Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Gardener's GIVEAWAY~ Hand-carved Garden Dibble


Dear friends,

I love everything about Christmas! From decking the halls to decorating the tree, baking, visiting with loved ones and finding quiet time to reflect on the magic of the season. I especially love finding that just right gift for those I love.

Got Gardeners in your group of family and friends?  I'm pleased to introduce you to a new blog friend and fellow FarmMade shop keeper, Rob of Bebas Garden Blog!

" I am a backyard farmer, ( farmboy at heart ) architectural designer and furniture maker. Growing my own organic food is important to me as is working in my garden with proper and well built tools. That's why I started designing and making my own hand crafted tools and garden accessories out of reclaimed lumber. My philosophy is based on old world craftsmanship, I believe tools should be well built, functional and aesthetically pleasing. My pieces are built one at a time and built using only hand tools whenever possible. I also design and create plans for garden projects such as greenhouses and sheds. "


Rob shared his hand carved garden dibble's a few posts back on  the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop and I just knew I had to come back and share them again when it came time for Christmas shopping and my next giveaway! That's right! Rob is offering one lucky DANDELION HOUSE reader the chance to win one of his hand crafted dibbles.
 Each one is a work of art!

 What is a dibble?

The pointed body dibbles work well for planting seeds and making small furrows in the soil and comes in three sizes:

Large (1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 8") - for planting larger seeds and all round use.
Medium (1-1/8" x 1-1/8" x 6") - for use in the greenhouse or garden for transplanting seedlings.
Small (3/4" x 3/4" x 4") - for making small holes in soil blocks or seedling trays for starting seeds.
I had never seen or heard of a dibble before reading Rob's post. I'm all for any garden tool that is hand made, re- purposed and sturdy enough to last a life time ( or two ) of gardening seasons. As a greenhouse grower myself I can hardly wait to order mine for the coming planting season. No more pencils, thumbs or pinkies for making holes in my seeds trays or direct sowing!

 I'm going with the dibble from now on!
 To Enter this GREEN GIVEAWAY
Pop over and say hello to Rob and follow his blog!
 Please join DANDELION HOUSE if your a new visitor
  For a chance to win one of his fine crafted dibbles either for yourself or a garden friend leave a comment at the end of this post! 
We'll announce the lucky winner next Tuesday.

 The winner will be able to choose which size they would prefer. 
Sharing with the Homestead Barn Hop







31 comments:

Unknown said...

I checked out his blog, and am now following him. Great blog. And beautiful dibbles!

Jenny said...

I visited his blog, left a comment, and am following along. These are lovely! I'd love to have one.

Sherry said...

Thanks for sending me his way, great blog I always gleen something from you. Have a wonderful day

Laura said...

Funny name, awesome little tool. I learn something new every day. Thank you.

ferne said...

What a treasure these are the tools and his blog! Thanks for sharing. I now have one more gardeners blog to read and learn from!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've been following Rob's blog for a while now and I really enjoy it. He is an inspiration to backyard gardeners everywhere and his dibbles truly are works of art! I'd be thrilled to win one.

Michelle said...

I have never seen these ,they would work great in my raised beds. I would love to win one.

romi said...

A beautifully wrought dibble! I had an old round one for a long time but think my grandson misplaced it during one of his gardening lessons & I haven't been able to find it so would be blessed to one of this caliber! Thank you for the opportunity & I am also a member Bepa's Garden now!

Roxanne said...

I've been following Rob's blog for a while and I'd love to win.

Teresa said...

These are beautiful and I would love to win one! Thanks for pointing me to the blog--following as of today! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just a gentle correction - Gardener is spelled GardEner, not Gardner. And using an apostrophe makes something possessive - so "For a chance to win one of his fine crafted dibble's either for..." is incorrect usage of the apostrophe, as is "Rob shared his hand carved garden dibble's a few posts back..."
"Got Gardner's in your group of family and friends?" includes the misspelling as well as the misuse of the apostrophe. Just wanted to point that out in case you were inclined to correct these grammar errors.

I would like to win the dibble tho as I happen to be a gardener, as opposed to a gardner. Kelly kellyt@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Beautiful chairmanship, the dibble looks like a tool for any avid gardener. Would love to have one!

Unknown said...

Hello Kelly!
Thank you for coming by to enter this giveaway and for the gentle grammar corrections. Good luck!
Deb

~ Janis said...

Beautiful. If I had one of these I could throw away my 4 "special" pencils that I use to plant seeds. I have been enjoying Robs blog, lots to read. Also, just wondering how you get the "reply" option under the comments here. I would love to have that same option on my comment section on my blog. Do share the details of how it is done when you have a chance. Much appreciated.

www.tailgait.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

A dibble, what a wonderful idea! Popped over at Rob's blog and what a joy it is! I will be spending much time over there. Thank you so much for pointing the way Deborah and thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful tool.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Beautiful! These really are works of art! Thanks for the chance to win one of these beauties.

Wildfire Pottery said...

very nice dibbles. ive never used one but it looks much better than my current tool method

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Never ever heard of a 'dibble' before. i would imagine they come in quite handy!
thanks for a chance to win... I'm off to visit Bepa's blog and etsy!
Pat

Leon said...

Just joined your blog and will pop over to Rob's, the dibble looks like a pretty cool tool to have for the garden.

Tilly's Nest said...

They are beautiful. I am a follower of both blog and enjoy visiting you both. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.~Melissa

A Daughter of the King said...

I'd dabble with those dibbles any day of the week! They are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Now that is "uptown" gardening! Never heard of them and would be delighted to win! Thanks for the opportunity! I really enjoy your blog, have a wonderful Christmas season! Cathy in Idaho

Laura Lane said...

I commented on his Dibble post and sent a link to my hubby who is a gardener.

Lowell Lane said...

You both have very nice sites. I will start following both of them. Have a blessed Christmas and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to dabble with the dibble as that's how I roll with Gardeeennnniiing!

creativehaven flowers said...

Love the blog, never used a dibble but looks like it would work better than the chopsticks I've been using. Thanks for the giveaway.

Chara said...

These look like beautiful heirloom type garden tools. :) Thank you for putting together the giveaway! :)

Unknown said...

I would really like one of these. Might keep my fingernails a little cleaner in the spring.

Anonymous said...

hmmm... i meant to post a blog earlier. hope i didn't miss the drawing.

you see, i think i deserve it most because Rob and i shared our BEPA!!

i am grateful for him for his blog and for eliciting good memories of the grand'rents! patty

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