Thanks to all your positive feedback on the issue of attempting to abide by the new CRTC guidelines, meant to combat webspam, but essentially making it really difficult to continue to mail out this e-zine.
I've thought long and hard, and really resist the idea of giving it up - after all, I enjoy letting you all know what I've been up to, and sharing all my latest pages with you.
So this is Xeria E-Zine, rethought; I will post the link on all the social media I can think of to the latest issue of the newsletter which is now a page on the website, rather than a mail out. It will still be on or around the middle of the month, so watch for it then.
I think you'll like the change, as it gives me more room to ramble along about my favorite topics - xeriscaping, succulents and rustic crafts.
Update; hot off the presses: The system that I use to build this website and send out the e-zine is being upgraded to be compliant with the CRTC rules and regulations. However, I've discovered that I like to write these pages on the site, so you'll simply receive a short email letting you know when the next issue is ready for you.
These are some of my most recent pages, which I think you'll enjoy, starting with Garden Reflections, which shows you many ways to enjoy making your garden seem larger by the use of ponds, water features and mirrors.
The Succulent Crafts E-Course is now under way - this project has taken me a long time to put together for various reasons, but now I feel that it's ready to share with you.
The cost for all 12 installments is $19.99 - yes, sorry, I have to charge something for putting this all together, but I promise you, it will get your creative juices flowing and you'll be inspired to try some of your own crafts for planting our favorite plants in.
It's easy to sign up - click on the Pay Pal button to purchase, then you'll receive the twelve installments one at a time over the next 24 weeks (one every two weeks) from the time you sign up. This gives you lots of time to get the crafting started.
An exclusive added feature of the course is free membership in a private Facebook group when you enroll - you can ask questions about any parts of the course, get support to plunge in, even if you're not terribly crafty, and best of all, brag about your successes.
One of my favorite junk garden planters, the Satellite Dish Planter, underwent a major overhaul earlier in June. It's finally recovering after the shock of being totally revamped, and now it's starting to look marvelous. See how I renovated the Satellite Dish Planter here.
See more about this innovative and eclectic garden and business comprised of a sawmill producing specialty lumber and timber frame buildings, a logging museum and beautiful gardens, all surrounding some really different rental cottages.
So, that's it for this issue of Xeria - I hope you liked the new format! See you next time,
Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist and Avid Artisan.