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Monday, July 5, 2010

Welcome to Rainy July !

Hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July weekend ! For most of us here in the Tampa Bay area, it continues to be a wet one, with overcast skies and rain on and off all day and night and we are not unhappy with this..the rain is giving a good soak to our gardens and our plants couldn't look happier. Of course, that means, our grass is growing by leaps and bounds so lawnmowers are getting a workout.

We continue to go forward with getting rid of grass in our back yard..most of it is now a patio and flower beds. Need to get more ground cover tarp down, mulch and have to find some more patio stones....why the heck are those things so expensive to buy?! We have been lucky in the past to get some for free, so if you or someone you knows, has some lying around they don't want, let us know and we will be happy to come pick them up.

Pic here is an example of the outstanding bloom of the Tibouchina Heteromalla..that's the large fuzzy leaf Tibo, and one our favorites. They bloom from summer until early Winter and the blooms are long lasting. We are seeing buds coming and soon, we will have glorious violet blue blooms coming out everywhere.

We still have some Butterfly Wing plants available is you haven't had a chance to get one.

Stay tuned as we have some plans to be out in the area for a plant sale soon! Meanwhile, check out our availability list for any of your plant needs. Have a great week.

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