Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Market under the Oaks starts this weekend !

Ahhh...I don't think there is anything lovelier than a large shade tree to keep us cool during the Hot months of Florida summers, but thank goodness we have some lovely trees waiting to keep us cool, starting this weekend at Saturday Morning Summer Market at Williams Park !

Thank goodness we are getting off the hot asphalt of a parking lot just in time when the heat is building up enough to sizzle our plants, not to mention, Mr. Plantman.  Last summer, we took the time off to work around the nursery, but this summer, we are committed to the first 10 weeks of Summer Market.

Summer Market begins this Sat. June 2nd, and the market hours are 9am-1pmWilliams Park is located at 1st avenue north, between 3rd & 4th streets.  Check out the Saturday Morning Market website for map of the park location plus free parking alternatives::  www.saturdaymorningmarket.com

Where to find us in the park? Well, it will be easy as the park is small enough that looking for your favorite vendors is easy. There will be 40 or so vendors each week, plenty of fresh produce, good Eats, crafts and plants.  Look for Mr. I Got'em (Brady) to get fresh produce as well as his yummy BBQ. Speaking of BBQ, Mike of M&N Barbq will be there too!  Some of our other favorite vendor buddies to look for, Tamara with her colorful clothing and the Shrameks with their bright colored glass.

As of right now, our spot will be located on the east side of the park, closest to 3rd street north (which is a one-way heading north).  If you spot the "American Stage" building across the street, we are directly across from them.  This is a great spot for cars and pedestrians to see our plants, as well, be able to easily pick them up after purchase.

We still have some great stuff that will tolerate our summer sun just fine, such as Tibouchina Glory Flower (large purple blooms), aromatic Sweet Almond Bush, hardy Cardboard Palms and butterfly-friendly perennials.  For the shade lovers, our big Leaf Tibouchina are starting to bloom, we have Hellenconia, Ginger, Giant Philodendron, Caladiums and Hanging baskets.

Come on down and see us at the park and support your Summer Market venue, and remember, we are still "on call" for plant needs during the week. Just email us your Wish List !



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