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Weekend Review and Future Plans

As the winter blast is currently in full force, I really do appreciate having my indoor succulents around! A heartfelt thanks to all who came out to the Bobcat Boutique.  I really cannot say enough about what a great show they put on! It was so much fun bringing our creations to you and talking about succulents all day.  I literally lost my voice after the show! For those that purchased a succulent from us, don’t forget to check out the succulent care page.  Your plants will be most happy with limited water and lots of sunlight! Remember “When in doubt, let them drought!”

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We decided to jazz up our space this time with some vintage props and I think that it turned out really nice.  This was also the debut of a number of new products including the succulent book planters, the encyclopedia planters (which sold before I could get a decent picture of them) and our first birdcage succulent arrangement (which almost sold before we had the space set up on Friday night!).  I was able to get a couple pictures of the birdcage which I will post about later this week.  If the idea sounds interesting to you, don’t fret, I was able to come across a few more birdcages and have those at our next show…

Speaking of our next show, we haven’t officially tied down the dates (tentatively Nov 21st-Dec 5th), but your next opportunity to see Geek Gardens will be in an entirely new format.  We are collaborating with an incredible local artist (check out his photo montages here) to put together a great art exhibit at Drips Coffee Shop in Council Bluffs Iowa (by the way, if you go to Drips, make sure to order the hibiscus soda.  Tres makes his own syrups and they are amazing!).  We have some amazing and funky new succulent containers that will make their debut at Drips.

Now, Nebraska friends who are averse to traveling across them Mighty Missouri River, worry not!  We are coming to an event near you soon! We will be involved in shows every weekend from  November 29th to December 13th.  Plenty of chances to get your favorite Geek Gardens succulent gifts.  The first Omaha event information is below.  Make sure to check out the facebook page to see the other amazing vendors! Remember this is all local artisans and all handmade gifts!

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Hope to see you this Holiday Season!!

-GG

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Same Geeks…Different Venue!

Smiling Turtle3We are so excited to announce that Geek Gardens is now being carried at the Smiling Turtle Art Spot in Omaha! We will have a supply of terrariums and our scrabble stepping stones available for purchase.  If you are ever in the Omaha area, you must check out the Smiling Turtle.  This unique business offers handmade arts from many of our community’s amazing local artists.  It really is unreal the talent and creativity that Omaha has to offer! In addition, the Smiling Turtle Art Spot hosts artist led workshops exploring all different mediums of art.  It really is fun for the entire family.  Check them out and like their facebook page to get all the info about what they have to offer.

Smiling Turtle1We met the owners of the Smiling Turtle at our first arts and crafts show.  We learned so much about turning a passion and hobby into a business from them and we were so honored when they asked to feature some of our products!  So if you are considering ordering from us but want to check out our products in person, visit the Smiling Turtle.

Smiling Turtle2(All pictures from the Smiling Turtle)

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Jingle Bells

Fellow Succulent Fans, that special season is in full swing!  Christmas is here.  Here are Geek Gardens we had a fantastic time sharing our succulent designs in both Lincoln and Omaha.  Thank you to all who made this such as success!  We braved the arctic winds (and single digit temperatures) and our trusty plants made the journeys just fine! 

These cold and dark months keep us yearning for better weather and look fondly out on our barren gardens and keep our fingers crossed that our favorite perennials are as hearty as we were told.  For some, this is a great reprieve and needed break from garden labor.  For others, the months with lack of greens and brilliant colors cause us to be SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder). 

Regardless of where you fall, indoor succulents are the solution.  Easy to care for (especially during months with shorter daylight hours) yet providing their beautiful shades of greens and blues and yellows and reds… Succulents can better your mood and give you your garden fix.  Over the course of the next week, we will be posting pictures of our arrangements that are still available.  Please don’t hesitate to place your order!  We will work with you to get them delivered as conveniently as possible and payment with paypal is a breeze! Having trouble finding a perfect gift for someone on your list, keep us (and our one of kind plantings) in mind!

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Great Gifts $15.00 and under

We have been incredibly busy lately getting ready for our winter craft shows (more information here) but I didn’t want to neglect our virtual fans as well!  I quickly grabbed some pictures of different pieces that we have put together for our show that are all under $15.00.  There are some more feature updates coming on some of these products but I will highlight them quickly today!

Beach Front Medium Terrarium

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Seasonal Depression starting to kick in?  Take a tropical vacay with this beautiful terrarium.  Succulents chosen to capture the blue colors.  Terrariums top dressed with beautiful sand and complete with a collection of sea shells.  More to come on these terrariums which also come in a larger and smaller size!

Traditional Medium Succulent Terrarium

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The same size pictured above, this terrarium is full of a diverse grouping of succulents of all different shapes.  Selected for their brilliant green colors, this traditional terrarium is one of our most popular pieces!  Look for a full feature on these terrariums coming out soon (with significantly better pictures)!

Overflowing!

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This half circle terrarium is literally overflowing with succulents!  The beautiful burrotail succulent cannot be contained in this piece! Coupled with sempervivum succulents and moss then finished with white rock top dressing this unique terrarium is a beautiful way to add some green to your decor!  Set this in a windowsill and watch the burrotail cascade as it grows!

Bright Idea!

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These mini terrariums are an awesome new product that has been overwhelmingly popular.  These glass light bulb terrariums hold fully rooted (a.k.a. small but established) succulents and are complete with polished stones and moss.  The perfect inspiration for creativity!

Merry Merry!

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for the holidays?  These ornament terrariums are the perfect unique gift that will provide the perfect green infusion to a plant and succulent enthusiast to get them through these cold winter months.  Perfect for the holidays and just as great year round, this mini terrarium (large ornament softball sized) is beautiful and carefree.  These are also the perfect holiday party favor!!!  Geek Gardens has a whole ornament collection coming out soon look for more information in the coming week.  Contact us to learn more about the “bulk” (5 or more) discount!