Here we are - putting February behind us already and keeping an eye out for Spring - anything Spring like ....
Oh wait .... look outside ... a Suburu just pulled up (an indication that I have a customer ... 90% of my customers drive Suburu’s). Out popped the Bremers, John and Shermy, with a Shamrock in tow! It IS happening ... Spring really IS going to happen!!
Anyway --- John and Shermy had a terrific idea to get us in the spirit of St Patricks day, Daylight Savings time and everything that leads up to getting ready to look for Spring. We are going to host a Shamrock Auction here in my shop.
Here’s how it works ...
John and Shermy own the mother stock of this very special Shamrock. John’s grandmother relocated it into the States when she emigrated from Germany in the late 1800’s. From there, just like Johnny Appleseed, John and his family have carried it with them as they’ve moved about the US - leaving little sprigs here and there for us Americans to enjoy. This particular breed of Shamrock is so special because of it’s delicate heart shaped leaves and it’s pretty PINK blossoms. It’s kind of like the perfect transition plant between St. Valentine and St. Patty, so I’ll just name the Shamrock - Saint!
We will have a silent auction, which means there will be a bid sheet right next to Saint, and you are welcome to place your bid whenever you visit the shop! Duncan got involved and suggested that proceeds from the auction go to Animeals ... Animeals of course is tickled pink (just like Saint’s blossoms)! On St. Patty’s day - 5:00 sharp - the bidding will close and the winner will be announced!
Jump in your Suburu, run it through the car wash (another spring thing to do in Missoula), then pop by the shop to see our fetching one of a kind Shamrock!