Check out Home Depot’s Garden Club–you may win a $100 Home Depot gift card

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Home Depot Garden Club logo
Home Depot wants you to check out their garden club, and they’re offering a $100 gift card to one Cold Climate Gardening reader as an incentive to go take a look.

I had registered with their garden club a long time ago, but hadn’t been back in quite a while, and they’ve added a lot more to it. According to my contact,

Home Depot Garden Club members receive exclusive coupons and gardening tips as well as DIY advice on gardening, lawn care and outdoor living projects. Members can receive information about their region, gardening advice from pros and updates on local gardening events at You can also get your outdoor questions answered within 24 hours when you submit them on the Home Depot Garden Club site.

If you shop at Home Depot for lawn and garden stuff, you might find the coupons you receive as a garden club member save you money.

How to Win the Gift Card

Go to the Home Depot Garden Club website and look around. Come back here and tell us in the comments one feature you think you might use, something about plants or gardening that you learned, or a do-it-yourself project that you might want to try. You don’t have to register with the Home Depot garden club to enter this contest, but becoming a member is the only way to get the full benefits of the site.

This is only open to U.S. residents (sorry). Winner will be chosen randomly from all qualifying comments, and must provide their street address and phone number to the Home Depot representative, because the gift card will be Fedexed. Contest ends Tuesday night at midnight Eastern time. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, who just might have the card in time for Memorial Day projects.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

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Andrew Stanton May 21, 2009, 11:43 pm

I have some dead patches in the lawn so I looked up the page ‘determining a problem on your lawn’

I had suspected some type of grubs, and that is still looking like it. Now to see if I can figure out specifically which type it is.

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Karen May 19, 2009, 5:04 pm

I really liked the plant library search feature and looked up flowers for my zone. So often, I fall in love with a flower or plant and find out that it wouldn’t grow in my zone.

Also, the comments after the projects are great.

Eva May 19, 2009, 3:25 pm

I like the Plant Library tool and the DIY project pages. I’ll definitely have to try the site out a bit, though I don’t know how useful it will be to me in the end.

Vanessa R May 19, 2009, 3:07 pm

I joined their club a while back, but it’s good to go check it out again. I like the Storage bench idea. It’s a good idea to have something that can serve as a place to sit and appreciate the garden, as well as store your tools. You can even plant something in it.


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Julie May 19, 2009, 3:06 pm

I get their emails but haven’t been to their website in some time. I really want to lay pathways so that article was helpful. I also like their FAQ and plant library.
Thanks for the opportunity!

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KayGee In the Weeds May 19, 2009, 9:51 am

I’m impressed with the site at first glance. I think I might use them for building a garden path. I also like the plant library and that there is an expert to ask. The FAQ section already answered a few of my questions.

Great opportunity–thanks for sharing it with us!

Pat T May 18, 2009, 11:34 pm

I recently saw info on the club while in store and signed up. I like the outdoor living area and especially how to have a pet friendly yard as we have a dog and cat and have a new lawn that we grew from seed.

We are now looking to add foundation plants and others and this will be a great resource to make sure we chose properly. That $100 would go a long way in garden plants!
I also like the DIY outdoor projects and am considering the kids table s my next project. Thanks for the opportunity!

Pat T’s last blog post..Spring Gardening

Suzanne Offner May 18, 2009, 9:40 pm

I also signed up ages ago and hadn’t looked at the site lately. I saw some good info on building raised beds, useful since I have to rebuild mine this year.

Robin at Getting Grounded May 18, 2009, 9:34 pm

Kathy, thanks for hosting this! I saw a Fiskars Gardening Bucket that looked pretty cool. Easy to carry around for small jobs.

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Ether May 18, 2009, 8:54 pm

Oooh, the how-to on laying pavers and garden paths looks super handy, especially since I hope to put in a paver patio this summer! Thanks for pointing me in that direction!

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Monica the Garden Faerie May 18, 2009, 8:32 pm

Hi Kathy, like you, I’ve been registered with the club for some time, though I hadn’t looked at the website recently (I just get their emails). Having done so now, I like plant library and the Ask An Expert feature.

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Jeff May 18, 2009, 7:46 pm

I like the “Ask an Expert” feature, but will most likely try the Starting Veggies from Seed Indoors as I either plant seeds directly in the garden or buy transplants. Thanks!

eliz May 18, 2009, 7:43 pm

Thanks for offering this. I actually saw a lot of fun projects that would be great for someone with a big family and lots of space–like the putting green, ring toss, and kids table.

Daffodil Planter May 18, 2009, 7:42 pm

Kathy, Thanks to you and Home Depot for the generous prize opportunity! I enjoyed their article on using potted Easter Lilies in various ways as indoor decor.

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Chris May 18, 2009, 12:26 pm

This is a nice opportunity HD offered for your readers.

Honestly, most of the projects are things I already know how to do really well, I can’t say I learned a lot from them. The one thing I did learn on though was the fence repair. It seems so simple, but bracing a new board to help support an old fence is not something I likely would have thought of, I’d probably have just ripped it all out.

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Vertie May 18, 2009, 12:15 pm

I didn’t sign up but I did check out the DIY projects, in particular the one on laying landscape fabric. I wanted to make sure I’d done it correctly. I certainly don’t want the Beast to grow back!

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Alison May 18, 2009, 12:05 pm

Thanks for doing this! I have been itching to run a path from our driveway to our front door, so the poor UPS guy doesn’t have to trudge through the grass. I don’t know that we’ll follow it to the letter, but the page on Laying a Garden Path ( looks like it will be very useful.

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Sarah May 17, 2009, 10:58 pm

Thank you so much for this opportunity!

I like the expert solution section. They seemed to be discussing all the issues we were uncovering as we started our vegetable garden today and did some major weeding – there was some great advice about annual versus perennial garden weeding.

Ryan May 17, 2009, 9:48 pm

Compared to the This Old House website navigation is easy, though they will need a lot more content to cover what TOH covers.

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Marguerite May 17, 2009, 6:21 pm

I was already a member of the Garden Club, but this was an opportunity to get reacquainted. I think I like the projects section the best, although I can see there are other aspects of the site that have the potential to be very helpful as well.

Dawn May 17, 2009, 1:47 pm

I have been a member of Home Depot’s Garden Club for a while and love the DIY projects. The one on “Installing Liners and Maintaining Leaky Gutters” will come in handy for me this summer.

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Chiot's Run May 17, 2009, 11:14 am

I like the plant information section and I’m always a sucker for looking at Garden Project Ideas. Although they usually get me into trouble wanting new things for the garden (I suppose that’s why they do it though).

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John at JWLW May 17, 2009, 6:58 am

HI: I went to Home Depot web site and I did join. Even though I do not like Home Depot very much I have to admit the Club web site looked good and has a lot of good information.

Have a good day,

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Viridian Girl May 17, 2009, 6:56 am

Thanks for the info Kathy! I liked the searchable plant library. Very user friendly… for instance, I looked up Euphorbia and got numerous varieties. Now I know most of these aren’t hardy in zone 4 world. I could refine my search to zone 4 and presto! … 2 varieties! Very helpful. I’m going back to sign up and see more of the site.

BTW: Margaret Roach has a slideshow thingie on her site. (can you tell I don’t blog?) ( that might work for you. I just wonder if you use the same system. The thumbnails open in a separate window, you can forward through them and then hit escape to close… and the original post is still there. Faster than backing up in the browser.

Kathy Purdy May 17, 2009, 12:12 pm

I know she uses a plugin and I’ve talked to her about it. It needs a lot of finagling to work with Thesis, the design framework we both use. I might eventually switch to it if I can’t get the other thing to work.

Donalyn May 16, 2009, 10:58 pm

Their site is pretty nice – I’ve been there before. It is geared for entry-level gardeners for the most part, but that is great. Might help someone out or get them going and started right.

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Bonnie May 16, 2009, 10:30 pm

I joined their club a few months ago. Have not heard anything from them but I am hoping to get some good info on their products.

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Jenn May 16, 2009, 9:53 pm

Color me AMAZED. Not only do they have a regional reporter for my area, she’s actually based in Phoenix. Information I can actually USE!

Good on them. I’ve already signed up. And added the regional report to my blog sidebar.

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Carol, May Dreams Gardens May 16, 2009, 3:45 pm

I like the article on how to build a raised bed garden. I built mine like theirs.

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Cindy, MCOK May 16, 2009, 3:16 pm

The site is very user friendly. Most of the information seems to be geared to less experienced gardeners and it would probably be very helpful to them. Thanks to HD and to you, Kathy, for sponsoring the giveaway.

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LizLotz May 16, 2009, 3:07 pm

I’m going to build some raised garden beds!

Iris Shreve Garrott May 16, 2009, 3:02 pm

I was glad to learn from Expert Solutions that I am not alone in needing advice about my deck cleaning project. As one of the top ten Q&As I now knowmore about my options for power washing once the weather finally dries out a bit.

Nice site that Garden Club!

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Laura May 16, 2009, 3:01 pm

I like the garden journal that gives you suggestions for what needs to happen in your region at this time. Very handy.

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Nancy France May 16, 2009, 2:12 pm

It’s an easy site to negotiate. I’m going to give the link to my Good Bossman, as he’s a new home owner and has asked me several of the questions in the FAQ sections of the lawn care and outdoor living tabs.

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Monica May 16, 2009, 1:53 pm

I like the ask an expert thing, and that you can search it.

And I agree that this is cool of you to do. (Oh, I read your blog by RSS, and while I get the full article, none of your pictures ever show up. I use Safari and Google Reader….)

Kathy Purdy May 16, 2009, 1:58 pm

Thank you, Monica, for the headsup about the images. I’ll have to investigate what I need to do to get my pictures to show up. The pictures do show up if you sign up for email notification via FeedBlitz, so you may want to consider that option.

Lisa Richards May 16, 2009, 1:51 pm

Oh, the project section looks fabulous. I’m always googling around for how-to advice in my garden. I didn’t even know Home Depot had a garden club. Thanks!

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Kylee from Our Little Acre May 16, 2009, 1:44 pm

They have great ideas for DIY projects! This is nice of you (and them) to do this giveaway, Kathy!

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