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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Market Happenings Nov. 13 &14 2010

We are excited to have our friend, Matt Clark, who you all know from "Blooming Daily" come and sit in our booth at Sat. Morning Market this Sat. Nov. 13th. Matt will have his new 2011 calendar for sale ! The calendar is gorgeous (got ours this week!) and makes a great gift to yourself, and/or the perfect Holiday gift to your gardening enthusiast family and friends. Matt will be in our booth from 9am till 2pm. Come by and meet this great photographer, and of course, we will have a lovely display of gorgeous plants for your selection.

Our schedule this week:
Sat. Nov. 13 Saturday Morning Market, St. Pete
Sun. Nov. 14 Seminole Heights Market, Tampa, FL our followers know, we just returned from the Fall plant show in the lovely town of Mt. Dora. We love doing the Dora show and always look forward to it, and were excited about the lovely cool weather that had finally came into our area.....BUT...2 hours inland, with a big cold front on the way made for a very challenging weekend. When we arrived on Friday to set up, we opened the truck door to 50 mph gusts coming in straight off the lake, and temps in the 50's. The wind was so terrific, that we decided we would have to forgo setting up entirely that day.

Off came the plants, down went the plants....put a tent up? Nope! Ended up laying down the plants in to piles and covering with tarps as temp forecast for the morning was suppose to be low 40's/high 30's. The only good thing about this, was we were able to get to our home away from home earlier that evening and get some good rest for the challenging next few days.

Which we needed..cuz,....the weather continued to be darn right cold and the wind gusts did not let up..we managed to get the tents up and anchored down and the plants in place on Sat. morning and spent the rest of the weekend constantly picking up our blown over plants. The weather did affect customer turn out and thank goodness for the hardy souls that did come for the event both days. Customers loved our native Cassia, Almond Bush, Double Purple Datura, Passion Vines, Crown of Thorns and the native Xmas Berry was a real hit (we still have some!).

The best part of our weekend was staying with our lovely friends, Sherry and Stu, in our darling loft apartment. Sherry made us some to-die-for lasagna and they both make us feel so cherished, we are so lucky to have such lovely friends. Look for pics to come of the weekend soon.

Last words...its HOLLY HOCK time ! Yup, this weekend, we debut the first crop of gorgeous tropical Hollyhocks so come on out to Markets this weekend, suppose to be fantastic weather !

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