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Grow happiness in small spaces…

GROW GARDENS are seed gardening kits created locally in Georgia by the Backyard Safari Company. The egg carton kits contain everything needed for the project. A very easy project for mom and a fun one for kids. Good for a classroom project. Also a good gift choice. Shown below are the two kits we tried. We have tiny little plants making their way up at this time. Best to do this project when you have the time to water frequently and provide sun. And shelter. We had a breeze upset our Salsa garden (replanted and all ok) so a sheltered area is a good idea シ

 

Salsa Garden

Grow Salsa comes with 6 packages of Heirloom Seeds, Starter Soil, Salsa Recipes, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Pencil & 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Seeds included: Roma Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Cilantro, Verde Tomatillos, Scallions, Beefsteak Tomatoes

 

Colors Flower Garden

Grow Colors comes with 6 packages of Heirloom Seeds, Starter Soil, Flower Pressing & Drying Guide, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Pencil & 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Seeds included: Orange Marigolds, Rainbow Zinnias, Pink Cosmos, Golden Sunflowers, Blue Bachelors Buttons, Red & Yellow Nasturtiums

Visit their site for even more fun Grow Gardens, like the Cocktail Garden and the Pizza Garden.

Backyard Safari Company provided Grow Gardens to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity

Available February 9, 2016 from Ten Speed Press. Paper back, 224 pages.

#1 New Release on Amazon

For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees.

My review: A bit too detailed on bees and kinda boring on blooming plants; I found the first two-thirds of the book like a cloudy day. Chapter 5, Designing Your Bee Garden, was when the sun came out. It had the most interesting reading of the book. I would have liked it if the earlier information was somehow presented differently. I especially liked the little section in Chapter 6 called Citizen Science which lists 5 different research projects for everyday people to participate in. Regional plant lists are located in the back of the book. Full color photographs were wonderful.

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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Hawaiian Flowers and Leis

Hawaiian Flowers, Leis, and Gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box when shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift. Bring some of Hawaii to her (or him) with a special delivery from With Our Aloha.

With Our Aloha is an Hawaiian company commited to its local heritage. They responsibly use the island’s resources to enhance their local economy. Extra attention is given to special orders and custom requests; their customer service is top-notch.  (Read some of their customer’s compliments on products and service here)

My Hawaiian orchid was carefully packaged (wrapped & staked) and I received it by FedEx next day delivery. It was just beginning to bloom.

Hawaiian Blooming Orchid

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‘Pacific Matriarch’

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a few days later

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Below are their two most popular Valentine’s Day choices:  

Aloha (Love) Tropical Flowers Assortment

Aloha (Love) tropical flowers assortment anthuriums and orchids

and the Deluxe Pampering Sampler Gift Basket For Her.

Hawaiian Women's Spa Gift Basket

With Our Aloha has lots of gift-giving options for your Valentine. Show your love… direct from Hawaii

Notes From Dawn received a beautiful live ‘Pacific Matriarch’ orchid from With Our Aloha in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Crepe Myrtle

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Lots of tall colors

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

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Spring hasn’t “sprung” yet,

but I was inspired by these fragrant flowers.

JASMINE

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