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I am a small Backyard Gardener in Miami Florida. I have lived here since 1984. I grew up in the Northeast a daughter of a farmer from Indiana. I guess I got my love of gardening from my dad. My earliest memories of gardening were a flower bed made of pansies. To this day they remain one of my favorite flowers. We always had some land to raise crops and learned at an early age the love of gardening.
I started Butterfly gardening many years ago. My yard has been a progression over the years, and has made many transformations. Twenty years ago I experienced Hurricane Andrew. My yard and house were destroyed. We decided not to replace the pool screening and open up the backyard and put in some landscaping. That was the official beginning of my love for gardening in South Florida.
I try not to use any pesticides in my yard. I vermicompost and recycle as many of my food scraps as possible. If I had more land I would have a huge compost bin to recycle all my yard cuttings. Basically, I try to lessen my carbon footprint on this earth. In my own little world, or backyard, I try to provide an ecosystem in my water garden, provide birdbaths, bird feeders, hummingbird nectar sources, feeders, puddling areas, host plants and nectar plants for butterflies and other pollinators. Along the way I realized I had a penchant for making products using the resources provided by my backyard, and I am pleased to offer you the fruits of my labors, including the soaps, lip balms and other items available for sale on my products page.
As a backyard treatment free beekeeper I am very passionate about making Artisan Eco-Friendly & Cruelty-Free products. I care deeply for our environment and I am very concerned about what goes into my products. Thank you for supporting a local female owned business like mine. When you support local you help create jobs for others in your community and the dreams of your local Artisans. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to care about the quality of the products you use on your body. All my products are Free of Phthalates, SLS, Parabens, Propylene Glycol and Petro-Chemicals.
I am also hoping to raise everyone’s awareness of the importance of saving our Butterflies, Blooms & Bees. Without them our world and food source will be in trouble. I am not a Master Gardener, or Master Beekeeper, an Entomologist, or a Journalist. I am simply a Backyard Gardener who is trying to lessen her Carbon Footprint on this Earth and who loves to share the bounty from my harvests.