Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Green Thumb Festival April 2011 and going forward !
(pic) At the computer, blogging, with a fresh picked Aimee Gardenia that Mitch just brought to me !
Sitting here tonight at the computer is a time to acknowledge some milestones, so here goes !
Today, we surpassed the 10 thousanth "hit" stat on our blog ! That's a lot of people checking in on us in the past couple of years and we soooo appreciate your support.
Also, at this time of year, as we ready for our final big show of the season, at Green Thumb Festival in St. Pete this coming weekend, we take the time to show our appreciation to the those who continue to support the "little nursery that could" and we are truly blessed that the weather and the economy did not put us under, like so many we know and we reached a milestone of surviving another season.
We think Green Thumb is going to be the best ever and we have been working so hard to amass a great plant selection to have at the show. Yes, we will have Hollyhocks, yes, we will have lots of gorgeous passion vines (many in 1 gallon containers for the budget-minded) that are always so popular with butterfly garden enthusiasts, but along with the tried and true, look for some surprises in our booth ! We also have a huge new selection of Handmade Cedar Birdhouses from Aunt Mary.
As many of you know, we rent the largest space possible at the event, and it costs us big bucks for rent space (yes, the City DOES charge big-time to us vendors), but Mitch always wants to go out on a big bang for the Spring season, so we will be working from sun-up to sun-down on Friday getting the booth set up and looking gorgeous.
Want to find us? Officially, we are booths #65 thru 70. But the easier way to find us....if you enter from the big parking lot on the northside of the park, when you enter into the event, along the right (the street side) , we will be the 4th vendor past the first sidewalk...just look for our banner !! Yes, we will be taking cash, Visa, Mastercard, Debit cards and checks !
The most important thing for everyone attending...bring a wagon !! We guarantee that you will need it. There are also other great plant and information booths and the event is a real Kid pleaser, so bring the kids and let them check out the butterfly tent, where they can walk around an enclosed screened tent amongst hundreds of butterflies.
After Green Thumb, we have decided to do our annual Spring Plant sale at our house earlier this year, the next weekend after Green Thumb, Fri & Sat, May 6 & 7th. The weather is getting warm quicker and we know everyone is eager to get their plantings in. We always have a great selection at our House sale and there will be many bargains, as we clear out some stock before our summer break. Here's the details:
Address: 1331 39th Avenue North, St. Pete (the corner of 14th street and 39th avenue north). We are right off the main drag of 38th avenue north, close to the Northeast Shopping Center area.
The sale hours are: Friday 10am-6pm ----- Saturday 9am-6pm
We hope you all can stop by and say hello and find something to complete your spring and summer plant wish lists..we will have cold drinks and a cooling fans to keep you comfy :)
You will also find us for the rest of the month of May at the Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete which will run through Sat. May 28th, and of course, you can always call or email us over the summer if you have a special plant "wish .
For those of you in south central Florida, we will only have one more show scheduled, the Hibiscus Festival in Punta Gorda FL on Sat. May 21st.
Gotta run, Mitch just pulled up with another huge trailer full of plants to stage in our yard for Green Thumb !