Thursday, April 29, 2010

Check it out! I got to mess around with some fun things the last few days. I used split peas with lemons. The effect was perfect. I will definitely be using them again and trying some new things. Always!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

They raffled off four of my arrangements at the Service Soapbox "Baby Shower" event this weekend. It was a big success and fun to be a part of.

To benefit The March of Dimes and "The Teddy Bear Den" on behalf of families with babies born premature and with birth defects. They work a lot with preventative care which is very effective.

The curly unique flower above was one of conversation. It is called Celosia it is a common annual grown in Utah Gardens the common name for it is cock's comb. Watch for it in your local Garden Center. And the coffee beans in the vase below were a hit especially combined with the limes. I had a great suggestion that I will be putting together in the next day or two. It is going to be fun and amazing! Check back!
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Introducing Garden Design from Garden House Floral

I am so excited to start this up! My true love and knowledge has always been around gardening, and being outdoors with live plants. I've had a few ah hah moments the past few months where I knew this was the direction I wanted to go. I will be keeping up on my floral business as well, it is what keeps me going year round so don't hesitate to call for flowers!

I am currently working on designing Vegetable Gardens for families, no matter what the space. All within the Salt Lake Valley. I will also consult with anyone interested in designing your flowerbeds, shrub and tree areas, also hardscapes and much more. I will work up my price list in the next week.

Now is the time to plant your Veggie Garden!
We start here.

A Vegetable Garden is one of the most fun gardens to grow. You get to harvest you hard work at the end of the season and even during the season. We are encouraged by our communities, and our church to grow some produce of our own. It is amazing what you can do with just a little space.
Above I have a very simple clear design I drew up for The Badger Family Garden, which I am lucky enough to be a part of in more than one way. We were able to lay everything out and plant this past weekend. We were one of the first few Gardens started in the area. This particular area has a community garden where families pay to reserve a Garden Plot to fit their family.

Below I researched and typed up common vegetables anyone would plant in their garden. I found out dates to plant, when the plants will reach maturity and other details in knowing how to plant each variety.
Below we have our Plot. It measure out to be about 30 feet by 4 feet wide. The soil was amazing! It shouldn't be hard to grow anything here. Wish us luck! More updates to come!
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Just a few of my inspirations.

Not sure why Grandpa Badger is making that face, I think he was talking to Mike. And Katie was a great helper.
So here it is BADGER FAMILY PLOT #13 Can't wait!!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Teddy Bear Den helps to prevent birth defects by giving low-income women baby-related incentives (diapers, baby clothes, wipes) for participating in prenatal care and for avoiding unhealthy behaviors like smoking and drinking during pregnancy.

Grab a pack of diapers (or a case!), baby clothes, blanket, or anything else baby related (see the wish list here), and join us as we gather baby items for the March of Dimes Teddy Bear Den.  Come socialize with your fellow bloggers and enjoy food, door prizes and lots of fun. (There are going to be some AMAZING door prizes.) (I'm not kidding.)

The week after the event, we'll be holding a virtual shower.  Anyone who donates baby items to the Teddy Bear Den will be eligible to win great prizes from PC Laptops, Ulta, GiftTree, Target, Marilee Jean, Bellybuds, Minutes with Me, and many more. (And can I just say - so many wonderful companies are responding with generous donations of baby items for the Teddy Bear Den - it is truly heartwarming to see the outpouring of generosity. Check out this post for a list of currently finalized sponsors.)

We would love to see you there!