Botanistix is not shipping any holiday hand blown glass stakes after 12/4/23.
2019

Holiday

Thanksgiving and the start of the shopping season were waay too close this year. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again any time soon. I appreciate you all so much. It’s why I have been able to do this since 2008. The fact that I hear from so many of you, it tells me we have…

Falling into Fall

There is something about late August/September with the school buses back on the streets and the kids walking with their backpacks, you know summer is over. House decor and accent colors change to the warm shades of Fall too.  Due to our super warm temps, I don’t change until mid October. One of my Fall projects is drying…

Orchids Make a Great Summer Plant

Orchids are the best selling plant! Orchids are now the best selling potted flower in the US with sales exceeding the poinsettia (228 million.) Today it’s hard to imagine that in 1978 the P. Golden Emperor Sweet Orchid changed hands between Taiwan breeders for $100,000.00 Honestly, the photo below is nice but since 1978, we have…

Magnificent Flowers of Keukenhof!

Seeing the tulips in the Netherlands was as spectacular as I imagined it would be. Arriving into Amsterdam by air there were vibrant, perfectly planted fields of red, yellow and pinks. What a welcome mat! The weather on ‘tulip day,’ was a comfortable cool and lucky for us, it rained only on the way home….

Better than Cutsie for Spring/Easter

Trying to organize your Spring/Easter decorations toward something more than the cutesie things seen everywhere? These Handblown glass balls are colorful in lavender & fuchsia but what makes them unique is they have a removable rhinestone enhancer that fits over the top spreading the sparkle. The clear ball has a turquoise rhinestone topper that is…

No Red Tide Here!

St Patricks Day is over and Spring is not far behind! Botanistix has come up with 2 shells and a rhinestone fish to usher in the season. More specifically, its a skeleton fish. All red tide jokes aside, its probably exactly what you were thinking except the skeletons have rhinestones. Ah, yes, now its more…

Dragonflies & Defining Handcrafted

What does handcrafted mean to us? Twice in the last week I have been asked to define what handcrafted means with Botanistix stakes. In the Botanistix dictionary handcrafted = made from scratch. I start with aluminum stakes, which deter rust and then have the stakes powder coated so they look well in all types of…