So after pushing myself so hard for those few months, I always feel a bit lost when it is time to stop. Like, what do I do now? Of course I have more than enough to do, but another part of me wants to start searching to see if anyone might have a stray English lavender bush in their yard that still has lavender on it and green stems that are still pliable. Because maybe I don't have enough plum purple smalls....
All the baby streptocarpus are calling to me to get out there and finish transplanting them all into the tubes. I've got over 1,100 of them already into tubes, with at least another 2,000 waiting. I hear I should see color by November, and I can't wait! I am tempted to start selling them now, but then, what if that super dooper incredible new flower is one of the ones I sell before I see it bloom????
Meanwhile, I made lots of lavender filled pendant "blanks". I mean I make the tiny little "wand" without a handle and leave the ends open so I can make them into pendants throughout the winter. This year I bought 100 teeny tiny bottles and am having fun thinking of items to put into them. Starting with, of course, lavender flowers!
What do you think?
I am making about 40 of them into sets of 5 each so I can ship them to Amazon Handmade FBA. Which means "Fullfilled By Amazon" and makes those listings Prime because Amazon will fill and ship the order. The majority of my lavender filled wand inventory will be available on Amazon Prime this year. A great deal of it is already there.
All of this is of course, a means of making a living while I continue to chase that dream of getting my fuchsia nursery back up and running! All the stock is still here!