The Kerby's Nursery E-Newsletter
December 5, 2019
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 A Budding Ad Writer
by Joey Bokor

I've had a few instances in this newsletter to highlight Maddy's writing skills. You may remember The Flower Book from earlier in the year. Lately, she has become an even more voracious writer. About half the time when I go to print something in my office, I get an error because the printer is out of paper from Madeleine working piece by piece through the entire tray.

Her writing is varied. Sometimes it's poetry, sometimes it's prose. This week, she tried her hand at something new: advertising. I found a piece of paper on my desk and I quickly glanced at it to see what kind of writing mood she was in that day. At first, I thought she had just written a little bit about gardening and plants. Then when I looked closer, I realized that she had written a radio ad, complete with parts for both her and Abby and the tagline that we use in our Kerby's radio ads.
I had the girls record the ad just as it was written: listen here.

I think for a six-year-old, she did great writing. I definitely know who is in line to take over the marketing department at Kerby's someday. And while we don't have any open positions in the marketing department, we do currently have open positions for Sales Support Staff and Cashiers. If you love plants, flowers, getting your hands in the dirt and helping make people's gardens beautiful, go over to the careers page to download an application.

With the Christmas season in full swing, we know you are puzzling over the people on your shopping list. If there is a gardener on your list, or maybe some you would label as a 'Crazy Plant Person', then you've got to come check out our new shipment of house plants. If you happen to be the Crazy Plant Person and you are looking for a little extra help taking care of your house plants, then come out this Saturday at 10am for the House Plants Seminar. And below, since we know you love your pets just as much as your plants, is some information about pet-friendly house plants or as we like to say Willow Approved.

Maddy told us in her radio ad, 'Let's get started. Let's grow.' There couldn't be a better time. We hope you continue to have an amazing Christmas season filled with the magic of family, friends and of course plants.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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10% off Christmas Cactus
Decorate for the holidays with beautiful live plants like the Christmas Cactus. It is easy care and will rebloom year after year during the Christmas season.

Garden Tip
House Plants Safe for Pets
You love plants and you want to bring their natural beauty into your home. But you love your pets too. Don't worry, we won't make you say which you love more, but the good news is both plants and pets can live together, just ask Willow, one of our nursery cats. Below is a list of 'Willow Approved' house plants that the ASPCA lists as non-toxic to both dogs and cats. Check out the list and don't miss this Saturday's House Plant Seminar. Let's bring a little nature into our homes.

- African Violet
- Air Plants (Tillandsias)
- Areca Palm
- Baby's Tears
- Bamboo Palm
- Bird's Nest Fern
- Boston Fern
- Bromeliads
- Calathea
- Carnivorous Plants - Venus Fly Traps and Pitcher Plants
- Cast Iron Plant
- Christmas Cactus
- Fittona or Mosaic Plant
- Gloxinia
- Money Tree
- Orchids
- Parlor Palm
- Peperomia
- Pilea or Friendship Plant
- Pony Tail Palm
- Purple Waffle Plant
- Spider Plant
- Staghorn Fern

*** This list was compiled from the ASPCA website on plants and is intended to be informative only. If you happen to have a pet that loves to eat plants, please keep in mind that these non-toxic plants may still cause minor illness and digestive upset. Please consult a veterinarian if you have questions on specific plants or if you experience a pet with illness caused by any plants.
Christmas Arrivals
Christmas Cactus

Re-blooms each Christmas
Sizes and Prices Vary
Reindeer Philodendron

Even the Grinch will Smile
6" Pot - $19.99

Sweetheart Santas

Hoya doing today?
3" Pot - $9.99
Cool House Plants and Gifts
Ornata Calathea

Great Indoor Color
6" Pot - $17.99
Tiny Dancer Alocasia

Dainty Little Leaves
4.5" Pot - $9.99

Where's Willow T-Shirts

For Cat-loving Gardeners

Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

Store Hours

Monday - Saturday
9am - 5:00pm
11am - 4pm
Christmas Hours
Tuesday, 12/24
9:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday, Christmas Day, Closed Thursday, December 26th, Closed