Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Busy Summer.....

We have had a busy and very productive Summer. Following our trip to Natchez, Mississippi we moved on to
Monticello, Arkansas to vend at the Arkansas Master Gardeners State Conference. We found that folks in that area were ready to start creating small gardens. From there we moved on to

Wichita, Kansas to vend at the first annual "Hostapalooza", an event created and presented by the Wichita Hosta Society. We found that folks in south central Kansas like both Japanese maples and small gardens. From Wichita we made a mad dash home on Saturday evening to reload the truck and trailer for a Sunday trip to set up in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorial Day found us vending at the 40th Annual "Gypsy Caravan" a fundraiser for the St. Louis Symphony. This was also a one day event catering to twenty thousand customers flea market style. We had a unique product and although the day was hot sales were exceptional. Since Memorial Day we have taught papercrete classes, held a miniature gardening workshop, traveled to Oregon to shop for new varieties of Japanese Maples and fairy Garden plants, and made preparations to travel to 

Pella, Iowa for the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa's State Convention. Pella is a gardening community and was a great location for us to serve some long time miniature garden lovers and try to infect everyone else with the "Fairy Gardening Virus" 

We have finally settled in at home to build a new supply of papercrete containers and fairy/miniature landscapes for our customers delight. We have a two week break before our next event. It's time to get busy!!

More Mini Gardens.....

I usually try to build my miniature landscapes or fairy gardens in papercrete pots but a shortage of time and demand for little gardens has forced me to build a few gardens in other style containers.You can see lots of other small gardens at the Magic Onions Blog

Miniature gardens are always fun to build and thanks to both customers demands and the suppliers willingness to develop the products we have the unique supplies to create these miniature masterpieces.