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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Meet Meems :: Saturday6 Gardening Q & A at Lowe's

Troy-Bilt has teamed up with six bloggers from across the country calling us the Saturday6. And guess what? I'm one of the Saturday6! Isn't that exciting!!

Click above to meet the entire team!

THIS SATURDAY I'll be on hand to answer your gardening questions at the New Tampa Lowe's.

Here's ALL the scoop

Outside the garden center under the tent
New Tampa Lowe's Store (#1003)
6201 Commerce Palms Dr.
Tampa 33647

May 21, 2011, Saturday
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

A Troy-Bilt representative will be there with products available to test run and I'll be on hand to answer gardening questions. Sound like fun?

All we need is YOU to join us and make the day a success!

In the future, as part of the Saturday6, you can look forward to my review of Troy Bilt products, give-away offers, and gardening articles written for Troy Bilt's newsletter, The Dirt.

As backyard gardeners just like you the Saturday6 team will do our best to help you love getting the most from your Saturdays spent in the garden.

Recently all of us met together in Cleveland, Ohio where we were given a tour of the still-family-owned Troy-Bilt headquarters. It was a fascinating experience getting to hear from the employees and see how they implement the company philosophy with the customer foremost in mind.

More to come on that fabulous trip later.

I hope to see you Saturday.

Disclosure: My reviews and/or recommendations are always my own thoughts. I am being compensated for my partnership with Troy-Bilt as one of the Saturday6 team members. This post is in conjunction with that partnership.


  1. How exciting Meems!! (did you hear the sad news of Rain Gardener, Gardening by Trial and Error? she passed away)

  2. So exciting, Meems. I'm delighted for you! Sure wish I lived near :)

  3. Congrats!!!! I'll check our Saturday plans and see if Trish and I can get up there to meet you.

  4. Oh, shoot. Wish I could make it!
    Have fun, Meems!

    Looking forward to the factory tour.

  5. Congratulations Meems!! They picked the right person.

    Wish I could come and meet you, but we already have plans.

    Have a great time tomorrow!

  6. Sounds fun! If I get through working in the church garden (truck load of mulch) in time, I'll come by to see you. I'll support you in spirit anyway! I would love to try out a chipper/shredder thingy.

  7. I am so proud of you Meems!!!

  8. Darla,
    Very sad... thank you for sharing it.

    Dear Joey,
    I feel your support anyway. Wish you did, too... for so many reasons.

    That would be SO fun!I'll have on a Saturday6 T-shirt so you know who I am.

    Wouldn't that be great! Someday.

    Siesta Sister,
    Thanks so much for the encouragement. It will be a blast. Love meeting people and ... hey! I get to talk about gardening. What could be better!

    Oh, I would LOVE for to come by... it's just a hop off the Interstate... so easy. You know I LOVE my Chipper/Shredder. Have been using it again this week shredding leaves for mulch. Glorious, lovely, mulch.

    Thank you... I'm having lots of fun. Sweet words from you are cherished.

  9. Meems,
    What fun and very cool. So they are getting one of the best garden bloggers out there!

  10. Go girl go! Meems I am happy and excited for you. Good luck my friend!

  11. How exciting for you! I've been meaning to congratulate you on the Saturday6. You'll do an fantastic job. I so wish I could join you in Tampa~Have fun. xooogail

  12. Wow, what an honor! Very cool! Have a great time sharing your passion with others :-)

  13. Congrats Meems. They're lucky to have you!

  14. Congratulations!!! How exciting! Best wishes to your new Endeavour. Wish I can live close to meet you right now :)

  15. Congrats Meems on your new endeavor. Your passion for gardening comes through to all who read your blog. Have fun on

  16. Holy cow, My internet browser did not refresh yesterday and I didn't see this post until today..totally bummed in Pinellas :( I would've totally been there. As a new homeowner & new gardener you've been an inspiration to me & I've went gaga over Caladiums because of you. Hope there will be another day soon in the future.

  17. Randy,
    Thank you. There are so many great garden bloggers I'm just happy to part of the amazing world of gardeners.

    (((Hugs)))) back to you.

    Thank you for the love, Gail.

    It is true... I DO love to share my passion for gardening.

    It is a happy match for me anyway. Thank you.

    Wouldn't that be great! We will meet someday ... I am sure of it.

    Thank you. It was a blast getting to chat it up about Florida's best plants and best choices.


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