SeashellsAndSparkle

Milkweed and Nectar Plants for Butterfly Gardens

Fort Lauderdale, Florida On Etsy since 2014

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SeashellsAndSparkle

Milkweed and Nectar Plants for Butterfly Gardens

Fort Lauderdale, Florida | 5,685 Sales

Announcement    We are catching up and should be shipping on time by next week. Thank you all for your patience and PLEASE...send all messages thru Etsy. DO NOT send them to the yahoo account.
June 4 Yesterday and today we have been dealing with roofers trying to replace a roof that was damaged a year ago, pouring rain, and water coming thru the light fixtures so the electric was turned off in the packing area. Please don't ask me why the roofers would choose to start this job when nothing but rain is in the forecast...I have questions myself. I have issued refunds to orders that were over 2 weeks out. If you would like a refund please let me know.
Please...anyone under the impression that a world wide pandemic has not caused delays, contact me and get a full refund. Rudeness...will get you an instant refund. 😁 other than that 😂 we are plowing thru orders getting them packed and shipped. Thank you to the 98% who are pleasant, understanding and patient. The 2%...you can easily get ya money back😝.
May 25 We are STILL getting downpours and remain under flood advisories until Tuesday morning....Unbelievable😣 We are shipping and if you placed an order, you WILL get it. Having to bring plants in and let them dry out some but we will continue on......
May 15....We are in TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS right now 😖 If I drank...I would be hammered right now🙄😂. I am pulling in plants in between downpours and having them dry under a fan so I can pack but folks....it is what it is. We have been under a flood warning since early this morning.

May 14 Welcome all those who have never been on Etsy before.....we are happy to have you here. PLEASE use Etsy messaging to send me a message and NOT look for your order by leaving negative reviews. Not nice, and during these days patience is not only appreciated but NECESSARY. If you are NOT waiting in a line for food to put on your table...you are better off than many others. Let us all keep this in mind while looking for pretty flowers😊🤗
I have been asked "why are you still selling plants if there are delays"....well, because I took the listings down and woke up to over 100 emails from people pleading for plants, willing to wait. Over 95% of all orders I have not heard a peep. They are patiently waiting. The 5%....I have no problem answering emails in the morning...I absolutely understand that you want an update, not a problem.
😊🤗😊

May 13 2020 I sincerely appreciate everyone's patience.. Thank you. I spoke with a customer who clued me into why some...a very small percentage🙄 are worried about their purchases. Some sellers are not responding to emails and having trouble getting orders out. It is a very stressful time for EVERYONE. So let me tell you all a bit about me🤗 I have spent my life in high pressure, stressful jobs. I was a South Beach nightclub bartender way back "in the day😎" I have a B.A in Hospitality and spent a good part of life in restaurants. Lastly, I was a Yacht Chef for years (no, it is not like "Below Deck😂") My family owns 3 businesses and I was brought up working in them. I am organized, I have bought shipping supplies in bulk when this all started.....There are still going to be delays. Stress and craziness I can handle..in fact, I thrive on it. What I cannot/do not want to handle is the utter rudeness of some people over freakin flowers. There are people waiting in line for FOOD. YOU....are blessed to be able to purchase flowers. I am blessed to be able to keep getting product and ship. BE NICE. There is NO need for anyone to come into my shop and get mad....I have empathy that we are all a bit stressed but that is not a reason to pass it on to someone who is selling a non essential item at this time.
If I was to email every order that is waiting...I would be on the computer ALL DAY. Not packing plants. Send me an email if you have questions. ALL emails are answered every morning.
May 2, 2020....Let me make this CLEAR. I ship GORGEOUS plants. It takes care and TIME to package them. Due to a WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC I cannot hire any help AND there are no deliveries so I must pick up. Everything is DELAYED. If you cannot wait PATIENTLY...I totally understand. Refunds will be issued, just ask. I don't like the state of affairs any more than you do. I am now packing and shipping 6 DAYS A WEEK. Rudeness will not be tolerated...there is no need for it. I am blessed to be open and shipping and I will remain happy and grateful😊
April 10, 2020 Please....if you have a question about your order, contact me thru Etsy. I cannot match up an email to an order if it is not thru Etsy.
We are having to make appointments to get to our growers and daily life is...well, changing daily🤷‍♀️ We will adjust ☺️. USPS has been doing fine, tracking can take 24-48 hours to update but packages are arriving just fine.

March 24, 2020 We are currently shipping and my growers are growing so we are open for business as usual. I do not have much dealings with the general public (we have no storefront) and have been practicing social distancing...FOR YEARS😄
I am a huge believer in “giving back”. A portion of our sales are being used to purchase Publix gift cards and they are being distributed to local families who are in need. Thank you for your purchase....we are paying it forward 🙏🏻

March 2020 and Spring is just around the corner 🤗🦋🐝🌺 We HAVE native milkweeds, just waiting for them to get a bit more established before they are listed.....The Mexican Flame Vine is a popular one🤗 I have more, I just want the roots to get developed.
Seriously, I cannot say Thank You enough to all of you. I have met some of the most wonderful people. I have a feeling Butterflies attract nice people😁
If you are looking for something in particular and do not see it listed, email me....I have some fantastic growers and not everything they have could possibly be listed....
Solitary Bees Houses with replaceable tubes...listed this week🌺🐝🌸🐝. Solitary Bees are prolific pollinators.
My dear dad and I are building Nesting Boxes for Bluebirds, Screech Owls, and Wood Ducks. They will be listed by the end of March🤞. We are using plans from the Audubon Society.

BuildAButterflyGarden.com is up and running. We are building the blog with answers to questions, please check us out.

A great selection of nectar plants and flowering vines have already been added.

If you have questions regarding a Butterfly Garden/ Habitat WE HAVE ANSWERS! Check us out at BuildAButterflyGarden.com
Please, feel free to send me an email and I will get back to you ASAP.
Thank You,
Suzanne

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 26, 2020

We are catching up and should be shipping on time by next week. Thank you all for your patience and PLEASE...send all messages thru Etsy. DO NOT send them to the yahoo account.
June 4 Yesterday and today we have been dealing with roofers trying to replace a roof that was damaged a year ago, pouring rain, and water coming thru the light fixtures so the electric was turned off in the packing area. Please don't ask me why the roofers would choose to start this job when nothing but rain is in the forecast...I have questions myself. I have issued refunds to orders that were over 2 weeks out. If you would like a refund please let me know.
Please...anyone under the impression that a world wide pandemic has not caused delays, contact me and get a full refund. Rudeness...will get you an instant refund. 😁 other than that 😂 we are plowing thru orders getting them packed and shipped. Thank you to the 98% who are pleasant, understanding and patient. The 2%...you can easily get ya money back😝.
May 25 We are STILL getting downpours and remain under flood advisories until Tuesday morning....Unbelievable😣 We are shipping and if you placed an order, you WILL get it. Having to bring plants in and let them dry out some but we will continue on......
May 15....We are in TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS right now 😖 If I drank...I would be hammered right now🙄😂. I am pulling in plants in between downpours and having them dry under a fan so I can pack but folks....it is what it is. We have been under a flood warning since early this morning.

May 14 Welcome all those who have never been on Etsy before.....we are happy to have you here. PLEASE use Etsy messaging to send me a message and NOT look for your order by leaving negative reviews. Not nice, and during these days patience is not only appreciated but NECESSARY. If you are NOT waiting in a line for food to put on your table...you are better off than many others. Let us all keep this in mind while looking for pretty flowers😊🤗
I have been asked "why are you still selling plants if there are delays"....well, because I took the listings down and woke up to over 100 emails from people pleading for plants, willing to wait. Over 95% of all orders I have not heard a peep. They are patiently waiting. The 5%....I have no problem answering emails in the morning...I absolutely understand that you want an update, not a problem.
😊🤗😊

May 13 2020 I sincerely appreciate everyone's patience.. Thank you. I spoke with a customer who clued me into why some...a very small percentage🙄 are worried about their purchases. Some sellers are not responding to emails and having trouble getting orders out. It is a very stressful time for EVERYONE. So let me tell you all a bit about me🤗 I have spent my life in high pressure, stressful jobs. I was a South Beach nightclub bartender way back "in the day😎" I have a B.A in Hospitality and spent a good part of life in restaurants. Lastly, I was a Yacht Chef for years (no, it is not like "Below Deck😂") My family owns 3 businesses and I was brought up working in them. I am organized, I have bought shipping supplies in bulk when this all started.....There are still going to be delays. Stress and craziness I can handle..in fact, I thrive on it. What I cannot/do not want to handle is the utter rudeness of some people over freakin flowers. There are people waiting in line for FOOD. YOU....are blessed to be able to purchase flowers. I am blessed to be able to keep getting product and ship. BE NICE. There is NO need for anyone to come into my shop and get mad....I have empathy that we are all a bit stressed but that is not a reason to pass it on to someone who is selling a non essential item at this time.
If I was to email every order that is waiting...I would be on the computer ALL DAY. Not packing plants. Send me an email if you have questions. ALL emails are answered every morning.
May 2, 2020....Let me make this CLEAR. I ship GORGEOUS plants. It takes care and TIME to package them. Due to a WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC I cannot hire any help AND there are no deliveries so I must pick up. Everything is DELAYED. If you cannot wait PATIENTLY...I totally understand. Refunds will be issued, just ask. I don't like the state of affairs any more than you do. I am now packing and shipping 6 DAYS A WEEK. Rudeness will not be tolerated...there is no need for it. I am blessed to be open and shipping and I will remain happy and grateful😊
April 10, 2020 Please....if you have a question about your order, contact me thru Etsy. I cannot match up an email to an order if it is not thru Etsy.
We are having to make appointments to get to our growers and daily life is...well, changing daily🤷‍♀️ We will adjust ☺️. USPS has been doing fine, tracking can take 24-48 hours to update but packages are arriving just fine.

March 24, 2020 We are currently shipping and my growers are growing so we are open for business as usual. I do not have much dealings with the general public (we have no storefront) and have been practicing social distancing...FOR YEARS😄
I am a huge believer in “giving back”. A portion of our sales are being used to purchase Publix gift cards and they are being distributed to local families who are in need. Thank you for your purchase....we are paying it forward 🙏🏻

March 2020 and Spring is just around the corner 🤗🦋🐝🌺 We HAVE native milkweeds, just waiting for them to get a bit more established before they are listed.....The Mexican Flame Vine is a popular one🤗 I have more, I just want the roots to get developed.
Seriously, I cannot say Thank You enough to all of you. I have met some of the most wonderful people. I have a feeling Butterflies attract nice people😁
If you are looking for something in particular and do not see it listed, email me....I have some fantastic growers and not everything they have could possibly be listed....
Solitary Bees Houses with replaceable tubes...listed this week🌺🐝🌸🐝. Solitary Bees are prolific pollinators.
My dear dad and I are building Nesting Boxes for Bluebirds, Screech Owls, and Wood Ducks. They will be listed by the end of March🤞. We are using plans from the Audubon Society.

BuildAButterflyGarden.com is up and running. We are building the blog with answers to questions, please check us out.

A great selection of nectar plants and flowering vines have already been added.

If you have questions regarding a Butterfly Garden/ Habitat WE HAVE ANSWERS! Check us out at BuildAButterflyGarden.com
Please, feel free to send me an email and I will get back to you ASAP.
Thank You,
Suzanne

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About SeashellsAndSparkle

Sales 5,685
On Etsy since 2014

ALWAYS ABSOLUTELY 100% PESTICIDE

We do this for the Monarchs ( and all the other butterflies too)🤗
In the Summer of 2017 I bought some milkweed for my butterfly garden and all my caterpillars were dead within hours.
It was heartbreaking and frustrating because where I bought them had a huge sign for “butterfly plants” but yet, they had been sprayed with pesticide.
I figured if I had this problem then others must encounter the same issue.
So I grew some milkweed from seeds, kept it screened in so it didn’t all get eaten immediately and listed it in my Etsy shop.
(if you scroll thru the listings, the shop was originally fairy houses and birdhouses I made...and they are cute!)
Well, I quickly sold out and you can’t just “make” milkweed so that winter we planted over 5000 seeds and by Spring 2018 we had a great supply of milkweed. Summer 2018 was CRAZY....good crazy!
So now, 2019 we are ALL IN. Being in South Florida, we can grow milkweed all year long....and we do.
Along with the milkweed, nectar plants are essential. What does the pesticide used on plants do to the butterflies and bees that survive on the nectar? I don’t want to know....
We have teamed up with a grower who has been growing ONLY organic and pesticide free plants for 25 years. He is helping me grow native milkweeds along with a great selection of nectar plants and vines.

Please, feel free to email me if you have any questions. I am more than happy to help....and THANK YOU.

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