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D&R Greenway Land Trust Plant Demonstration

Did you know that Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, not only helps preserve land in central New Jersey but they also have a Native Plant Nursery at their location  just off of Rosedale Road. This weekend is their big plant sale on Friday from 3 - 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 12 noon. Look for our staffing doing demonstrations at 5 pm on Friday and 10:30 on Saturday. We'll be showing folks how to make Native Plant gardens for both the forest and the meadow. Stop by to see our demo and support this wonderful organization by buying a "real" native New Jersey plant to grow  on your property!  For more information about D&R Greenway Land Trust visit their website at www.drgreenway.org 

Terrarium Making Class in Princeton

Last night we held our very first Terrarium making class and what a fun time we all had. About 12 folks got together for wine, cheese and a lesson in how to make their own terrariums. Led by shop staff Alanna and Sheryl, each person was able to choose their own plants, sand, gravel, moss and even butterflies and birds. I must say, there just might be some future floral designers among our students!  Everyone proudly displayed their works of living art at the end in a group shot and it was fun to see all their bright smiles. We'll be doing more classes in the fall - another Terrarium class on 9/12, a wreath making class on 10/3 and look for a Boxwood tree class in late November!  Thanks to the dynamic duo of Alanna and Sheryl for all their hard work for organizing, hosting and teaching the class. 6 out of 12 people at this class were happy enough with their experience to sign up for our Wreath making class and we can't wait to get started organizing that!  We were ev

Echeveria Plants

Have you ever wondered about those cool Echeveria Plants you are seeing all over these days? We love designing with these little guys. Sometimes we use them as a "cut" flower like this one which is left to float on a sea of polished river stones while other times we buy them as an actual plant that is still in soil. They are such a great addition to any floral arrangement or a bridal bouquet. Natural and long lasting, these tiny drought resistance plants come in all different sizes and shapes and some even have slight color variations like this one that has pink tips. In the cactus family, they don't need much water so they make an ideal compliment for your desk at work or coffee table at home. It feels wonderful to have fresh, living things in our environment so why not these adorable little succulent plants! To see these and other natural product we have for sale in the shop, why not visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or our facebook page at www.facebook.c