Mother Nature's Sigh- after Summer!

Fall has arrived…. SIGH!!!!

Fall has arrived…. you can “smell” it in the air….but you can also see it in the trees… I’m often asked… why I live in Michigan… and Fall is perhaps the Number 1 reason! When I used to visit Grand Rapids… and work on the John Henry Book projects … it typically fell at the … Read J’s Complete Post

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The BEST Wedding Bouquet holder... Created by J Schwanke for FloraCraft!

Gala®- The BEST Bouquet Holder- PERIOD!

  I’ve been designing Flowers for Decades…and one thing about being a designer… we get very familiar with mechanics… and have some pretty good ideas when it comes to creating something that will make our lives easier… This is especially true when it comes to wedding bouquets… I want that process to be simple- easy … Read J’s Complete Post

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No Empty Dish!

Never return an Empty Dish! Good Advice!

I lived in Atlanta for a couple of years… during the Olympics… and I worked at Wholesale Florist called the Heeney Company… One of the great things about the Heeney Company were the people that I worked with… I had a friend Miss Betty… She was amazing… she was like a mother to so many … Read J’s Complete Post

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Put Flowers on the menu tonight!

More Flowers- Less Disagreements! BINGO!

  Research Proves… that homes that have flowers in them… results in LESS Disagreements… Did you hear me? It’s as simple as that…a few flowers… around the house and science proves there will be less arguing! Bingo… everyone is always looking for that magic button, silver bullet or secret weapon… Presto- here it is… FLOWERS! … Read J’s Complete Post

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Hope Dahlias...

Dahlia Daze- No Frost yet!

Thanks to a very warm fall… we’ve not had any frost yet. In years past… I remember sometimes having to cover the garden on Labor Day weekend… but whether you believe it or not… Global warming is affecting our Michigan Fall… Typically Color tours start in our area at the end of September… and they … Read J’s Complete Post

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Garden to Home Guide

Garden Summit for Novice Gardeners!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be kicking off Southern Gardens 101 -Tele-Summit with Deborah Keever on Monday October 10, 2016 You can sign up for this incredible 2 week long FREE event… that is tailored for the Novice Gardener… simply go to Deborah Keever’s Website… and register… Again it’s FREE… and you’ll be … Read J’s Complete Post

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