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Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

tu·lip noun \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\ : a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring :  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or […]

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Mother’s Day history and a gift for mom!

The idea for a “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis (1907), who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace. Many individual states celebrated Mother’s Day by 1911, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress in 1914 that Mother’s Day was […]

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Entranceway Design: Bamboo As a Structural Element in Vero

On a recent trip to Vero Beach, FL we stopped into Gloria Estefan’s hotel and restaurant, Costa de Este on the beach. Although the day was cool and overcast the staff at the pool bar was welcoming and gracious, the drinks and view were delicious. The restaurant was not yet open for dinner but the […]

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ABC Action News Segment to Support Eco Fest 2013

    Krayl Funch of An Appealing Plan and Brian Potts of Porchside Coffee, were in the ABC Action News Studio to help support the upcoming Eco Fest 2013 on the Learning Gate Community School campus.   As mentioned in the short video there will be family activities and workshops throughout the day. For the second year An […]

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Eggplant in Bloom!

Two new flowers on the potted eggplant! Someone is loving all this cool rainy weather Debby is bringing to the area! Cheers! Krayl

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Garden Inspired Reading

GROW COOK EAT Grow Cook Eat will inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also […]

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The Home Depot Launchs the “Doing Nation”

Do your spring plans include projects such as a Vertical Garden? Patio Firepit?? Raised Vegetable bed?? Consider joining the Home Depot in their Doing Nation program recently launch, running from April 12, 2012 till May 24, 2012, with the potential of up to $125,000 being donated to partner non-profits. Sure you have to head to […]

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Growing with GROW.

Education Conferences are meant to grow your brain, but this week I worked with an Event Sponsor Grow Financial to bring life to their employee table and their vendor table. Working with my newest passion Succulents I created small pots for each table guest. I ordered the succulents from Simply Succulents but they are also available at many […]

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My Fantasty Land – Epcot 2012 Flower & Garden Show

  Not usually a “Disney” girl Epcot has won me over. It is my grown-up fantasy world where life is good. The plants and grounds are perfectly manicured. The food and wine are perfectly placed and always tasty {ok the escargot in France were not my favorite. But no one is perfect right?}     […]

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Sunday Morning Container Gardening on ABC Action News

This past Sunday I was luck enough to be invited to the set of the Tampa Bay ABC Action News to discuss container gardening. Check out the video by clicking on the picture to the left. Of course I was worried about getting soil all over the clean red carpet, but I managed to keep […]

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