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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Is anyone up for a field trip?

It involves plants and lots of them, at that. Penny Carnathan at the Tampa Tribune has arranged for a behind-the-scenes tour of Riverview Flower Farms on Saturday, October 31st.

I’m sure you're all familiar with Riverview Flower Farms. Their plants sit in the prettiest pots at your local H.D., and they have lots of beautiful flowers or colorful foliage. They grow a large variety of Florida-Friendly plants, many of which are my favorites - Purple shower Mexican petunia, bulbine and St. Bernard's lily just to name a few. And they’re always experimenting with new varieties to see what performs best in our sometimes temperamental climate.

See Penny’s blog post for more information and be sure to let her know if you plan on attending.

1 comment:

Rick Brown said...

I look forward to meeting you and all the enthusiastic Florida gardeners. It makes us happy when gardeners recognize our plants and our efforts to help them be successful. I am sure everyone will enjoy the visit, learn some new things and see some plants and techniques they have never seen before and all here in our own great county. I thank Penny for coordinating this field trip and getting us all pumped up at the farm for the visit. We are wholesale only so it will be interesting just trying to find places for visitors to park.