Monday, March 28, 2011

Presentation in Nevada County - April 2

I'm coming to Nevada County this Saturday, April 2! Come see me!!!

Plant Sale
Huge Selection Vendors COME EARLY AND SHOP Spring ….A Time to Till Third Annual Gardening Seminar and Plant Sale April 2, 2011
Central Baptist Church, 605 East 2
Sponsored By
Nevada County Master Gardeners
nd Street South, Prescott, AR 8:00 Registration….Refreshments „n‟ Shop
8:45 Welcome
The Kitchen Garden/Edible Landscaping…..Martha Feland Martha is a Master Gardener from Lonoke County who has combined her love for flowers and cooking into a unique blend of gardening. Her love of cooking with herbs stands out as her specialty. It will be a treat to take a new look at gardening from her perspective. 10:00 Break „n‟ Shop
Jealousy in the Garden is a Virtue…..Chris Olsen Chris is the garden specialist seen on Today’s THV television program, landscape designer and owner of Botanica Gardens in Little Rock. His theme is "be bold, loud and creative in the garden." He will show you how to use his design principles and elements to create the retreat you want and deserve! 11:15 Break ‟n‟ Shop
The Art of Recycling…. Kandy Jones Kandy likes to refer to herself as the "Garage Sale Queen." She takes on the task of how to add found objects to enhance the garden. Your creative senses will be awakened with new ideas on mosaics, water features, stone patios and the art of Hypertufa. 12:30 Lunch offered by the Tri Service Club
Master Gardener plant sale; Gardening demonstrations; Vendor shopping
DOOR PRIZES Seminar Cost: $15.00
Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie and drink: $8.00
Proceeds from the seminar are used by the Nevada County Master Gardeners to fund community projects within Nevada County. Additional information contact: Jan Huett at 870-887-5148 or email moo_moo_nita @ or Nevada Extension Office 870-887-2818 _________________________________________________________________________________ Please tear here and return by March 25
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Make checks payable to "Nevada County Master Gardeners" Mail to…Jan Huett, 820 Hwy 299 E.,Emmet, AR 71835 The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its program to all eligible persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, mental or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring has Sprung

 a colorful French bucket

Oh My Goodness! (or as the young whipper-snappers say...) OMG! The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show was a smashing success. I sold lots of fun mosaics, Meno Mamas, and Hypertufa. Even better, I passed out over 500 current class schedules. It always feels good, when folks come by my booth with the soul intention of getting class info. Of course, I think EVERYONE that is a gardener should learn Hypertufa. It's such an economical and semi-easy way to dress up your garden.

And I sold a bunch of my ebooks.... "Hypertufa, Basics & Beyond." With over 30 projects detailed in this downloadable little treasure trove of garden art how-tos, the folks at my Saturday presentation on the Garden Stage scarfed the info up. You can find my book at

My heart swelled many times as folks told me how much they missed my segments on Channel 7. Perhaps the producers will bring me back, someday! 4 am is way too early for this ole' queen, but I did love sharing fun projects from recycled materials and I'd be willin' to do it, again, at least every now and then. (hint! hint!  Daybreak)

My class info for the 2011 season is on my website. If you're interested in playin' in the mud (hypertufa, that is) click on over and check it out. Maybe there is a class that you can work into your busy schedule. Students love it and I love sharing!

"Between a Rock and a Hard Heart"

And the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School Spring Classes are now up on their website. I am teaching an in-depth Mosaic class on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30, starting March 30th. Perfect for beginners and when I get through with ya (6 week course) you'll be able to do even the most complicated pieces and have several works of art of your own.

Had several folks ask me about doing a presentation for their clubs or associations. I DO love to present "The Art of Recycling." My first for this year will be the Nevada County Master Gardeners Seminar on April 2. If you'd like me to speak to your group, drop me a line!

I've had to update my Etsy store because quite a few of the listed items sold at the garden show, but if you're in the buying mode you can check out what's available at .  I'm working on some new art, so check back often.

And thanks to all the visitors to my website since the garden show. The numbers are skyrocketing.

This week I am mosaicing a long-over-due wedding present for my precious neighbors, the Crows. What am I making? Why two crows with the moon as their backdrop to hang in their backyard garden. The moon is old dishes and the crows will be mosaiced with tiny black/brown river rock. I will post pics later this week. 

Till next post, enjoy this spring weather..........and take a class! Promise! It'll be fun and your garden will love you for it!!
Queen Kandy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm BACK!!!!!

Well, it's been way too long since I have posted. Life just got in the dadgum way, But with Spring right around the corner, new beginnings have begun. I promise to post more often 'cause I have a lot to share.

I broke my wrist (would you believe working in our community garden last Easter?) so last summer was a tad tough on this artist. Lots of therapy and little art, but came fall and my artistic life improved....ALOT. I am back teaching at the Arkansas Arts Center and had a wonderful show at last year's Art Center Museum School Sale. I will be there every year, from now on....barring no broken bones.

This week I am gearing up for the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. (Feb 25 through Feb 27 at the Statehouse Convention Center) I will be doing a presentation on Saturday  at 2 pm, "Trash + Treasure + Hypertufa=Cheap Garden Art" .... it's for the Birds! Get it? Cheap!!! Cheep!!!

The first person that says they read this on my blog will win my ebook, "Hypertufa, Basics and Beyond." Just tell me about it at the show!

I have my 2011 class schedule up and posted on my website. Classes always fill up quick, after the Garden Show, so get enrolled ASAP. I only have 3 backyard classes scheduled for the spring to fall season as there are several private classes being arranged. If you and group of folks would like a private class just contact me and / or check out the info on my website. I love a roadtrip so we CAN do mosaic or hypertufa classes in YOUR backyard.

Anyway, I am excited to be back and plan on many helpful blogs this year.

Hope to see lots of folks this weekend.