So Succulent Gardens

  (Columbia Station, Ohio)
www.sosucculent.com
[ Member listing ]

Season's Greetings from the Blossom Farm

Dear All,
At this Thanksgiving Season I need to look back at my past years and
and thank all my customers and the great folks at Local Harvest that has made my business a great success. 
I really want to say a special thank you to my wonderful customers when at times--- you run a family business life does happen.   We all make mistakes on occasion don't we?   It is a great pleasure to serve honest and understanding customers and I truly enjoy going the extra mile for you.
 
I love what I do and you make it especially pleasurable sending my orphaned plants across the United States.
May you all have a Blessed Holiday Season and New Year.
 
 
 

Living Wreath Fun they will last for years with neglect.

 

I have been keeping myself busy with creating living wreaths from plants that tolerate neglect....  I am planning to try herbal plants - but I feel that they will need much more attention to keep alive...  I am hoping to have them ready for the holiday Season...  The wire frames are handmade and take very long to stuff with moss.....  Then there is the planting and there are lots and lots of plants.... this is why the cost is costly but they will last for years and besides you can steal cuttings which is simply easy to root.

I hope you will enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them.

Gayle at Blossom Farm

 
 

Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup



It has been about a week since my daughter moved out of state, sorta missing her today.  I made cold cucumber yogurt soup and I know she would have enjoyed it.   The other two boys I live with will not eat anything green.
I also want to thank for the folks that sent me a kind word and poems....  I remember meeting someone a few months ago who told me her son after college just joined the service....  I thought how horrible for that mom, but she told me as long as my son is happy, I am happy, so that is my advice I am telling myself.  
So if you have a garden filled with cucumbers, try this soup it is surprising good.

Ingredients 
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups lowfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbs. dill, chopped

Directions 
1.Mash the garlic with salt and then add all the other ingredients in blender
2.Add additional salt to taste.
3.Refrigerated at least two hours before serving to allow flavors to mingle.
4.Serve chilled. 
Optional:  Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and add a teaspoon of good olive oil.  ENJOY! GAYLE

 

 
 

Sensational Winter Hardy Succulent Wreath Easy Care!

A tapestry of sensational succulents, will last for years. Use as a wreath or as a table centerpiece.

Handcrafted nine to eleven inch sphagnum moss wreath - the actual size with plants is over 11" in diameter. Planted with winter hardy living succulents from our very large collection of hens and chickens and stonecrops.
This wreath: Easy to care for for and will last for many years. Comes with separator legs and 6" long hanging chain. Can be used as a center piece or hanging. Plant mix might vary form the one pictured on our website, but we insure that it will be a large amount different textures and hues.

A tapestry with sensational succulents! The plants have a way of capturing the imagination with beautiful flowers, and interesting foliage and textures, making them irresistable.

Forgetting to water is not a problem. They thrive on neglect, so if mom or sending a special gift for someone that loves plants but tends to forget they need love too, this is a wonderful idea! But they will need water on occasion. Best to hang part shade.

Click here to visit the lising on local harvest.   If you have question about this please email me at:    hello-AT-blossomfarm-DOT-com

Have a great Day!  Gayle

 
 

Does your MOM like to MURDER ------------------- PLANTS?

Create a tapestry in a pot with sensational succulents! The plants have a way of capturing the imagination with beautiful flowers, and interesting foliage and textures, making them irresistible additions to the sunny, well-drained garden. Because of their small size, they are also ideal candidates for the urban garden, giving city gardeners the option of growing a wide range of plants in even the most confined of spaces. Perfect for containers where forgetting to water is not a problem. They thrive on neglect, so if mom or sending a special gift for someone that loves plants but tends to forget they need love too, this is a wonderful idea!

Rock gardens are not hard to maintain, which is great for gardeners. In fact, most care simply involves removing weeds on a regular basis. Even this task will diminish as the rock plants establish themselves and fill in any gaps where weeds might grow.

Folklore: Sempervivum and Sedum are considered ‘Old World Treasures’ and are associated with mythology. During early centuries in Scandinavian countries, they were called Thor’s Helper’ and were believed to drive off demons and guard homes if planted on roofs. The Romans called them "Beard of Jupiter" and planted them on roofs to guard against lightning.

THE BLOSSOM FARM GROWS OVER 40 VARITIES.

HAPPY PLANTING, GAYLE

 
 
RSS feed for So Succulent Gardens blog. Right-click, copy link and paste into your newsfeed reader

Calendar


Search


Navigation


Topics


Feeds


BlogRoll