From our Garden to Yours

April 29, 2010   

It's daylily season! The early bloomers like Yangtze and Stella D'Oro (pictured) have started to put up their beautiful, bright flowers. Each bloom may last only one day, but the color and brightness of each plant lasts into the summer. Check out cool varieties like Pandora's Box and Cranberry Baby that add extra color to your garden.

Come out this Saturday at 10am, and spice it up a little bit at our Herb Gardening Workshop. You'll learn how easy it is to grow a garden full of tasty herbs that can be used in all of your cooking. 

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue
Let's Get Herbal

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Let's Get Herbal

So after you've attended the Herb Workshop this weekend and learned how to grow beautiful herbs, what do you do with them? Below are some ideas for using those delicious fresh herbs that you've grown.

Bath Thyme - Use fresh garden herbs to create an aromatherapy bath that will relax and refresh you. Infuse oil with lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus or lemon grass ahead of time and simply add to hot bath water. Or, pick a handful of fresh herbs at bath time, crush to release the oils and add to the bath. You can also put freshly crushed herbs in a sachet before throwing them in the water to keep the leaves from getting caught in the drain. However you choose, sit back, relax and let the fresh fragrances lift your stress away.


Make it Spicy - Of course the most popular use for fresh herbs is cooking, and what dish wouldn't taste better with oregano or basil from your garden instead of dried up old leaves! Crush or chop herbs just as you are about to use them so that the oils are released in your dish.



Healing - One of the oldest uses of herbs is not for their flavor and spice, but for their healing powers. Many of these remedies have been used since ancient times. Next time you have a headache or stomachache, try a freshly infused herbal tea instead of grabbing pills from the medicine cabinet. Below is a list of some common herbs and the healing properties they have.

Basil - can help alleviate kidney problems, as well as soothe anxiety.
Chamomile - also calms nerves and settles the stomach.
Fennel - helps detoxify the body and restore normal stomach function.
Parsley - is a blood builder and full of vitamins.
Sage - is antibacterial and antiviral. Great for treating colds and sore throats.
Thyme - is a powerful antiseptic.
Catnip - soothes a cough or cold.
Dill - makes a powerful tea for stomach or intestinal issues.
Rosemary - is a food preservative and digestive aid.
Tarragon - is a great treatment for toothaches.

Upcoming Events


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 challenges. 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