Monday, March 30, 2009
Rainy Greenfest and Upcoming Events April 2009
We had fun at the Tampa Greenfest Event this past weekend, and even though we got some much needed rain pouring down on us Sunday morning, the crowds still came out. The new plant, the "Joey" is really making the rounds with more vendors carrying it. The pic here is of "Dancing Flame" Salvia, a gorgeous hybrid, which we were are encouraging for spring and summer gardens and will be carrying it.
The next weekend, April 4th and 5th, the downtown St. Pete market will be closed because of the Grand Prix Races, but you can find out at a couple of alternatives:
First, we will have a set up at the Spring Tropiflora Nursery Plant show down in Sarasota. Check it out at the Tropiflora website. This event runs Friday through Sunday and there will be many great plant vendor there, plus food and activities, so it's worth the 45 minute drive from St. Pete. Second, we will again have a plant booth at Gamble Mansion Art Show this weekend on Sat. and Sunday. Gamble is located right in Palmetto, and a short trip down from St. Pete and it is not far from our nursery. Mitch and I will be helping out at the Gamble Show as well as working around the nursery, so if you are in the neighborhood, give us a call if you want to stop by! 727-742-9265
Just a note, Mitch was able to find 4 gorgeous braided "Ficus Ali" plants. They are in 3 gallon pots and will plant out at 5 ft and are gorgeous specimens. We have had several requests in the past for this, so let us know as they will go fast.
Have a great week and let's hope for some more much need rain!