Happy Earth Day to my fellow earthlings! #ED2017

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Today is the day we celebrate our beautiful planet. Many of us participate in the health and well being of this tiny speck in the universe we call home. Be it animal, vegetable or mineral – we’re all connected!

Logic tells me that since there is only one Mother Earth, we all benefit, especially future generations if she’s respected and taken care of.

For this Earth day post I thought to offer a few suggestions, on what might seem like small things we can do in our own neck of the woods. When these good deeds are added up, we can all help save energy and help the environment.

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In honour of Earth Day, I happily spent some time in the garden. Was able to plant 2 types of heirloom peas, along with Russian red kale, and some other hardier heirloom veggies in our raised beds. It’s still a wee bit cool here in Haliburton County, but considering what day it is and that the sun was shining, having dirty fingernails seemed obligatory. 😉

So, really every day should be Earth Day!

  • Please don’t use pesticides or herbicides in the garden, ever!
  • Purchase products with less (or recyclable/recycled) packaging.
  • Turn lights/TV/computer off when not using them.
  • Use LED light bulbs
  • Plant flowers native to your area in the garden for pollinators and wildlife.
  • Build a composter
  • Shop locally & seasonally
  • Eat locally grown food, and grow your own!
  • Buy organic household products when you can.
  • Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
  • Feel free to add to this list..!

Happy Earth Day!

Minden Men’s Shopping Night – Stay out of the doghouse! #ComeWander

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Sharing Wall Flower Studio’s retail shop hours + Minden shopping event: ‘Stay outta the Dog House’

stay-outta-the-dog-house-wfs-minden-shopping-evening-living-green-roofJoin us at Wall Flower Studio, and other lovely shops in Minden for the annual ‘Stay Out of the Doghouse’  Men’s shopping night on Thursday Dec. 22 from 6 to 8 pm

Many local downtown shops will be open late, for your last minute seasonal shopping convenience.

wall-flower-studio-october-2016-inside-the-shopWe offer culinary, spa and garden gifts and stocking stuffers for both those easy & hard to purchase for people. 🙂

As I work on packing up and shipping out the last of our online orders today, with all that snow that has fallen, it looks like we’ll have a snow-filled holiday this year after all!

Just a note… We’re open every day through until Christmas Eve! Unless the weather is really bad. Please call first: 705-286-6999 or email through the contact box below. (It helps me combat spam, thanks!)

wall-flower-studio-shop-hours-decmeber-12-18-th-2016Safe driving and Happy Holidays from Karen @ Wall Flower Studio!

  • Gift baskets – tea, spa, culinary & gardening
  • DIY kits for easy gift giving
  • Terrariums & succulent gardens
  • Loads of stocking stuffers
  • Local art & paper goods
  • Our locally made bath salts, soaps and skin care products are created right here in #MyHaliburtonHighlands!

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