Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture & Form (& Enter Contest to Win Colorful Dramm Garden-Watering Duo!)

November 3, 2013 by

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

This just in: the beautiful garden book, Refresh Your Garden Design, is now on the scene. The book is latest work of California garden designer Rebecca Sweet, owner of Harmony in the Garden and the talent behind the blog, Gossip in the Garden.

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

Rebecca’s book is filled with ways to wake up a tired garden with texture, color, form, and even plant superstars!

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

Readers will learn how to break down traditional garden design principals into easy to understand and easy to implement solutions. That’s always a key thing for me.

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

And what eye candy! The book contains over two hundred gorgeous photographs. Sometimes all it takes is the looking through the right window to see your garden in a new light. Refresh Your Garden Design may just be that window.

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

You will find Refresh Your Garden Design on Amazon. Let the transformation commence!

But, wait—didn’t we mention a contest?

Yes, we did. Urban Gardens is one of seven blogs participating in a “virtual book tour” and offering a chance to win something fantastic to celebrate the release of Refresh Your Garden Design.

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We are giving away a Dramm One Touch Rain Wand and Color Storm Turret Sprinkler (valued at $50). Beyond functional, these multi-hued gardening tools also infuse a bit of fun and color into your outdoor space. Yes, please!

Give Away (Turret Berry)

How to Enter
Entering the contest is easy–simply leave a comment below! Why not enter all of the contests? I’ve included links to all the participating blogs and their giveaways below. Leave them comments too to increase your chances of winning.

The deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 10th.  Winners will be announced Monday, November 11th.

Good luck!

  • Pam Penick at Digging is giving away a $50 gift certificate to the irresistible online nursery Annie’s Annuals.
  • Shawna Coronado  is giving away a $75 online gift card from Proven Winners, a mail-order nursery that’s a plant lover’s dream.
  • Carol Michel at May Dreams Gardens is giving away a much-desired Fiskars tool set: a Telescoping Bypass Loper and a Long-Handled Aluminum Hoe (valued at $65).
  • Susan Morrison at Blue Planet Garden Blog is giving away a garden-design package that’s perfect for anyone looking to shake things up in the garden. In addition to a one year subscription to Horticulture and a bound anthology of her popular ‘Harmony in the Garden’ column, Rebecca is offering the winner an online design consultation!
  • Gossip in the Garden, is offering something for tech-savvy and traditional gardeners alike: a Garden App Package consisting of Sunset’s Western Garden app, Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens app and the Garden Tracker-Bumper Crop app as well as a signed copy of my new book (valued at $40.00)


Purchase your copy of Refresh Your Garden Design here!

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  • Candice Suter

    Sounds like a fabulous gift! I love Rebecca and can’t wait till I get her book. And I love these products! So would love to win! Woohoo!

  • Carla Deburger

    Great giveaway- count me in!

  • Holly Chaille

    I’m in! We could use this at our urban farm!

  • ribbon b.

    Great giveaways.Count me in, and thank you for the chance.

  • Wanda

    Rebecca Sweet’s garden pictures on line are impressive.

  • Jo

    I can always use a new Dramm…my puppy drags then around the garden to no good effect.

  • Pam

    I new tool to try, how exciting. Thank you for not only sharing the info with us but giving one away. Loved the pictures you choose.

  • Melody

    I love the bright colors! Maybe I won’t lose these in the garden. And I can’t wait to get Rebecca Sweet’s book.

  • Catherine

    This is my first year to garden and not only am I amazed at EVERYTHING, but its very addictive and theraputic!! I used to say I could kill a silk plant until this past April when I went to this nursery, Deez Treez, and upon meeting Dee,my life hasn’t been the same since…which is a good thing!! I’m looking forward to reading all the blogs I can & absorbing as much info as possible. I just can’t seem to get enough 🙂

  • Jeanette Hyden

    Who’s garden doesn’t need a wand and a little magic? Please include me in the give-away.

  • Pamela Graham

    So fantabulous! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Everything! Pamie G.

  • MelCrawf

    Wow, your photos are lovely, and my watering equipment pretty much all gave up the ghost this year. These would be very much appreciated, thanks!

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  • Debbie S

    My book arrives today. I am looking forward to learning about color and texture. Love your blog. Thanks for the great give-a-way. I have heard that Dramm makes great products.

  • Sue

    I’ve been looking forward to picking up a copy of this book.

    I love these colorful watering tools.

  • Shelley Michel

    Gardening tools should definitely be FUN! and these absolutely are!!

  • Ally Stresing

    I tried the Dramm one touch hose end sprayer this year after struggling with cheap sprayers that didn’t make it through the gardening season. This company knows their stuff and makes quality products. Great giveway.

  • Suzanne

    Rebecca’s new book is wonderful for helping us to see our gardens through new eyes!! I plan to incorporate some of the ideas into my own landscape and what could be better than to have these colorful tools to make the work more fun!

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  • Jan Walton

    Love new garden tools. I’m definitely in need of a new hand sprinkler!

  • Alyssa Crumly Georgie

    Definitely adding this to my book list!

  • Cheris Lifford

    Oh wow! I just broke my wand. How serendipitous!

  • Shirley

    Love the dramm wands and Rebecca’s book sounds like a good one.

  • Jezibels

    Thank you for the reminder of how important color is!

  • Laura

    I love the idea of refreshing my garden!

  • Carol Yemola

    I am looking to refresh my garden! Love the bright colors and the sprinkler would be great because I plan on reseeding our lawn next year!

  • Lynn S.

    Function and beauty! Unbeatable tools!

  • Apel Mjausson

    What a useful giveaway for a beautiful book.

  • Tracie

    Your log looks great and thanks for participating with the giveaway. As an avid gardener I like to look at books and blogs for ideas quite a bit.

  • Nixus00

    I really empathize with Rebecca Sweets’ style of gardening; really focusing on form, shape, and environmental considerations…not just picking something that’s pretty or trending.

    It takes a lot more thought and planning, but ends up 100x as beautiful as conventional garden/landscapes. Great post!

  • catsmack80

    I love brightly colored garden accessories…just another layer of fun to the gardening scene!

  • Diane

    Love the purple! thanks

  • ER

    I love the colors on those water wands, so cute!

  • sally

    The gardening wand is a great gift……if I had one of my own I would know where to find it!

  • Linda Parker

    Love the colorful watering tools! They would come in so handy here in my yard in Texas where rain is limited.

  • Debra

    I should be sleeping…but I got intrigued by the images that I saw
    On a thumbnail image on my phone at Gardenista-
    And here I am with thoughts and ambitious ideas for working in the
    Garden in the morning!

  • Mickey Louth

    Hubby built me raised beds this year because of my limited physical ability, and lifting watering can’s to water was not fun! I would so use that wand!

  • Laura L L

    That wand looks fabulous! I would love to try it! Thanks

  • Regina Fant

    I love the picture of the bright umbrella in the garden.. looks like a huge flower in bloom, have to get this book!

  • jenn

    I hand water my potted garden, and am always looking for new tools to make this easy. That on/off toggle on the wand is a fabulous idea!

  • Tom Mann

    More and more of our gardening is gravitating to containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets. a nice wand would be especially helpful, especially when watering overhead. Thanks for the chance, and good luck to all! ~Tom

  • Suzanne

    Always looking for a new attachment when watering my garden by hand. Love the look of these wands.

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  • kb

    These are great looking–love the colors! Blue is my favorite! Thanks!

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