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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Selby Show recap and March Schedule

Mitch & our great friend, Cindy, from George Griepenburg's nursery

Larry Sousa & Mitch's grandson, Kevin

We had a wonderful time at Selby Gardens in Sarasota this past weekend and Mother Nature gave us some great weather. The crowds were great, the setting just stunning, and we got to see lots of fellow plant vendor friends as well as old and new customers. Thanks much to Mike who runs the gardens and all his crew of volunteers that took great care with all of us and always had smiling faces on.

This weekend, we are back to our markets here in St. Pete and Tarpon, and we have a new crop of gorgeous FERNS !! We will also have more of the popular Spanish Lavender that everyone is loving.

Hard to believe that March is already here and we are set to go on a mammoth undertaking of doing 4 major Plant Shows plus covering markets in this next month. Keep tabs on our Blog for any updates, but for now, here is our schedule:

March 3rd Saturday Morning Market, St. Pete
March 4th Sunday Morning Market, Tarpon Springs

March 10th Saturday Morning Market, St. Pete
March 10 & 11 Master Gardener Show, Ocala, FL

March 17 & 18 Leu Gardens Spring show, Orlando, FL
March 17th -- We will NOT be at local markets (St. Pete Market will be on Central Ave)

March 24 & 25 Greenfest! Tampa, FL
March 24 -- Saturday Morning Market, St. Pete closed for Car Race

March 31 Saturday Morning Market, St. Pete
March 30, 31 & April 1st -- Tropiflora Spring Plant Show, Tropiflora Nursery, Sarasota

Phew, that's just March ! Don't forget, the big Green Thumb Festival here in St. Pete is coming up April 28 &29, so mark your calenders for that too ! Meanwhile, below are some pics from our weekend down at Selby Gardens...Enjoy!

Entrance above by the huge Banyan Tree ----- Huge, gorgeous Koi fish off the Bamboo Garden, Orchids abound and our 2 huge Bougainvillea trellis plants found good homes !

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