Dragonfly Treasure: 2017-11-12
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Silk Plants Direct Review


Have you ever thought of including silk plants in your garden?
I hadn't until I was invited to review Silk Plants Direct offerings.
I was able to choose one, let me say there are a lot of choices!
Varieties for inside and outside your home.

I have to admit, the first thing I thought of when I read that their outside choices were fade resistant due to their innovative PermaLeaf® technology that combines UV blocking with strong colorfast pigments, was that I wish these were around when I was little. Mom and I would go to the cemetery and change out the flowers regularly because they faded so quickly. We could have saved a lot of money by having these fade resistant flowers.

I must have spent a good hour perusing the Silk Plants Direct  site.
So many choices, all lovely looking.

I finally chose 

Silk Plants Direct Outdoor Azalea Bush 

 Cerise - Pack of 12



They arrived well packaged and unharmed.


Upon first sight I could tell these were like no other silk flowers I'd seen before. They had gorgeous full blossoms and bright green leaves.


The stems were thick and strong - well made.


I had the perfect place in mind for them. I have one spot right next my front door that I have a really difficult time to get anything to grow. Currently there's a fern struggling...it's been there for about 3 years and still looks the same as when I planted it!
Hence I've just kind of ignored it as you can see...


These would surely brighten up that part of the entry way and they would always be in bloom ♥

I started adding them, fanning them out as I went.
I tucked my Angel just under the edge, I think she looks cute peeking out holding her dove.


I kept adding until I felt it filled the spot nicely.
I love the way the fern comes through the Silk Azaleas.


That space now looks so cheerful, I smile each time I come home 
and see it :)  I love them!

I had a two left over so I decided to place 
them in an urn I had.
I stuck some foam inside, stuck in the Azaleas, and topped it off with some floral moss.
Gorgeous!


Can you believe that is only 2 Azaleas! They are so full, I didn't need more than that. They filled the urn completely


Perfect for outside


or inside! 
I am truly impressed with these 
Silk Azaleas from Silk Plants Direct.

You can find their online catalog here 

They are also on social media:


  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted  price from Silk Plants Direct .  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.   

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Trip to the Zoo ~ WW


We're lucky to have such a nice little zoo close by. 
It is just the right size for the little's.
Since it was November not many animals were out, 
most prepped for winter.
A nice fall day to wander about and take our time....
yeh right, not with the Energizer Bunny!


Need to stop and say "Hi" to the welcoming committee.
A large aviary with Diamond Doves, parakeets, 
and other small birds.


A BIG kitty!


"I thought you said this place was fun"
Not as enthused as his sister was at this age :(


She tries to get the Llamas attention


She does and it starts to get up


Then she's afraid it's going to spit on her! LOL


The best part...


feeding the goats


and Llama


Auntie helps ♥


''They like me Grandma!''




Can't resist sticking that arm in and petting them.....


(Thought bubble)  Hmm, a dog, we have dogs at home
It's a Fox, lol


Ran her batteries down a bit
Sprinkles starting,
time to go


Grandma and Auntie NEED Starbucks for the way home!
And a cake pop for Izzy, 
Lil B is already asleep! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Gardening Tips


Gardening

Tips


■ Clean, sharpen, and oil 
garden tools.
■ Start forcing bulbs 
like paperwhites, hyacinth, 
and amaryllis for the 
holidays
■ Add organic matter 
to beds
■ Cover compost so that 
rain doesn't 
flood and leach the nutrients
■ Keep weeding

Frost Tips



■ Prune flowering trees 
as they drop their blossoms
■ Plant Roses, Azaleas and
Camellias, and Tropical Fruit 
Trees suited to your area
as they become available
■ Keep planting bulbs that don't
require a cold period 
(amaryllis, anemone, calla lily, 
freesia, homeria, lilies,
oxalis, Ranunculus, Sparaxis, 
watsonia) and annuals with 
cool season bloomers
■ Keep your fall vegetable 
garden going.
■ Sow wildflower seeds
■ Keep an eye out for
 insect pests





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