Free Special Offer for 100 TMG Readers

There’s always so much I’d like to tell you: little hints and tips, things I’m trying, products I want, special offerings I’m making from Theresa’s Gardens, seasonal reminders, some of the things other readers are doing, or something I just learned, etc.

But I can’t always tell you through the parameters of TendingMyGarden or FlowerBorders.info.

After giving it a lot of thought for more than a year, I’ve decided to offer — upon your request — a free subscription to receive special emails from me on a regular basis. (I’ll tell you how in a minute under How to Subscribe.)

These emails will share with you a lot more about what I’m thinking, more of my secrets, hints and tips and other timely information that I feel may be of interest to you and help you with your gardening goals.

You’ll also have an opportunity to see and obtain plants that I can’t offer on a website because I don’t have enough — like some of my rare and/or exquisite daylilies.

The Difference in Subscribing to these Emails and Subscribing to TMG and FlowerBorders.info

When you subscribe to receive notice of my new posts on TMG and/or FlowerBorders.info —- it goes through an automated system.  (Those of you who have been reading for a while will remember when it appeared as if that automated system <Feedburner> lost all my readers and for a while I didn’t know if you were still with me or not.)

When you subscribe to these special, private emails from me — they will be generated by me — rather than an automated system.

How I’m Able to make this Offer

Although there are many folks out there who could greatly benefit from TMG and FlowerBorders.info and who would be thrilled to know you can garden without doing what all the hype says you have to do — a blogger (or website owner) has to actively “look” for those readers.

Two of the most important ways to “look” for and be found by readers is

  • through a social media like Facebook and Twitter and
  • leaving comments on other related sites.

I’m not interested in spending time on Facebook or Twitter in order to have an active Facebook or Twitter following.  And although I do frequent various forums from time to time, I really don’t want to spend a lot of  time looking for sites to comment on.

As a result of that, my sites currently are not gaining readers from those major sources.  But as with every thing in life —- it has its advantages and disadvantages.  No matter what the situation – both advantage and disadvantage is there.

The Advantage of having Hundreds of Readers rather than Thousands

Statistics indicate only a certain percentage of my readers will subscribe to this private-emails-offer and take this opportunity.

If I had thousands of readers — the number of subscribers (according to statistics) would be large enough that I’d be required to use an automated system for the subscriber list. Otherwise I would be accused of spamming by the internet “powers that be”.  That’s just the way it works when you have a website.

But I have hundreds of readers rather than thousands so this private email list should easily come in under 100 subscribers.  When I reach the number 100 — whenever that is —I will not be able to take anymore subscribers to this private email offer.

Will the Offer Last Forever?

No, probably not.  Things will change over time — although I don’t know how long it will take.  My readership will grow from search engine traffic — although slowly. My writings that appear in various newspaper publications as well as occasionally in the national magazine Out Here sponsored by Tractor Supply will also help folks to find my sites.

When things change to the point I can’t do the private emails anymore— I’ll let everyone know.

In the meantime you can gather a lot of good gardening information from these emails.

How to Subscribe

Send an email to me at Theresa@tendingmygarden.com. (send a cc to tmartz6@verizon.net in case the other email is not working, which seems to be the case quite often)  Type in “subscribe to your private emails” in the subject line and/or body.  I request that you type in your name as well since it’s always nice to put a name with the email.

To Unsubscribe

If  for any reason — at any time — you decide that you no longer want to receive these emails — just unsubscribe by sending me an email saying “unsubscribe to your private emails”.

Your Invitation to be one of 100

I’m interested in writing about and sharing with you how simple it is to be a successful organic gardener. I care about your success.

If you feel that you would benefit from having more information from me and knowing more of what I have learned in 35 years of gardening, I invite you to be one of the 100 that will be able to subscribe to this very special and limited email list offer.

And just in case you’re wondering — your name and/or email address will not be shared with anyone!

Final Thoughts

An old Chinese Proverb says in order to get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.  The gardening journey that we’re on is not a hard one, but we must still keep on stepping to be successful.

Being one of the less than 100 readers on my private email list is an easy way to keep on stepping towards success.

I’ll be looking forward to receiving your subscription request. And remember this opportunity to hear more and learn more from me is free. But as I mentioned previously it won’t last forever.

Request your subscription now while it’s on your mind. I don’t want you to miss even one of the special emails. (I’ve already planned to give you a great piece of information in the first one about something that a lot of folks do that causes aphids on lettuce.)

Send an email to me —-Theresa@tendingmygarden.com —- saying “subscribe to your private emails”.


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  • Thank you for sharing you knowledge with me. Every time I hear something “out there” about gardening, I think…….wait that sounds too complicated, Theresa keeps it simple…….do what she does. Lol. You have kept me from jumping on the crazy train! BTW, I’m having tons of fun winter sowing! 😉

  • Theresa, I could not get the e-mail you gave us to work. I would however like to be one of the 100 to get your special e-mails. I have learned so much and hope to learn even more. Thank You. Patricia Hamm

  • Good for you Susan! I’ve always found that a great rule of thumb to follow. If it’s too complicated – you don’t need to do it.
    Glad that has helped keep you off the crazy train.
    Sure was nice to hear that you are having tons of fun with winter sowing. I’ll look forward to hearing of your great success!

  • Sorry you had trouble with the email — but not to worry — I’ve included you as one of the first 100 — so all is well.
    Glad to hear you’re learning. Let me know how you do this season and if I can help you.

  • Just to keep you posted:
    Thank you for the wonderful response! And the comments with the emails have been priceless to me!

    I’m so glad you’re learning from and really enjoying TMG. It’s just great having you as part of my life and I’m so glad I’ve been of help to you.

    Response is still coming in, but there is still “plenty of room” for more.

    Until all 100 spots are taken, I’ll put a link to this post in the side bar soon and title it Free Special Offer.

    If you have not yet responded and want to — there’s plenty of room remaining.

    Thank you again for the great response!

  • I would love to receive your private e-mails! I certainly appreciate the time and effort you devote to your blog; I have learned so much, actually far more from you than from any gardening magazine I have ever subscribed to. I look forward to these new e-mails Thank You Theresa! Betty Russell,

  • Thank YOU Betty for letting me know how you feel about learning from TMG. Wonderful compliment you’ve paid me — and a lot for me to live up to. I’ll do my best to keep it coming.

    When I started TMG, I remember thinking to myself — gardening is so easy — I wonder what I’ll write about after I cover the basics. So far — I always have something to say. 🙂

    Thanks Betty for taking time to comment. I’ve put your name on that special list.

  • Great news Theresa. Sign me up. It will soon be time for me to start my seed planting here in northern Illinos. I have some wintersown out in the unheated greenhouse already.

  • I’ve added your name and email to the list Danita.
    Glad you’ve got those wintersown seeds started. Sure gives us a jump — doesn’t it?

    Subscribers to the “100 List” continue to drizzle in. Still plenty of room on the list. Fifty have subscribed so far.


  • Hey Theresa,
    I’d love to receive your private emails. I’m one of the few people I know who’ve yet to succumb to the mind numbing madness of facebook. I’m not a hater; it just overwhelms me. Your posts are great & I love your site as I’ve learned a lot from you. I actually had success on pickling cukes the last 2 summers as well as planting from seed more. Thank you for the time & the knowledge.

  • I’ve added your name and email to the list Anniegi.
    You and I are probably two of the few who don’t “do” facebook. For some reason — it just does not appeal to me at all.
    Maybe it’s because I like things simple and find facebook — as you do — to be overwhelming.

    Glad to hear you are planting from seed more. I think it will become more and more important with the passing of time.

    Nice hearing from you.

  • Hi Theresa…I couldn’t find the link to your email address and don’t want to miss out on subscribing to your private emails. Would you add me please. Thank you for sharing so much of your gardening knowledge!

  • Theresa, I would love to receive your special private emails. You are such a wealth of knowledge for me. Thank you in advance for providing this for us!!


  • Thank you MaryAlice. That delights me and I will continue to try to provide good, simple, down-to-earth gardening information.
    I’ve added your name to the list!

  • It sure is Barbara! Frank wrote and requested it. You should have received two emails. One entitled “too much nitrogen on lettuce can cause aphids” and the other entitled “Bootstrap Gardening can work to your advantage”.

    Let me know if you did NOT get them and I’ll sent them to you again.

  • I’ve just sent them to you (in one email) Patricia. Let me know when you get them.
    If anyone else is reading this and you have not received your emails — check your spam box. If they’re not in that — -let me know.
    The emails will show as being from Theresa Martz even though they are sent from the Theresa@TendingMyGarden.com email address.

    Sure glad you alerted me that you had not received yours either Patricia.

  • I’ve just sent them to you (in one email) Danita.
    Maybe you need to ok the address by placing it in your address contacts.
    Thanks for letting me know.

  • Theresa,
    I see that you still have the offer posted on your sidebar & I would love to be included on your private emails list.

    I can use all of the help I can get.

    I thought of you today when I was working on getting the edges of my garden mulched.

    My garden is looking better every day, thanks to you!


  • I’ve added your email address to the special 100 list already, Betty.
    Thanks for the follow up.

  • Hi Theresa,
    I would like to be added to your 100 list if it’s still open. I’m quite new to gardening and am interested in wintersow and want to give it a try this year. I’m also trying to go organic as much as I can and since I live in VA too, I think your insights and experience will be very helpful to me.

  • Dear Rose,
    I’ve added you to my special 100 list.

    The special emails are little bonus nuggets of information to add to the foundation of what I teach via TMG and my book, Organic Gardening, Cutting Through the Hype to the 3 Keys to Successful Gardening.

    Thus, I was glad to see that you subscribed to TMG. You still must verify your subscription when you get the automated email, otherwise the subscription won’t go through.

    My book would give you a good overview of what it takes to be successful in your garden. Take advantage of that information when you can.

    And you’ll love wintersown. Makes growing from seed so easy.

    Nice to have you reading.

  • My father has been commercial gardening and selling at market for 20 some years. Now I’m trying to move toward organic gardening and need guidance. I would love some help.
    I’ve been reading your letters for sometime.

  • Rickey, glad you’re moving towards organic gardening.
    I think you’ll find lots of helpful information on TMG.
    Let me know whenever you have questions.
    When you mentioned that you had been reading my letters for sometime, I assume you meant posts on TMG?
    Since you left your comment of the Free Special Offer post, I’m thinking you want to subscribe to special 100 list letters?
    Just let me know.
    Why not email me and tell me more about your gardening situation too.

  • Hi Theresa,
    I’d be honored to be added to your special 100 list, if you still have space.
    I came across your site as the first listing in a search for “growing sweeter lettuce” and feel like I just struck gold. I’m encouraged by the promising tips for keeping lettuce from growing bitter. I’m intrigued by “wintersown,” which is new to me, and am thankful that you were thoughtful enough to compile the helpful index page to your wintersown posts and topics. I appreciate your clear, direct, and courteous writing style, and the love and respect you convey, not only for gardening, but also for your readers. Your low stress style of gardening, as reflected in your “How to Stay Out of Overwhelm” post, mirrors the refreshingly low hype style of your website.
    Now, I’ve only been browsing here for about an hour, so maybe my first impression of what a treasure you–and the lifetime of gardening experience you share–is way off base, but judging by the impressive feedback from your readers, I think I’ll be spending a great deal of time with you. Sites like yours are what the Internet was made for!
    Thank you,

  • One of the most beautiful compliments I’ve ever received, Gordon. Thank you so much for taking time to express how you felt.
    I’m delighted to have you join me on TMG and to add you to the special 100 list. Please feel free to ask questions (should you have any) as you read.
    Again, WELCOME TO TMG!

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