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Garden Talk: Flowering Trees

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 30th
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When visitors see the trees blooming at Edison Ford, they are curious to know if they can grow them in their own gardens. Edison Ford horticulturalists will discuss the top ten flowering trees to plant in Southwest Florida to enhance your own landscape.

Cost: Members FREE; non-members $5. Each participant will receive a gift
certificate for a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe.

 

Edison Garden Market – November 22 – 23, 2014

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 10th

Mark your calendars for the Edison Garden Market. The event is great for family and friends and is FREE to the public.

garden market 1Gardeners will be delighted at this one-stop shopping venue for unique garden items, including flowering trees, tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, ginger, butterfly plants, garden art, home and gardening supplies are all available. Edison Ford horticultural staff will be available to answer questions in the Garden Shoppe. Historic “heritage plants” that have been propagated in the nursery will be available for purchase.

The Garden Market attracts plant vendors from throughout the state and attracts nearly 1,000 gardeners and visitors looking for unique and historical garden items. Edison Garden Market vendor space is available for plant growers, fruit producers, garden art and garden supply vendors. For more information contact Edison Ford at 239-334-7419.

 

Unique Heritage Trees for Sale in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 3rd

It is a great time of year for tree planting, and the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe has a unique collection of trees ready for planting that are well suited for Southwest Florida. They are also called “heritage trees” by the horticulture staff at Edison Ford because they are representative of the historical gardens of the two families.

There is currently a good inventory of unusual trees for sale that include the following: Candle Nut, Calabash, Tamarind, Red Kapok, Bangar Nut, Pink Silk Floss and False Rubber Tree-Mascarenhasia (blooms smell like buttered popcorn).

Garden staff is available all week for consultation and special orders for trees not currently in stock. Garden patrons can easily park in the main parking areas or on Larchmont Avenue, and staff can help with carrying their purchases to their car. Call Sandra Drake, Garden Shoppe Manager at 239-334-7419.

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August and September 2014 Garden Talk

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 2nd

Garden Talk: Water Gardening –  August 9, 10:00 a.m.golden shower tree

Thomas and Mina Edison enjoyed their pond not only as a way to collect water, but also used it as an area to encourage plant and wildlife. Learn from Edison Ford orticulturists which plants thrive during summer rainy season in Southwest Florida.

Cost: Members FREE; non-members $5. Each participant will receive a gift certificate for a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe.

Garden Talk: Flowering Trees ~ September 13, 10:00 a.m.

When visitors see the trees blooming at Edison Ford, they are curious to know if they can grow them in their own gardens. Edison Ford horticulturalists will discuss the top ten flowering trees to plant in Southwest Florida to enhance your own landscape.

Cost: Members FREE; non-members $5. Each participant will receive a gift certificate for a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe.