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Tip Tuesday

To follow along with the Spring Cleanup theme, I’m going to share a little Repurpose action with you today!

This past weekend Myra had a chance to clean some old junk out of the potting shed. Stuff that’s been sitting in there for years, unused.. but not lacking at all in potential.

She had just taken a trip to Round Top the weekend before, which left her feeling inspired to Jazz Up some of her old finds.

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First Spruce up was an old cherished bird cage! It’s got these great rustic scroll designs surrounding the bottom and top of the cage. Along with really cool feet, the hanging piece mimics the same design. She filled it with Kalanchoe and a few other varieties of succulents. This was a great choice for the bird cage, because these guys don’t require a lot of water or care. Something enjoyable that you don’t have to worry too much about ūüėČ With the little requirement for water it also lends to the life of the cage.. the base will survive longer if it’s not sitting in moist plant material all the time. With the addition of a cute little garden fairy this repurposed planter will bring beauty to any space!

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After a bit Myra got on a role.. it’s awesome how much you can get done when you’re inspired! Come on by the shop and see all of her new creations. Maybe even take one home.. or get inspired yourself!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

 

 

Motivation Monday

How about this weather?

We are definitely welcoming this break in the gray clouds and rainy season we’ve had lately! We’ve been getting shipments of some pretty color in, along with some other things like fertilizer, bagged mulch, compost, and potting soil ūüôā Today’s been a great day to get out and start some of those to-do list’s!

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My advice: Take it one project at a time. Complete the task at hand before you move on to the next one.. that way you have a sense of accomplishment and you can use that as driving force to tackle one more project!

How do you guys kick start your spring cleaning?

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Do you have any annual commencement activities or do you just jump right into it?

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How do you celebrate the completion of spring cleaning and a job(s) well done?

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Anything specific you want to plant in your spring gardens this year?

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Christmas Cactus

These little beauties are winter flowering house plants that are super duper easy to take care of, they also propagate easily which makes them exceptional candidates for gift giving!

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Propagation is actually when a plant can multiply by a process of natural reproduction. Since it’s the Christmas Season and the name of this little guy (Christmas Cactus) just screams “Give me as a Christmas Gift” it’s almost like the perfect gift for a plant lover that has everything/last minute gift/what do I buy my co-worker/white elephant party gift!

It’s one of those gifts that just keeps on giving!!

Not sure if you can grow it?? Christmas Cactus’s are great for¬†many varieties of people with all levels of green thumb abilities. The plants thrive under moderate care & in the conditions of the average home.

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Want a house full of Christmas-y blooms? Make sure you expose it to bright light. But Not Too Much! The leaves can burn from Over Exposure to direct sunlight. Water frequently in order to keep the soil slightly moist, or set the pot of the plant in a shallow tray full of pea gravel & water… This will keep the plant moist without having to babysit ūüėČ

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That is all. Pretty simple huh? Yea I thought so too ūüôā Come pick yours up today! Or stop by for some other pretty darn unique gifting ideas. We’ll hook you up with something cool!!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Plant Me Now. Sincerely yours, Your Dream Yard

Have you been too busy to ponder over your garden lately? Believe me, I can relate. This time of year is kinda a whirlwind… I read an article¬†a few weeks ago¬†about de-stressing and working in time to relax during the Holidays. I was like “Eh, I’m fine. I feel pretty relaxed, and certainly not stressed.”

Then there was yesterday.

I got up at 5AM. Made my faithfully hearty bacon, eggs, and darkly rich & strong pot of coffee… sat down at the dining room table and had a wonderfully productive hour of quiet time with The Lord. It was so nice. I’ve been trying to be obedient in this exact thing. God has been trying to teach me how to have my quiet time first thing in the morning instead of last thing before bed.

You can believe that the 5AM struggle is Real.

But I am going to get up. And I am going to read. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, because getting up and spending time getting to know Him is according to His will.

As my mind returns to that article, I can only think… What relaxes me? And that my friends is a good question. I find myself with the natural ability to relax, but sometimes the usual “go-to’s”¬†for de-stressing just don’t fit the bill.

As I pondered… I thought of my yard. I love my cutie-pie house and my blank-slate yard. It’s a humble abode and it fits me well. When I get the chance I really enjoy hopping on the mower and giving it a ride. Cutting my grass has always been time well spent for me. The mower is so loud it seems to be quiet. My thoughts settle and I tend to zip along with the sound of the mower’s muscular hum.

I love that my yard is a blank slate. I love that I can paint any picture I want. And believe that I’ve got a vision in mind… now to envision the pocket book …hehe ūüėČ

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This is something like what I see. Mass plantings. Lots of Color. Doesn’t it have a sort-of wispy whimsical grace about it? In the words of Better Homes and Gardens this border planting is lush, colorful, and full of garden favorites. In true cottage-garden style, it mixes perennials, shrubs, and bulbs. One section of the garden hugs the house’s foundation, and a rose-covered arbor¬†leads to the side yard.

Isn’t it yummy?? I think I’m labeling my vision “Modern Cottage Garden”.

What do you think about my vision? What do you see in your yard?

Can Myra’s Garden help you bring your vision to life? Come see us or Call Us today! Now’s the perfect time to get started before we get crazy supercalifragilisticexpialidocious busy when spring begins to near!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettias are in!! They are beautifully vibrantly full and would add a festive splash of color to your home, office, or as a gift to a friend!

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Poinsettias are known as a holiday flower, ranging in color from red to pink to white to yellow… even available in bicolor varieties. These guys like to be inside… kinda like cats. They like to stoop on the windowsill taking in As Much sunlight As Possible. This is because the Christmas Poinsettia is actually a Tropical Flower!!

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They also enjoy that priceless weather… hanging somewhere in between 65-70 degrees F. And by no means should you let them get a cool draft or touch your icy windows… This will cause the leaves to drop prematurely!

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Water only when the plant feels dry to the touch. Don’t let the plant sit in water.. it’s best to take the plant to the sink or tub, water it, and let the water drain through the bottom of the pot. Then return it to it’s pretty little perch. This way both you and the plant are happy. Sometimes watering it in the place you are displaying it can cause a huge mess!! And who needs another mess to clean up during the holidays??

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If you’d like to keep your Poinsettia for re-use next year… be prepared for A Lot of work!! Myra’s recommends sparing yourself the headache and just be prepared to invest in a few new ones again during the next Holiday Season.

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What do you guys think? Did you know Poinsettias were Tropical?? Are you curious to know how they came to the big ol’ U. S. of A. or Why Poinsettias are associated with Christmas?? If so, see this link Here.

Until Tomorrow,

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Festive Florals Class #success!

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I just wanted to thank everyone that came out to the class last night! Myra and I had such a blast, you guys were such a joy to be around ūüôā …and special Thank You to Jeanie Fry who put the class together! She did a wonderful job creating a Christmas themed arrangement and teaching the gals how to create it in their own way!

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We started the night with some amazing “Crack Dip” and Pineapple Pink Lemonade Party Punch…

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Then we got our created juices flowing with “Bing Crosby Christmas CD” and guidance from the lovely Jeanie Fry of Blue Orchid Florals.

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Jeanie provided vases with a “mercury look” that¬†she created by spraying mirror paint onto the outer surface of the¬†glass. Greenery was in abundance as we began to fill these cute little vases… the smell of Christmas was definitely in the air ūüėČ

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Tastefully elegant splashes of color were added by everyone… white & red roses, glittery sprigs, flowing grasses, and ribbon for bows!

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Cheerful laughter drifted through the blissfully sweet air as the girls finished their florals… Talents ranged from a beginner to a¬†seasoned florist, but that didn’t stop anyone from creating a beautiful masterpiece of their own.

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Until Monday… We’ll be creating more Christmas-y beauty ūüôā You guys have a glorious weekend!

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-XOXO,

Myra’s

 

Blue Agave

I’m inspired today¬†by this beautiful bloom that was brought by the shop yesterday…

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Blue Agave is definitely one of my most favorite plants. I love how it lends itself to that “Southwestern” feel. Every time I come across this plant I picture a little stone hut, deep in the desert…¬†a shadow casting itself¬†on a¬†dark open doorway,¬†and¬†the windows are full of tribal¬†treatments dancing slowly¬†in the breeze. No one¬†has lived here for quite some time, a¬†Blue Agave in the distance is the only sign of life. As I wander out into the distance¬†the sun¬†stretches across the sand to meet me,¬†so vibrant and warm. I lean into it like a¬†heavenly hug,¬†¬†& the embrace of my Father¬†soothes my soul. Continue reading

Time for Beautiful Color

Hey Guys! Check out this beautiful Sea Of Snaps…

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Here at Myra’s we’ve been talking a lot about changing out fall color…

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…and I thought I’d let you know that 50 flats of color has just arrived!

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I know that changing out color isn’t very tricky, but Myra’s just wanted to remind you of a few Materials needed¬†for a successful transition into beautiful Fall Color. Continue reading

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