About Stephanie Manning
Why This Lens?
I thought that since I write for so many different sites online that it would be great if I came up with a central location for my readers to see my work an learn more about me. This lens is strictly about me, myself and I!
For all of you who think I am crazy, maybe this will help you understand why!
I absolutely love writing, and love those who read my writing. Please feel free to read or subscribe to any of my content below.
Who I am!
My name is Stephanie; I am 22, married to a wonderful man and live in Florida! I am a 9-1-1 dispatcher and wouldn't trade my job for any other.
I love everything that's country. I love hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, mudding and just about anything else that fits in this category. I may be a girl but I ma not afraid to get dirty.
I love spending time with my husband, my family and my friends. I have no children, but I have 2 American Pit Bull Terriers that are my babies.
I have 3 main hobbies; writing, gardening, and spending time with family!
I love writing poetry, articles, short stories, blogs and anything else that I can express my opinions, thoughts or feelings!
My Favorite Color: Claret
My Favorite Movie: Joe Dirt
My Favorite Singer: Reba
My Favorite Show: Golden Girls
My Favorite Saying: Lifes a Garden~ Dig it!
My Favorite Flower: Rose
My Favorite Food: Raviolli, but it has to be Chef Boyardee
My Favorite Restaurant: Sonnys BBQ...I love Sonnys so much that I had them cater my wedding!
My Favorite Hero: God
My Favorite Person: My Daddy
My Gardening Habit, I Mean Hobby
I absolutely love gardening. I took horticulture for 3 years in high school and loved every minute of it. As time went by I slowly got caught up in work, friends, and starting my own family. It's been nearly 5 years since I graduated from high school and I was too the point that I didn't have a single plant.
Well, last October we bought our house and it had absolutely no landscaping and the yard was taken over with weeds from being left vacant for nearly 3 years.
This spring was my first chance in many years to get back into the swing of gardening again. I started out by creating myself a rose garden in an old dilapidated flower bed that was nothing more then a few rotten landscape timbers left in the shape of an octagon. A few weeks later, my neighbors who are landscapers, brought me home 3 crotons, about 10 large pieces of Liriope (Monkey grass) in assorted colors, a few days lilies and a few others plants. From there own out, my yard has started to grow into a beautiful, simple but pretty landscape.
Shortly after, I started working on my houseplant collection, my mother-in-law had given me a large Peace Lily back before Christmas. Unfortunately, she sent it home with my husband and he put it in the back of the truck and the whole thing was hideous by the time he got it home. Slowly but surely I trimmed back all of the torn leaves and got it looking good. This Peace Lily was in a 7 gallon pot, thick, and had lush green leaves by this spring.
I had several comments on the fact that just this week I had to repot it because it was getting root bound. However, it is the only Peace Lilly that I have ever seen that had 15 blooms on it at one time. Yes, 15 blooms. I just repotted it and got 5 one gallon pots, 3 quart pots, 4 four inch pots, and about 7 small starter pots, all full of Peace Lilies. They are so beautiful and the bigger pots have up to 4 plants in each one. Now, if I can only find someone to give them all to.
After, getting the Peace Lily and the outdoors plants from my neighbors, my obsession grew stronger. With in a few weeks I had begun buying starter plants from eBay and taking cuttings where ever I could find a plant. I know how a huge list of plants and I am enjoying every minute of watching them grow from cuttings.
One of my greatest accomplishments in the garden, is growing roses from cuttings. I have finally mastered that to a T. Check out my other lens How to Grow Beautiful Roses for more on growing roses and growing them from stem cuttings.
My husband is into machining and anything that involves a tractor so at least I have someone to help me do the heavy duty stuff like plowing and tilling flower beds! He really doesn't care to much for my flowers and thinks that it's kind of funny how our home now looks like a green house. He never tells me what kind of flowers he likes, or what he thinks about the ones I buy other then the "Yes Honey, I think it looks fine." He just recently come to me and said " Honey I want a Confederate Rose". I nearly fell out of my chair. Apparently, he grew them in high school while taking Agriculture classes. Now don't get me wrong, he doesn't care for flowers but put him in the back yard and he will grow you a garden that is plentiful!
Check out some of my gardening lenses!
My Rose Collection
As mentioned above, I love roses! I am steadily growing my collection through 2008-2009.
My Current Collection:
Mr. Lincoln -Red
Perfume Delight - Dark Pink
Peace - Pinkish yellow
Brandy - Apricot
Pristine - Pink and White
White Cherokee Climber - White
(2) Double Knock-Out Pink - Dark Pink
Blue Girl - Lavender
Double Delight - Cream and Deep Pink
Angel Face- Mauve
John F. Kennedy - White
Charisma- Yellow and Orange
Sterling Silver- Lavender Silvery
Mirandy- Deep Red
Gypsy- Deep Red
Joseph's Coat- Various Shades of Orange, Pink, Red, and Yellow (changes color)
Kordes Perfecta- White and Pink
Hondo- Yellow and Pink
Queen Elizabeth- Soft Pink
Snow Fire- Red on one side, White on the other
Just Joey- Apricot
Paradise- Pink and Mauve
For more information on growing beautiful roses, check out my lens How to Grow Beautiful Roses.
Why I Enjoy Squidoo
Why do I enjoy Squidoo? It's simple! Squidoo gives me the opportunity to express myself, gain self exposure, meet new friends, group my writings together from other sites that I write for and even make some $$$$Cash$$$$.
- Funny 911 Calls
Being a 911 dispatcher for nearly 4 years now, I can tell you that there are some pretty strange calls that come into a 911 call center. Here are several of my favorite, hilarious, 911 calls.
- The Guide to Gardening
The Guide to Gardening has been created to help those just starting out in gardening, looking for extra tips and even those with Black Thumbs.
- How to Grow Beautiful Roses
Growing beautiful roses is not a hobby, it's an art! While anyone can grow a rose bush and make it bloom, it takes real talent to grow a beautiful rose bush or create a rose garden that puts on a stunning show.
- Growing Beautiful Houseplants
Beautiful houseplants can add stunning attraction to any home decor and create a relaxing aura.Growing Beautiful houseplants is simple and easy if you have the right knowledge. This lens contains plenty of information to help you grow houseplants of
- How to Be Eco-Friendly
With so much going on in the world today, we rarely have time to think about how we could protect the Earth. We fail to relize that many of the things we do on a daily basis could be hurting both our environment and our future.
- Tips and Ideas for AVON Representatives
Find everything you need from how to get more customers to Easter ideas for AVON Reps. I have included a long list of valuable resources to help grow and expand your AVON business.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an incredible American Hero. He stood up for what he believed in, FREEDOM, and that all men are equal. While his life was short lived, his legend lives on.
- How to Make Money With Associated Content
Let me first start this lens by introducing myself. My name is Stephanie and I am a 9-1-1 dispatcher, I love gardening and I really enjoy writing. My purpose for creating this lens was to help answer common questions that I hear quite often regarding
Sites That I Write for to Earn Money
Associated Content is one of my favorite sites to write for. They pay you $3-20 per article and then pageviews. You get to choose the topics and write about what ever suits you! There is no payout threshold. They send you your money via Paypal as soon as you publish each article. They do a monthly payout for your pageviews!
Helium is another great site to write for. They don't give you an upfront payment for the articles that you write but you do get pageviews and some great chances to win up to $150 with contests. They also have their Marketplace which has several articles that are needed at any given time and those can sometimes pay over $100. Helium does have a $25 threshold but that's still not bad!
And of coarse, Squidoo