Monday, July 24, 2017

New PayPal Button On The Site!

    Yes, finally, after years of working to get back to having fuchsias for sale and keeping the collection of uprights alive for this day, today I put the PayPal button for direct sales from the website back up for F. boliviana.
    How else am I ever going to afford to buy a new ice-cream machine so I can make fuchsia berry ice-cream!?  I have been cooking them into a yummy syrup for weeks now and putting it onto vanilla ice-cream and even pancakes.  But I have been wanting to make ice-cream with the berries since forever.

     I have also noticed that the berries of Fanfare are huge and a beautiful pink color, so I cannot wait to try them.  But first I need to harvest them for seed and grow them, as this vigorous upright fuchsia not only has beautiful long tubular flowers, it appears to be very mite resistant.  A winner in my book!

Here are my pancakes!

And here is Fanfare

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fuchsia boliviana seedlings New Ad ready to go!

I put them onto Etsy first and will be adding them to the website in the next few days.  I wanted to ad the videos of the hummingbirds visiting the flowers, but haven't had time yet to edit them.
Here is a link to the ad: Fuchsia boliviana

Because of the time of year, you will be purchasing at your own risk.  They might arrive damaged, depending on where you live.  But upright fuchsias are very hardy and ought to recover even if during the three days or less in transit means they sat on out in the heat somewhere.

Here is a photo of the babies!  Please visit the ad even if you don't plan on purchasing right now.  I have about 600 of them and another batch is up and will be ready by the cooler weather after the heat wave in the fall.  If you live in Zones 9-11, you'll be fine.  Or you can over winter them indoors in a window that gets full on sun.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Page - Lavender Sock Dolls

   Whew!  Three manuals on Dreamweaver CS3 and I have CS5 and it took hours to relearn how to add a page to my side menu.  Of course, the books assume you already know a great deal more than I do, ha, ha.  And Adobe is no longer supporting the software that my program uses for making the slide out menus, so I couldn't ask them for help.
   So a great deal of time was spent clicking on this to see what happens, and then clicking on that to see what happens.  And being careful NOT to save anything during this process.  In my desperate attempt to figure out where the +/- box on my "property manager" for my "spry asset" was.
   Anyway.  So I finally get the page made and inserted into the menu and uploaded to the server and I go to make my new PayPal buttons for my Lavender Filled SockDolls.  Everything is going fine, but every time I inserted the code, I got a "broken" link message.
   Are you bored to death yet?
   The long and short of it all is that I now know how to make new pages and add them.  Which I truly hope is going to be a necessary talent in the coming months and years as I rebuild my fuchsia nursery and add them back onto the site along with my ceramics and other arts.
   Here is the new page:  Lavender SockDolls

Thursday, June 1, 2017

They are back!

Kudos to PayPal for saving my buttons and making it so easy to make new ones!  The nerve wracking part was figuring out where exactly to insert their code into the code for my pages.  But I did and they work!
FREE SHIPPING on sets of 10 wands in all four sizes at 50% off of the per each price.
Please help me get this train back on track.  Even if you have no interest in lavender, you can help me get the word out there by visiting the site and clicking on links to my other sites and to my Etsy store.
This strengthens search engine connections and helps me show up in searches!

I would really love to add PayPal buttons for fuchsias again, and if that is going to happen, I need to sell some lavender.
One of the guys from the Shark Tank was on the Harry Connick Show advising entrepreneurs and he said the number one way to reach customers is via Social Media.  So if you are inclined to share, I would be most grateful!

Lavender Wands

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Working on the website!

  I have been relearning basic website design as fast as I can!  It is complicated!  I could not figure out why my DreamWeaver program kept uploading files to the wrong folders on the server.  The server is the place that publishes your website, so to speak.  And it has to have all of the necessary files.
  So every time you make changes, you have to upload them to the server.
  And every time I did this, they would wind up in the wrong place.
  Today I relearned why and fixed it.
  Plus, I updated the shipping page, the Species page, the Gift Shop page, and most important for now, the Lavender Wands page.
  I have not yet added PayPal buttons so you can make purchases of lavender wands directly from the website.  But that is next!  It involves inserting code into very specific places.  Makes me nervous!  Because I am not proficient in html code.
 Meanwhile, here is the update page:  LavenderWands.html

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fuchsia boliviana Seedlings!

600 seedlings are doing great!  As soon as they are big enough and if the weather is safe to ship them in, a new PayPal button will be added to the revamped website.  So excited!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Website Is Up And Running!

I was finally able to relearn enough about Dreamweaver CS5.5 to get the website back up and updated. It wasn't easy because my books are about the CS3 version and my version CS5.5 is already 6 years behind the current version!

I still need to work for a living, so time is still very tight.  So at first, I will be adding my lavender wands and ceramics.  As soon as new fuchsias and other plants are available, I will be adding them as well depending on the weather.  For most parts of the country, it is already going to be to hot to risk shipping small starts.  But if all goes well, I will be able to ship during that sweet spot in the fall when it is no longer too hot and not yet too cold.  This will give the starts more of chance to grow as well.

The seedlings of F. boliviana are doing very well and I will post photos of them again soon!
Here is a link to the website
What do you think of my new banner?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Baby Fuchsia boliviana's

These babies are just a week old.  They herald a new beginning for Pedricks Corner this year.  Stay tuned for updates! 

Meanwhile, I am working on a whole new updated website.  You will be the first to know when it is up and running.  Thanks!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Will There Be Fuchsias? I hope so!

I am sincerely hoping that I get to start making fuchsia cuttings again soon this year!  I may not have as many upright varieties as I had hoped, but my main goal of furthering the interest in growing upright fuchsias which have the ability to live over 100 years, goes on!

Right now though, I have to continue to focus on making a living if I am to have any hope at all of doing that.  And I need help.

Please visit this new website and please click through to the stores and to my lavender stores on EBay and Etsy.  Lavender and ceramics is how I hope to finance a new start and even just clicking through helps build traffic.  Like a path, the more it is traveled, the wider and better defined that path is.

And hopefully, I will be able to help those around me as well!
Please click on this link to Artisans Of America!  Like the Facebook page.  Follow it on Pinterest!

These guys down below, are waiting for me to come make cuttings!