Discover the Fun of Gardening
The Kerby's E-Newsletter for April 27, 2017   

Our new garden residents.

So we jumped into a new endeavor at home this week (because, you know, we didn't think we had enough to do). . . Chickens. On Easter at my father's house, a few newly-hatched chicks were in need of a home. Kim and I have talked about having a few chickens (fresh eggs are so tasty), but we'd never taken the leap to actually raising chickens. But pretty soon, we volunteered to be the adoptive grandparents (Abby and Maddy are their mommies) to 4 cute little chicks. The girls love them, and so far have had fun feeding them, cleaning the coop and changing their water. We'll see how long it remains exciting. On the downside, the girl's sandbox became an impromptu chicken coop. But for some reason, they think that's even better - now they get to play in the sand with the chickens. This morning, we let the chickens out for the first time into the yard, and they had a great time foraging a bit, and they found a perfect spot under our mulberry tree for a dust bath. So far the chickens have been a learning experience for all of us.

We need bees!
Once we've mastered chickens, the next thing we want to add to our vegetable garden and fruit forest is a few bee hives. We aren't quite there yet, so instead we try to plant flowers and shrubs that are attractive to bees and other pollinators to help get great harvests from our garden. And that is the topic of this Saturday's workshop: Planting a Pollinator Garden. We'll talk a bit about bees and how you can easily add plants to your garden that attract them and make them want to stick around and pollinate your veggies and fruit trees. Come out, enjoy the weekend and learn how to plant a pollinator garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Featured Plant

Upcoming Events
Pollinator Gardening Workshop
This Saturday
Apr 29th at 10am

Fortuniana Grafted Roses
2 for $50
10" Pots

Unique Celosia
3 for $10
6" Pots
While Supplies Last

50% Off
All Bulbs

While Supplies Last

Neon Pink Bottlebrush
10" Pot - $19.99
Featured Plant
Neon Pink Bottlebrush

Everyone is familiar with the bottlebrush tree. It can be a big bush or a small ornamental tree. It loves the sun and is drought tolerant. But did you know that it is one of the best attractors for bees! Plus at Kerby's now, we have a unique variety of bottlebrush that has a pink flower. A great addition to your pollinator garden.

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