Friday, January 14, 2011


tomentosa (Panda Plant)
This is the 'vanilla' version of Kalanchoe t. 'Chocolate Soldier.' If I were choosing ice cream, I'd go with vanilla every time. If I had to choose between the plants, I would have a much more difficult time. For now, I like them equally.


Palisade Stained Glass Art said...

Reminds me a little of lamb's ears. Looks so soft.....

my texas garden said...


My name is Kimberly Bird. I handle marketing for Calloway’s Nursery. We recently updated our Web site this week. I was looking through our analytics to see how our traffic was looking and I noticed that you had a link to our site from your Donald’s Organic Texas Garden Blog on BlogSpot. I browsed your garden blog and I am hooked. Your photos are enchanting! I love it. You’re the kind of customer we work so hard to serve and I love how you share stories and highlights from your garden.

I wanted to reach out to you to see if you'de be interested in featuring some of your posts on the blog as a guest garden blogger.

1)Guest Garden Blogger:
First, as part of our new Web site ( we have a new blog area. It’s still underdevelopment but we’re hoping to fill it with all kinds of good information to help Texas gardeners. I was wondering if you might be interested in being a guest customer blogger. If you’re interested, we could work out an editorial calendar to feature four to six of your posts per year. You could show case several images and write 250 to 500 words covering topics just like the ones you do in your blog. If we are able to accept (we’d need management approval on the content) your posts articles and publish them on the blog, we would give you a $100 Calloway’s gift card to thank you for sharing. In the footnote of the article we’d note that you submit content in exchange for gift cards so it’d be upfront with readers. One of the things, I love about the images and notes on your blog is that you find the beauty in plants that so many gardeners overlook.

The article you submit could only be published on the blog so that it'd be original content but you could write an introduction teaser on your garden blog or Facebook page and direct people to read your complete article on the garden blog if you choose. We’d post notices about your articles on our social networks – and Twitter @mytexasgarden to direct our Garden Club members to your articles. We’d likely highlight these articles in our Garden Club eNewsletter with links to our Blog to read the full article.

In terms of topics, I’m open for suggestions but we could also look at providing you plants that we carry for which you have an interest in trying out. You could try them and write about how they performed and how best to care for them. I’m very open to your suggestions on other ideas. Basically we want to showcase a gardener who’s having fun and can share their passion. Also, I see that you reference other local garden centers in your Blog, we wouldn’t be asking you to hold back from sharing all the details that you currently do on your blog or Facebook page. However for the articles we’ve feature on we would want to focus on Calloway’s if you reference a garden center.

I look forward to hearing from you, Donald.


Kimberly Bird
VP, Retail Marketing
Calloway’s Nursery
Email: kbird at

Donald's Garden said...

Kimberly, I was excited to read your message. I replied to your email but have not heard anything. If you happen to see this comment, let me know how I can get in touch with you.