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Monday, October 4, 2010

(pic) The bloom on Mitch's Okra plant in our yard

We had a fabulous opening day of Sat. Morning Market in downtown St. Pete this past Sat ! Great weather and great crowds, and it was so nice to see our fellow vendor friends we missed over the summer. The market has some new food vendors, one of which is the "Sausage guy" ..check them out, looks and tastes scrumptious!

Everyone loved our white blooming Plumeria Pudica, the gorgeous Wally's Yellow and Double White Hibiscus, the Butterfly Wings and more. Thanks to all that turned out, we are psyched to have a great Market Season.

This past weekend, we also set up at the Tropiflora Nursery in Sarasota, FL. The owners, Dennis & Linda Cathcart, are simply two of the nicest people in the world. They do 2 big plant shows every year out of their nursery and are kind enough to invite fellow nursery growers to set up too. The weather was just great and we had a lot of fun selling plants and we got to buy some great plants to have for our markets.

Fall is definitely in the air and it's great having the A/C off and the windows open and sure does make for more comfortable work out in the garden !

Here's our line up for this week:

Thurs. Oct. 7th Safety Harbor Market, Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL Opening day of this market for the season and always fun to set up by the gazebo in this quaint town. Market hours are 9am-1:30 pm.

Sat. Oct. 9th Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete Al Lang Field Parking Lot Market hours 9am-2pm. It will be much easier to get to market this week and find parking. Don't forget, we have it set up that you can purchase plants, then drive in behind our booth to pick them up and not have to pay a parking fee.

Sun. Oct. 10th Opening day of Seminole Heights Market, Tampa Located on the front field area of Hillsborough High School, 5000 N. Central Ave. Market hours 9am-2pm. We are eager to return to this market that is starting it's second season. It is run by the gal that runs the Tampa downtown Friday market. It's a good size market with tons of great food, plants and crafts.

Have a great week and get out in this lovely weather and do some gardening and hope to see you at the market!

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