Sunday, September 12, 2010


I have been so blessed with an abundance of sweet annie around my home so..................I've decided to have a GIVEAWAY.....

I will ship dried bunches of (non-preserved) SWEET much as will fit in a USPS priority shoe box. It will be a mixture of the traditional "yellow" buds and/or the autumn "red" variety. Remember, these will be dried and not preserved so the yellow buds will be more of the green color and the red will be red/brown fuller buds.
I will select THREE WINNERS using random number generator on SEPTEMBER 17th
Here's how to enter:
Please sign up ONLY under this post so I don't have to search all around for your entry...
Be a follower of my blog
Sign up until September 17th by 5pm EASTERN TIME
Be a resident of the continental US
It is not necessary to post my giveaway on your blog but you may if you wish.

Good Luck!!


  1. Oh, oh! I would love some sweet annie. I keep telling the hubby to grow the stuff on our 6 acres. He never seems to get around to it...ugh!


  2. Oh me please!!! Don't let Dee!! (we are good friends!) Thanks for the seed offer but I tried that once, and it still didn't grow.

  3. Hello, I would love to be included in your sweet annie giveaway. I have been looking for some for quite some time now but in Wisconsin it is not that easy to come by or so it seems. So please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!!!

  4. Thank you for the sharing! I would love to have my name put into your drawing! Sweet Annie is the best!
    Thanks again~

  5. Patti! What a wonderful giveaway. I am actually in need of some sweet annie. Please enter me in your giveaway. Good luck to everyone!



  6. Hi Patti - I would love to win a bundle of this. You won't believe it - but I can't grow sweet annie - for crying out loud it's a weed and I can't grow it!!! LOL. ~Ann

  7. OH YEAH Patti!count me in too sweetie.I was literally pullin some weeds around town while runnin errands with the hubby.none of them sweet annie needless to say,threw them all back out the window.but it was worth a try.Hubby gave me the funniest look and i said dont ask lol.thank you so much.blessings michelle

  8. Hey Ms. Patti ~ I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you so much girlie!!

  9. Hi Patti ,,, please would you enter my name in your awesome SweetAnnie Giveaway.I cant grow it either to save my soul.And it is not easy to find here either.I have some.. but getting very low.Are you willing to sell some of it by chance? if so could you please Email me with a price? thanks ... Donna

  10. Please add me in!!!! I love sweet annie!!!! I am a follower!!! hugs

  11. Oh, Patti---you are after my heart! I would dearly love to have some of this precious weed. Since you told me it grows wild there, I have been scanning the roadsides as we drive anywhere! Alas, I have seen none. There is only one prim shop within 50 miles of here and she says it is impossible to find. Pooh! Of course, I am a follower and I would love to be entered for a chance to win!

  12. Oh Patti,
    How Wonderfully Sweet of you!!!
    Yes, Please-Please enter me into your giveaway.

    This is a stupid question but...
    How does one grow Sweet Anne?
    What I mean is...
    Do you plant seeds or little plants?
    Are they annuals or perennials?
    I have always wanted to try to grow some, but I don't have a clue about these types of things!
    Sorry to babble on!!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win some.

  13. Oh! Please enter me in your givaway as well. I am a follower of your blog. :D

    I have no idea where to find sweet annie, and I have nowhere to grow it in my little apartment. :(

    Thank you! This is such an exciting givaway, haha.

  14. Hi Patti, Please enter me in your giveaway. And I, too, would like to know the answers to Tammy...A Primitive Place. I live in W. PA. Would it grow here????
    Lois L.

  15. Hi All: This is what I found from

    Sweet Annie has green, fern-like leaves and small yellow flowers. It has a single stem, and plants average 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) in height. Sweet Annie is sometimes dried for use in floral arrangements, in which it makes a good filler plant, or in wreaths. Sweet Annie holds its green color and pleasant fragrance well when dried and makes a nice addition to sachets. It is sometimes dyed to provide a colorful accent to dried floral arrangements.

    Some people choose to grow Sweet Annie in their gardens, and it is quite easy to grow from seed if it is planted after any chance of a frost. It is an annual and will reappear every year without much effort on the part of the gardener. More effort is required to keep Sweet Annie in check than to make sure it flourishes. Some people can develop a rash from handling Sweet Annie plants, but spraying the plant with hairspray before harvesting can help.

    The use of Sweet Annie in medicine dates back to ancient China, where it was used to treat fever. In 1970, a 4th century CE text on medicinal plants discovered in a Chinese tomb led to the rediscovery of Sweet Annie's pharmaceutical properties. A drug developed from the plant was used to treat malaria in Chinese soldiers stationed in Vietnam. Artemisinin, the anti-malarial present in Sweet Annie, was first extracted in 1972 and is still used throughout the world, though usually in combination with other anti-malarials.

    Sweet Annie is also sometimes administered in tea form, though the efficacy of this method is debatable. In addition to treating malaria, Sweet Annie has recently shown promise against certain types of cancer, notably breast cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia.

    This is from me~~
    (I can't speak to the medicinal properties of SA so you'd have to find literature elsewhere)...

    There are several varieties of sweet annie...I have "autumn red" ones and the typical green ones...that turn slightly yellow. It grows in just about any soil/conditions....I even have it in an old railroad bed/bike path behind my house!

    I believe that it grows everywhere Lois but many towns are now mowing it down along the roadsides because of the "weed" look and also to help drivers visualize deer more clearly...they cut down all the SA on one of the main country roads (about 12 miles worth)where I live.

    Many townspeople throughout the country are protesting the cutting down of the natural habitats for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and such along major highways and back roads.... so that may be some of the reasons why you may not find it...look for the wispy bushes though...anywhere and everywhere...I can spot them a mile away in late August when they start to fill out....(I think wow, and nobody else around here cares about these weeds but me!!!) of luck!!

  16. Thanks for alerting me to your giveaway - I would certainly love to be entered! How wonderful!

  17. Patti, I am a follower and would like to be entered in your giveaway. I love sweet annie, so primiitve. And thank you for posting my giveaway to your sidebar. Hugs,

  18. Hi Patti-
    I thought I had signed up as a follower some time ago but not sure what happened. Just signed up again!
    Love your creations and would love to try some of the colored SA!!! Please enter me in your giveaway.
    Blessings to you~

  19. PS-thanks for the very interesting info regarding SA!
    I use LOTS of in my creations. I may try to grow some next year ;-)

  20. I want some please Patti! ;) Love ya!!!

  21. Oh, yes, I would love some Sweet Annie. Please sign me up for the giveaway. Thanks

    Have a God Filled Day

  22. Patti~

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I just love sweet annie. I use it everywhere, & could always use more.

    Prim Hugs~Becky

  23. Oh yes! Please sign me up! I'd also be willing to buy some Sweet Annie if you have extra to sell. Thanks, Dawn

  24. I would love some!! Please sign me follower!! (millstonemercantile)

  25. I would love to win some of the sweet Annie. I am always out in the garden taking care of my flowers I love bringing in flowers for my table and hanging other of my plants to dry. I so enjoy it. I am a follower have a great week. Debbie

  26. I would love some Sweet Annie. Please sign me up. I am a follower!!!



  27. Cool Patti!! I am a devoted follower and I NEED some of this awesome sweet annie! I'm scared to grow it because I heard it ends up ALL over the yard and I know my husband would go nutso if I messed up his nice lawn!! LOL

  28. Hey Patti,
    I could sure use some of your sweet annie. I tried growing some this year, but I guess because its so dry here it did not do well. I'm not good at watering things either. Please put my name in for the giveaway, you know Im a follower.
    Prim Blessings,

  29. I love sweet annie and it is nowhere to be found around here. Please enter me into your giveaway. Thank you.

  30. OK OH MY GOSH and to think one of my customers reminded me about this when you first started the giveaway........I think my brain needs a vacation I am so glad I did not miss out on a chance at winning your great giveaway. Oh plese Patti throw my name in that basket. Hugs

  31. Patti, I would be ever so grateful to win some of your Sweet Annie! Please put my name in the hat as well. I follow your blog and I'm posting this on mine as well.

  32. I am a new follower and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have been wanting some Sweet Annie and haven't found any for sale here in Central Florida. September 17th is my birthday - maybe it will be my lucky day for your drawing. Thank you for sharing your bounty.

    Autumn Blessings,

  33. Please enter me in your drawing :)
    I am a follower also.


  34. I am a new follower..I would love to buy the plants to be able to grow they like lots of sun? thank you for a generous giveaway.:)

  35. Thank you for such a GREAT giveaway! Please enter me =]

  36. I am a new follower. Oh how I would love to win this. I have heard alot about sweet annie, but never tried it. Don't know where to buy it.
    Please enter me in your give away.

  37. I am totally out of Sweet Annie - this is a perfect giveaway for me!! I'm a follower and I've posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. I would love to win some of your annie,
    please enter me...I am a new follower.
    I hear it smells great!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  39. I would love some...Curious to see how it smells...Been told it has a wonderful scent...Please enter me...Thank you....

  40. Hey Patti, please enter me in your giveaway. I love sweet annie!! I somehow missed this earlier, in la-la land I guess. 8-) Have a great day!!

  41. me, me me.. oh what a wonderful give away...please enter me also...

  42. I'm probably one of the few who have never used any sweet annie, but I've heard so much about it. I would love to experiment with some in my projects. Please enter my name in your giveaway.

  43. I LOVE to decorate with Sweet Annie and would love to be 1 of the the winners of your give away. I am now a follower and have you on my blog roll so I can keep up with your posts.
    Thank you for letting me know where to go to sign up :)

  44. Oh wow! Please enter me! I loooove sweet annie! Great blog~ I just became a follower!

  45. Please enter me - I just ordered sweet annie. Wish I had room to grow some - looks like you did an awesome job

  46. Hi, please enter me in your give-away. I am a follower. Thanks

  47. Hi there! Love Love sweet Annie, Please sign me up!
    Tamara Salvetti

  48. I am a follower and I love sweet annie but can never find it around here. I would love to be entered in you giveaway! Do you happen to sell seeds???

  49. I love the smell and look of Sweet Annie!
    Please enter my name in your SWEET giveaway!
    I have become a new follower & I will post this on my sidebar.

  50. I would like to sign up for your drawing. I love sweet annie and can't find it any where. Is there another name for it? I just became a follower. Good luck to me!!!

  51. HI!
    I have been to your blog before and thought I was a follower, but I guess not... well I am now and I would love a chance to win some sweet annie for my very own!!!! I am putting up a fence this winter and hope to plant some in my yard in the spring!

    I will post on my blog too!
    FIngers crossed and thank for the chance!

  52. can't wait to smell it, enter me in...

  53. Please enter me. I tried to grow some this year luck!

  54. I have not yet met this Sweet Annie I hear so much about in Prim Blog Land. I would love to win some! It does look pretty in prim crafts I see people making. I am new to making prim crafts and love all the inspiration out there!

    Blessings, Jessica


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