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About Stephanie Manning

Updated on November 22, 2012

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.

My Hobbies

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....

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!

The Guide to Gardening

How to Grow Beautiful Roses

Guide to Growing Beautiful Houseplants

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 $$$$Cash$$$$.

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

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      JailBreakFiend 7 years ago

      Hi Stephanie. My name's Hannah (Frances Nightengale). I'm wondering, are you the same Stephanie Manning from allpoetry (stefwit)? If so, would you mind emailing me? JailBreakFiend@gmail.com

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Slideshow was very neat as is this lens. I enjoyed knowing more about you. 5*

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Thanks for reminding me about the contests. I get so busy that I forget things like that.

      Lizzy

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      VBright 9 years ago

      GReat idea and great lens Stephanie. Only, I write for AC too, and I've never been paid Per Article, just page views. I'm not sure how that works though.

      V

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      Deb Bryan 9 years ago from Chico California

      Thank you for visiting my lens. :D I am so glad to find your work. I will be visiting your lens collection and am also going to venture off to your other articles. I am always looking for gardening tips and you have an awesome selection of interesting topics. 5*FAV and your newest fan.