We are getting ready for the Open Garden.  Each year my mom, Monica Brandies, opens up her garden to anyone who wants to stop by and see it in action.  This is a free event where you can meet Monica and several members of her family, learn from her trials and tribulations, and explore her beautiful garden.  There are always free cuttings of many plants as well as free pomelo and herbal tea tastings.  As always there will be autographed books, plants, and pomelos available for purchase.

And new this year you can…

  1. Check out her compost garden
  2. Enter raffle to win a free book, BLESS YOU FOR THE GIFTS, a collection of short stories, two of which have been requested by the Chicken Soup for the Soul Books.  There are two ways to enter to win this book. One, while at the open garden complete the quick form. Or two,  go online and enter by joining Monica Brandies as a friend on facebook or following her on twitter by Nov 20th. All friends and followers will be automatically entered. Winner will be notified Monday, November 22, via their profile or contact information supplied on the onsite form.

So stop by if you can.  Here are the details:

Saturday, Nov 13th and 20th

10 am-1pm,

1508 Burning Tree Lane

Brandon, FL


If you are traveling into Brandon for this event and want to make a whole day of it you may want to stop by Neem Tree Farms to tour their greenhouse. They’ll also have free samples on their top-selling Anti-Itch Formula and complimentary milkweed plants to boost populations of monarch butterflies across the state.

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