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Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy June!!!

Well....June has arrived. And....in keeping with the weird weather that we have been experiencing...it is significantly cooler than it was for the majority of May!

That's, actually, okay!! We have been working like crazy to get the rest of the planting done, at home, and we have a few other projects going on! A little cooler (and wetter!!) is better for all of the baby plants...and cooler makes US more productive, too!!

We have been making a lot of progress with our front garden makeover at the shop. There is just one small piece of fence left to put up...and then we just have to wait for the flowers and vegetables to grow!!

I hope you have been able to come and visit...and check out all of Mark's handiwork!! He is creating the fence pieces, literally, one stick at a time. And the new arbor is a one of a kind creation!! This whole "stick" thing started two years ago when our youngest daughter got married and had the reception in our yard! I wanted to replace the arbor, in our garden, with something unique and "organic". It connects the herb garden with the gardens around the pool...and those are my "magic" and "fairy" gardens...so I wanted the arbor to look like it was out of a fairytale! Mark was skeptical at first. He has been "making" all of my ideas...real...for years and years!! But...he is a "straight, square, level" builder....and sticks and logs just are not!

The further he got in the arbor project....the more he enjoyed creating it! Right now, he is in the middle of building an extension on our poolhouse...a whole pergola made of logs and sticks!! This project is full of character (aka crooked, forked and funky pieces!!!) and it's looking great!! I will post some pictures when it's done!! In the meantime...you can come and admire his craftsmanship at Sweet Memories!!

If you are trying to get your "outdoor paradise" ready for the Summer, too, be sure to stop in and check out the shops!! We have great garden decor...everyone's favorite cast iron stuff has arrived as well as fairy garden supplies, plant markers, birdhouses and more!! Lots and lots of good stuff including great vintage pieces to plant or decorate with!! I think everyone deserves an oasis to come home to...a mini vacation everyday!!

And...now that my garden preparations are almost done...I can focus on the Halloween and Fall orders that I need to place!! Crazy right?? (Heck...most of them are already done...and I have received Christmas merchandise!!) Being prepared is important and getting those orders in early (so that I get all of the goodies that make YOU happy!!!) is important, too. Sitting outside, in the garden oasis that I have worked SO hard to create, and pouring through Halloween catalogs...just makes the Summer "sweeter"!!

Happy June!!!

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