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 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.
Hunter’s Leaves, Flowers & Feathers – A 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 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!
Garden Market hours: 9-5 on Saturday, Nov 20, 9-4 on Sunday, Nov 21. Event is free and with plenty of free parking.