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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Back to Market this weekend, Sat. Oct. 24

 We had a great time at the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales last weekend, having a record weekend for sales, as well as for crowd turn out !

Our stunning dwarf Anthuriums were a crowd winner.

For the first time in 4 years, Susan and I were actually able to take some time out to check out the famous Bok Tower that sits on a high point of the gardens.  A beautiful 10 minute walk up sloping walkways, surrounded by lush foliage, scents and blooming flowers in the early morning time, made it a serene, almost magical voyage.

 The marbled tower is surrounded by a serene moat which is loaded with large Koi fish.

Some of the largest Lily Pads we have ever seen, some were over 10 feet in diameter.

Annie can never resist a change to feed the local critters.

 The namesake of the Gardens, Edward Bok, is buried in a peaceful spot at the base of the tower.

We had a fabulous weekend and show, almost selling out our booth!  The crowds were enormous and the Gardens had some challenges getting the thousands of people in but everyone told us it was worth the hassle as the show and gardens were huge crowd pleasers.

 After the weekend, we were able to visit one of our special fellow plant grower friends and see how their Heritage Garden is progressing.  Must say, it is an inspiration and such fun to see every year the addition of more special plants, old yard art and vintage equipment.

So, back to work in Tampa Bay and it's time to gear up for Saturday Morning Market this weekend, our home base.  We have lots of great new succulents and cacti.  Along with, we are stocked back up on our beloved Passion Vines and lots of great Fall perennials.

And lastly, our last crop of unique, beautiful Butterfly Wing plants are coming to market.  This will be the last crop for the season until next Spring, so come on out and get one of these beauties !

Come on out and see us at Market - here's the scoop:

Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
Every Saturday, 9am-2pm
Al Lang Field parking lot, corner of 1st street and 1st Avenue north
Look for Armstrong Nursery on the very back East row

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, area Botanical Shows and Special Pop Up markets around the area.  Keep up with us and our schedule at:
contact us at:

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