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 www.gardens4u.ca on a regular basis, it is a work in progress with new pictures, articles and links added frequently.