winter snow

Cyber Monday Once Again

Because I sell online, Cyber Monday gives me some hope for an increase in income. Realistically, the competition for sales means this is unlikely. Getting ready and designing for the holiday season begins for me in June. In fact, I sell holiday themed items year round. Sales do pick up around September and of course […]

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Ready for hurricane Dorian

September in Florida is Good and Bad

September is the month I was born. Usually my birthday fell on the first day of school, which made it a lousy birthday for me. This year Hurricane Dorian passed by my Florida home for the celebration. Actually, there was no celebration, just some wind and rain. September is a bad month for hurricanes. We’ll […]

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rubber tree

Rubber Trees in The Florida Landscape

It all began with one indoor rubber tree plant. When it started to look gangly, I cut it back and stuck the cuttings in water to see what would happen. You can read about the rubber tree trimming here. Many of the cuttings did root and I simply planted them in the ground. A few […]

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Green Hydrangeas, Where Do They Come From?

Some people love the uniqueness of green hydrangeas and some wonder why their bright blue blooms fade away to ugly green. Everyone is different. But if you wonder where green blooms come from – they are seldom found in nurseries – the answer is they come from blue blooms, and sometimes from late in the […]

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Florida garden hydrangea

Update on Garden Hydrangea, Surviving Summer

Now my little hydrangea is in the ground and here is what I’ve learned. Deadheading Florida hydrangeas is a good idea. I found new growth and new flowers hidden beneath those huge, dying blooms. Until a few weeks ago I had not tried to grow a hydrangea in my Florida yard. I kept thinking there […]

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Florida hydrangea flower

Bought a Hydrangea Plant

Walking through Home Depot the other day I came across a small display of potted hydrangeas. Because I have been wanting to see how hydrangeas do in this southern climate, I splurged and bought it. It cost around $12.00. Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Hydrangeas This potted plant is meant to stay in a pot […]

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