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Poinsettia Comparison

So I did a little comparison shopping on R&G’s poinsettia prices versus Lowes’ poinsettia prices. Here’s what I found:

– 1 pint:  R&G $3.99, Lowes $4.98
– Lowes 2 quart $4.98, R&G 3 quart $6.50
– Lowes 1-1/2 gallon $14.98, R&G 2 gallon $15.50
– Tree Poinsettia: R&G $22.50, Lowes $29.98

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The only reason Lowes is cheaper on a couple of items is their container/plant sizes are smaller than mine.

So buy your poinsettias from R&G and save yourself a trip to the big box stores!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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25% Off Sale and Poinsettias

The 25% off sale ends this Sunday, December 1. Everything is included in the sale except poinsettias, Christmas cactus, consignment items, and special orders.

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Poinsettias are in and they are gorgeous. Prices are:

– 4″ $3.99 (12″ tall)
– 6″ $6.50 (15″ tall)
– 8″ $15.50 (22″ tall)
– 10″ $22.50 (30″ tall)

All heights are approximate. Prices include decorative sleeve but not tax.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Thanksgiving Schedule

Here’s R&G’s schedule for Thanksgiving week:
– Sunday the 24th open 9:00 – 1:30
– Monday thru Thursday closed
– Friday thru Sunday 9:00 – 6:00

We’ll be back to normal hours after that:  9:00 – 6:00 Wednesday through Sunday.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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What The Heck Is It…

Do you know what this plant is? Here’s a hint: it’s not a Japanese maple, regular maple tree, or a pot plant. Hibiscus acetosella is its botanical name, and some of its common names are Red Leaf Hibiscus, False Roselle, Cranberry Hibiscus, and Maroon Hibiscus.

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It’s a very fast grower, likes lots of sun, blooms very pretty dark burgundy flowers fall to hard frost, and the flowers and leaves are edible. I planted the one in the pic in May and it’s about 8′ tall now. It does have weak stems that can break if left unpruned. So grow it on a fence, next to a building, between bushes that it can lean on or keep it 3 – 6′ tall to make it bushier and less prone to breakage.

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It’s a tender perennial that dies to the ground in winter, but usually comes back unless it’s a cold winter.

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Don’t confuse it with Hibiscus sabdariffa aka Florida Cranberry or Roselle. They look alot alot but are two different plants.

I have these in 1-gallon containers at $3.99 each plus tax.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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The Camellias Are Blooming!

Yep, it’s that time of the year for those beautiful Camellia plants to start putting on their show. We have two varieties in stock: Camellia hiemalis “Kanjiro” and Camellia sasanqua “Leslie Ann.”

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Leslie Ann is the oh so pretty bloom pictured. Kanjiro’s buds haven’t opened yet but when they do they will be large, semi-double rosy-pink blooms.

Both plants like part-sun to shade, get about 10′ tall x 8′ wide, are evergreen, and are low maintenance.

They’re in 3-gallon containers and are normally $22.99 each but are 25% off now, plus tax.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Living Plant Rental

Did you know R&G rents plants for your special events? These gorgeous magnolias and Xanadu philodendrons were rented for a wedding at Blake Memorial church this weekend. They made a beautiful backdrop for the bride and groom as they said their vows.

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So keep us in mind as the source for living plant rentals for your next wedding, birthday party, Christmas party, etc.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Cornstalks and Clerodendrum

…and rain.

Hi there. Our good ol’ forecasters said rain was coming early afternoon. Well, it’s raining now so I want to know in what universe is 9:35 in the morning early afternoon? lol

I have two huge cornstalks in stock and ready to be part of your Fall decorations. Only $10 each, and delivery is free to Lake Helen and Victoria Park and $10 to Debary, Deltona, Orange City, and DeLand.

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How pretty is this plant! It is Clerodendrum myricoides “Ugandense”, aka Blue Butterfly Bush. It’s a large, 5′ – 10′, shrub for your part shade garden that blooms summer through fall. It dies to its roots in winter but comes back every spring. Hardy in zones 8-11. $12.99 for a 3-gallon container.

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Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t do garden center shopping… Call or email me a list of what you want and I’ll get everything together for you. Then either you can come pick your order up or I’ll deliver it to you. Simple as that!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs