Monday, March 27, 2017

Springing Forward, back to Market and new show this weekend at Tropiflora

Greetings all, and can you believe it's almost April ? Wow, the month of March has gone by quickly and we are still in the middle of our Spring Flower Shower season.  

This weekend and the start of April brings more Markets, more shows and more opportunities to get great plants for the Spring, as well as Summer time.

This coming weekend, Sat. April 1st, the guy crew will be back at Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete (no fooling!), while me and my Gal crew will be running our set up down at Tropiflora Nursery, in Sarasota, for their annual big Spring plant show.

Here's the scoop:

We try to be at our home base of Saturday Morning Market, downtown, St. Pete as much as possible during the Spring Season, but sometimes we have to focus our efforts out of town.  This is our schedule when we will BE at Sat. Morn. Market in April:
Sat. April 1st
Sat. April 15th.

We will be away for shows:
Sat/Sun April 8/9th  (Winter Garden Spring Fest)
Sat/Sun April 22/23rd (Green Thumb Festival, St. Pete--our biggie!)

Okay, so let me tell you about the show down at Tropiflora Nursery in Sarasota this weekend. The show runs Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd.

Tropiflora is a family owned business, world renowned for their Bromeliads and Tillandsias.  They are also some of our favorite people to hang with ! This time of year, they have a huge sale at their nursery, and, as well, invite a dozen fellow nursery friends to set up on their property, each with our specialties.  So customers have a wide selection of plant products to see and purchase.

In addition to our exotic tropicals and butterfly gardening specimens, they have a vendor that specializes in Crotons, one in Water gardening, One in beautiful Driftwood, Amaryllis, Hibiscus, Orchids and more.  In addition, there there will be vendors with wonderful products of fruit jellies and jams, Botanic Art, and our favorite Antique Garden Art pals.

Admission and parking are free, and there is live music, food and raffles all day long.  We hope you come on one or more of the days to stroll through the nursery property and check everything out.

The nursery is located at 3530 Tallevast Road, Sarasota 34243  Its an easy one hour trip from all around Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, but also gets scores of visitors from around the state.

The plant show hours are:

Friday, March 31st  8am-5pm
Sat. April 1st  8am-5pm
Sunday, April 2nd  10-3pm

We hope to see you at market or at the Tropiflora show and don't forget, for those mid-state, we will be at Wintergarden Plant Show the next weekend, and of course, will close out the big Spring Botanical Show season with the hugely popular Green Thumb Festival, here in St. Pete, the weekend of April 22/23rd.

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