Discover the Fun of Gardening

April 19, 2012   

What are you waiting for? It's
time to plant a rose garden.

If you don't have roses in your garden, then you are missing out on one of nature's most beautiful flowers. They come in a variety of colors, from beautiful pinks to delightful multi-color flowers. If you've always wanted a rose garden, but weren't sure where to start, then come out to Kerby's this Saturday at 10am for the Rose Gardening Workshop, presented by the Tampa Rose Society. They'll give you all the information you need to grow beautiful roses in Florida. They're sticking around for the day as well to answer all of your tough questions. A rose by any other name can grow in your garden.

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue

Stop and Smell the Roses

Upcoming Events

Rose Gardening
Sat Apr 21st at 10am

Cool New Plant
Great for Butterflies Crocosmia

New Kid's Gloves
Get the whole family out in the garden!

Toddler & Kids Sizes

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Stop and Smell the Roses

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. What's your favorite?


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 rose trees that add great color and height to a landscape, there is bound to be a rose that catches your eye and that deserves a place in your garden.


Check out Kerby's rose instructions for some basics on growing roses in Florida.

Upcoming Events

Kerby's has lots of fun planned for the garden in 2012, including workshop favorites on vegetables, herbs and roses, as well as some new workshops on bulbs and trees. There has never been a better time to Discover the Fun of Gardening.


Workshop: Growing Roses in Florida
Saturday, April 21st at 10am
Presented by the Tampa Rose Society

The Tampa Rose Society will be out all day to answer your toughest questions about roses and at 10am, they will present a workshop on growing roses in Florida.

Workshop: Plants that Survive
Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 am

Tough plants and all the tricks for keeping plants happy even as the mercury starts to rise. That's what this workshop is all about. We'll talk about Florida natives as well as non-natives that thrive in Florida's summer. There is no reason your garden can't be beautiful all year long.


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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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