I learned at an early age to appreciate all the beauty that grew in my grandmother’s garden. With a childhood of summers spent with my beloved Gramma, we grew everything from beautiful Gerber daisies to Beefsteak tomatoes. Many happy times & memories go back to Gramma’s garden during that special time in my life.
Now I continue to develop my love of the garden and I’ve turned my interests to succulents. Many years ago I was given a gift of a jade plant and it’s still growing today along with many other succulent varieties in my at-home greenhouse. Succulents endure through difficult and even neglectful circumstances and still seem to thrive with an amazing will to live. I’ve has come to appreciate these very resourceful plants.
After spending many years experimenting with container plantings in my own personal garden and at the insistent urging of our family and friends, In 2012, I started my new busines “Succulent Designs of Vilano”. So far, the Jacksonville – St. Augustine – Orlando – Savannah – Fernandina Beach area art and farmer’s markets have been successful outlets for fun, profit and meeting new like-minded folks. I’m always open to new venues to sell my designs.