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Plant Sale And Seminar

Big plant sale Saturday the 6th at Alachua County Farmers Market. Us plant vendors will have sale pricing/specials going on.

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And I’ll be presenting the “Butterfly and Hummingbird Attracting Plants” seminar at 10:00. It’s a free seminar, no reservations required.

See you there!

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Red Shrimp Plant

Red Shrimp Plant, Justicia brandegeeana. Pretty plant for the part shade garden. Semi-Evergreen, 3-4′ tall and wide, butterfly and hummingbird attractor, repeat blooms during the warm season. $2/4″ container.

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Alachua County Farmers Market today 8:30 – 1:00.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Stuff

Good Saturday morning!

It’s farmers market day … Alachua county this time. The market’s open 8:30 – 1:00. Come early before it gets crazy hot.

Want ideas on Florida friendly landscaping? The Alachua County master gardeners are having a Tour of Florida Friendly Landscapes Saturday, September 20, 8:15 – 1:00, in Gainesville. Be sure to put it on your calendar.

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Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Union Street Farmers Market

We’re here! At that Union Street Farmers Market, that is. It’s warm out, but there’s a little breeze blowing so come on out and visit all of us awesome vendors.

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I’m here till 7:00. Have “Champneys Pink” noisette rose, Xanadu philodendrun, different types of ginger, peace lilies, Aztec grass, “Henry’s Garnet” Sweetspire, Crossandra, and more. See you soon!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Farmers Market

Had such a great time at the Union Street farmers market last Wednesday. So excited about being part of a great group of people. Thank you to everyone who stopped by R&G’s booth. If you haven’t been to Union Street … what are you waiting for! There are awesome vendors, great atmosphere, live music, and fun times.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is my first trip to Alachua County farmers market. I’ve heard great things about this one too, and can’t wait to become a part of it. I’ll be there 8:30 – 1:00. See you there!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar

So I see this very big, alien looking caterpillar cruising through the garden the other day. No idea what it was, so took pics then did some googling to figure it out.

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Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar

Turns out it’s a hickory horned devil caterpillar that becomes a regal moth or royal walnut moth, which is one of our native moths. The scientific name is Citheronia regalis. Even though it looks like it would hurt if you touched it, it’s harmless.

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Regal moth
(Moth pic courtesy of Donald W. Hall, University of Florida.)

The caterpillars usually eat on walnut, butternut or white walnut, hickory, pecan, Sweetgum, persimmon, and sumac trees.

So if you see this crazy looking caterpillar, don’t kill it! Show it your kids (my great niece and nephew thought it was the neatest thing ever), then let it go about its business. Soon you’ll have a beautiful moth doing its nighttime pollinating in your garden.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Union Street Farmers Market Day

It’s Union Street Farmers Market day! Here are the plants that are looking good and ready to sell: pink jacobina, ornamental pomegranate, “Cora” vinca, “Panama Red” cranberry hibiscus, peach Turks Cap, “Henry’s Garnet” Sweetspire, yellow orchid vine, white Lady Banks Rose, Old Blush Rose, Verbena bonariensis “Lollipop”, and “Tropic Flame” Crossandra.

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I’ll be at Bo Didley Park in downtown Gainesville 4:00 – 7:00. See you soon!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Farmers Markets

R&G is back in business! We’ve been approved as vendors at the Alachua County Farmers Market and the Union Street Farmers Market. I’m so excited!

Saturdays, 8:30 – 1:00, we’ll be at Alachua County and Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00, we’ll be at Union Street in downtown Gainesville. We’re starting to grow more of our own plants, so it’ll be fun to offer some different varieties of plants for sell.

So put us on your calendars and come see us!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Kate’s New Garden

Here’s a sneak peek at before and after pics of the garden design and install I completed yesterday for my client Kate. This is just one of the beds. I’ll post the rest of the pics soon.

Here’s the before pic …

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Before pic of garden design install

And here’s the after pic. The juniper and small cube shaped shrub were removed. Then African iris, pink caladiums, and sunhosta were added. Pinestraw was used as mulch.

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After pic of garden design install

The existing pygmy date palm stands out more now and the bed has much needed color and movement.

More pics to come soon.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs