Wednesday, December 28, 2011


(pic Hong Kong Orchid Tree)

Greetings and hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday and you are now preparing for a great New Years Celebration !

We had a very busy day at Market last Saturday with many folks coming out to support us by buying local. The day started off with a heavy sea fog and damp air, but by 11am, the Market was bustling with activity and many many vendors went home with big smiles on their faces, so many Thanks to all of you !

So, the Sat. Morning Market WILL be open this Sat. Dec. 31, New years Eve day, and we hope you all come out to get some goodies before settling in to celebrate New Years your own special ways. We usually take New Years off to have a big bonfire and work at the nursery, but with the weather being so beautiful, we decided to be at market this Saturday !

The Hong Kong Orchid Tree above is our last one left, looking for a good home. Priced at $60 (half off usual retail), this specimen will plant out about 7ft. and it is blooming gloriously right now. We still have a great selection of fresh Herb Bowls, Bougainvillea, Crown of Thorn and Passion Fruit Vines, plus much more.

As always, 2011 ends with our heartfelt Thanks for supporting the Armstrong Nursery (aka the Annie & Mitch show!) during this last year. We started off on a sad note with losing our best friend Rickie Oliver, then wobbled through a very cold winter, headed into the sunshine of the Spring and had fabulous shows at Vero, Ocala, Leu Gardens, Gardenfest in Tampa and of course the Show of all Shows--the Green Thumb festival in St. Pete. We suffered through an extremely hot summer and ramped it up with the start of our Market and Show season this past October. Here we are in late December, and wearing shorts, sunscreen and enjoying fabulous weather, so things can't be all that bad ?!

Happy New Years All -We hope that 2012 brings a renewal of a better economy, more peace around the world and the continuation of the Little Nursery That Could !

"Happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year."
~Edgar Guest


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