The Garden Home shop front
I was the first Yelper to arrive on the scene & I was very warmly greeted by the three siblings that owned the shop: Adam, Jason & Michelle. I checked in with the Yelp brand ambassador Dana & then headed inside for the first step of making my own little succulent garden in my teacup!
Yelp swag table
Adam basically explained that I could pick any succulent from the $2.99 potted area & then I'd head outside for the actual gardening portion. Jason was very knowledgeable about the care of succulents as he led me in creating the different layers for my little teacup garden. He also taught me how to properly take a succulent out of any pot & how to prune it when leaves start to shrivel. After the crucial layers, I got to decorate the top layer with different colored rocks, dyed reindeer moss & berries.
Yelpers creating their mini gardens
After I finished my mini garden, I headed inside where Michelle led me through how to make my mini mascot for my mini garden. I decided to choose the panda, but it was tough considering she offered a penguin & reindeer, too! The process to make it was so easy & it turned out so cute!
Adam & I with my finished mini garden in a teacup
I ended up hanging out at the event for the full two hours, which was surprising since I didn't go with anyone I knew. I explored the shop that ended up having succulents, build your own terrariums, antiques & handmade stationary & jewelry! I did have quite a bit of fun getting to know my fellow Yelpers Audrey, Lyn & Dana as well as shop owners Adam, Jason & Michelle. It was too bad that 30+ Yelpers RSVP'd to attend this event & only 6-7 Yelpers actually showed up. Talk about rude for the shop owners that took their time to help run this workshop for us all...
5 of the mini gardens
Adam was so happy with the turnout anyhow & even welcomed me back with a private workshop so that I can bring the hubs & friends along. I will definitely take him up on that offer in the near future! :)
The crew at the end of the workshop!
My mini masterpiece! :D
Thanks The Garden Home, Dana, Abby & the Yelpers for an awesome green thumb experience & a fresh way to partake in Black Friday!
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