One of my biggest goals for the Garden Shop is to sell products from as many local artists and companies as possible. When I was taking pics for this post, I was happily surprised at how many of my products are made either locally, in the state of Florida, or in America. Even my plants are from growers located in Florida. So when you’re shopping at R&G you know you’re helping to support the American economy. And that’s a very good thing.
Adorable wooden reindeer by Lake Helen woodworker
Organic seeds from Organic Sanctuary in Geneva, FL
Wooden birdhouse by Apopka woodworker
Jeweled wine bottle by Lake Mary artist
Wreath handmade by Starke, FL, artist
Handcarved and handpainted whirligigs by Cassadage woodworker
Wooden walking sticks by Cassadaga woodworker
Vintage Wooden Toy by Cassadaga woodworker
Wooden tiki bar sign by Cassadaga woodworker
Suncathcer handmade by Cassadaga artist
Shabby chic rack with glass doorknobs by Lake Mary artist
Vintage-type jewelry by Lake Mary artist
Handmade jewelry by Deltona artist
Handmade and organic soaps and lotions by Winter Park Soaps
Large handmade wreath by Starke, FL, artist
Holiday gourd birdhouse by Deltona artist
Handpainted terracotta container by Winter Park artist and handmade bows by Lake Helen artist
Gourd birdhouse by Deltona artist
Espoma fertilizer made in America
Etched glass bud vase handmade by Lake Helen artist
Original painting by Lake Helen artist Kathy Ivers
Wooden decorative candle sconce by Mount Dora artist
Beautiful burgundy wreath handmade by Starke, FL, artist
Sweet baby dress handmade by Starke, FL, artist
Adorable baby clothes handmade by Starke, FL, artist
Got some really cool plants coming in this week. Some are the usual suspects, but some are ones that either have never been in stock or haven’t been available lately. They are: Lespedeza “Little Volcano,” Muhly grass, Mexican Bush Sage, Simpson’s Stopper, and Moujean Tea.
Muhly grass and Simpson’s Stopper are both native plants.
Muhly grass is a host plant for butterflies. Mexican Bush Sage, Moujean Tea, and Simpson’s Stopper are nectar plants for butterflies. And…the leaves of Moujean Tea are edible and used to make tea.
“Little Volcano” is the plant in the header pic. I’ll post more pics and info on each plant when I get them.
R&G will close at 2:00 Saturday, October 26, so we can have a vendor table at Victoria Garden’s Boo Bash Festival and then at Lake Helen’s 125th Birthday Festival. Will open regular time Sunday morning.
Muhly Grass is a beautiful native grass that looks like pink smoke when it blooms. It grows about 4′ x 4′, not counting the plumes. A mature plant in full bloom gets about 5′ tall. Semi-evergreen, full sun to part shade, low maintenance, and it’s a nectar plant for butterflies. What more could you want!!
I have it in stock, $3.99 for a 1-gallon container. Can get it in 3-gallon container if you need a larger plant.
Poinsettias start arriving around Thanksgiving! One of my suppliers carries these beautiful hanging basket poinsettias…is that something you’d be interested in buying if I stock them? They’re in 10″ baskets and will cost approximately $19.
I’ll have all sizes again this year: from small 4-1/2″ containers to large 14″ containers. Reds, whites, and pinks. Be sure to let me know asap if you have any special orders.
Cornstalks are in the house! Not just any ol’ cornstalks…these are huge cornstalks. Just $10 per bunch. Have five in stock, can get more if you need more. Haybales should be in Thursday.
Who’s ready for some pansies and violas??!! Today I got violas: solid yellow and solid purple, and pansies: white with blotch, yellow with blotch, yellow with purple wing, and solid deep blue. Pretty, pretty. Stop by this week to pick yours up!
are Autumn Sage and Pineapple Sage. What you say we have a little chit chat about them.
Autumn’s botanical name is Salvia greggii and Pineapple’s is Salvia elegans. Both are in the mint family.
Both attract hummers and butterflies, grow well in sun to part shade, get about 4′ x 3′, and are in the mint family.
AS is hardy in zones 7-9, is drought tolerant, doesn’t like alot of fertilizer or water, and is a semi-evergreen perennial.
PS is hardy in zones 8-11, needs regular water, has edible leaves and flowers, has pineapple scented foliage (yep. Pineapple scented foliage. How cool is that!!), and can be a semi-evergreen perennial or an evergreen woody subshrub depending on how cold of an area you live in.
I have both in stock in 1-gallon containers for $3.99 each. Both are gorgeous, and I think you need them in your garden.
Happy digging in the dirt…
Jeanni and Gibbs
Delivery area of online orders is only within 50 miles of downtown Orlando. Deliveries are scheduled twice a week, and the delivery fee is $5.
Customer pick up of ordered plants can be arranged. The $5 delivery fee will be refunded when plants are picked up.
Shipping outside that area will be available in the coming months.
Hours for Gardenscaping Work:
– Monday through Sunday by appointment only