How can great design help to grow your business?

The printed and digital materials that represent your business reflect the quality and professionalism of the products and services you offer your customers. Think of it like dressing for a job interview — make the best first impression possible. A successful first impression is an investment in future sales.

A professional designer can develop your brand and promotional materials to appeal to and speak directly to your customer demographic. Growing your business means building relationships with your current and desired customers. A professional designer will help you to harvest existing opportunities as well as plan and plant the seeds for future opportunities.

Winter is the perfect time to plan your garden — and your business — for the year ahead. Contact Meredith Luce of Luce Ends today to set up a free 30 minute consultation to find out how great design can be a part of your business growth strategy for the seasons ahead.

Chives in bloom
Chives, photo by M. Luce 2018

Growing Instructions

Garlic Chives

Plant in an area that will receive full sun directly in soil after last chance of frost. Seeds should be planted approximately 1/4 inch deep. Seeds germinate in 7 – 14 days.  Seeds can also be started indoors. Once established in your garden, this lovely perennial will return and spread gradually.

Green leaves are edible as well as the flower blossoms. Both are delicious additions to salads, dips, sandwiches, scones, and more. For extensive information on planting and cultivating chives and other edibles, check out the Old Farmer’s Almanac.


Plant in an area that will receive full sun directly into soil that is slightly warm (late spring). Seed depth should be approximately 3/4 inch to 1 inch deep. Seeds may be spaced 8 inches apart or more as desired. This annual produces beautiful blooms. Once the blooms have died and dried up, the seeds are easily harvested for replanting in future years.

Marigolds are an excellent companion plant to tomatoes, serving as a pest deterrent. For extensive information on planting and cultivating marigolds and other annuals, check out the Old Farmer’s Almanac.