We has a lot of fun doing our Fall yard plant sale this weekend and got to meet a couple of new friends that are very special....
One of them, was Penny Carnathan, who writes, along with her gal pal Kim, an informative and amusing blog called "The Dirt" for the Tampa Trib...you can find them on Facebook, TBO blogs and twitter. Penny came over especially to get some Butterfly wing plants that she had been wanting. We had a great time talking about plants, her blog and she took some pics around our personal garden. She is a great gal, very funny and, a great writer...put The Dirt in your favorites and follow along with them..they visit plant nurseries, plant sales, exchange plant info and generally just have a great time gardening! Thanks Penny for making the jog over !
You can find her write up about her trip to see us at twitter.com/TheDirtTBO and click on "christia" link...or you can just google The Dirt Tampa Tribune and find them there...what a great title for a blog..gee, wish I had thought of it :)
The second new friend we made this weekend, was Matt and his lovely wife Sandra of Blooming Daily, who came over to take some pics around our garden. We first heard of Matt when Bay News 9 did a special on him..he is doing a fantastic project of taking a Plant pic a day and posting it on his website..he also has a facebook page. Check him out at Blooming Daily.com Also, if you go to the Bay News 9 website, you can find the original broadcast. He is an excellent photographer and graphic designer and he is also getting ready to publish a calendar with 12 of his fav prints..we know we want at least a couple of those..they will make great Holiday gifts. Thanks Matt and Sandra for taking the time to come over, we can't wait to see the calendar and continue to see what you shoot everyday.
Okay, so now to get back to the real business of selling plants...we are gathering our plant inventory, doing daily leg and arm muscle exercises to get ourselves back in shape for our Market and Plant shows and we can't wait..we feel it's going to be an awesome season, so here's our schedule for October...
Sat. Oct. 2/9/16/23/30 Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete Market hours 9-2pm
www.saturdaymorningmarket.com The market continues every Saturday through the end of May, 2011...only exception will be Xmas Day this year that falls on a Sat., and one Sat. in March, when we have to vacate for Grand Prix vehicles !
Fri. Sat. Sun. Oct 1 - 3 Tropiflora Nursery Fall Plant Fest
www.tropiflora.com Their big Fall sale where they will have their own inventory on sale plus have 20 plus vendor friends who are some of the best growers from around the state.....luckily, they always give us a nice shady spot in the far back, so look for us there, but bring a hat !
Thur. Oct 7/14/21/28 Safety Harbor Market, Main Street, Safety Harbor 9a-1:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 10 Seminole Heights Market, Tampa
www.sundaymorningmarket.com Market hours 9a-2p
Sat. Oct. 16th Bok Tower Boktoberfest, Lake Wales, FL
www.Boktoberfest.com A new show for us that promises great crowds and great selection of plant vendors from all over the state
Sat. Oct. 30th Circus McGurkis, St. Pete FL
And lastly, pending, we have heard that the Tarpon Springs Sunday Market will be starting back up in late October, so stay tuned when we know the dates for sure......also, we may be setting up at the Corey Avenue Sunday market sometime in Oct/Nov too so stay tuned as we finalize the dates.
That's it for now, glad to say, soon, it will be Market Day yeah!