In the late summer issue of the E-Zine, we can talk about how to make your water go further if you're in drought, and find some ways around the problem by gardening smarter, with Xeriscaping.
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.
Growing succulents of all kinds certainly makes your water go further; finding ways to conserve it, utilize it and still have gorgeous lush gardens is an art form.
The creatures in your garden and surrounding areas have evolved to fit the niche perfectly, and they have ways of making sure that they can survive in really inhospitable conditions.
There are few rules when it comes to making the decisions on how to create your garden paradise; see the tongue in cheek creed for xeriscapers here...
The Xeriscapers Creed might give you some ideas and ways to conserve water. After all, we're not the only ones that need water. Ducks and all other birds and animals need it too.
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.
Irrigation tools make the chore of keeping your garden watered a little easier if they're convenient to use, good quality and close at hand. Working in large nurseries for many years, I leaned that the art of watering is one that is not for the faint of heart. It's usually known as 'Irritation'. Find out which tools make it easier for me.
Here are some tips for those of you that are thinking of starting your own succulent plant business; shorten the learning curve with these ideas.
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.