Twitter Garden Party

Twitter Garden Party

Endless Summer Twitter Garden Party – March 31st, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CENTRAL.

Here’s your chance to ask the experts all your gardening questions!

You’re officially invited to the first ever Twitter Garden Party! On March 31st from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central, a panel of experts from around the country will be available to answer your gardening questions. We’ll be tweeting what’s new and what works when it comes to going green in your yard. We’ll cover everything from starting a basic herb garden to creating spectacular color containers.  Join in the conversation!

The event, sponsored by the Endless Summer Collection, will feature great prizes and great advice. To be eligible to win, simply RSVP by leaving a comment with your Twitter URL, and take part in the Twitter Party using the hashtag #GardenParty.

Who To Follow (The Experts and Host):

Justin W. Hancock @GardeningJustin – Senior Garden Editor for, the Better Homes and Gardens Web Site. A Certified Professional Horticulturist, Justin is a die-hard gardener who loves plants. Justin is also co-owner of Loki’s Garden Center in Des Moines, IA.

Steve Bender @grumpy_gardener – Senior Writer for Southern Living, award winning author of “Passalong Plants” and “Callaway Gardens — Legacy Of A Dream”, and editor of the best-selling “Southern Living Garden Book.” Steve gardens in Hoover, AL.

Debra Prinzing @dkprinzing

Debra is a Los Angeles-based garden and design writer. She is the author of five books, including “Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways,” and “The Abundant Garden.” Debra’s articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Sunset, Better Homes & Gardens, Pacific Horticulture, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Cottage Living, and Fine Gardening magazines, among others

Helen Yoest @HelenYoest

Helen is a garden coach and writer based in Raleigh, NC. She’s written for many garden and style magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Nature’s Garden, Fine Gardening, and Carolina Gardening.

Michelle Gervais @Michelle_at_FG

Michelle is an associate editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She gardens with her husband and 4-year-old daughter in New Milford, CT and is obsessed with container gardening, plants of any kind, and garden design.

Sommer Poquette (ME) @greenmom

Your garden party host! I’m a newbie so I’ll have a LOT of questions!


1 winner – $100 gift card to the garden center of their choice
2 winners – Endless Summer Collection plant of their choice
15 winners – Mud garden gloves

Prizes will randomly be drawn.

How to Attend the Twitter Party – It’s FREE!!!

1. Join our discussion by using the #gardenparty  hashtag in each of your tweets so we can all follow the conversation during the party.
Follow the experts and host  so you can respond to the discussion and ask us questions.
3. Use this Tweet Grid link created for this specific party to make following the conversation easier.
4. RSVP to win a prize leaving your Twitter URL in a comment below.

Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.


  • Sommer, I am so obsessed with gardening.I am growing 4 trays of seedlings right now! I would love to win.

    PS you have to post a gardening article at Green Moms Carnival. I am hosting if you can take the hoe out of my hands…


  • @29mingardener

  • @mnurbangardener

  • Heidi

    @hbobier – Newbie here. I'm excited to get a container garden going on my patio!

  • greenandcleanmom

    Strange but these comments and RSVP's did not show up in the Disqus system but we have more people attending…yahoo!

    @hbobier – Newbie here. I'm excited to get a container garden going on my patio!




  • Tom

    @SolakNC Should be interesting! Looking forward to this.

  • deereddirtramblings

    I'll be glad to join in. What fun!~~Dee

  • Hi Sommer, I’m excited to be part of the virtual garden party. Thanks for hosting and save up your outdoor living questions for moi!
    Debra Prinzing (@dkprinzing)

  • KyleeB

    I'll be there! Twitter page:
    User name: @OurLittleAcre

  • looking forward to it!
    daricia @aCLTgarden

  • FoyUpdate

    I'll be participating!

  • auntprettyt

    if someone will tell me how to tweet, i will join

  • @WDCGardener – I'll be there – looking fwdt talking to my fellow GWAers

  • I’ll be there!

    BTW the twitter link for Justin Hancock is not working

  • Heidi

    I can help you tweet! Email me, and I’ll give you a step-by-step!

  • mrslittle

    Looking forward to it! AND my kids should be napping then… SCORE!

  • @KathyPurdy I am registering for this event, but am not sure I can attend as I am expecting company that afternoon. I am very interested in the whole process, however.

  • kia

    @bodhi_bear I love gardening and will be in my third season here in Colorado. Still consider myself a novice though. I did not preserve enough harvest to last me through winter 🙁

  • Gonna try to make it, looking forward to it. (@rewritingkel on twitter)

  • Stacy
  • greenandcleanmom

    Sign up for your free Twitter Account and follow the directions in the post and you'll be good to go! If you need more help let me know!

  • greenandcleanmom

    We hope you can join us and that it works out!

  • Sounds like fun! @SomewhatCrunchy

  • katymorris

    This sounds right up my alley! Can't wait!!! 🙂

    (I'm @katygmorris on Twitter.)

  • @stambascio See everyone there.

  • Such a neat idea! Thanks for hosting, Sommer. –Kelly, @klsnature

  • Melodie

    I’ll be there @melodiegardens

  • Tom

    @SolakNC will be looking forward to the #gardenparty

  • @cedarstore I’m totally excited for this gardening party!

  • Colleen

    I will be there!


  • @callawaygardens. Looking forward to the party!

  • chris s

    @jadenruby it sounds like fun. I’ll be there.

  • Suzanne Herrick

    RSVP: Getting ready for the Endless Summer Garden Party #gardenparty @sfedinc

  • Katie

    So excited for the party! Please RSVP me at @katiekieferFAI.

  • kristy

    Hope to hear some great gardening tips


  • julie

    @julie_slp love gardening with my daughter

  • backyardwisdom

    Looking forward to it @backyardwisdom

  • Looking to garden

  • mreiber

    Excited to talk to everyone at the garden party.

  • bsluka

    @bsluka Can't wait for the party

  • jodiWesternGardener

    Love this idea!


  • RSVP @gavethat wow I just stumbled on this as it was starting, looks fun! I'll be there.

  • Claire

    Excited about the garden party on twitter!

  • I will be there @madonnacramer.

  • Solomach

    Oops I commented with the wrong name!

  • I'm planting a garden for the first time ever this year! Can't wait to chat with the experts 🙂

  • So much info whizzing by…hard to keep up, but worth following!

  • fionagilsenan

    @fionagilsenan thinks the party is grand.

  • auntprettyt

    Thank you
    I just cannot do one more thing. Spring is a killer for me.
    You were so sweet to write tho.

  • glad to be joining in

  • quick13

    @quick13 online at the #gardenparty

  • @TheSamiCone – I need some serious gardening help!

  • Melissa

    @KidBean Enjoying today's chat!

  • I can't believe I lost track of time. I am commenting and on my way to the party. So mad I forgot!!! I am a newbie follower! Found out about you from @bookiboo

  • I am rsvp'ing. I thought I did but can't locate it so I am trying again. Loving the party even though I am late!

  • quick13

    What a great Twitter party @quick13

  • Melissa

    @thattraveller – New to the party. I think this party will be great when helping mom on solving her various gardening problems!

  • RSVP @UnKatchable73

  • RSVP @cin_20

  • RSVP @amandajc_21

  • rsvp @bobisyellow

  • We’re here and noone’s at the party..well none of the hosts lol 🙁

  • OOPS guess it was from a year ago-2010 haha SORRY!!

  • This was a 2010 party – last year! Sorry!

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