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My husband and I are coming up on our eight year anniversary next month, July 16th to be exact. Every anniversary we’ve had, has been totally different than the one before. Our first anniversary, we were stationed in California which was 1500 miles away from our families in Texas. So, we spent that time flying to see them, eating our old wedding cake, and frantically trying to see all of our friends in a short time. Needless to say it was hectic!
The next few anniversaries were also while we were stationed in California. We celebrated by visiting new places in Southern California, cramming as much as we could in. Then my husband got sick, so we spent a couple in and out of hospitals (read more of that here). The last few years, we haven’t been able to celebrate since my husband has a very tight work schedule forcing him to work at odd hours and days.
So, for our eight year we wanted to do something special. We’ve spent weeks trying to find the perfect place to go, and then it hit us, the perfect place to go was home. Yes, we will be celebrating our anniversary vacation at home! July is going to be so busy, so we decided do it in June so we can really have a stress free, low key, enjoyable time. Bonus, we will even be knocking out some stuff on our Summer To Do List!
Here is how we will be preparing for our staycation and what we hope to do 🙂
Here is the second part of my Potted Hibiscus Series.
Today I am sharing with you how to pot hibiscus step by step, so you can have your own tropical ambiance on the patio, backyard or anywhere you have space!
In case you missed it, the first part was all about how to easily take care of potted hibiscus. As I mentioned in that post, I have been experimenting and growing Hibiscus for over eight years now, and have found the best ways to take care of them so they grow big and healthy. When we lived in Southern California, they grew easily and abundantly. In Texas, it takes more effort to keep them beautiful, but it can be done!
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Now, taking care of your plant is one part, but potting it is also crucial. You want to ensure the plant has the best chance for growth and survival. Most of you know that I am a scientist, so I experiment and research every detail of a topic to make sure I bring you the most correct information. So, now I am going to share with you how to pot hibiscus step by step!
Quick chemist note before we start → I studied horticulture in college while getting my chemistry degree. Most of this information is what was taught and information we researched. A few of my garden tips and tricks are also from trial and error, which I share the most tried and true method. At Chemistry Cachet, you can always find easy, non-technical gardening tips! 🙂 Feel free to reach out with questions too!
This is probably one of my favorites to date! Blueberries are so sweet and juicy right now, I bought a few pints at the store and needed to use up some of them before they went bad, so I started experimenting. Blueberries are perfect raw, cooked, and they are especially great when they are blended up in smoothies.
I thought I would take a smoothie one step further, and create a creamier, float like drink! Health is important to me as I have mentioned, so I made sure this was not only delicious, but good for you too 🙂
A few of these I posted on instagram, are we instagram friends yet? If not, we should be! 🙂 Here are my favorite pictures from the week: