Main Street Flower Market Offers Wide Variety of Garden-Related Items

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 2:31pm

TYLER- This weekend’s Main Street Flower Market will feature a wide variety of gardening items for sale. The event, which will mark its fifth year, is set for Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, at the Goodman-LeGrand Museum, 624 N. Broadway, in Downtown Tyler.

The Flower Market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

“This Flower Market will feature everything from plants to lawn furniture and beyond,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell. “We’re fond of saying that at the Flower Market, you can find just about anything for, from or related to the garden.”

A partial list of things on offer this weekend includes azaleas, bird houses, shrubs, wind chimes, bedding plants, daylily bulbs, succulents, trees, roses, garden stones, garden wreaths, pottery for the garden, orchids, hanging baskets and more. Eighteen vendors will have booths.

The event is organized by the City of Tyler Main Street Department and the volunteers of the Heart of Tyler, Inc. Both groups will have booths at the market.

The Main Street Department will offer 26 varieties of herbs for sale, Abell said, including chamomile, lemon mint, pineapple mint, tangerine thyme, parsley, dill, cilantro, and even catnip.

Heart of Tyler will sell geraniums and ferns for $15 each. Patrons may pre-order the plants by calling (903) 593-6905 and then picking them up and paying for them at the market on Friday or Saturday.

In addition, the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative will be featured at a booth operated by the City of Tyler. The display will feature information and interactive activities aimed at increasing the presence of trees in Tyler.

“The Main Street Flower Market has grown steadily since its creation and has become one of Tyler’s most-anticipated events,” Abell said. “We owe a big thank-you to the vendors who have supported us and participated in the Flower Market, especially those who have been with us all five years, such as the Smith County Master Gardeners. We consider it a compliment that our vendors keep coming back year after year.”

This year’s vendors are Suzanne’s Specialty, the East Texas Daylily Society, Rubicon Wild Birds and More, Cindy the Potter, Dory’s Gardens, R&T Quality Nursery, Heart of Tyler, City of Tyler Main Street Department, Keep Tyler Beautiful, the Gertrude Windsor Garden Club, Smith County Master Gardeners, Imagine That, Sheron Morrison, Towne Potter Studio, the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative, Ravensworth Landscaping, the Central East Texas Orchid Society and Moss.


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