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She was missing one crucial ingredient: soil. "The property is pure, white Florida sand," Nancy says. "I have to amend every inch. I have two big composters, and I use your Super Hot all the time."
She also had no design in mind, but that didn't worry her. "My father was an artist and a gardener, and I used to follow him around with my little red wagon, helping him place rocks and things. So when the time came, I just took my shovel and started digging."
Now Nancy is creating a 25-by-30-foot pond. When that's finished, she'll begin her most ambitious project yet; a 3,000-square-foot rainforest, complete with lagoon and waterfall and stocked with South American plants. "I say it's for my business," she says. "But mostly, it's because I can't stop myself."
Last updated: 10/24/15
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