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What a difference a year makes!

Last year at this time I wrote “spring is just around the corner” about my gardening hobby. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would soon be the proud owner of my own gardening company! In April 2012 Gardnes4U was born and I must admit, these past eight months have been a whirlwind…

I was busier than I had anticipated, even throughout the scorching hot weather we had here in Ottawa. I am blessed to have so many friends and contacts that were willing to give my services a try, and then recommend me to others. I created, planted, designed, cleaned up and restored many gardens, loving every minute of it. When I wasn’t in someone else’s garden, I managed to find time in my own.

On the few rainy days we had in the summer and throughout the fall, I printed up  business cards and built a website; a real challenge for me as I am the first to admit that I am seriously technically challenged!!  Although I am proud of what I have accomplished so far, I am always open to suggestions and comments…

In the late fall, I created some indoor and outdoor planters for the Christmas craft sale at the QCH in December.  They were a huge success (you can view some of them on my website, under my garden pictures) and eventually I sold them all.  As the fall faded to winter, I got back into writing articles on wordpress and decided to start a blog to discuss my wheat allergy with those interested in cutting wheat from their diets. I have discovered that many people are concerned about the negative effects wheat can have on our bodies, even without a diagnosed wheat allergy.  To organize all of my current interests in one place,  I added a few pages about my wheat-free diet to my gardening website…

This spring I am looking forward to working for repeat clients and to meeting new ones.  I have the advantage this year of time to schedule these clients according to what they need me to do for them.  I also plan on creating outdoor spring planters; I will be sure to post some on the website…

Please check out my website at on a regular basis, it is a work in progress with new pictures, articles and links added frequently.

4 thoughts on “What a difference a year makes!

  1. It’s nice to see someone who is using their gardening skills and knowledge to help other people out. I Pressed your blog post on my blog and my social networking sites to help you get some exposure. Good luck to you with your new business.

    The Home Vegetable Gardener Blogger


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