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Friday, March 2, 2018

Spring Show and Market schedule March through May 2018

Greetings all, Mother Nature seems to have decided to turn quickly to a very warm Spring/Summer mood but we are ready for it !

We wanted to share with you our upcoming Spring Plant shows info, plus continued happenings at market, plus, we have great new plant offerings.

First, this weekend, Sat. March 3rd, the whole of Sat. Morning Market moves temporarily to Williams Park, because of the Grand Prix car race rep. All vendors will be present in the park and surrounding streets. You can find Armstrong Nursery right at the front and center corner of 3rd street and 1st avenue North..yup, we will be "on" the street !

Here's a pic from last year.....

We had a great time last year and anticipate another fun day and the weather is going to be gorgeous !

Next week, the Market is completely closed because of the Car Race but luckily we are staying busy as we head over to Leu Botanical Gardens in Orlando for their annual Spring Plant festival.  Leu is one of our favorite shows and, favorite gardens. It's an easy one tank trip from the Tampa Bay area, and, free admittance to the park all weekend, which is quite a savings.

Let's catch up on plants, and then I will give your our complete Spring Market and Show schedule:

We are slowly getting back into stock with Passion Vines and have lovely Lady Margaret back in stock

We are back in stock with Bougainvilleas, including the "Miss Pixie" which is the dwarf thornless type.

Epidendrum orchid is one of the easiest orchids to grow and they love sunshine and warmth and are blooming profusely right now.

Fiddle Leaf Ficus is one of our favorite plants and everyone is always looking for them.  A terrific house or office plant, its easy to care for and quite dramatic. We have them in short 3 gallons and also in taller 10 gallon pots.

In addition to usual wide selection of Succulents and Cacti, we have started to bring some very rare Thai hybrid Desert Roses, like this one depicted.  Most of them are double flowers, and many have variegated coloring !

We are also back in stock with the popular String of Pearls !!!

This is just some of the goodies we will have at coming Market Days as well as our Spring shows....speaking of, here's our schedule:

March 2 - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete at Williams Park
March 10 & 11th - Leu Gardens Spring Plant Festival, Orlando, FL
March 17 - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
March 24 - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
March 31 - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete

April 6-8 - Spring Plant Festival at Tropiflora Nursery, Sarasota FL
April 7 & 8th -Spring Festival, historic downtown Winter Garden, FL
April 14 -  Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
April 21 - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
April 28 & 29 - Green Thumb Festival, Walter Fuller Park, St. Pete

May 5th through May 19th - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete
May 26 - Garden Jubilee, Hendersonville, N. Carolina

Note: Summer Market at Williams park begins May 2nd, but we will miss the first Saturday, but will start up full time for the summer June-Aug on June 9th.

Hope to see you at our Home base market as well as some of the Spring Plant Sales !

Mitch Armstrong Nursery is a licensed Tropical Plant nursery with the state of Florida.
We do not have a retail location, but you can find us weekly at 
Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete, and various Spring Plant festivals around the state

Mitch Armstrong, Owner
Annie Sprague, Nursery Manager


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