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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summertime Plant Man

Greetings from the Dog days of Summer, August that is, and the month is winding up quickly and soon we will have lovely autumn days of September & October, right ? Well, okay, maybe not Autumn like days, but just looking at those months names makes us feel a little bit cooler, and, and a little more excited, as we start to plan for our new season starting in October.

Yes, in just 6 weeks, things start getting busier, shows and markets will be happening and we are so looking forward to a bigger and better season than ever before !

Last weekend brought mega rain on Friday with heavy storms and lightning but this weekend is looking much better, and there are only 2  more Saturdays of Summer market left, which means......this is the time to get some great plants at great bargain prices.

You can see us at Williams park summer market, or better yet, call or email and set up an appointment to come out and see us here in St. Pete - here's some of the specials we have:

Mona Lavender Plectranthus - this beauty is names after the color it's bloom - related to Swedish Ivy, it grows as a small busy and blooms in sun or shade, plus, blooms pretty much all year round.  We have them in 1 gallons - normally selling at $7 each for a 1-gallon pot, they are on sale for $4 each or 3/$9.

Passion Vines ! - A customer favorite, we have Burgundy colored Lady Margaret, Purple Possem Edulis, Quadrangularis edulis, Yellow edulis, Red passiflora, and as a great butterfly accompaniment, the unusual Dutchman Pipe vine is available - Special sale right now, Vines are $17 or 2/$30.

Lady Margaret

Purple Possem Edulis

 Dutchman Pipe Vine

Our "Tiger" Grass is one of our favorites, a non-invasive clumper that can fill in an area to give you some shade and, it's great for "hiding' things around your yard, such as meters, A/Cs etc.

Sale ! Normally $20, sale price is $15

Also, we have some great shade plants, such as Lemon Lime Philodendron, Curly annie Fern, ZZ plant, variegated peperomia and Staghorn fern babies, all on sale at 1/2 price !

Succulents -- We are clearing out our current succulent crop to make room for our new crops that will be out in October, and we have some pretty ones in 2 and 3 inch pots....1/2 price !

Bougainvillea !  We have 3 gallon trellis Bougainvillea coming back into bloom, sale price only $12 !

The list could on and on, needless to stay, we have some great plants at bargain prices, so come on out to market on Saturday at Williams Park, or call/email us for appointment during the week, to come by and check out our sale stock over the next few weeks.

Make a note on your calenders about upcoming dates:

Fri thru Sunday, Oct. 3,4 5  Tropiflora Nursery Fall Plant sale- all of Tropiflora nursery of Bromeliads and Air plants will be on sale, and 20 of their favorite vendor pals, such as us, will be set up there too !
check it out at

Sat. October 4th, our Lucky 13 Season of Saturday Morning Market, Al Lang Field, opens for the season. With a full contingent of over 120 vendors, live music, activities and events, it IS the heart of St. Pete.
check it out at

Sat. Oct. 18th, will find us back at the annual Bok tower Boktoberfest plant festival in Lake Wales.  Free admission to the park on that day will save you a bundle.  Over 40 quality plant vendors, Beer Garden, Live Music and park tours make this a very popular destination that attracts people from all over Florida.
check it out at www.octoberfest/lake Wales 2014

Oh, want to end this with a little funny...Mitch got soooo relaxed over the summer, that he quit shaving, thus, he was sporting the Santa Claus look....thankfully, he got motivated again !

With our lovely market helper, Keisha, along for the ride with us at Weeki Wachee River

 Ah yes, I can see your face again !

Here again, is where you can find us:

 Saturday Market at Williams Park-only 2 more weeks, ends on Sat. August 30th !
Park is located between 3rd and 4th streets just off of 1st avenue north (where the buses go through)
Plenty of free parking on surrounding streets
Safe, shady strolling among the Oaks
Fresh produce and Foods
Arts and Crafts
Plants and yard art
Market hours 9am-1pm.

Can't make Market day? Give us a call or email to set up appointment to visit us !
Mitch Armstrong Nursery is a licensed Tropical Plant Nursery with the state of Florida

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