95.
My fingers are SO crossed! :)
Maria

Green Bean said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me! :) We moved last summer to a half acre and I'm looking to fill the back with fruit trees!

Carolyn Schaub said...

No, pick me!!!!!!!!

Carissa said...

Oh yes please!! This is an amazing giveaway!

Jenette said...

Count me in ... I have been drooling over the blueberry bushes for a while now and have been wanting to start a strawberry pyramid.
-Jenette

Jenette said...

Count me in ... I have been drooling over the blueberry bushes for a while now and have been wanting to start a strawberry pyramid.
-Jenette

El Gaucho said...

I'm in, lucky #80?

jake said...

please enter me in the contest

Chard Lady said...

pick me!

Annie said...

sigh. I love plant catalogs!

tortuga said...

Yea for gardening catalog porn! Sign me up!

carri said...

I want this! I need more huckleberries!

Maureen said...

We could really use a few fruit trees on the homestead:)

h20suncal said...

Gift card would be wonderful jump start to spring buying and planting!

Produce to the People said...

also love raintree! thanks!

sheryl said...

Love Raintree and it's almost bareroot season.

Amy said...

Love Raintree, that's where I got my old style cooking apple. It needs a new friend.

Robin said...

I would buy more blueberry bushes! Hard to go wrong with blueberries :)

Lizzie Bordello said...

I don't know Raintree, I'll have to check them out. The husband and I just bought our first home, so we are working on our backyard "orchard."

Mr. and Mrs. Hoosier Homesteader said...

Oh they have Elderberry plants. Count me (Mary M) in for the contest!

Annie's Granny said...

Gosh, I could replace those two "big box store" blueberry bushes that refused to survive last year.

Please enter me in the drawing!

junebug said...

Your giveaways this week are amazing. I love catalog porn.

Amy said...

awesome! this would definitely help me out with my food forest installation!

Ichigo said...

I'd love to win this!

Sunshine Boatright said...

Love the new look! :D OMG! The chance for my very OWN cherry tree?!?! If you only knew how much that = heaven to me! :) Please enter me into the drawing. :) That would rock my world. :)

Sustainablehome said...

Oh, would I love this!

noorachen said...

Ooo, I'd love to have more edibles in my yard!

Tammi said...

What a great giveaway!

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Garden porn...ooh la la. I'd like to enter this giveaway.

Angie H-P said...

Deer killed my peach tree last year so I'd love to plant another!

Jenna Gayle said...

If I were to win this I'm sure I'd go way over the $50! LOL!!

The Larsons said...

Count me in!

Hippy Goodwife said...

It just gets better and better around here!

Rachel said...

I've been looking at getting a few dwarf fruit trees! I actually have a 2 year old dwarf fig, but so far no fruit.

swiggett said...

Please add my name to the drawing. Such an opportunity!

Sarah C said...

Very interested, thank you!

Lisa said...

Yes, please! :)

Sarah said...

Adding fruit trees is the next thing on the list for our little suburban homestead. Please enter me in the drawing!

dawn said...

Yep... I love nursery catalogs!
I've never tried Raintree!

tawnya said...

We just decided on the spot for grapes. This would be perfect!

Mary M. said...

Count me in! I love Raintree and order something every year.

Stephanie said...

Pick me! I lost my fig tree last year and would love to replace it.

Rue said...

Raintree's my first choice when ordering for my yard/orchard. Beautiful plants and great customer service.

Earthdrummer said...

Desperately need blueberries!! Would put this to wonderful use!!
xoxo

Leslie R. said...

Enter me, please!!

Alison Russell said...

Oh yes please! I desperately want blueberries!

zenglassfusion said...

Fabulous...always looking to plant small fruits here in Colorado!

Amy Estrada said...

First REAL garden this year. I can't wait to shop!

Jan said...

Thank you, a girl can never have enough home-grown food!

AutumnRose said...

--count me in too!

Anonymous said...

Oh perfect. I am looking at fruit trees right now.

kirstencorsaro@mac.com

Elaine M said...

Yeah! The unusually long freeze killed my garden this year. I need to replant!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sign me up!

Tara

APKH said...

50$ raintree gift card...that could be a LOT of fun :)

zoomer1 said...

I just found your blog from the Take Back Urban Homesteading FB page and loved what I found here. Also love Raintree Nursery. Please enter me.
~Marianne

Bunny said...

Sounds great - sign me up!

Diane said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.
Blessings
Diane

Keely said...

oooos and aaaahs!

Keely

penryn said...

Ooo, lovely! My mind is already exploding with all the possibilities.

artemis said...

We love Raintree too---and have a dying fig tree to replace soon!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

I'm not an urban homesteader, but I love Raintree! Their products are always superb!

ceece said...

yes, please! We just buried the front lawn in mulch and cardboard, and would love some yummier replacement plants.

Daisy Driver said...

I found you through Small Measure and am so glad I did.

Sharli said...

Enter me!

Wholegrain said...

This would be perfect for my new house we are getting this week.

Melissa Anderson said...

Please enter me :)
Melissa

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Jessica G said...

I'm in!

Jessica Garrett

betsy bee said...

please enter me in this fabulous giveaway! thank you!

Stacey said...

Waaah! I wanna win.

Shreela said...

Everbearing raspberries sound awesome! Especially the no trellising part ^_^

Jen said...

Sounds awesome. I really want some dwarf blueberry bushes.

Anna Clark (and occasionally Casey Hook) said...

Oh, my, my oh my, how I love Raintree! I love the blueberry bushes I got last year- and we're moving to 2 acres so you know I'm going to be buying more trees and bushes.

Juliet said...

Would love this as I'm trying to decide on a fruit tree for my yard.

carys said...

Love Raintree, please enter me!

Troy said...

This would be a great way to add berries to our garden.

breeamal said...

Wow, I love Raintree and I am seriously considering blowing my "extra" garden budget with them this year. Amazing selection and plants!

-Heidi said...

I've been so busy with this "snow thing", I missed some of your great givaways! I'm catching up now.

Sylvia said...

Wow- awesome giveaway! I'm about to move and have land for the first time in my life, so boy this would be great!

DK said...

I'm loving Urban Homesteading Giveaway Week.

Lindsay said...

Oh man, that website has me drooling. Please enter me in the contest!

Haley said...

Sign me up! Thanks, Haley Jordan

Heather said...

these are the best giveaways ever :)

dandelionlady said...

Seriously, this is the best giveaway yet! i would be thrilled to win this one. Raintree has great stuff.

Renee said...

Oh DROOL! I just discovered the Raintree catalog this year, they have some fantastic stuff! We want to plant some wintergreen along the northside of the house (after reading about it for the gazillionth time in Farmer Boy, of course!)

J. Walt Layne said...

Sounds like an excuse to start a dwarf orchard to me-Jim

Hi! I'm Peach. said...

I would love to see a picture of you smiling! ;)

circulating said...

shopping... I could go shopping...!! thanks for the chance...

Kelsey said...

This gift card would be very good for my garden :).

A Payne said...

I have never seen a Raintree catalog, but the thought of winning a gift card to buy plants is wonderful.

Aidita said...

This would be great. I would love some strawberry
Plants- aida

Shawn Burkett said...

Another great giveaway!

Jason said...

I always need more plants!!

Maria said...

Wow - a week of giveaways! I love it.

JizzleK said...

Count me in on the drawing!

Just Nick said...

We just finished planning this year's Raintree order...so I don't just want this gift card, I NEED it! ;)

Mrs. Small House said...

we have holes dug already!

Mimi said...

I would use it to get an apple tree or two from Raintree.

bevinB said...

Please enter me in your Raintree gift certificate giveaway -- I could put it to good use for our backyard garden in Seattle.

StephCat said...

would love to win this too --so many great giveaways this week!

afeistymom said...

Awesome!

Jennie said...

Ooooh I need some fruit trees! Count me in!

Dea-chan said...

Want to win!

Lindsay said...

This is relevant to my interests.

Liz said...

Planning a little orchard - this would really help us get started! :)

Mary said...

Not familiar with Raintree, but I'd like to be! Thanks for the chance. I'd love to have a gift card to purchase some fruit trees.

Laura said...

Love the redesign as well. Love Raintree.

mollyjade said...

I've been very slowly considering fruit options for awhile.

deb ... p.s. bohemian said...

plz count me in - and thanks for reminding me it's almost time to start work in the garden again - with this snow outside it's easy to forget :)

Bess said...

Would love to win those plants!

loridean said...

always room for more plants!

april said...

This is a great giveaway!

Mary said...

They sell elderberries! Awesome! Hope I win, but if I don't, at least I know where I can get some from a trusted source now. Thanks!

De in D.C. said...

We just lost a maple tree in an ice storm - I think a peach tree needs to go in its place!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Money for more plants!!!

Cathy said...

you are just increasing my need to plant and are receiving another 8 inches of snow today....oh give me a spring cheer up!!!!

Tricia said...

Mmmm. Tough call. What would I get...the plums are calling my name...

Jason said...

Please enter me, thanks!

Melinda said...

Awesome. I'm a huge fan as well. We went down there last year to see it. Very cool (though smaller than I expected given all they offer!).

Chelsea Wipf said...

ooh i would love to buy some blueberry bushes.

Cheri said...

Sounds like a wonderful Nursery! Please enter me to win the $50 gift certificate. :)

DM said...

I don't have a place to plant anything right now, but I know people who do! Please enter me!

Jesse said...

Awesome! just found this blog

Lori said...

another great giveaway!

Barbara said...

another great give away! Very Cool!

Peace!

John Hintermaier said...

Need some other things next to our fig trees.

Kimberly said...

Ooooo, Raintree gift certificate (drools all over keyboard) . . .

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