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Made in America

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.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Coming Attractions…

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.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Muhly Grass

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.

Muhly Grass
Muhly Grass

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Poinsettias

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.

Poinsettia
Poinsettia

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.

Poinsettias
Poinsettias

 

Poinsettias
Poinsettias

Happy digging in the dirt.

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Butterfly Gardening Article…

I gave an interview a few weeks ago to a reporter from the Hometown News…this is the link to the article that was published: “Popular butterfly gardens integrate beauty and necessity.”

I thought it turned out pretty good.  That was my first time for doing a newspaper interview, so I’m pretty excited about it!!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Haybales and Pansies

I’m picking up Haybales late this afternoon (Sunday). They’re $7 each.

Pansies are in stock! So are snapdragons, dianthus, flowering cabbage, sweet alyssum, cool season herbs and veggies, and more.

One-gallon Lantana is on sale $1.99 each (regular price $3.99). Yellow trailing, lavender trailing, white trailing, and various upright types are in stock.

Crepe Myrtles are 20% off marked price. In stock are Red Rocket (deep red flowers), Tuscarora (deep pink flowers), Zuni (pale lavender flowers), dwarf red, and dwarf purple.

I have two cornstalks left…only $10 each.

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Don’t forget that delivery to Lake Helen is free. To Deltona, Debary, Orange City, and DeLand is $10.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Cornstalks, and Pansies, and Haybales

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.

Huge Cornstalks
Huge Cornstalks

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!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Just Delivered…

are Sonnet and Montego snapdragons, dianthus, double petunias, yellow and orange marigolds, petunia hanging baskets, lime basil, strawberries, and buttercrunch lettuce.

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Lots of other herbs, veggies, and ornamental plants are in stock and wanting to go home with you.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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My Favorite Sages…

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.

Autumn Sage
Autumn Sage
Pineapple Sage
Pineapple Sage

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.

Autumn Sage
Autumn Sage
Pineapple Sage
Pineapple Sage

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs