Discover the Fun of Gardening

February 11, 2011   

With no shadow in sight, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, and it's starting to look like it at Kerby's. Lots of beautiful plants arrived this week, including asters, firespike and camellias, along with cold-hardy fruits like plums, peaches and nectarines. It's time to get out and plant!

Guys, don't forget Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means your wife, girlfriend, mother or sister is probably on your mind. Kerby's has created some great gift baskets to grab and go, and we've also compiled a list of some great gift ideas below. It's a great time to show your special gardener how much you love her.

2011 will be an exciting year at Kerby's. The event calendar is already filling up with fun workshops, including our first ever kid's event and of course Spring Fling on the boardwalk. It will be a great year to Discover the Fun of Gardening.

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue
Hey Guys
Great Gift Ideas


Upcoming Events

 


Hey Guys! Great Gift Ideas

This year for Valentine's Day, skip the expensive bouquet that dies in a few days, and instead try beautiful flowers that keep on blooming month after month. Below are some ideas to help you find just the right thing for the gardener in your life. Of course if you really want to make her smile, give her some special gardening coupons for some chores that she needs done in her garden. One flower bed weeded, one herb garden built, one butterfly garden planted . . . Gardening is the perfect valentines gift, because its about more than just giving, it can be about spending some wonderful time in the garden together.


Firepots - Make her Valentine's Day hot, with a firepot. Skip the candles and give her a beautiful piece of art that will light up your porch or patio with a lovely flame. Maybe it can illuminate that dinner for two you're planning?


 




Orchids - In all colors, shapes and sizes, orchids are a unique flower to give as a gift. Their long-lasting blooms stick around for up to a month and then every time they re-bloom, it will be like Valentine's Day all over again.



Container Gardens - The garden center version of a flower arrangement. This collection of flowers planted in a beautiful pot will brighten her day, and will look even better next month as the plants grow and thrive. This week only - buy a pot and flowers from Kerby's and we'll plant them up at no charge, using our Kerby's soil and fertilizer.




Gift Baskets - We've put together some great gift combinations that are sure to appeal to anyone's inner gardener and give them the tools they need to get their gardens started this spring. Mix and match items to create the perfect combination for your gardener. To truly make her your valentine, throw in a Kerby's Gift Card and she can pick the flowers she really wants this spring.

We hope everyone has a lovely and happy Valentine's Day.

Upcoming Events
 

Kerby's has lots of fun planned for the garden in 2011, including workshop favorites on vegetables, herbs and roses, as well as some new kids gardening events that will get the whole family involved. 2011 will be a great year to Discover the Fun of Gardening.

 

Workshop: Growing Cold Hardy Fruits

Peaches, Apples, Pears, Plums, Persimmons, Citrus
and
Featuring Cold Hardy Avocados

Saturday, February 19th at 10:00 am

Recent cold winters may have you wondering what fruit trees you can plant that will survive through frosts and freezes. Never fear! There are tons of options. From Peaches and Apples, to Mulberries and Cold-Hardy Avocados, there are enough cold hardy fruits to fill any orchard. Come out to this workshop to learn our secrets for great fruit trees and see all the tantalizing trees that are easy to grow in our area.

 

 

Workshop: Spring Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, February 26th at 10:00 am

Healthier, tastier vegetables are easy to grow, and in this workshop, you'll get all the information you need to get your vegetable garden going this spring. Also included is an Earthbox demo, showing you how to grow veggies, even with limited space.

 

 

Workshop: Cold Hardy Landscaping
Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 am

Tough plants for Florida Gardens are the feature in this workshop. You'll see some amazing plants that are great at taking whatever mother nature throws at them. We'll also teach you some tricks for creating a beautiful landscape. Featuring our We Plan You Plant service, for anyone wanting a jumpstart on a gorgeous landscape.

 

 

Spring Fling
Saturday, March 12 10am - 4pm

Bring on the color! You won't be able to resist all the amazing flowers we've found for this year. Come out on Saturday and enjoy some fresh cotton candy and popcorn and take a stroll around the boardwalk to see all of this season's new arrivals. 


 

 

Workshop: Classic Southern Gardens
Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 am

Want to create a classic southern garden with camellias, gardenias and azaleas. Come out and learn about the best way to plant, prune and care for these classic shrubs.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerby's Kids Gardening Activity
Saturday, April 2 from 10am - 2pm

Little hands, a little dirt and lots of fun; it's the first ever Kerby's Kids event. Come out with the family for this fun event that will let everyone get there hands a little dirty. The kids will get to learn a little about plants, and create their own masterpiece to take home and watch grow.  

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Tropical Fruit Trees
Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 am

Juicy and delicious, there is nothing like picking fruit from a tree you've grown and eating it on the spot. Whether you like mangos or jakfruit, kiwi or papaya, or nance and custard apple, there is a fruit to fit every taste. After the workshop, you'll be able to sample some of the delicious fruits that can be grown in our area.

 

 

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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265
www.kerbysnursery.com


Hours
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Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm