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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Current Events week of June 8-13, 2010

Back from N Carolina ! Pic here is of a gorgeous little place we stayed in Chimney Rock,NC. We had a great time, although it wasn't quite as cool up there as we wanted, but night time temps were the best ! I am in the process of creating slide show of our adventures.

The show in Hendersonville was a huge show....9 blocks long, can you believe that ? Huge amount of garden art, plants and misc and the Shriners right next to us kept us plied with yummy BBQ. We had a very busy Saturday, and our adorable Butterfly Wing Plant sold out within an hour. Sunday, was very slow, then we got rained out mid-afternoon..that seems to be the karma for us all Spring/Summer. We did manage to stay a couple of extra days to chill up at Chimney Rock and Lake Lure after the show and enjoyed the mountains and the rolling Broad River that roars through town.

The show weekend was even more enjoyable for us as Mitch's brother and his wife drove down from Virginia to help us and enjoy their own getaway. Thanks Marshall and Deb for making the trip!

Coming back to St. Pete was like stepping into a hot oven after our days in the mountains and no rain in site, boohoo! We are now down to our last 2 shows this coming weekend:

Sat/Sunday St. Pete Clay Company, hosts their annual Summer Garden Event. Great deals on pottery and clay yard art, along with plants from us and a few others. Come on down and check it out!

Sat/Sun Punta Gorda Garden Show at the big local auditorium. Since the regular Hibiscus festival got cancelled this year, we are looking forward to being a part of this event. Their will plants and garden related stuff indoors and out. Check out the city of Punta Gorda for more info about that.

This weekend also, Sunken Gardens is hosting a Hibiscus Festival on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Although we won't be there, there will be plant vendors, as well as other popular vendors from the Saturday Morning Market !

Finally, working on keeping up the availability list for summer for those who are still looking for things. Right now, we just got our last crop of the Double Flower Hollyhocks in and we do have lots of great Figs and Passion Vines.

Also, note, the ever-popular Butterfly Wing will be available mid-July. We will take reserves for them, as they will go fast. Send us an email with your request and contact info.

All for now, hope to see some of you at one or both of the events this weekend !

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