Friday, August 21, 2015

Dutchman Pipe Vine coming to Market Aug. 22nd

We are winding down to the last 2 weekends of Saturday Morning Summer Market at Williams Park and just in time, our Dutchman Pipe Vines are blooming like mad.

If you are not familiar with this vine, it is the host plant for the Swallowtail Butterfly, and, needless to say, has one of the most exotic interesting blooms around !

It loves a fence to climb on, blooms like mad, creates a host spot for Butterfly eggs, then the emerging caterpillars love to snack on it's leaves.  Yes, their voracious appetite can strip the vine pretty quickly, but amazingly, it just bounces right back !

We continue to have new inventory at market along with some great discounts on stock that we need to move to make room at the nursery.  In just 6 weeks, we will be back in full swing for the Fall season, with Market and Plant shows, so stay tuned for the news.

Meanwhile, check out our plant availability list. We have had lots of happy customers getting things at market, as well as, visiting our nursery in St. Pete at Annie's house.

Here's the scoop:
Summer Market, Saturday, 9am -1pm, Williams Park, Downtown, St. Pete.  Note:  Last summer market day is Sat. Aug. 29th.  We have no markets for September but will be participating in some pop up events, and as well, you are welcome to visit us in N. E. St. Pete during the week.

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!
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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 )

Plant Availability List as of Aug. 21
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
Duranta 3 gallon Sapphire Showers - blooming - 3 feet tall - grown as tree-like 12
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
Wittia amazonica Cuttings 8 inch cuttings -  - DUE July 29  price: 2 cuttings/ $ 15 plus postage
Wittia amazonica 4" pot Available possible Aug. 1st.  Price to be determined

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