Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some custom sharing, planters and flamingos



Good morning everyone,

A little bit of sharing tidbits of some things I have been doing alongside the shop lately.

Custom planting and planters are a huge part of the store. People bring us their sad planters with half cooked plants or giant empty ones in need of some love. I just thought I would share these huge succulent gems Jill and I planted up and I delivered this past week to a customer.

Two of these beauties are going outside in the summer sunshine to brighten up a patio space. Honestly if I needed a fourth or fifth career, doing peoples patio planters and freshening gardens could have been it. Not major landscaping like rocks but you know doing the pretty stuff that lots of people hate to do or don't know what plants can live together. I could have been that person. [in my spare time]

The basket planter is quite large and needed all new moss to freshen it up but didn't it just turn out spectacular. No matter how many we plant or how many times we think up new combinations the two of us shop turkeys still ooh and aah when they are done. Jill was helping a few customers while I did the basket and came back and yelled "it's a masterpiece".

We're weird like that.


this long planter is going out into full all day sun so for the next week or so we are doing some "sun training" with it so that it won't get a burn. don't forget unless the succulents you buy at the greenhouse are already outside, they are not ready to just hop into the sun no matter how bright they were grown inside. being behind a window and sitting in a lawn chair are 2 different things right? but plants don't get sunscreen so you need to do it gradually. find a bright outdoor spot that isn't directly in the sun for the first few days, then start with a few hours gradually moving your way to the full sun you desire. your planter will reward you with healthy growth and sustainability for the money you spent.






and these 2 babies are headed indoors to add some succulent style to a living space.




and onto the flamingos.
i posted these last night on Instagram and Facebook after making them for myself for our front patio (I know I haven't shared any outdoor spaces here yet this year but I will soon) and decided to share the love.
here is the blurb that went with them if you too find yourself in need of some flamingos!

"Who doesn't need a little flamingo in their outdoor summer life? I know I do as of today and if you think you need to join the flamingo club continue reading. I didn't include this fabric in the store lineup because of the obvious quirk factor however I am offering this beauty up for sale by request only starting today. If you are interested (and yes I will ship Canada and USA) please email me at oliverandrust@live.com. I will send you the pricing of covers and inserts plus additional photos for perusal. Serious inquiries only please and orders for this batch will need to be firmed up by Wednesday at 9pm EST. NO pricing sizing questions etc will be answered by social media thanks!"



Have a great day everyone


Meg

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