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December 7, 2017   
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Plant now to get a head start on Spring.

What glorious weather we've been having! And starting today, I think we are taking a little turn towards winter.  The forecast doesn't show any freezing temperatures, but it's always a good idea to be prepared, so if you need a refresher on protecting sensitive plants, click here. To me, cooler temperatures make it an even more wonderful time to plant flowers, trees and shrubs in your landscape. For color, plant cold-hardy petunias, pansies or snapdragons. To get a head start on next year's fruit forest, plant low-chill fruit trees from our new shipment of peaches, nectarines, apples and pears. Need a shade tree to replace one that Hurricane Irma knocked over? Now is the perfect time to plant an oak, elm, maple or magnolia tree. Everything that you plant now will get a head start on spring with a strong root system. Plus the cooler temperatures mean that you don't have to water as often to get plants established.

One of the most common questions that we get at the nursery during the winter months is: 'Is it okay to plant?' And the answer is always a resounding Yes. You live in Florida. The weather allows you to plant on just about any day of the year. So why wait for it to get hot again? Take advantage of the cool weather and release a little stress this Christmas season by getting your hands dirty in the garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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These cactus know to bloom just in time for Christmas.
Featured Plant
Christmas Cactus
Schlumbergera x buckleyi

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and not just because you can plant fruits trees and shade trees. It's the Christmas season and the Christmas cactus know it because they are blooming like crazy. They come in beautiful colors, including, red, magenta, white and yellow. And year after year, they will bloom around the same time of the year for a seasonal show of color.
Peaches and other cool weather fruits can grow in Florida.
Garden Tip
 Growing Low Chill Fruit Trees

You don't have to give up your favorite cool-weather fruit trees just because you live in Florida. While you can't grow the same varieties that you would further north, there are peaches, pears, apples and nectarines that are what we call low-chill. This means that they need a low number of chill hours to go dormant for winter and flower in the spring. Plant now, and your trees will begin establishing a strong root system and will be ready to start growing right when spring arrives. Read more here about low-chill fruits for our area.
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New Shipment of Roses

Fortuniana-grafted and grown for Florida
The Gift of Gardening

Pair up a Kerby's gift card with a gorgeous flower and you have the perfect Christmas gift.

Christmas Combos

Classy combos, ready to dress up a front doorway.

Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

Store Hours
Open Seven Days a Week
Monday - Saturday,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm
Christmas Eve, Dec 24th, 11am - 2pm
Christmas, Mon. Dec 25th, Closed
Tues. Dec 26th, Closed
New Year's Eve, Sun. Dec 31st, 11am - 2pm
New Year's Day, Mon. Jan 1st, Closed