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Friday, April 20, 2018

Sat. Morning Market April 21st and Green Thumb Festival April 28/29, 2018

We are back on the Blog !  This Spring has already been super busy for us and all  our fellow nursery friends with busy markets and Spring Plant shows. And of course, the Big Mama of all Shows, the Green Thumb Festival, here in St. Pete is coming up next weekend, April 28th and 29th !!

While we prepare for the Green Thumb Festival, we don't ignore our home base of the Saturday Morning Market and still bring a full gorgeous load every week, and this Saturday, April 21st is no exception.  Coming to the market can help you get a jump on some great Spring and Summer plants - let's talk about them !

Hollyhocks - a customer favorite, these tropical Hocks are a sturdy perennial here in Florida, giving great interest to any garden and self-seeding. Perfect for 1/2 day sun, in a pot or in-ground, they bring smiles to everyone.

Right now, we have them in Pink at Market - at Green Thumb, we will  have Pink, Purple, Apricot and Crimson.

Who doesn't love Gardenias ? Right now in stock, we have the stunning "Miss Aimee", known for having one of the largest blooms of it's kind.  Super sweet smelling with dark foliage, she is a stunner.

Loving our sun and warm weather, Diplodenias just bloom their heart out for months and months going into Fall.  People love to wrap them around mailboxes, on fences, carport supports etc.  Easy care for any gardener.

Foxgloves (Digitalis) makes a strong statement in any garden and the bees go nuts for them !

Everybody loves Lavender, right ? A peaceful fragrance emanating from the foliage and beautiful color makes this a favorite.

One of our favorites for shady areas on porches or hanging under trees is the unusual "Miranda" Nepenthese (pitcher plant). The Miranda grows large pitchers, that captures pesky bugs and feeds on them. A once a week splash over the plant and filling the pitchers keeps this going easily.

Another great low-light plant is the Fiddle Leaf Ficus plant. Very popular as a house or office plant as it doesn't mind low light, doesn't need much watering and always looks fresh and tropical.

And of course, we have hundreds and hundreds of mini Succulents and Cacti every week. Each and every plant is hand picked by Mitch and I for it's beauty and healthiness and we are always striving to bring fresh and new varieties to our customers !

This is all just a small assortment of the plants we bring to Market every week, and of course, next weekend at Green Thumb Festival, where we always have one of the largest booth displays there, we will have thousands of plants to choose from.

Here's the scoop:
Sat. April 21st - Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete

Sat/Sun April 28 and 29th - Green Thumb Festival, Walter Fuller Park, west side of St. Pete.

Sat. May 5th, we return to Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete

Keep checking in with us about more great info for the Green Thumb Festival coming up !

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 Spring Plant Shows around the state

Mitch Armstrong, Owner
Annie Sprague, Nursery Manager


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