I had the opportunity to represent my friend Sheila’s garden for the Sanford Holiday tour of Homes & Gardens. The tour was Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m – 4 p.m and it was their 24th annual event. The tour featured several gardens, historic buildings, and homes decorated for Christmas.
I had the privilege of meeting Sheila during an Earth Day festival at Lake Eola. We quickly became friends when we discovered that we were both butterfly enthusiasts. I shared with her what I’ve learned about butterflies and she bought one of my recycled purses that I make by knitting with grocery bags.
It was exciting to meet many people who were interested in learning about raising butterflies. Sheila asked me to come so I could show visitors her garden and educate people about how to create butterfly friendly gardens in their own neighborhoods. At least 150 – 200 people walked through. There were so many people coming through, I lost count! The table was interactive with live monarch butterflies and caterpillars.
I was able to meet Betty Best the author of the novel Don’t Call Me Poor. You can view her book at www.createspace.com/3625419 . Betty inspired me to put my book on Create Space as well. My book, “Elizabeth’s Secret Garden” A Study of Butterflies in North America is now available on Create Space and Amazon as well! Buy my book on Amazon here: http://tinyurl.com/bvxjv52 It’s a great gift for butterfly enthusiasts.
Information sheet I passed out at event.