Wednesday, December 29, 2010

And the winner is…

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway by commenting with their favorite botanical term, so many great words! You are a creative bunch, although it appears some of you couldn't resist the adolescent know who you are! Here are your "entries"...

agave guadalajarana
Amorphophallus titanum
santolina chamaecyparissus
autotrophic nutrition
look at the peduncles on that kolkwitzia amabilis
Ilex vomitoria
Glycine max
deodarand cotoneaster
Agave tequilana
Dracunculus vulgaris
Gossypium hirsutum
Araucaria araucana
Liquidambar styraciflua
anything with virginiana in the name
Dog Vomit Slime Mold/Fuligo Septica
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Humulus lupulus

The husband just got home from work and acted as the impartial name drawer...(insert drum roll here)…the winter is: Congratulations Ryan!


  1. Well, I'll (sniff, sniff) try to put a brave face on it and offer my best to the winner! Thanks for holding this contest. All your readers came up with some real winners for plant names and botanical terms!

  2. What fun! You should do this again and really not even have a prize, just let us send you the crazy names and then snap a picture of the drawing. Just SEEING our name on the INTERNET BLOG-O-SPHERE is fame enough during these winter months.
    Congrats to Ryan!
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston :0)

  3. Loree,
    You are the most consistently elegant and stylish person EVER. If I did something like this, the bowl of names would full of crudely ripped bits of notebook paper on it. Instead, you've got this perfectly lovely paper that even compliments the color of the bowl AND the color scheme of your header picture. It is just too much. I'm going to retire under a rock and forget I ever thought I had any design sense.

  4. woohoo! This just goes to show that it pays to have a low brow sense of humor. This definitley makes up for not winning succulents from far out flora.

    thanks Loree!

  5. Congrats, Ryan!

    This was a fun contest, Loree. I hope you do something similar again, soon.
    And as David & Melanie said, no prize necessary...the fun is enough!

  6. James, I definitely enjoyed reading all the comments, and learned a few things too!

    David, things are that bad huh? (kidding). I will have to think up another contest soon for sure. And since I get to save the $ on shipping this book (Ryan is here in Portland) I guess that practically means I have to do another!

    Greensparrow, my husband took one look at the names and said "you couldn't have just used plain paper could you?"...I've been outed. And you are too kind.

    Ryan, I don't know those succulents looked pretty sweet!

    Mulchmaid, prizes make it more fun though don't you think?

  7. Who can resist botanical Latin...useful and always good for a giggle.

  8. Congrats to Ryan! I agree with David & Melanie - this is fun even without the prize!


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