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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Grand opening


5140 Cheshire Road Galena OH 43021, 614.632.9513 text

Second Hand Shop now open in Designs By Doe Floral Studio. Hours are Friday through Sunday  4pm to 7pm or by appointment and chance. Visit  to check out the cool deals including electronics, home furnishings, christmas decorations, craft supplies and other unique items! Text or email with any inquiries or for hours, directions or more details.

In our additional retail show room we half grand opening specials with half off our line of gift baskets. Sale prices just in time for gift buying. We represent over 20 local and Ohio artisans who sell their awesome gifts for you to browse.

Blue MOOSE Fudge. Made locally in small batches. We are pleased to announce our new Blue Moose Gift Box which holds either 1 lbs. of our quarter-pound slices. See attached sell sheet and order form. The gift boxes cost $14.99 with this coupon, respectively, and come in a six-count single-flavor case. This is a perfect gift for Easter, Graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday's, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. (It is also a great gift to give yourself.)

(50%) Half off our line of quality premium Root brand candles, made in Medina, Ohio, with 40% soy wax. No waste, no smoke. Many fragrances for every personality. Shop now for some extra special Christmas presents. We wont have these on sale for long. Root candles come in glass and liquify as they burn, so there is no waste. Perfect sale for the candle lover. We carry gift basket assortments and accesories. Make your awesome gift right here in the store for that special someone. We sell a full current line of candles at regular price.

DISCOUNT OFFERs imply cash and carry, credit card sales are at a differing discount. Sale subject to end without notice. Call to make sure we are open. We live nearby and can make appointments to meet anyone at any time. Phone orders: No holds without payment. Checks from established accounts only.

Free non perishable food items (Galena, Delaware, Sunbury)

5140 Cheshire Road Galena OH 43021, 614.632.9513 text

Looking for a family or individual in need to pick up several boxes of unused and unwanted non perishable food items with no cost. Overstock items that are not bad in any way, just do not want to throw them away.  must be able to pick up.
The idea is that there is too much waste in our modern world. Why not bring in an unwanted item and trade it for something thaT you see that you can use and feel it is of about the same value. See something else that you want? Every item in our thrift store room is just one dollar donation. Copied from aan awesome business practice popping up everywhere, Come check out our novel idea ! No farming equipment please.

Grand opening new thrift store. Selling all items for $1 . and swap room where you bring an item that you don't want and still has value and swap it for something that you do want. All items can either be purchased for $1 or swapped for something that you do not need and do not want but someone else will. Boxes of non perishable food items are available for those in need for free or for $1 donation, first come basis and take what you will use until we clear out that section for more items.

Grand opening our new florist, gifts and nursery. Both sections, retail and second hand thrift now open. Visit our new thrift store. Call or text for hours. Generally available all days 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We deliver Franklin and Delaware counties several times daily.

Also looking to find and speak to local farmers, produce growers or craftspeople who are interested in selling  their products at our location when seasonally available, such as plants, pumpkins, christmas trees, vegetables, etc. We are on a busy corner with a lot of traffic and a shaded porch if you need a place to set up a cart this season.

5140 Cheshire Road Galena OH 43021, 614.632.9513 text

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tulip Flowers delivered to work for a Valentine's Day gift.

Parrot Tulips
Tulips SpecialTULIPS for this Valentine'sDay.

Buy her 10% what you like and 90% what she wants!

Tulip Orders, 25 mixed or solid colors in a vase arrangement: $44.99 with pre-booking order now. Offer code Blogger.

Zen Tulips Design
Zen Tulips Design
Modern Frilled Tulips Design
Modern Frilled Tulips Design

The Zen Tulips arrangement $59.99 with this special (pictured in purple).

Dazzling french parrot tulips (modern, yellow design), mixed tulips for Valentine's day, slightly higher pricing.  Tulips have become the second most popular floral design for Valentine's in recent years. If she is bored of roses, tulips are your best bet; and less costly. We still offer the FREE DELIVERY on Friday to place of employment for Valentine's Day with all pre-booked orders. Call now for this offer and any questions. (844) 481-8116.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Zenscaping the Backyard for Spring- How to plant a flower garden.

Just a few pointers for the artistic in landscaping and on a budget... I'm asked a lot about backyard gardening and it's Spring and you are thinking it's time to start on yours:

Make your flower bed (s) three dimensional.

Find some old crates and a large unused plastic tray or pan to create a new level in the back of your existing garden. Bury these half way so it raises the level from 6 to 18 inches above the ground level. A row of plastic pet litter boxes works really well here (they will become hidden by plant growth). whatever shallow container you place on top of the half buried crate structure should hold 4 inches of soil- using cheaper top soil in here is just fine. Plants, especially annuals, come in enough good potting soil that using potting soil in the garden is a waste.  The front of this structure should be planted with something- annual or perennial- that will cascade down to the lower ground level, such as potato vine or pothos ivy in a shady location. In front of the half buried structure of crates plant something that will go tall, ornamental grasses for sunny gardens. Now you are ready with two different levels to plant in; for more interest expand the idea with more than one above ground level.

Plant taller clumps of flowers or ornamental grasses next to the structure and behind everything else in the garden. This perception of "stepping up" of the garden adds high visual impact.

Re-use something for a container garden.

An old metal washtub, dirty and rusted out, works perfectly (and is usually available at no cost by looking in dumpsters). On a bigger scale along the same line of thought, an old porcelain bath tub no longer in use is just perfect for backyard landscaping. The art of gardening is creating your own idea. Your container garden located somewhere in the backyard, on a stack of bricks if smaller, should contain some of the same flower and plants that you have used elsewhere in the landscaping or flower beds. This brings cohesion to the whole picture. Again, the rule of thumb for container gardening: something cascades down over the edge in one direction (ivy, potato vine). Something else tall is clumped to one side. In between are varying heights and different colors, and don’t use two colors of the same plant in one place, use different plants with different colors.

Annual vs. perennial.

The answer is in the expense. Your bigger idea should be perennials and shrubs, but leaving some space for annuals so its not the same flowers every year. Roes are no longer traditionally the star attraction in a garden, but just part of a bigger picture. Always do plantings or any bed or container with flowers and leafy plants that will be in their prime during different seasons. Each bed will have different flowers during different times of the year. Trees and shrubs and rocks give interest to the whole scene during winter months when the plants aren't the actors.

Where to start and Big spaces are harder to maintain.

Break them with walkways or a bench into smaller manageable units. Seldom is an area more than 30 square feet done well. Break up with stone paths through the center and don’t repeat both sides like a mirror. Each flower bed should be interesting when viewed from different angles in the yard, not one viewing location. If you don’t like the way your landscape looks… Clear your mind and walk with a can of spray paint pointed down through your yard ignoring everything already there, until you get to the back of your yard. And not in a straight line. Every 40-100 feet or so, make a 45 degree or more turn. The painted area you will dig up the grass and put in a walk of something later- bricks, gravel, wood planks, anything. That’s a good way to find your Zen path through your yard. Try it a couple times and see where you have the most paint landing. Maybe you have a primary path and secondary connecting avenues to create many smaller beds or featured attractions. Even when making your back yard for the view from a window, it should look it's best from the view  standing right in the center of it.

The best zenscaping of the backyard.

…In my professional opinion… is a plan incorporating water. Some pond or pond like device is critical as cross media. Second to that, to bring nature into the picture, a bird house, bird feeder or similar if you prefer the birds. Bigger yards should have one haven of aquatics and one of aviary. On a budget, the best fish pond is a huge container like an old unwanted bathtub filled with water. Pump/heater assemblies are easy to do if you want to have fish like Koi- my favorite. On the less expensive side, the container pond can be water plants. Don't like old bath tubs in your garden? Cover the view of it with stone.

Making something stunning requires an appeal to all the senses. obviously gardens are about what you see. Second, the smells of the pond and of the flowers are fairly obviously. Next, incorporate sound. It's so easy to do by picking some bamboo or metal wind chimes that you really have a fondness for and locating them somewhere in the whole landscape. Few of us can afford outdoor sound systems- but it’s a nice idea. A place to rest is core to the idea of landscaping and gardening, but buying a nice bench or outdoor table and chairs isn't always in our budgets. If so, buy those during off season when on sale. For the rest of us, you'd be surprised again by canvassing an alley of trash dumpsters what old broken wooden furniture is still useable as lawn chairs in the garden. It sounds so tacky, but with a little creativity, you'd surprise yourself.

Gardening is a hobby to show off your creativity and ingenuity, not your wallet. I surprise my clients how "cheap" it is to create an artistically stunning Zen-scaped back yard.

Need more guidance? Contact me. I'm available to help.