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book giveaway, and happy holidays!

EVERYONE IN MY YARD AGREES WITH THE LITTLE FROG in the blue boots: “Hurrah for Santy.” To that end, we–Jack the Demon Cat, the frogboys, the birds and snakes and I–wish you all a happy holiday season and also extend the offer of a possible gift: Two people can win copies of my “old” book, “A Way to Garden,” along with advance reading copies of my next, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There.” Details below, but meantime, let’s strike up the band, shall we?

The chance to win one of two sets of books begins now, and entries will close next Tuesday, December 28, at midnight. I’ll pick the winners Wednesday at random, using the tool at random [dot] org as usual. To enter, all you have to do is comment below–just say hello, or season’s greetings, or “Hurrah for Santy” or whatever you want. Even, “I’m in,” or “I’d like to win the books” will do.

Whether you choose to enter or not, here’s the important punchline:

May your holiday season be peaceful, safe, and spent in the company of those you love. Blessings all around, friends!

(Vintage print by the Louis Prang company, sent to me by one of my many kind readers after I ran this slideshow of that company’s other work.)

  1. Jan says:

    I treasure my copy of A Way to Garden and would love to share one with a friend. Look forward to your latest book and hope for more to come.

  2. Rachel says:

    Here’s wishing you a wonderful New Year. Thank you for the blog – it is an inspiration to me and feels just like an old dear friend.

  3. Tom M says:

    Happy Holidays to you as well, Margaret! These would be excellent reads to pass the time, since little can be done outside with all the snow. Thank you for the chance at these books!

  4. Holly B. says:

    Happy New Year, Margaret! Every wicked, gray, cold day just gets us one day closer to the magical season of spring….hurry up, March 21!

  5. martha h. says:

    happy healthy 2011 to you and yours!
    thanks for the wonderful blog.
    count me in for a chance.
    the days are getting longer!!!

  6. vicki trattar says:

    The picture reminds me of the “Frog and Toad” books I always enjoyed reading to my son. Hooray for Santy and friends of all types.

  7. Kate says:

    Oh, I think I need to read your books! Your writing sings to me, and you have put in words what my spirit feels, about gardens! They are on my list, regardless of luck :)

  8. Margie says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I hope I win your books!!! Your soon to be published book seems like a dream … to go away and be what one wants to be! I hope it is practical, as much as it is attractive! Look forward to reading one way or the other! Thanks again!

  9. kim jessen says:

    As an owner of two neurotic dogs, three devilish kitties, and many many (right now) indoor plants, I am keeping my paws crossed in hopes that I will win a book.

    Happy New Year!

  10. Shirley P says:

    Hi Margaret, I listen to you on my drive to and from work and knew we were kin when I heard you mention your favorite song and singer “Tell it like it is” by Arron Neville. Just moved from a town house to 1 ½ acres in the middle of a cow pasture. Yes no trees not much landscaping…… no… nothing. Starting with a blank template to do as I please (well as much as I can with what I have to work with) I am in the Texas zone 7b. Lots and lots of wind and black gumbo soil. Need to make a plan for all I want to do Then I found your site and podcast. I am reading your first book while trying to be patience and not rush into things. I once had a beautiful organic garden that was over 20 years ago. I am hoping for the same here.Enjoy the tea, the catalogs, the big chair and the warm cat (Jack)
    Happy New Year to you all.

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