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Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Herbs & Air Plant time at market Nov. 15, 2014

 Loving Lavender !

With this gorgeous Fall weather we are having, it's a great time to put in new Herbs in your garden. Herbs love the coolness of the Fall and less humidity. One of the most common questions we get about Herbs, is about "Lavender"....very few of us seem to be able to get it through the hot months of summer, but we have found, it's not our fault ! It's not your fault ! It's just the nature of the plant, Lavender does not like hot hot heat and it really doesn't like humid conditions !

So, we consider an annual we have to restart anew with every Fall.  Lavender can take the sun, but loves really good air circulation around it, and it will do better, if you try and water just the soil and not drench the leaves all the time.  After watering it thouroughly, let it dry out in between -- you will find, that even on extreme dry side, it won't even wilt !

At market this weekend, we have Gray leaf Lavender, which according to sources can be called English or Spanish lavender - such a confusion about names ! But by any name you call it, it's just gorgeous with tall purple blooms and super aromatic grayish leaves.

Our Basil, Thyme, Oregano and Spearmints are also ready to head to your garden, just in time to use for Holiday dinners.

We also will have a great new selection of Tillandsia's (Air Plants", and most of them are blooming.

We are also still fully stocked on lovely Succulents and cacti for your garden, porch, houses and offices. We bring the most popular sizes, 3 and 4 inch, and they can be used as stand-alones, or create your own mini garden.

The cool weather also brings back gorgeous Bougainvillea and we have extra large hanging baskets in a myriad of colors.

Downtown will be hopping this weekend with lots of things going on, so we hope you have time to stop on by the Market and see us and 120 other great market vendors that are ready for YOU to come on by and support local !  Here's the scoop:

Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
1st Avenue south and 1st street
Market hours 9am-2pm
(Note: Armstrong Nursery is located along the very East row of the market)

Mitch Armstrong Nursery is a licensed Tropical Plant Nursery with the state of Florida
(note: Can't make market? Feel free to call or email us to make an appointment in St. Pete )

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