Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's time for Fall in Florida..or is it? November starts !

Welcome to Fall in Florida....or is it? Hard to tell with record breaking heat this past week ! Hopefully we will start getting back to being a bit cooler soon, but for now, the plants are loving it and thriving and many that would normally go dormant by now, are keeping strong. So I guess there is an upside to enjoying our beloved longer for special specimens.

This weekend, we will be out of Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete and off to our annual Fall show up in Mt. Dora, FL for their annual Fall Plant & Garden Fair.  Mt. Dora is one of our favorite towns and actually a very do-able day trip for people who like to check out shows not far from the Tampa Bay area.

It is amazing how Mt. Dora, only about 2 hours north and a bit East of here, can feel so different from the St. Pete area....rolling hills (and even some big hills), beautiful lakes abound and the feel is almost of a small New England Town.  The show is centered in the middle of the Historic downtown and one of our favorite ones to do.

And, if you are still in the mood for Hollyhocks, you have to come to Mt. Dora ! Yes, we got a late season crop, in 4 different colors (Pink, Purple, Crimson and Peach) and we are taking them to the show and expect them will zoom out of our booth !

We will be back to Saturday Morning Market, Sat. Nov. 14th as usual, and we have some great plants coming along for your Fall gardens.

Also, make note on your calender, the annual Christmas time plant show at Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, takes place Sunday, Dec. 13th.  This one day show is a popular one with plant enthusiasts and holiday gatherers.  Day time, you have great vendors and night time, you can enjoy their super light show throughout the gardens.

Here's the info about Mt. Dora if you would like to make the trip :
The show runs Sat & Sun , 9am-5pm, Nov.  7 & 8th . Entrance to the show is free and there is plenty of parking in the nearby downtown community. 

This show is very unique in that they have 75 of the best growers from Florida and the SE United States and we all have our specialties, so there is lots of great plant offerings. They also have yard art and other plant-related specialist.

Mt. Dora is an easy drive from many counties around the state. We have customers come in from all over the state as they love the plant show, and they love the unique atmosphere and shops that Mt. Dora provides. It's definitely a great One-Tank Road trip if you haven't been there before. 

You can google Mt. Dora to get  maps, and the garden show is located right on the historic downtown streets.  Bring carts, or, you can pick up your purchases at the their official pick-up spot, or from the back of vendor booths along the main drive.

Enjoy November gardening !



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