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.)

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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. Darlene McDowell says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day flower is the carnation. They last so much longer than a rose and they are beautiful! And they don’t break the pocketbook for my husband!

  2. Teresa says:

    It’s a tie. Gerber Daisy or Hydrangeas

  3. Suzanne says:

    For Valentine’s….roses and alstromeria, maybe a nit of babies breath, too.

  4. Shelli Jones says:

    My favorite flower is, of course the rose.
    I just love all types of roses, but tea roses are my favorite
    type. My husband and I live in a patio
    home, so I do not have much planting room, but I “squeeze-in”
    a couple of them here and there.
    If I were to receive one of these beautiful
    Iris rhizomes I do have the perfect place for it,
    right by the gate to the alleyway.

  5. Irises are my favorite flower, for sure. But lilacs are a close second.

  6. Gerri Leigh says:

    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.

  7. Jane Cunningham says:

    I have two favorite flowers. My most favorite is carnations then peonies.

  8. Jennie says:

    Orchid to have long lasting color during the winter.

  9. Oriental lilies….I love the scent

  10. Rhonda Gregorski says:

    Honestly I love every flower I see, it’s too hard to choose just one. Lately I seem to gravitate towards Lily of the Valley though.

  11. Dale Card says:

    Any flower. As I am single. A sweet smelling rose would do nicely

  12. Karen Howard says:

    Calendulas . Similar to a rose, but more interesting, I think.

  13. Cynthia says:

    I’m a true fan of Lisianthus, any color. While living in Texas I was able to grown three colors and was one happy girl. Now in Missouri, and order them often.

  14. Susanne says:

    I love tulips around Valentine’s day. An arrangement of forced bulbs always makes me smile.

  15. Delila Miller says:

    Dalhias in all colors.

  16. Michele Zimmerman says:

    Iris’s make a person smile. They are beautiful

  17. Pam Rose says:

    I must say my love of iris’s has grown so much over the last couple of years I have a rainbow of color growing down my 125’ fence row with room for more.

    But being honest my favorite Valentine flower would have to be roses. So unfortunate they don’t last longer!

  18. Veronica Irvin says:

    I have always loved a bouquet of Daises with a mix of soft pink Roses. The Rose always makes me think of Grandma… and the Daises reminds me of a country home that I’d love to live in some day!

  19. Debra Majchrzak says:

    My favorite flower for valentine’s Day is carnations a mixture of different colors

  20. Here in the North, many of my favorite flowers are not available during February, so my favorite Valentine flower that is readily available are spider mums. They look amazing among roses.

  21. Dawn Conlin says:

    Favorite valentine’s flower is white rose

  22. Catherine Rands says:

    David Austin English roses in pinks along with baby’s breath.

  23. Naomi C says:

    It would be irises if we could get them this time of year in Alaska. I LOVE irises!! I have many wild Alaskan irises in my yard, so beautiful!!

  24. Deborah Zumwalt says:

    I love orchids!❤️

  25. Nancy Tropin says:

    A bouquet of multi-colored roses… so beautiful!

  26. Pat Sabatini says:

    Last Summer I reached out to my neighborhood for an Iris exchange, it was successful
    Waiting to see, all of the new color in my yard this June and met some very nice people
    That like to garden.

  27. Melissa Ferguson says:


  28. Janice Harrell says:

    Peach color roses. Favorite of my friend who passed away four years ago.

  29. Linda says:

    I love pink roses.

  30. I love carnations they smell so good.

  31. Laura Enoch says:

    Lavender roses

  32. Kathleen says:

    A simple bouquet of baby’s breath is always a lovely way to say I love you.

  33. Barbi says:

    Any purple flower melts my heart

  34. Karen Funk says:

    I think that peonies are my favorite flower, but I also love the fragrance and color of French lilacs-the deepest purple.

  35. Crystal M Pung says:

    I absolutely adore orchids!

  36. Pink carnations and Pink Roses

  37. Brooke Baumeister says:

    I always have loved iris, it reminds me of both of my grandma’s and their lives that were filled with hard work, family, and faith!

  38. Chrissy says:

    Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lilies are very beautiful and usually the longest lasting of consumer bouquets.

  39. I refuse to pay or let my husband pay the inflated prices at Valentines Day. I love Daffadils, Pansies, Nastursians, Zinnias, Peonies, Crocus Cleomes…. I guess that I love flowers!

  40. Melinda Wylie says:

    Roses. Any color love them!! I told my kids not to buy flowers and put them on my casket when I die!! I want them now when I’m alive!! They can put a quilt on my casket and I’ll be happy!!

  41. Crystal says:

    My favorite are tulips!

  42. Kyria Baker says:

    I love all the bulbs and rhizomes, but especially tulips!

  43. Barbara Klabunde says:

    Valentine Day Flower. Living in Iowa, February is dreary. No other word for it. Color is needed. Reds bring back the memories of love. Purple, yellow, orange…. make you smile. & green! Who would leave that longing for spring color out. Favorite flower …. ANY

  44. Ruth Lenz says:

    I have many favorite flowers but two that’s dear to me are the iris’s and lilies my mom gave to me a few years before she passed on. They are growing throughout my gardens and bring me joy.. for scented flowers it’s Lily of the valley for me. Thank you for this chance to win a Sweet Lena iris.

  45. Barbara Thares says:

    I like all flowers especially geraniums,paper whites and tulips.

  46. Purple is my favorite color and this iris is beautiful. I love any color of carnations. I have blue and white bearded irises and yellow bearded irises in my flower bed. They are beautiful flowers.

  47. Margaret Rocks says:

    My early daffodils arrive in February so I’m always on the look out for them by Valentine’s Day. Just lovely!

  48. Diana says:

    Red or pink roses

  49. Leanna Morris says:

    I love colored carnations and colored daisies!

  50. Rhonda Teks says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day flower is apink rose.

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