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Saturday, November 26, 2022

 November 25, 2022

Greetings all, this weekend, we will be set up at the Shopapalooza Festival, in downtown St. Pete, at Vinoy Park !  Come see us in the South Zone, right by the Big Wrapped Present Boxes located at the south entrance of 5th avenue north.

The show goes Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm

Next week, we will return to our home base of Saturday Morning Market, at the Rowdies stadium lot on 1st avenue south and 1st street.

Our current contact:

727-742-9265   or 727-542-9951

Monday, September 19, 2022

Plant Stock Available A/O 9/19/22

 Plant Stock Available Sept. 19, 2022

To purchase, please email or text us. It can be arranged for appointment to pick up or secure porch pick up at our Home Nursery here in St. Pete.  Payment is by Cash, Pay Pal or Zelle.


Text:  727-742-9265

Thank you for your support !

Annie & Mitch

Armstrong Nursery

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March 15, 2022

Greetings, here is our latest Plant Availability List as of March 15, 2022.

We will be back at the downtown St. Pete Saturday Morning Market this weekend, March 19th.

You can also reach us with questions or request for pics, as well as setting up private appointment to our Home Nursery, here in St. Pete - just email us at:

You can also text to us at:  727-742-9265

Thank you for supporting our Local Nursery !

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Greetings !  Thanks to all who made it a great Summer with the Summer Market at Williams Park, and now we are in the works for prepping for the opening of the 19th Season of
Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete, on October 2nd !

The Market will be back just like the old days, with a full contingent of 140 plus vendors, Live Music and Large Seating Area. The Market is Not requiring face masks --  it is at the discretion of Market customers to do what is most comfortable for them.

The Market will return to the parking lot of the  Rowdies Stadium at 1st avenue south and 1st street and Market hours will resume to a time of 9am-2pm.

You can find Armstrong Nursery on the 6th row (very back east row) of the Market footprint, where we have always been. We look forward to seeing all our returning customers as well as meeting many new ones.

Here at Armstrong Nursery, we will also continue to offer private appointments to visit our Home Nursery here in St. Pete, just 15 minutes north of the downtown area.  Appointments will be based in between our travel time when Plant Hunting during weekdays.

The best way to contact us is by email:

We monitor our email on a daily basis as to not miss any communication ! 

We look forward to seeing everyone at Market !

Thank you so much for your continued support to our little nursery and support to Local Business.

Mitch & Annie & Our Team

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Plant Availability Listing as of Thursday, July 15, 2021

 Thank you for your patience ! Here is our updated Plant Availability Listing.  If you want to purchase plants off the list, please email us at:

You can reserve and prepay by Paypal and then we can communicate about getting together, whether at Market or at our home nursery here in St. Pete.  If you have any questions, or need pics of plants, just give a shout out to us !

We will be continuing to participate in the Saturday Summer Market at Williams Park, through mid September, which is every Saturday from 9am-1pm, or contact us about setting up a time to come visit us at the home nursery.

Thanks so much for your continuing support to us !

Mitch and Annie

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Plant Availability March 25, 2021 plus Blog Post

 Greetings All, and Happy Spring.  What a year it has been ! Our latest Plant Stock availability is ready to send out to everyone but we wanted to quickly recap this past crazy year.

We are happy to say we have truly weathered the storm and are still surviving due to the spirit and support of our plant community !
A year ago, on Sunday, March 28th, 2020, we turned our tables on end, after running 2 weekend yard plant sales as the Covid situation became a reality, after losing all our spring plant shows and our mainstay of Saturday Morning Market closed down too.   We closed our business down and isolated like so many and wondered if we could get through it, although not knowing how long of an ordeal it would be.  We worried about losing the business entirely, we worried about losing our house, we were worried for all our friends and family, as well as worried for millions of people who were affected.

We worried about having enough toilet paper ! We worried about whether we could pay the utility bill to be able to water our plants !

We worried about our plant man, Mitch, who had just gone through 9 weeks of daily radiation therapy for treatment of his advanced prostate cancer, and whether it would work (hint: it did !)

We laid low till the first of May, and figured that we would have to re-invent ourselves, like so many were figuring out. I sat there in my little office room at home wondering what we could do.  And Eureka..the one upside of the Covid crisis was, people stuck at home, started working on their gardens and their homes..they had the time, Lord knows and they needed plants !

I woke the Plant Man from his ongoing naptime, and told him "you know what we are going to do?"..and he shook his head as he knows I can't be idle, and said "what?"...and I said to him...."we are going to work our Ass*s off" !

And so it began, I figured that if people can't come to us, we can go to them, and do it safely.  So, I surveyed our home nursery for 2 days and made an inventory. I put the inventory out on our website, and used lots of social media to promote it.  I offered that we could deliver plants, to porches, with safe no-contact interaction.   We cleansed and alcoholed all pots, wore masks and gloves, and we hit the road. We drove all over St. Pete north to south,  and Gulfport and beyond actually enjoyed seeing new areas and of course, admiring so much great landscaping from little porch gardens to big to-do's.

And what happened ? People supported us in our efforts !  The support of the St. Pete Plant society members and customers of our market and strangers reached out to pull us through for many many months.  And the great side benefit, we "met" so many new friends  even if it was only on facebook or private messages, it just filled our hearts with such joy during a very hard  time when we all were feeling so isolated. And we are so glad to say, that so many of these new friendships are still in place today and we have gained life long new friends that might not have happened if it weren't for the Covid crisis.  So I guess that we have made lemonade out of the Covid Lemon  xxxx

We could not have even started this reinvent process without the huge support of John Lopez and the St. Pete Plant Society Inc members, such a wonderful group of Plant Nuts, who are so supportive with their time and knowledge and buying power.  Anna Lapidus who from the first day, took pics of our plants and did so many posts on our behalf. We hesitate to try and thank every individual as we are afraid to leave someone out, but we hope, that you reading this, that you know who your are, and how you helped and supported us, and we will be eternally grateful for each and everyone of you.

Starting late summer, we returned to the re-start up of the summer market at Williams park, that segued into the re-start of Saturday Morning Market in November, and here we are in Spring of 2021. Although all our spring botanical shows were cancelled, we are very grateful to be a part again of our community market  and we continue to welcome visitors to our Home Nursery.

We have survived, we still are able to have our business, we were able to save our  home, and most important, we have stayed healthy and well during the process ! We acted responsibly, we stayed safe and made sure our interactions with customers was safe and now Mitch and I have been our double vaccines so we are grateful that is in place.  We will continue to act in a safe manner for ourselves and our customers.

Today, I looked out at our beautiful Clivia plant and observed that a new beautiful bloom was popping it's head up.....It gives us hope that we can continue.  Bless everyone that got our  little Nursery and us personally, through this...we love you all 💕

Okay, enough yakkin...ready for the plant list ?! (pics to come !)

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Plant Availability Saturday March 6, 2021

 Greetings all and Happy Spring !

Here is our updated Plant Availability Stock list as of today, March 6, 2021.

The best way to reach us is by our Business email: for questions, for picture requests and personal appointments to the Home Nursery here in North St. Pete.