Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wittia amazonica & Summer Bloomers around the nursery July 16 2015

 Greetings from July summer time in Florida.! Just a quick note on one of our rare plants before we talk about what's happening around the nursery.

In the last day or two, Mitch has been communicating with some online folks about cuttings for the Wittia amazonica being available to ship..Mitch is busy taking pics and will be determining cost for cutting plus shipping and will let everyone know by early next week.  We will be communicating with everyone that has already emailed us, and if you are interested too, please send us an email at marketannie@aol.com to get your request in - Please note, at this time, we can only ship within the U.S. (no Canada/Europe/Asia - thanks for your interest on this rare amazing specimen!

Our current Plant Availability list is at the end of this blog entry, check it out !


Now, here's what's happening around the nursery....
Walking around today, it is just ablazed with so many different types of blooms.  The rainy weather and all our sunshine are just making everything spout beautiful and tall.









The large soft leaf Tibouchina heteromalla is just starting to bloom and this older specimen (about 7 feet tall) is just gorgeous to look at.








This drooping pale yellow Hibiscus Tree is another one of our favorites.  This is perfect grown as a Tree since the height allows you to better see the blooms that hang down just like bells.


The Duranta (Sapphire Showers) are one of those plants that just loves sunshine, and rain, and humidity doesn't bother them a bit !  You can grow as busy or tree like and it's a butterfly magnet.

Speaking of butterflies, we have a lot of great butterfly friendly plants, from host plants to nectar plants. Butterfly gardening is fun and it's a great way to help out Mother Nature in your garden !








This double Red Hibiscus tree above, is one of our favorites because she is a prolific bloomer and her striking deep red color is great contrast against all the green of the garden !

















Rain or Shine, we plan to be at Saturday Morning Summer Market this weekend, and you can always visit us during the week too to tour our garden and check out some beautiful plants !




Yes, we still have Butterfly Wing (aka Christia obcordata) in stock ! We are growing ours in full sun (western exposure) and they are doing great, they love the heat and humidity this time of year.  If you want it for shade/partial sun, porches etc, it will do just fine too, its adaptability is one of our favorite things about it.


Saturday Morning SUMMER Market
(www.saturdaymorningmarket.com)
Williams Park, downtown St. Pete, at 1st Avenue north and 3rd street
Market hours 9am - 1pm
Every Saturday through end of August
Armstrong Nursery is located at the Northeast corner of the Park.

 











Plant Name
Size
Notes Price $






Aloe arborescens
3 gallon
Uncommon - super medicinal property, better than Aloe vera - Avail mid July 20
Anthurium
4 inch pot
Dwarf variety from Holland - prolific large red blooms - great house/porch plant 8
Arboricola
3 gallon
Arboricola variegated - nice, multi stemmed - great landscape plant 15
Beauty Berry
3 gallon
Callicarpa americana - Loaded with blooms and berries - hardy native 15
Bird of Paradise
3 gallon
Strelitzia nicolae - "white" Bird - White/purple flowers - multi stemmed - due July 25
Bird of Paradise
3 gallon
Strelitzia reginae - "orange" Bird - White/purple flowers - multi stemmed - due July 20
Brunfelsia
1 gallon
Brunfelsia americana "Lady of the Night" - rare ! - white, aromatic flowering now 12
Butterfly Wing
8 inch pot
Christia obcordata - rare ! Foilage looks like zebra longwing butterfly 12
Cactus
4 inch pot
Color Top Cactus - deep purple color - large specimen heads 8
Calathea
4 inch pot
"Fusion White"   - lovely green/white varigation with purple undersides - New ! 8
Coral Plant
1 gallon
Jatropha mulitifida 7
Coral Plant
3 gallon
Jatropha mulitifida 15
Elephant Ear
1 gallon
Colocasia "Mojito" - deep white/green/black varigation 12
Epiphyllum
Hanging Bskt
Guatemalense montros - rare, curly leaves 25
False Agave
3 gallon
Furcraea foetida - really nice, multi-pups - soft leaf - due July 1st 30
Floss Silk Tree
3 gallon
Ceila speciosa (aka chrorisa speciosa) - young, 7ft tall - nice ! 25
Gout Plant
1 gallon
Jatropha podagrica - nice! Flowering - Very cool bulbous base 15
Hibiscus 
3 gallon
Double White bloom - rare !  Flowering now 12
Hibiscus ferox
3 gallon
Wercklea ferox - Rare - only 10 avail Aug 1 35
Ixora
3 gallon
Ixora "Thai Snow" - new hybrid - varigated leaves - white flowering - meant for shade 15
Jatropha
3 gallon
Jatrpha pandurata (aka integerrima) - Butterfly magnet - multi stemmed - plant out 4 ft 15
Lemon Grass
3 gallon
Cymbopogan - giant variety - edible - aromatic 15
Madagascar Palm
4 inch pot
Pachypodium lamerei - gorgeous "baby" specimens - 8 inch tall - summer special  8
Madagascar Palm
7 gallon
Pachypodium lamerei - gorgeous, tall plants - summer special  99
Mexican Sunflower
4 inch pot
Tithonia - large, orange blooms - grows to 6 ft - budding and flowering now 10
Milkweed-White
3 gallon
Asclepias physocarpa "hairy balls" - Blooming, 6ft tall - due July 1 25
Moringa Tree
3 gallon
Moringa oleifera - great medicinal/healthy edible - Avail Mid July 20
Pagoda Flower
8 inch pot
Clerodendrum paniculum - nice ! -in full bloom - Butterfly and hummingbird magnet 15
Papyrus
3 gallon
Cyperus papyrus - noninvasive clumper- 6ft tall - nice ! 20
Papyrus
3 gallon   Dwarf variety, grows to 4 ft. 12
Passion vine
3 gallon
Passiflora "Lady Margaret" - flowering now 20
Passion vine
3 gallon
Passiflora alata x caerulea - white/pink/purple flower - due July 15 20
Passion vine
3 gallon
Passiflora edulis "Purple Possem" - due July 5 20
Passion vine
3 gallon
Passiflora vitafolia (red) - due July 15 20
Passion vine
3 gallon
Passiflora quadrangularis - Due Aug 20
Passion vine
3 gallon
Passiflora edulis "yellow fruiting" - avail Aug 1 20
Pentas
6 inch pot
Pentas landceolata - Red flowering - Blooming now - butterfly magnet 5
Porter Weed
3 gallon
Red blooming - butterfly magnet ! 12
Rhipsalis
Hanging Bskt
New, flat leaf species 25
Rope Hoya
4 inch pot
Hoya carnosa "Hindu Rope Hoya"- rare, varigated type -nice ! 8
Rosemary
1 gallon
Rosmarinus "Tuscan blue" Edible -sun loving - landscape heat & cold hardy 7
Succulent Bowl
14" deco bowl
Mixture of 4-5 succulents in lovely deco planter  15
Tapioca
3 gallon
Beautiful bush, deeply varigated leaves 15
Tibouchina
3 gallon
Heteramolla big soft leaf - gorgeous blue/purple flower 20
Tractor Seat
3 gallon
Farfugum japonicum - green and yellow spotted varieties 1 & 3 gallons 8 to 25
Vanilla orchid
Hanging Bskt
Orchidareae vanilla planifolia - green  leaf + varigated leaf varieties 10























Mitch Armstrong Nursery is a licensed Tropical Plant Nursery with the state of Florida. We do not have a retail location, our "store" is the Sat. Morning Market!
www.heyplantman.blogspot.com
contact us at:  marketannie@aol.com
727-742-9265
heyplantman1@juno.com
727-542-9951
(note: Can't make market ?  Feel free to call or email us to make an appointment in St. Pete )



























































































































































































































































 



































































































































































































































































































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