When I received an invite to a lunch and learn at Calloway’s Nursery I so was excited. I instantly thought about all the wonderful spring flowers and colors. This was then followed up immediately with the realization I don’t have a green thumb. I have good intentions on keeping everything alive however, it doesn’t last. Let’s be honest I am as far away from having a green thumb as possible. I didn’t let this hindrance stop me from RSVP’ing. Maybe there is hope for me after all.
When I walked into the nursery I was drawn to all the beautiful flowers. I found my favorite flowers right away, calla lilies and hydrangeas. Calla lilies are so eloquent looking and hydrangeas are full of color. The flowers at Calloway’s were absolutely perfect. Flowers can create some wonderful memories. Calla lilies and hydrangeas do this for me. They were the prefect flowers to have in our wedding almost nine years ago. I took this as a sign that this event was going to be great.
I found where I was supposed to go and signed in and found a seat. I was shortly joined by my friend Kaitlin, blogger of TheHype. It was so good to see her since the last time I saw her was at the Dallas Bloggers Brunch in March.
We were welcomed by Kimberley Gotcher, Director of Marketing at Calloway’s Nursery. She shared with us the 2017 spring and summer trends. Thinking outside of the box is huge! Potted plants are used as center pieces. You can even place a candle in the middle of the plant to change up the look entirely. My ears totally perked up when I found out I can’t even kill a succulent. They require very little attention. Total win! This means I can get rid of my fake succulent plants. Yes, I have fake plants throughout my house. I’m telling you, I haven’t had good luck with plants at all. Look at all the wonderful colors and textures.
I did learn, it’s best to add a small layer of pebbles at the bottom of the pot then place your potting soil on top of it. This helps with the drainage. I think this is where my problem was. I most likely over watered my plants and the water wasn’t able to drain out.
Did you know Calloway’s Nursery sells Certified Organic herbs?! I loved that Kimberely made a point to share this with us. She also followed it up with they’ve noticed more people are headed this direction. This was music to my ears. This makes me heart so happy. This is confirmation that our voice is being heard and we value our health and want our herbs, fruits, and vegetables to be non GMO. I love the idea of having several pots in the kitchen with herbs in them. Nothing beats adding fresh herbs while I’m cooking. I’ve also wanted to incorporate fresh herbs in with my essential oil roller bottles that I create. This is going to be a great addition to our clean and healthy lifestyle.
Once the presentation was finished we created our own DIY Teacup Planter. This would be a wonderful bridal shower favor. Do you have any antique teacups laying around the kitchen? This is a perfect way to put them to use and create a greener living environment.
I gravitated to a teacup that had blue and gold details. It reminded me of my logo and business cards. It was a sign that I needed it! I added a small layer of pebbles to the bottom of the teacup. Then I followed it up with potting soil. I removed the succulent from the planter and placed it inside the teacup and added a little more potting soil around it. The teacup planter was complete after I added moss, a stone, and a butterfly. I can’t wait to make more!
Everyone at Calloway’s Nursery was warm and inviting. It is always nice to find a nursery that has people wanting to help everyone, even those of us who ask a million questions. When you go to Calloway’s Nursery make sure you pick up some herbs. I will be back to grow my teacup planter collection and start my herb planters. I’m happy to say, with the tips I learned today I will no longer have a green thumb.