Sunday, December 13, 2009

Planting a Succulent Container Garden

I led a workshop this week for my garden club on planting a succulent container. I bought 80 of these beautiful succulents at the Mounts Botanical Garden Plant Sale.

It was so much fun to pick these out.
You can buy directly from the growers. There is always a great selection of plants.

I got the terracotta bowls for $4.50 each at Home Depot. We used Miracle Grow Cactus Potting Soil which is a sandy soil.

I like to put a paper coffee filter in the bottom of the pot so the soil will not spill through.

The ladies busy at work. Glad they remembered their gloves.

Don't they look happy?

The finished product.

We topped each bowl with rocks.

These are easy to take care of - like full sun and to be watered sparingly.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Lights in Florida

There isn't any snow, but the lights are awesome. This display has got it all!

Happy 49th Anniversary

I celebrated Mom and Dad's 49th anniversary with them this week.

We had a delicious dinner at Stonewood Grill.

Right after the wedding they headed south to Florida. They got as far as Williamsport, PA the first night. It snowed and all the shoe polish Uncle Jim had written 'Just Married' with, ran all over the car. There was so much rice in the car, they never could get it all out.

I love hearing the stories about those times.