Giveaway: May Flowers from Bradford Nursery!

Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Leann Rogers, Brittney Gulley and Laura Boysen, all winners of beautiful flowers from Bradford’s Nursery!

Last week, also known as the Great Monsoon of 2011, we did an “April Showers” giveaway that rained down gift cards from three of our favorite places to shop for baby shower gifts: Two Chic, B Larue and The Baby’s Room. (Congratulations to the winners: Amber, Sara Little and Jessica Alexander! Check your e-mail, ladies!) This week, all those showers have produced some amazing flowers, and three of our readers will get to take some home.

So, just in time for Mother’s Day, we give you the “May Flowers” giveaway, courtesy of Bradford Nursery in Rogers! Three mamas will win gift cards from Bradford to choose their favorite plants, flowers or gifts to take home.

One lucky mama will win a $100 gift card and two others will win $25 gift cards each!

We love taking a trip to the nursery to “ooooohhh” and “aaaaahhhh” over all the gorgeous blooms bursting from the pots and baskets lining the greenhouse. And there are so many different types of plants to choose from — petunias, begonias, impatiens and so many more. It really is hard to choose just one. Bradford has all of your favorite plants, flowers, trees and shrubs — plus gifts, horticulturists on staff and landscape design. (Click here to visit Bradford’s website.)

Bradford Nursery owner Russell Ellis is a great guy to work with and has years of experience helping customers make good choices for their particular needs. He said a favorite recommendation right now is one of their huge fern hanging baskets that are just gorgeous. He also said you can’t go wrong with impatiens for shady areas. With the right care, they can last all the way into the fall season.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the hat for this random drawing — and a chance to win a $100 gift card or one of two $25 gift cards — just click on the big orange comment button below and tell us what your favorite flower is. Or, if you’ve shopped at Bradford Nursery before, feel free to tell us what types of plants you’ve bought there before that did really well in your flower beds or pots. You may also email your entry to us at

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: Help us spread the word about our May Flowers giveaway by sending an email to your friends about it. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you an extra chance to win for each friend that you tell. Tell 10 people, get 10 extra entries. Tell 50 people, that’s 50 extra entries!

You may also want to send your husband a link to this giveaway if you’d like to drop a hint or two about what types of flowers you’d like to get for Mother’s Day. 🙂 Good luck in the drawing! And a special thanks to Bradford Nursery for this beautiful giveaway!





  1. My favorite flower is the hibiscus. I have one in the backyard and you have to do nothing to it and still get big beautiful flowers each year.

  2. Gerbera daisies are my fave–they’re so big and bright and colorful! They always make me smile.

  3. I love spring flowers. I especially love daisies. . .I think becuase they are my Mom’s favorites and it makes me think of her.

  4. Funny my family and I were just talking about our favorite flowers yesterday in the car. My daughter and I are fans of anything blue, my husband loves coulmbines and primrose. I was wishing for a colored peony to go along with our white one out front. Really I do not think there is a flower out there we don’t love.

  5. I love irises, roses, and all things springy. My mom loves lilac bushes and I love it when the lilacs bloom.

  6. Lilies and Tulips are my favorite, but I love all flowers. They are so bright and cheerful!

  7. My favorite flowers for the garden are Peonies. Not only are they beautiful, but they smell great!

  8. Roses are my favorite! They remind me of my Grandmother who always had roses.

  9. I’m with the rest – tulips, lilacs and peonies. I think it is because we are ready for flowers when spring arrives.

  10. I love blackeyed susans. I’ve purchased flowers from them and teir plants are great.

  11. I love all kinds of flowers. Especially bright colored flowers. Roses and tulips are probably my favorite.

  12. My favorite flower is the timeless peony in all its forms. Always beautiful!

  13. I have been called a blooming fool because i love all flowers so much. I love all the odd ones, blue, urple, green and orange.

  14. Flowers are the jewlery of this world, we are blessed to have them. My favorite are tulips and roses.

  15. I love hydrangeas, especially when they have a deep color of blue, pink, or purple.

  16. I love love love bright flowers. I love all kinds, many that I don’t even know their name. I do love tulips and daffodils!! Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!


  17. My favorite flower is a gerber daisy i just love them. We just moved here from WI so we have not been to your nursery yet but we are looking to do some landscaping and need to find a good nursery that we can stock up on.

  18. I LOVE pink roses! Whenever someone sends me flowers I always wish for those and I have always said I would like to plant my own bush. Hopefully I will win this gift certificate and can get a bush once and for all to have my own roses to enjoy!

  19. My favorite flowers are the little blue wild ones that grow on the side of the road…..wish I knew what they are called 🙂

  20. I love all flowers but begonias seem to grow well in my flower beds!! Would love to win this!!! no extra money for flowers this year~~ would be a blessing!!

  21. roses, tulips and gerber daisies are my favorites! really though, i love flowers! and the brighter and more cheery, the better! our front desperately needs some landscaping so this would be fabulous to win!

  22. My favorite cut flower is gerbera daisies, but they are SO hard to grow. My favorite flowerbed planting is sunpatiens.

  23. Oh I love tulips!
    However every flower is great. Nothing
    beats the sweet smell of flowers on a warm
    spring day!

  24. My favorite flower is actually the blossom of the dogwood tree. I love the way it reminds me of a story I heard long ago called,”The Legend of the Dogwood.” Each spring when I see either the white or pink flowers bloom they remind me of Jesus and the love he has for each and every person on this planet.

  25. My favorite flowers are peonies and lilacs! Love them! And the ants that infest peonies help the flower to open up! I just learned that last year.

  26. I love Bradfords. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. Just this past weekend we went and found out what to do about our sick alberta spruces.
    I love spring flowers from daffadills to tulips. Zinnias are always nice as well.

  27. I love Calla lilies but when it comes to my garden, i like anything that requires very little work and is extremely hardy. Perennials are best…who wants to replant flowers every year?

  28. I love gerber daisys. I also love sunflowers which my kids planted an entire row of in our garden.

  29. If I had to pick one it would be the lily because that was my mom’s favorite flower.

  30. My favorite flower is pansies. I also love jonquils, iris, roses, petunias, glads, violas, geraniums.

  31. I love any type of plants, really! It’s the variety of plants that makes to beauty of a landscape. My husband buys me plants for special occasions: he bought me a dwarf gala apple tree for my birthday and then a snow ball bush for mothers day and for our anniversary, he bought me a peppermint apple blossom tree which blooms these BEAUTIFUL 4-pettled blossoms in the spring. He learned real quick that cut flowers from a florist were not as special to me because they die. I want something that will last forever AND makes a memory.

  32. I think my favorite flower is the azalea. They are GORGEOUS and HUGE in Houston where my parents used to live!

  33. I enjoy all plants, trees and flowers. I love marigolds, petunias, and impatients!!!

  34. I love gardenias! The smell is wonderful! I also really like gerber daisies but they are not a fragrant flower. I also love tulips, they just don’t last so long!

  35. I love any flowers that come from my husband or son!!! My son asked to get me flowers when he was at Sam’s with his daddy the other day and that mixed bunch was my favorite ever!!! He told me he wanted to say “Thank you” and he is only 3.5!!!!

  36. I have had Bradford’s design a couple of lanscape beds for me. Great designs and plants I bought were good quality!

  37. What a great giveaway!! It would be hard to choose a favorite! Whatever is in bloom! I have been working in my flower beds all day and thinking of what an amazing imagination God must have! The sunshine was truly a blessing!

  38. It’s so hard to chose… I love all flowers! I’ll go with Tulips. They’re so beautiful! 🙂

  39. I am a plant nerd, I love them all! And Bradford’s really has a good variety of annuals and perennials!

  40. I love flowers. It is nice to live in a place where I can plant more than marigolds and petunias! I am anxious to get my gardenia back outside to fill out with its glossy leaves. And I couldn’t resist a couple of dark pink gerber daisies yesterday.

  41. What woman doesn’t love flowers? And I’ve always enjoyed getting them from Bradfords because you can count on the quality. Thanks for such a great give-away.

  42. I really like roses. We just bought a house in December and up until then have rented so we haven’t really planted a lot of flowers before this year. I am just learning about different flowers and am very much enjoying it.

  43. I don’t think there is a flower I wouldn’t love to have…I’ve tried lots of different varieties and love them all! This year, I would love to have some big beautiful hanging basket spilling over with lots of color.

  44. I love daisies and lavender. I’d love to win and get some herbs and medicinal flowers to get my herb garden going this year!

  45. Asking me to choose my favorite flower is like asking which is my favorite child (!!) but my all time favorite is the Queen Elizabeth rose. Not only is it prolific, but it is also beautiful and long lasting in arrangements.

  46. I love Azaleas and hanging baskets. If receiving a flower for a holiday, I love getting roses or carnations (I know they are cheap but I love them!).

  47. Oh how I NEED some flowers in my front beds– they’re empty! I love to surround our large tree with sweet potato vines in that bright green & the deep purple colors. They fill in and spill over the edge & look great! I’m not picky with flowers~I love them all!

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