From our Garden to Yours

April 15, 2010   

With the afternoons finally warming, it can only mean one thing - it's time for butterflies! We still haven't seen many butterflies fluttering around the nursery, but some brave ones have awoken from their winter rest. Fix up your butterfly gardens now, so that your garden is the place for them to be!

This weekend, it's butterfly weekend, come out to get all the information you need to attract butterflies to your gardens. From 10 to 4 on Saturday and Sunday, we'll have a fun activity for kids. Butterflies agree, Kerby's plants have the best nectar.

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue
A Rose is a Rose

Upcoming Events


A Rose is a Rose

Or is it? Everyone always asks about the different types of roses, so below is a little information about the common types: Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda and Climber. There are great roses in every category, and there is a place for just about every rose.


Hybrid Tea - The roses that everyone wants because they produce long stems with a single large rose at the end. These are the roses that are great for cutting and making beautiful bouquets. They get their name Hybrid Tea, because they are cultivated hybrids of old fashioned tea roses. Many of these roses also have delightful fragrances, not to mention they come in a rainbow of colors.



Grandiflora - These roses were created in the mid 1900s as crosses between hybrid teas and floribundas. One of the original grandifloras was Queen Elizabeth, introduced in 1954. These roses typically appear in clusters of 3 to 5, but are still large roses like the hybrid teas.



Floribunda - These roses were introduced in 1909 as crosses of the hybrid tea roses, with the profuse blooming polyantha roses. Floribundas maintain characteristics of both. The bushes tend to grow in shrub forms and bear large clusters of flowers. The flowers though have hybrid tea qualities, and are large, colorful and fragrant.

Climbers- Roses that grow in long branches that are softer than their shrubby counterparts are called climbing roses. They are great for climbing up trellises or arbors or for framing doors and windows. Climbers typically grow from 8' to 20' tall. The large red flowers and the relatively easy nature of the Don Juan rose make it a favorite climber for this area.



And so many more - There are many other types of roses. From the easy care Knockout roses (pictured) to antique roses that have been around for centuries and everything in between, there is bound to be a rose that catches your eye and that deserves a place in your garden.


Upcoming Events

 Growing Roses in Florida  
Saturday, April 17th at 10:00 am

A rose by any other name . . . CAN grow in your garden. Come out to this workshop to get the best tips for growing roses in Florida. Presented by the Tampa Rose Society. 



Herb Gardening  
Saturday, May 1st at 10:00 am

Create culinary masterpieces with fresh herbs straight from your garden. We'll talk about how to make herbs grow big and strong, as well as take a look at all the different herbs that grow in our area. There is something for every taste!



Growing Citrus in Florida  
Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 am

Citrus are one of the most common fruits in our area, but they do come with their own problems. Join us to learn how to make your trees have their largest harvests ever.

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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

Open Seven Days a Week
Monday - Thursday,  9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday - Saturday,  9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday,  9:00am - 4:00pm