April showers

April showers did not stop flower sales Friday at the 17th Annual Emerald Coast Flower and Garden Festival at Pensacola State College's Milton campus. The Milton Garden Club, Honeysuckle Garden Club, Pensacola Rose Society, University of Florida Master Gardeners, and others displayed and sold leafy and blooming plants of all kinds despite inclement weather. Roses, mums, catnip, weeping bottle brush, and a small forest of Chinese Snowball Vibernum, enjoyed brief showers while festival attendees continued to browse and buy beneath umbrellas or waited out the weather under the PSC awning. In addition to flower and fruit sales, John and Karen McLendon from Southern Breeze Wind Chimes sold their wares made of recycle silver and beads, Cleve Hayes sold miniature vases wired for hanging or suction cupped for glass, and Sandra Neal from the PSC library displayed gardening books.