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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 2011, winding down the season..

We had a great time at our annual open house spring plant show this past weekend and got to see some old friends and meet some new ones too ! We had people come out that we didn't know, that have found our blog and have been following along on our adventures !

Everyone ooohh'd and ahhhhed' over our selection of things to buy, plus everyone enjoyed touring our own garden to see the wide array of plants that Mitch and I have brought in over the years.

As the days wind down to the end of our official season, we will be at Saturday Morning Market this coming Sat. May 14th, and the final day, Sat. May 28th.

The weekend in between, we will be traveling down to Punta Gorda for their annual Hibiscus Festival on Sat. May 21st, held on the waterway in Gilchrest park. It's just a one-day show, but always lots of fun and this will the last gathering of some of our favorite fellow plant vendors till the Fall.

In between all of the markets and shows, we have been working like mad around our own garden, finally having the time to get some new things in, like Papaya, Hibiscus, Grasses, More vines and making Herb pots. Our garden is alive, like so many of you, with the buzzing of bees and the sight of hundreds of butterflies flitting around. Our gallardia has come up in the perennial garden bigger and better than ever, and is a mix of the yellow, red/yellow and orange. Mitch is being the "fertilizer master" everyday and having a great time finding seeds to plant and make cuttings. I am working on Wollemi Pine cuttings and crossing my fingers I can propogate this special plant that we get so many requests for.

Look for in the next couple of days, pics of our own garden here in St. Pete, we would love to share with you.

I am working on a current availability list so keep checking the blog for updates.

Hope to see you all at the final days of market as we still have a great selection of plants for you to get into your gardens and patios to complete your spring planting chores !

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