Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Contest Time! ~ Week 8


Bertha Reppert (1919-1999) was the founder of The Rosemary House and our mum. She was a Renaissance woman ahead of her time when she opened a herb and spice shop in a conservative East coast town in 1968. Convinced that once everyone learned about herbs they would love these plants as much as she did, she became an avid educator about the secrets of herbs. Lecturing, writing and always promoting herbs, Bertha Reppert became a mentor to many. This weeks prize is a copy of her last herbal and one of our very favorites.

Bertha Reppert's TwelveMonth Herbal features 365 herbal essays one for each day of the year. Written like she is speaking to a friend this book is fun, informative and easy to read. Many folks have told us they reread the book every year and make their own daily notes in the margins. Be sure to leave a comment to this post and at the other participating herbal blogs (see the links below) for your chance to win this clever book (an $18.00 value) filled with herbal lore, recipes and crafts (priceless). Sisters Susanna, the herbalist, and Nancy, the culinary artist, continue to share their Mother's love of all things herbal at The Rosemary House, the herb and spice gift shop, and at Sweet Remembrances tea room.

The following blogs are also participating, so stop over, post a comment on these blogs for additional chances to win this weeks giveaway AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.
The Rosemary House (where a list of winners will be posted on the 24th)
Check back we have a couple more weeks of give-aways!

37 comments:

Jeannine said...

Your mother must have been a remarkable woman!

Regina said...

Well since I won the herbal teas, I was going to lay low on these giveaways but this book sounds way too neat! Count me in! ...ooo need to check post below on herb garden planning! I see graph paper!

nfmgirl said...

I think this sounds like a wonderful legacy for your mother to leave behind. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Louise Z said...

What a super prize....I would love one! Hugs

Carapace said...

What a fantastic way for your mother to stay in the world! Thank you for sharing her stories (and yours!) with this post. Count me in!

Jenine said...

I'd love to be entered for this book. This looks like an amazing read.

Teresa O'Connor said...

Would love to be considered for the giveaway. So glad to have found your blog. (Rosemary is my middle name, by the way...) LOL

Marnie said...

I was first introduced to your mother's pen when I read her book on operating an herb business. It sits on my shelf above my work space. I found it incredibly inspiring. I'd be forever happy if I could do half as much as she did and have half of her success! Count me in please!
marnie

martha said...

I LOVE the book I purchased that your mother wrote and would love to add another to my bookshelf. What a remarkable woman!

La Tea Dah said...

A treasure of a give-away!

LaTeaDah

Green Womyn said...

I would love to win this book!

Anonymous said...

Your mother inspired me greatly. Her book, Growing Your Herb Business, gave me many fun ways to sell my herbs economically. She and Rosemary Gladstar have inspired me to be the herbalist that I am today.

sunflwherbfarm said...

Your mother inspired me greatly. Her book, Growing Your Herb Business, gave me many fun ways to sell my herbs economically. She and Rosemary Gladstar have inspired me to be the herbalist that I am today.

Mary said...

I think it's lovely that you're honoring your mother's legacy and carrying on her work.

Crafty Gardener said...

This sounds like a wonderful book to add to my herbal library. I'm entering my name and keeping my fingers crossed.

craftygardener at xplornet dot com

Marge said...

I would love to be able to win this one! The book sounds wonderful.

Sara said...

This book sounds wonderful...Please enter me in your drawing...

Nece said...

What a wonderful testament to your mother! Please count me in!

Nece

kariteimo(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

I would love a copy of this book, so please add my name to the teapot!

Deb said...

What a wonderful gift!

Thanks for offering it. I hope I win! ;>

Deb

debraATteleportDOTcom

Anonymous said...

How lovely! What a nice tribute to your mother and to her love of herbs! It sounds like a wonderful book to own. I would love to win.

For the last year or so, I've been enjoying your blog. It's top right on my home page so I see it first thing when I log on and is a great resource for me.

herbsRgreat said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful book. I love books that teach and inspire. Put my name in the hat:)

Filly said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to win this one!

fillynn (at) juno (dot) com

comfrey cottages said...

i would be so very honored to receive your mothers book! please do enter me in the contest also! thank you for offering such a wonderful prize. something any one of us would always treasure i assure you! hugs :)
awww this is just such a very personal offering i can't find the words to thank you appropriately!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I would love to win a copy of your mother's herbal. I have read "Growing Your Herb Business" over & over. Her advice & wit are priceless! Thank you for the chance and for sharing her with us all.

Marilyn Miller said...

I also would love to win your mom's last book. What a special lady she was.

FairyLover said...

This sounds like the greatest book ever. I really really would like to win it. Good luck to all my fellow giveaway entries.

Kathi
hippiefairylover@yahoo.com

Wakerens said...

OMG how beautiful is that gift your offering. I would trully love to read it. Here's a hoping.
Gabby

seanymph said...

I love her books but I dont have this one. I would love to be entered to win it. :)

Jinni Turkelson said...

I loved visiting your shop and having the herb dinner with Susan Albert! Definitely the highlight of my trip from Michigan to DC. Is the recipe for the raspberry/mint tea available? Or better yet, the tea itself?
Jinni Turkelson

Shannan said...

I am new to your blog and I'm enjoying it very much!

Janice L. said...

Lovely book; would love to add to my book collection. Count me in!

Michele said...

I'm in on this one! Looks like a wonderful book for resources and recipes. I'm really hyped with this book.

Michele

South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! I hope to be moving my herb garden from pots to the ground this year, and your mom's book looks like it would be really helpful. Please add my name to the drawing!

Rosemary said...

Jinni~
Here's a link to the recipe for the Raspberry Mint Iced Tea.
http://www.abouthyme.com/China/TeaRoom/party/jun.shtml#tea

Glad you enjoyed your visit here with Susan Wittig Albert.
Nancy

Tumbleweed Trails said...

The book "TwelveMonth Herbal" sounds wonderful it would be so informative and useful. I'd love to have a copy. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

Jody

visionquest2020@msn.com

ikkinlala said...

This looks like a wonderful book. I'd love a chance to win a copy.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca