Friday, December 27, 2013

A giant THANK YOU to all our customers and fans!!!

THANK YOU!!
 
 
 
 
WOW WOW WOW!!
 
 What an amazing season and year this has been for Twisted. You guys have been amazing customers and fans and we couldn't ask for any better. 2013 has brought about some exciting changes for Twisted and we could not have done it without you guys.
 
We have grown, relocated, and even taken steps to be able to work the business and give you our full attention by taking on Twisted Acres full time.
 
Thank you to everyone!!
 
Hope everyone had a great holiday season and here is wishing you a fun filled and safe New Years. Best Wishes to all!!
 
And because you have all been the best fans and customers EVER!! Use coupon code THEBEST until Dec 30th and receive 20% off any purchase. 
 
 
 
 
Also soon I will post an update on some shows we will be participating in besides our weekly local farmers markets
We always join forces with our art shop at shows so make sure to stop by if you can for an overload of fun and cool natural and handmade products.
 


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Baby it's cold outside..................

As the famous lines remind us. Yes it is cold outside during this time of year.
 
 
Here are some tips for you when ordering your new little living creatures.
Air plants are cold sensitive.
They do fine with shipping however they hate to be left outside during this time of year.
 
When you order and if it is snowing or below 50 degrees in your area make sure to make your postal woman or man aware that you are waiting on a package that is cold sensitive. Work out with them a warm place to leave them. Maybe a neighbor or someplace warm where they will not freeze.
Not even sure what your postal worker looks like.........
Leave a note telling them exactly where to leave your new little creatures to keep them happy and healthy.
 
Enjoy your holiday season, stay safe and thank you guys so much for all your support, orders and love.
 
We greatly appreciate each and everyone of you and could not have done this with out you.
 
Thank you a million times
and
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Savings

SAVINGS SAVINGS SAVINGS!!!
 
For Black Friday and Small Business Saturday we will be offering you a savings.
 
Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY on any purchase in our shop and save 20%!
 
Sale ends this Sunday so get your purchases in before and get some savings!!
 
Have a safe holiday season.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Black Friday and The Holidays!!!

YES!! We will be offering Black Friday Specials and Holiday Trimmings!! Stop by this Friday to see the all new holiday fun and deals!!

 


 
 
Small Side note. Now that it is starting to get colder in many areas we ship to make sure you have a warm spot for your post to put your Twisted Acres package when it arrives. Our plants do great during shipping but make arrangements for them to be put in a safe spot once they arrive to avoid them getting too cold.



Monday, November 11, 2013

New Move, New Items and we are growing!!

New Move and New Items

We are expanding and growing. We are taking our first big steps at making our dream reality. And we want you to join us on this journey. We have met some amazing customers along the way and we couldn't have made it this far without you guys.
 
We have some new items in our Etsy Shop make sure to check them out by clicking the link; https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedAcres?ref=si_shop
 
 
We have even teamed up with some fellow Etsy sellers to bring you some beautiful new ways to display your air plants. Check out our new bronze wire hangers handmade by Erin @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/sparkleandstonebytv
Check out her shop for more of her fun and beautiful creations.
 


 

Upcoming Shows.

 
With season upon us in Florida you can find us at many upcoming shows.
 
Dec 14 & 15  Atomic Bazaar Sarasota, Fl
 
Southwest Florida Farmers Markets
 
Tuesdays- Surfside- Cape Coral, Fl
Thursdays- Coconut Point- Estero, Fl
Friday- Lakes Park- Fort Myers, Fl
Saturday- Cape Coral Farmers, Market, Cape Coral, Fl
 
Come see us this season and pick yourself or someone else out the perfect little green companion.
 
 
 
Also this season if you come check out us in person we will be offering many different new varieties of plants you can't buy online including
 
Succulents
Orchids
Cactuses
Herbs
Bromeliads
Gardenias
Hydrangeas
Violets
 
 
Hope to see you soon!!
 
 
 

 


Friday, September 6, 2013

Coupon Code

Coupon Code Reward!!!

You've been follwing the blog and learning a little more. Now it's time to reward you back.
For the remaining part of September we are offering a one time use coupon code just for YOU!!
 
Go to our shop at www.etsy.com/twistedacres and save yourself some $$$$.
 
When ordering enter coupon code BLOGGER and save yourself 10% on any purchase.
 
And always thanks for supporting the little guys and following us.
 
 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Upcoming Shows

Want to know where to find us in person so you can personally pick out your own Twisted Creations........................
 
Keep Reading
 
 

Show Dates


 
 STITCH ROCK!!! Oct 5th @ Old School Square in Delray Beach Noon-6pm
Website: http://www.rockthestitch.com/rockthestitch/


SPOOKY EMPIRE!!! Ultimate Horror Convention Oct 25-27th @ The Double Tree at Universal Studios
Website: http://www.spookyempire.com/


ATOMIC HOLIDAY BAZAAR!!! Dec 14 & 15th @ Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium
Website: http://atomicholidaybazaar.com/

And of course my Art Shop Koyanis Kreations will be at all these events. www.koyaniskreations.com

See you there!!!

 
And of course we will be updating our show list with upcoming Farmers Markets!! List soon to be released.

 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS!!!!!

New Items In!! We have some cool new items in for all your gardening needs. Here is a sneak peak........................

Large Sea Urchins, Healing Crystals and Gardens, Crystal Skulls, Natural Gardens and much more. Including our very own home made fertilizer for your air plants!!!!!!!!!We will be posting them in our Etsy shop soon.
Our Etsy shop Link.
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedAcres?ref=si_shop

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ionanthas and a Little Care

A little info about Ionantha air plants (aka Iona's) and some care tips.

Air Plant Iona 3 for 1 Deal


Tillandsia Ionantha aka Iona
Native to Cosa Rica Mexico

Ionas are a smaller variety of air plants they range when mature from 2-3"
Iona's only flower once in their entire life cycle and change to a vibrant red towards maturity. This color change is only temporary and happens only once. Which is why we try to send them out green so the new owner can enjoy the color change and bloom.

Iona's start out green as juveniles
SALE Air Plant Mix of 5

As mentioned each Iona will only flower once. However once the flower has dried remove by gently plucking the petals and removing the stalk as this promotes babies (aka "pups")

Iona's are a clumping Variety of air plant and if you prefer not to remove the pups they will form massive clumps over time. As leaves dry gently pull them away from the with sideways tugs. If the leaf resists it is not ready to be removed yet. The mother plant will stay a mother plant and you can pluck from her from the pups.

If you prefer to remove the pups wait until they are 1/3-1/2 the size of the mother plant to ensure their longevity. Hold both mother and pup at their base and gently twist in a downward motion. If the pup is hard to remove you may want to remove the pup by cutting downward as close to the mother as possible. Most will only need a gentle twist and tug to remove. Do not discard the mother plant yet. As long as she is still alive she will continue to produce more pups. The mother will often take several years after blooming before she finally dies.

Quick care tips. Make sure you water your plant regular. Yes these plants are easy care but they still need regular waterings. Water is the most important aspect of succeding with your Iona. However too much water and they will rot. Never leave air plants in standing water for long periods of time. Your plant needs water regularly at least 2 times per week. Misting is generally not sufficient even if done daily. They need to be watered underneath as well as on top. The easiets way to achieve this is to actually immerse the whole plant in the sink, bucket or cup if possible. After submerging make sure to shake off excess water and let them dry out. Your little guy will also appreciate a good soaking for several hours every other week. If flower never submerge your plant for longer than a minute or the petals will dissolve. In extreme dry areas or homes with air conditioning your iona may need more water.
Thin leaf varieties may need spritzing more often on the leaves to help the tips from not drying out.  If you miss a watering air plants are very forgiving and are a very hardy plant.

So Enjoy your little ones and get creative!! Until the next post happy gardening!!

Globe Air Plant Hanging Terrarium Clear Glass Orb Kit with Moss, rock or sand

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Welcome!!!

Welcome to Twisted Acres new blog.

Well I think it is time Twisted Acres branched off and created a site dedicated completely for our creations, plants, events, specials, new products, tips, tricks and so much more.
Lucky Globe Air Plant Hanging Terrarium Clear Glass Orb KitHanging Sea Urchin Planter Single Kit
We have truly been very fortunate in growing our business and greatly appreciate serving each and everyone of our customers. You guys have been amazing and we can't move forward without you.

Let me start this new site by introducing the ones behind the emails ..................
Anson the one with all the knowledge about our plants has worked with plants for over 16 years. They are his life and his passion. Years back Anson had his own large plant business in Charlotte County. Hurricane Charlie destroyed much of what Anson had built up over the years. Soon after that a declining economy pushed Anson's business to the edge and he had to start over but has never given up on his love of gardening and plants. He is a wealth of information when it comes to plants. So much that he still surprises me when he spouts off about random plants we find or see.

I(Alisha) had worked in floral shops for over 15 years. (See the connection here? This is how we met)Due to the economy I also had to find a different path when the floral shop I worked with shut it's doors. I love working with my hands and creating art through many subjects whether it be paint, pencil, cloth or organic materials. I am an art addict. I am addicted to creating and can't and will never stop EVER!! When I am not helping you I am helping over 200 tiny individuals learn how to create art in my classroom. And when I am not helping them I am locked in my studio most likely painting something brightly colored.

Twisted Acres is a collaboration and a dream. Anson and I (Alisha) have joined forces and created Twisted Acres. Two individuals who believe in products that are recycled, organic, user friendly, colorful and so much more. This has been a long dream and has taken its first baby steps. Twisted Acres has a long way to go but it all starts here. It's a dream of organic farming and art twisting together to create a one of a kind environment.

Our biggest news is on July 26th after 8 years Anson proposed under a waterfall!!!!



So now we are for sure together forever building our dream. We thank you so much for joining us along the way and can't wait for what adventures are to come as we grow. Welcome to our new blog where we will be posting what shows, events and farmers markets we will be a part of. Tips, tricks and ideas about caring and displaying your air plants. Sales and specials, new items and much much more. 

**** Also I express myself way better with a paint brush so ignore all grammatical errors. I apologize profusely now for butchering the English language. You can check out my art at www.koyaniskreations.com