Christmas Memories
Click here if you are having trouble viewing.
Life Lived Outside
The Kerby's Nursery E-Newsletter
December 10, 2020
Great Garden Gifts  |   Weekly Special  |   New Arrivals
Christmas Memories
by Joey Bokor

Brrrrr. It's cold. I am a life-long Floridian, so anything under 60 is a little chilly to me. It is nice though, because it makes it feel a little more Christmas-y. I've been enjoying my morning coffee this week in the cheerful glow from the lights of our Christmas tree and it has gotten me thinking about lots of Christmas memories. One of my favorites is one I've shared with you before, in a newsletter exactly five years ago today. It really is one of my favorite childhood Christmas memories, so I can't help but share it again.

Every family has holiday traditions. Some are good, some make you cringe, but even the goofy ones make you look back with a smile. In my family, we had a slightly different Christmas tree tradition than most. At some point in December, it would be tree day. But we didn't head to a Christmas tree farm or unpack a box from the attic. Nope. On the patio area of our backyard, we kept a (living) southern red cedar in a whiskey barrel and on tree day, we got out the trusty old furniture dolly, somehow hefted the ceiling height tree onto the dolly and rolled it into the house. It was a pretty tree, although not as perfectly shaped as a douglas fir or blue spruce. Once in the house, it was time to decorate and that's where the tradition turned goofy.

One year, the cedar was in bloom when we moved it inside. The blooms are inconspicuous, and just look like little white balls. I'm not sure if it was me or my sister that named them, but somehow we landed on White Dumpies as the name for these growths on the tree. And that led to fits of laughter, and probably not enough paying attention to the decorating task at hand. We used the same tree for a number of years and although it didn't always have white dumpies, just the word kept us rolling on the ground with laughter. Even now, nearly 30 years later, we still smile and laugh when we recall that old Christmas tree and its white dumpies. Its branches may not have been quite strong enough for all of our ornaments, but it was still our special tree and will always live in our memories as a fun Christmas tradition.

This year, our Christmas memories are going to be a little different, but that doesn't mean you can't make them amazing memories, that have you rolling on the floor with laughter 30 years from now. So enjoy the season and have fun creating a tradition with your family. Whether it is weird, wacky or just something simple, it will be a tradition that is just yours and the memories you create now will be remembered for a lifetime.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

Forward to a Friend

The Holiday Wall

The Weekly Special
$10 off a $50 purchase
This month, let Kerby's jumpstart your backyard paradise with $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. Just show this coupon or mention that you received it at the register and have a little fun getting dirty in the garden.
Offer valid through 12/24/20
Cannot be combined with other offers.
Purchase must be greater than $50 before sales tax for coupon to apply.
Limit one per Customer
Exclusively for the Kerby's Community

Great Garden Gifts

A Tasty Treat - If you know someone that loves to cook, put together a tasty herb combo for them. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme or a pizza garden with oregano and basil. Add some seeds, a cute trowel and they'll be ready to plant and then cook up their favorite recipes with fresh herbs.

Whimsical Wonder - Frogs and alligators, angels or even a dinosaur, give a gift that will make someones garden burst with whimsy.

For the Plant Parent - If you know someone who is ready to have another or just ready to be a first time plant parent, come peruse our gorgeous houseplants. You'll find something unique that they can take home and baby. And if your friend lives out of town, shop Dwell at Kerby's to have plants shipped directly to them. You can include a gift note, and if the plants will be traveling to cold areas, a complimentary heat pack is included with the package.

A Rose by any Other Name - Whether you love Shakespeare or not, roses can grow can in Florida and at Kerby's we carry the right kind. Winter is a great time for planting so if someone you love wants to pick roses year after year, get them a rose bush.

Tantalized Tastebuds - If someone on your Christmas list is a fruit farmer and always talking about their backyard orchard, then get them a fruit tree. There are plenty of unique trees to tantalize their taste buds.

Cactus Make Sharp Gifts - If you know someone who loves plants, but isn't always great at keeping them alive, get them a cactus. They are easy-care, don't require lots of water and come in a variety of shapes and textures.

New Arrivals
Gift Cards Available

You'll be their hero, and they will get exactly what they want.


Lovely Fragrance and Flowers
6" Pot - $7.99

Forever Christmas Trees

Southern Red Cedars
15 Gallon - $119.99

Dwell at Kerby's - The Houseplant Shop

Send a living gift to your favorite plant person anywhere in the lower 48 states from the Dwell at Kerby's online houseplant shop. For orders shipping to cold areas, a complimentary heat pack is included to keep plants snuggly and warm on their journey.


Follow Dwell at Kerby's on: Instagram or Facebook

Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

Store Hours

Monday - Saturday
9am - 5:00pm
11am - 4pm

Holiday Hours:

Thursday, December 24th, 9am to 12pm
Closed Christmas Day
Closed Saturday, December 26th
Thursday, December 31st, 9am to 12pm
Closed New Years Day