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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

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.

Watch as art is created under the banyan

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 17th

Megan Kissinger, an award-winning local artist, will be creating a new botanical illustration during the Edison Garden Market on Saturday.  Megan is the featured artist for this year’s Holiday Nights.  She’ll also be teaching several botanical illustration courses at the Estates this winter.  Her work was recently featured in the News-PressShe’ll start drawing at 10 am on Saturday – feel free to come by and talk to Megan as she works.

Enjoy classes, tours and discounts at the Edison Garden Market!!!

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 16th

If you take advantage of all the courses, tours and demonstrations at the Edison Garden Market, it’s like getting a full one-day gardening course for  FREE! Here are some of the special tours and demonstrations scheduled:

Guided tour of the Estates organic vegetable garden
Rooting rose cuttings
Producing new plants by air layering
How to encourage more than one amaryllis bloomspike in the spring
Tips to produce fall and winter amaryllis blooms in 40 days
Basic jar sprouting
Guided tour of the Fort Myers/Lee County Garden Council Botanical Garden
Painting in the garden – watch Megan Kissinger create a new botanical illustration

Several vendors are offering special discounts for early-bird shoppers:

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.

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.

Vendor space available at upcoming Garden Market

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 13th

Mark your calendars for our Garden Market, November 20 and 21, 2010.  Vendors will be selling many varieties of tropical and exotic plants (fruit trees, butterfly plants, orchids, etc.), garden art and garden supplies.  This event is FREE to the public and will be held at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

If you are interested in selling your garden-related wares, please contact Debbie Hughes at 239-334-7419 for more information.

Garden Market 2010