......SERVICES...... Herb Gardens, Kitchen Gardens, Bird and Butterfly Gardens, Leaf Removal, Weeding, Planting, Poison Ivy Removal, Spreading Compost and Mulch, Pruning and other garden oriented things I have neglected to mention here... To ask is not to steal -African Proverb
......RATES...... Labor - 20/hour general labor, 30/hour for POISON IVY REMOVAL* Materials - Bark Mulch - 20 Double Shredded Bark Mulch - 30 Compost Humus - 30 Yard Debris Dispoal - 15 all per cubic yard *25/hour if it is dormant (fall-early spring)
......CONTACT...... gobbism at gmail
......WHERE...... I serve the Pittsburgh area, preferably the East End.
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Hi! I'm Gabrielle Marsden
Yes, that lady holding a leek is me. I want you to think about how lovely leeks are and how lovely some leeks would look in your front yard.
I'm telling you, you will be the envy of your neighbors. Look at my pictures, read my words and maybe you'll agree.
Am I writing a book here? Maybe. I'd like this blog to 1) inform what customers I have already. 2) maybe get me more customers that want what I REALLY want to offer. 3) inform people who are considering doing something different with their yard.
A few authors that have influenced me with links within this blog where I mention them, hopefully in depth.
I will try to talk at length about why I like these people. A few are sort of obscure. Otherwise, Amazon, with a few exceptions, is probably the best source of info about these writers, at least what they've written about.
I haven't exactly stuck to the paragraph above but I thought I'd link to some blogs written by some of these authors as I find them.
I just want anyone reading this to know that I have a tendency to post 1st and edit later. When I am done editing I post a link to this blog on twitter.
I endorse these companies. I feel compelled to state that these are my personal choices here and have no direct association with the advertisement on this blog. I am receiving no compensation from these, I just like their products.
I love getting their catalog every fall. Rose Marie Nichols Magee writes all the descriptions of their herbs and seeds that remind me of being at a nursery with a very knowledgeable and friendly person helping you as you shop. I love this lady!
Pittsburgh Farmer's Markets
all over town - This sounds weird but you can get gardening stuff at the farmer's market. I've bought bales of straw, compressed chicken shit pellets to fertilize, many fine herbs, and vegetable plants. You can also get garlic bulbs to plant too.
Trader Joe's - hey, it's a chain, one location in Pittsburgh at Eastside Village -This place has a lot of weird herbs at reasonable prices. The selection is pretty erratic but I always check it out.
I buy lots of stuff from all of these companies. I have links for my online sources but not the local ones. Some of these places do have websites but as I posted this info I checked them out and these local websites aren't that great.
I think I oughta write a blog for each of these companies, except perhaps Home Depot or any other big box store, I mean you guys all know these right?