Spring is budding. Hooray! And, we’re ushering in the season in a big way. We’re rejoicing spring and everything this sweet-smelling season brings with our annual Birds and Blooms Party. Join us and our love for sunny weather, outdoor landscapes, and gardening on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Merchandise discounts, workshops, gardening tips from experts in the field, toffee tastings, a children’s book signing, and much more. Plan to spend this weekend at one of Breed & Company’s biggest events of the year. No green thumb necessary to attend.
Make a donation for a great cause
Ace Hardware/Breed & Company is teaming up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise money for Dell Children’s Medical Center. There’s two ways you can make a difference. First, donate $5 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and receive a limited edition 5-gallon “Ace the Helpful Place” bucket plus 20% percent off on (almost) everything that you can fit in it. Some exclusions apply; see store for details. And, second, round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and we’ll donate your change.
Choose from a variety of veggies, flowers, herbs, perennials, and much more for 20% off. Some exclusions apply; see store for details.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Austin Central 29th Street Location
Saturday, 1 p.m. – Shari Bauer, Travis County Master Gardener. In 2017 Shari’s garden oasis was a stop on the Inside Austin Garden Tour. Come learn about her unique gardening style that incorporates sculptures and quirky structures from one-of-a-kind flea market finds in her hillside garden with a gorgeous view of the Pedernales River.
Saturday, 1-3 p.m. – Tiffany Briggs, local author of Hardworking Honey Bee: An Aromatherapy Book for Sleepytime. Tiffany will be signing copies of her delightfully charming scratch and sniff children’s book that follows the daily life of the hardworking and nature-cherished honeybee.
Saturday, 1 p.m. – Laura Regan, artist. As a renowned wildlife artist, Laura’s original acrylic paintings grace the walls in collections throughout the country. And, the covers of magazine’s like The East Bay Monthly. Most recently this San Francisco based publication used her painting titled “Golden Oldie” for their March cover.
West Lake Hills
Saturday, 1-4 p.m. – Toni’s Toffee. Owner of Austin-based Toni’s Toffee will be handing out free samples of her melt-in-your-mouth delicious homemade toffee. Her super yummy confectionary probably has something to do with the fact that she hand pours one batch at a time. Which means there’s no mass production here. And, only the freshest of ingredients.
Saturday, Noon-3 p.m. – Mikaila Ulmer, owner of Me & the Bees Lemonade. Austin native and fifth grader Mikaila made her hometown proud when she snagged a deal on ABC’s hit prime time show Shark Tank. Her great granny’s lemonade recipe with freshly squeezed lemons, Texas wildflower honey, and flaxseed proved to be a winner. Come meet Mikalia and get a sample of her famous springtime beverage.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adams Wholesale Supply, Inc. Learn gardening tips and tricks from one of the best in the business. This Texas-based lawn and garden distribution company shares gardening tips and tricks for a successful growing season. Bring your questions.
Sunday, Noon-2 p.m. – Shanna Threndyle, owner of Hip Horticulture. As a custom succulent and cactus designer, Shanna crafts living made-to-order artwork perfect for gift giving. Her elegant no two pieces are alike designs are first-class. Join Shanna for a two hour Q & A chat session on all things succulents.
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Christine Flores, owner of the Beeswax Co. Her elegant hand-crafted candles made from pure beeswax is an Austin area institution. But, it’s her passion for educating the public on the healing properties of beeswax and the importance of honeybees that has her talking.
Can’t wait to plant your garden this spring? Stock up this weekend at all four Breed & Company locations where you’ll find a multitude of spring-inspired indoor décor and everything you’ll need for a picture perfect lush green garden. Happy spring!