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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Class and guided tour schedule for the Edison Garden Market

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 18th

Check out the times of the FREE classes and guided tours happening during the Estates Garden Market this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a list of vendors who will be selling their plants and wares this weekend.

Don’t forget the early bird discounts and giveaways offered by several of our vendors.  Megan Kissinger will be creating a new botanical illustration on Saturday morning.

Free plants, big sales, guided garden tours and perfect weather!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 17th

The forecasters predict 83 degrees and sunny skies for this weekend – perfect for getting out of the house and joining us at the Edison Garden Market.  Vendors will be holding FREE gardening demonstrations on a variety of subjects, from rose cutting to bean sprouting to air layering.  Get here early to take advantage of several “early bird” discounts both Saturday and Sunday. You may even luck out and get a FREE herb or vegetable plant courtesy of our Estates Garden Shoppe.  Details on the class and tour schedules will be revealed Friday!

Here’s the latest list of special discounts and giveaways:

Estates Garden Shoppe – On both Saturday and Sunday, the first 10 people to stop by our table (next to the info booth) at 9:30 am will get a FREE basil plant.  The first 10 people to stop by our booth at 1:30 pm will get a FREE tomato plant.

Tradewinds Signature Botanicals rare purple desert rose (Adenium obtusum) : normally $35, will be $25 and the new thornless bougainvillea Vera Series in pink and irredescent purple in 10″ pots normally $20 will be $15.00

Tropical Plant Solutionslavender fire spike: buy one, get one free while supplies last.

Exotic Hibiscus One free butterfly plant with the purchase of an exotic hibiscus.  Also, the rare exotic hibiscus will be $5 off the internet price. Both deals will only last as long as the supply, so get there early!  Selling unique hibiscus plants and butterfly plants.  Live butterflies on display. 

Calusa Palm Nursery Free one gallon Hispaniola palm, Sabal domingensis, with purchase to first 25 customers on Saturday.  Selling potted palms and heliconias.

Lee County Compostfirst 20 buyers of a 25 lb bag of compost (just $2!) will receive a free set of gardening tools – offered Saturday and Sunday.

Angel Gardens20% off for first 10 buyers on Saturday only.  Selling a variety of roses including Old Garden roses and shade-tolerant roses.

Hunter’s Leaves, Flowers & FeathersA one gallon elephant ear “Pink China” free with $10 purchase to the first 20 customers on Saturday. Selling apple, peach, plum and other fruit trees, jams, jellies, unique garden art, pottery, and butterfly plants.

Rege Malone Horticulture – Saturday: Get 3 one gallon butterfly plants for $10 (normally $4-5 each) to the first 20 customers.  Sunday: 2-for1 special on bromeliads while supplies last.  Normally $10 for one gallon, $25 for three gallon size.  Selling flowering tropicals, bromeliads, edibles, butterfly and garden plants.

Louisiana Iris Nurseryby 5 get 1 free – offered Saturday and Sunday.  Selling irises native to Florida – perfect for rain gardens or irrigated areas of your yard.  Can survive as far north as New York!

Garden Market hours: 9-5 on Saturday, Nov 20, 9-4 on Sunday, Nov 21.  Event is free and with plenty of free parking.

Roses that bloom well in Florida?

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 15th

Pam Greenewald, owner of Angel Gardens, explains why a lot of people have difficulty growing roses in Florida.  She will be selling roses at the Edison Garden Market this weekend and teaching  short classes on the proper care of roses.

Pam says,

“Most people have had negative experiences with growing roses. This is because most roses grown commercially are offered to the public on grafts (another rose) that are not suited to our area, grown this way because they are able to be produced faster when taken to market. These roses have been fed a continuous diet of chemicals since they were born. People do not understand how much stronger and healthier and happier a rose can be when grown on its own roots, nurtured organically and loved like a child. There are more than 65 classes of roses (of which Hybrid Teas and Floribundas are only two) representing over 26,000 varieties of roses. Roses ARE so easy to grow when one is given the knowledge, choosing varieties that are right for the location and understanding the need for sun, water and regular feedings.”

Come meet Pam and many other vendors selling a variety of unique and hard-to-find plants at the Edison Garden Market on Nov 20 and 21. Pam will be teaching a class titled, “Rooting rose cuttings” on Saturday and another class, “Own root roses versus grafted roses” on Sunday.  Both classes start at 2 pm.  Pam is also offering a 20% discount to the first 10 customers at her booth on Saturday.  The market is FREE and open from 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday.  Free parking also available.

MORE great deals and free goodies at the Edison Garden Market!!!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 10th

We’ve had a few more Garden Market vendors offer special discounts and free giveaways for Garden Market “early birds” on Nov 20 and 21.

Hunter’s Leaves, Flowers & FeathersA one gallon elephant ear “Pink China” free with $10 purchase to the first 20 customers on Saturday. Selling apple, peach, plum and other fruit trees, jams, jellies, unique garden art, pottery, and butterfly plants.

Rege Malone Horticulture Saturday: Get 3 one gallon butterfly plants for $10 (normally $4-5 each) to the first 20 customers.  Sunday: 2-for1 special on bromeliads while supplies last.  Normally $10 for one gallon, $25 for three gallon size.  Selling flowering tropicals, bromeliads, edibles, butterfly and garden plants.

Calusa Palm Nursery – Free one gallon Hispaniola palm, Sabal domingensis, with purchase to first 25 customers on Saturday.  Selling potted palms and heliconias.

Louisiana Iris Nursery – by 5 get 1 free – offered Saturday and Sunday.  Selling irises native to Florida – perfect for rain gardens or irrigated areas of your yard.  Can survive as far north as New York!

Lee County Compost – first 20 buyers of a 25 lb bag of compost (just $2!) will receive a free set of gardening tools – offered Saturday and Sunday.

Angel Gardens – 20% off for first 10 buyers on Saturday only.  Selling a variety of roses including Old Garden roses and shade-tolerant roses.

Garden Market hours: 9-5 on Saturday, Nov 20, 9-4 on Sunday, Nov 21.  Helpful gardening demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

FREE giveaways at the Edison Garden Market!!!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 8th

Please join us November 20 and 21, 2010 for the Edison Garden Market. Not only is it a FREE event, but vendors will be giving away products and offering deep discounts.  Here’s the list of the planned specials so far:

 

Calusa Palm Nursery Free one gallon Hispaniola palm, Sabal domingensis, with purchase to first 25 customers on Saturday.  Selling potted palms and heliconias.

Louisiana Iris Nurseryby 5 get 1 free – offered Saturday and Sunday.  Selling irises native to Florida – perfect for rain gardens or irrigated areas of your yard.  Can survive as far north as New York!

Lee County Compostfirst 20 buyers of a 25 lb bag of compost (just $2!) will receive a free set of gardening tools – offered Saturday and Sunday.

Angel Gardens20% off for first 10 buyers on Saturday only.  Selling a variety of roses including Old Garden roses and shade-tolerant roses.

Garden Market hours: 9-5 on Saturday, Nov 20, 9-4 on Sunday, Nov 21.  Helpful gardening demonstrations will be held throughout the day.