ABOUT T'S FLOWERS & THINGS
My name is Teresa. The purpose of my website is to offer the best quality seed and healthy plants at a very affordable price.
I started enjoying flowers when I lived at a past location where there were several perennials already in place such as peonies, iris, old fashioned bleeding heart, old fashioned lilac and several varieties of tulips, crocus, daffodils and a couple very very fragrant old fashioned roses that only bloom for 3 to 4 weeks in the spring. As a child, my parents (and their parents before them) always gardened. So every year we had fresh vegetables and I learned by watching (and having to help - which at that time I really didn't like!). But we never really had many flowers. -- Though I remember my mom growing petunias in a front flower bed where the hummingbirds visited. -- That was way cool when we caught a hummingbird in a plastic pitcher; but of course it escaped -- yes I know ... that was mean to that poor little hummingbird as I'm sure it was terrified.
When I moved to the past location, I began a vegetable garden. I found a store that carried flower seed (and vegetables) at 10 packets for $1.00. I began direct sowing seeds into my vegetable garden and around the house. I received National Gardening Magazine from my ex mother-in-law, though she wouldn't have it sent to me directly. I really enjoyed the magazine and got interested more and more in perennial flowers (and other flowers and bulbs). I enjoyed the 'Seed Swap' column and began doing a little swapping, plus ordered several mail order catalogs such as Burpee, Thompson & Morgan and Park Seed from ads in the magazine. I was also given (and bought) several flower books. I began reading and reading all I could find about plants, their names, their form with height, color spread, and especially "how to" propogate them. I began testing as much seed as possible and making germination notes. I also practiced propogation by cuttings, layering, etc.
From the flowers I began growing, I made arrangements as gifts and to just give to people. I also enjoyed crafting. I began drying flowers and making craft projects. Someone said, "hey, why don't you sell your cut flowers at the 'farmers market'". So I gave it a try. I really enjoyed it (though formerly a legal secretary in the collection division), and the people really liked my cut flower arrangements and my craft items (or so they said, ~smile~). Then as I began starting more plants from seed, I had too many plants. I began potting them in styrefoam cups, punching holes in the bottom of the cups for drainage. People were buying my plants, and I was excited about that. I tried to start as many 'unusual' plants as possible.
I joined a local garden club. The garden club holds an annual 'garden fair' every year. I began selling my plants at the 'garden fair'. Then my business began to grow. I'm still enjoying it very much (though that's not always the truth), and it's still growing!
I grow, or test grow, most all the plants and seeds that I sell here on my (new) property. Therefore I am usually familiar with the plants and their flowering habits. I also usually abandon any of those that I really don't feel are up-to-stuff or worth keeping (though sometimes that's a when-I-can-find-time-to matter). However, some I just keep because they are requested, and like myself, some people just need to try them for themselves, and we all have different taste.
I have had to pay very high prices for some of the seeds and plants that I have purchased. Some of those expensive items I was very disappointed that I had paid such a high price. So I hope to offer to you seeds and plants at a very affordable price.
As to my personal life, the world may say that I don't always tell the truth the way *they* see it. I'm married to a wonderful and kind man. Though he denies his love or enjoyment for flowers and gardening ... he's not fooling me (a macho-man).
I have to give some credit to Pinetree Garden Seeds, as they were an inspiration to me, and I would recommend them as a seed source.
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