Greenfest 2013 - March 23 & 24

Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)March 18, 2013

The Friends of Plant Park will be hosting the 16th annual Tampa Greenfest at the University of Tampa's Plant Park on 23rd and 24th of March.

If I remember correctly, there's a 3 dollar donation entry fee, and from what I've heard, they do rent out carts for a small donation as well.

Anyone have any stories of past experiences with Greenfest? Are you planning to attend?

I'm thinking about stopping by Saturday or Sunday.

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Sounds nice! Might drop in for a bit.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 7:22AM
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Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)

Went to Green Fest in Tampa today and had an awesome time. One of my all-time favorite vendors was there, Vince Morterello from Island Stylin' whom I haven't seen since USF's plant sale last July. I also got to meet Meems of Hoe & Shovel fame, and came home with a car full of goods.

Off the top of my head:

1 Ice Cream Banana plant
1 "Black Magic" Cordyline
3 dwarf purple cordyline (don't know name)
1 Joseph's Coat (red)
1 green/pink/white Joseph's Coat
2 Cigar Plants
2 Matchstick Plants
2 Dancing Flame salvia
2 Variegated Shrimp Plants
2 Summer Glow Agastache
2 Red Autumn Sage
5 types of coleus I'd never seen available around here
1 Diamonhead Colocasia
1 Charcoal Colocasia (can't find any proof this is the right name)
And about 15 Ginger rhizomes, (5 varieties, 1-4 bucks apiece) each rhizome is easily the size of my fist.

Probably going to head back again tomorrow, though I'm a lot less likely to purchase anything.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 7:08PM
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THANKS! Foreverlad.

I was unaware of the sale and was able to get over to it this morning before heading over to the the Honda Grand Prix in Saint Pete.

Was able to pick up 7 nice plants. :-)

Very appreciative of head up on this!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 2:29PM
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