Commercial Gardening

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

Jeanette is a small business commercial gardener that grows mostly flowers. She sells her cut flowers to local florists or uses them in her own beautiful flower arrangements that can be ordered for events. “Cut flowers” continue to be one of the most profitable crops. This business is labor intensive but a successful harvest brings smiles to many.

  1. pictured…Jeanette labors over the work it takes to winterize her commercial flower garden
  2. pictured…Straw flowers are known for their everlasting blossoms. These tough Australian flowers make great additions for dried floral arrangements, potpourri, and craft projects.

Mothers Day

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Happy Mothers Day

“I remember my mothers prayers and they have followed me. They have clung to me my entire life.”

Abraham Lincoln
The most amazing things my mother has handed down to me are her faithfulness and the prayers she has prayed for me and my family. 

Thanks Mom... Happy Mothers Day

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.