Here's my weekly round up of what's been happening at Anita's Garden over the past week.
Supply of flowers
As mentioned in a recent blog post, I received my first flower order! I have been waiting for this for a while and was excited but at the same time saddened by the purpose for which the flowers were used. I supplied fresh flowers from the garden for the tangi (the Maori word for funeral) of my friend’s aunt which took place in Northland last Friday.
My client and her two relatives came to visit the garden about a week prior to the Tangi. I asked that they do this incase the flowers in the garden were not appropriate, so it would give them enough time to find an alternative supplier. I gave the three ladies a tour of the garden, focussing on flowers and greenery. As we walked around the garden, I made a list of all of the flowers and plants that had caught their eye. They were particularly impressed by our lilies, canna and calla foliage as well as the hydrangea foliage. We agreed that they would come and collect the flowers during the morning prior to departing for Northland for the Tangi. The ladies asked for just the flowers and plants, as they were happy to do the arranging themselves. They needed enough flowers and plants for approximately 25 tables at the Tangi.
The day before, I picked the flowers and plants that the client had requested and put them into vases and buckets of water. Some plants, such as the canna foliage, were too large to keep inside so I kept the plants in buckets of water outside the house.
The day of collection, I packaged the plants by wrapping them in damp newspaper, as you can see in the picture above. I put the plants into Sistema crates as they were too big to fit into cardboard boxes.
If you would like fresh flowers from the garden for any occasion, be it a wedding, funeral, Mother’s day, or a birthday, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me on 021 02762091 to find out what is available at the moment in the garden.
Anita’s Garden partners with the Cordis Hotel in Auckland!
Formerly known as the Auckland Langham, this is Auckland city’s leading hotel and my personal favourite!
I am so proud to announce a partnership with my favourite hotel in Auckland! Most of you will know this hotel as the Auckland Langham on Symonds Street, but it recently changed its name to the Cordis hotel.
The concierge desk has kindly agreed to keep some brochures about Anita's Garden for travellers interested in visiting a private garden and seeing an urban self-sufficiency project in action.
I am so excited about this development as it means that the range of visitors to Anita’s Garden may potentially be broadened to include foreigners from all around the world!
Thank you, Cordis! I hope this will be the start of a lovely relationship with you!
NEW - Gift Certificates!
These just arrived in the post the other day! I am so excited to introduce gift certificates for Anita’s Garden.
Take the stress out of shopping for birthday and Christmas presents, and give a gift that keeps on giving!
These nifty vouchers can have any value and do not have an expiry date, meaning that the recipient can enjoy shopping at Anita’s Garden at any time in the future.
Please email me at email@example.com or text me on 021 02762091 if you wish to purchase a gift certificate.