GIVEAWAY: “Possibilities, Iris”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (see below), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

In the Apr/May 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Possibilities” (on newsstands March 5), I led you here to my journal for a chance to win a FREE purple and white heirloom Sweet Lena iris rhizome grown here at MaryJanesFarm. Find out more about my Sweet Lena here.


For a chance to win, tell me what your favorite Valentine’s Day flower is in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-May. (My Sweet Lena iris rhizomes are available from June to November, so we’ll ship your rhizome in June.)

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.


The winner of our Sweet Lena Iris giveaway is:

Gerri Leigh, who commented:
“I actually prefer not to get flowers for Valentine’s Day … unless they come in a pot with dirt and can be transplanted in the spring! I do have a soft spot for Iris though. They were my grandfather’s favorite and he was my favorite person until I had children.”

Congratulations, Gerri! Watch for an e-mail from the farm.

  1. Bonny Garland says:

    Pink or red tulips. They scream spring!

  2. Michelle Kirby says:

    I love the bulb flowers that date to bloom this time of year. So give me crocuses, daffodils, narcissus, and maybe for fun through in some prim roses even though they’re not from bulbs.

  3. Roses and tulips, roses for love and tulips for hope of spring to come soon

  4. Leisa Joan says:

    I love most flowers, but the peony would be my all time favorite, the ones with the great fragrance. Would love to add your Iris to my garden too!

  5. Lou Ann says:

    Definitely tulips of any color

  6. Lorraine Hess says:

    I love peach colored roses! Right now I have some yellow iris. I think the purple would look great with them.

  7. My favorite flowers are pincushion protea, but they don’t grow where I live!

  8. Anything with PINKS that gives hope to spring!

  9. Deb Ritchey says:

    My favorite flower, roses

  10. Elisabeth Perkins says:

    Tulips or any flower! I love decorating for Valentine’s Day because it’s like a little bit of “spring” in winter.

  11. Becci Bartz says:

    For me the key here was “favorite Valentine flower” so I have to say Roses.
    I love all kinds of flowers….but for Valentine Day….Roses.
    Thanks for all these great opportunities to win cool prizes!

  12. Julie Hofmann says:

    Roses of every color.

  13. Donna Marie McKeown says:

    I love any kind of flower!

  14. Merry Nelson says:

    Stargazer Lilies!

  15. Krystle says:

    For Valentines, I enjoy Carnations, tulips or Daffodils! Although I wouldn’t refuse any bit of beautiful bloom during our mountain winters!!

  16. Monica says:

    Daisies are the best anytime!

  17. Kris says:

    My favorite flower would be a Tiger Lily. They are near and dear to my heart. So they are perfect for Valentines Day.

  18. Sue Swafford says:

    My favorite Valentine’s or anytime flower is always the same. I LOVE pansies.

  19. Angelia Free says:

    My favorite Valentine Flowers are tulips and daffodils because they say spring is just around the corner!

  20. Maureen Halsey says:

    I like gerbera flowers.

  21. This year it was bright yellow daisies and miniature purple irises!

  22. Leola Herrmann says:

    I would love to get a Sweet Lena Iris, Iris’s are one of my very favorite flowers of the summer. Marigolds are another of my favorites, the help keep the bugs from the garden.

  23. Brenda S Bradds says:

    I have always loved carnations for their sweet, somewhat spicy fragrance!!

  24. Renee Broome says:

    A large bouquet of white carnations…of course, I love irises. My late grandmother grew irises. I wish I still had some of her rhizomes!

  25. Jennifer D'Appollonio says:

    My favorite bouquet would be lily of the valley and muscari because I can’t pick one over the other. The smell is intoxicating and I love their tiny bells!

  26. I love carnations, love the fragrance

  27. Joyce Hines says:

    I’m not sure I have a favorite, I love anything that blooms.

  28. Vanessa Daniel says:

    A bouquet of sweet smelling peonies of any color says happiness, prosperity and romance for valentines.

  29. Mary Beth Fromm says:

    I love irises, but my favorite flower is calla lily. I love all the colors and don’t mind that the colored ones are tiny!

  30. Christina Burnham says:


  31. S Ward says:

    The first English hyacinth in the spring

  32. Like most all flowers. Paper whites believe they are called are on bottom of i stop strong Wellington prongs just wish they lasted !onger

  33. Carmalyn J. Rutledgr says:

    I really enjoy house and garden flowers. Really appreciate the beauty of African violets and orchids. My grandma had African violets always blooming in her house. My mother also raised African violets. I have been fortunate to be able to raise violets even though my 2 sisters are challenged. They grow other house plants but guess I got the violet growing gene. Have expanded to orchids as roommates for the violets. I do have an expanded Iris bed as well. Would love to add more iris.

  34. Carmalyn J. Rutledge says:

    Both my Grandma and Mother raised African violets as youngest of three girls I have successfully raised violets. Recently added orchids to the mix. Really appreciate iris as I have a bed by the backdoor. Would love to add another beautiful iris to the bed

  35. Marianne Dicob says:

    I love all flowers, but for valentine’s day, I would have to say a red rose.

  36. Deborah Nay says:

    I love them. Have ordered these before but i left them when i moved. I guess i should have dug them up. They are beautiful.

  37. I love all flowers, so any received for Valentine’s Day are my favorite!!

  38. Christine Pease says:

    So I love irises my garden is full of them. I like getting carnations for Valentine’s Day. There a simple floral the beautiful fragrance

  39. June says:

    For Valentines’ it would be pink or red roses. Very romantic.

  40. Dawn Bean says:

    My favorite Valentine’s day flower is roses!

  41. Sarah Marshall says:

    I loved to cut forsythia to force by spring. The yellow flowers would lift the spirit.
    Love your magazine.

  42. Erin Wilson says:

    I love daisies or daffodils

  43. My favorite flowers are whatever my husband gives me because it is filled with his love.

  44. Ashley Wehr says:

    My husband always gives me hydrangeas, with the occasional lilly. Pretty blues and pinks.

  45. Arlene Beyer says:

    Multicolored daisies

  46. Joanne Vance says:

    Yellow roses are my favorite for Valentine Day. However, love any and all flowers at any time. Seeded eucalyptus is really special.

  47. Susan says:

    Thank you for your invitation to participate in this ..well I’d have to say that any flower that is deep red…in any form would be my favorite Valentine’s flower….dried in the form of petals for potpourri..or ground into a fragrant rose body powder.. fresh in a vase on a table or bedside..or maybe a heart shaped wreath..

    I just moved to idaho… at my husband’s parents just so happens that his mom’s name is Iris..and I’d like to create an honor garden for these rhizomes would help me begin to root here in the earth and honor my husband’s mother and father..

  48. Pamela Miller says:

    Absolutely tulips of all colors

  49. Deborah says:


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