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February 20, 2020
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The Best Hiding Spots
by Joey Bokor

When you were a kid, I'm sure you played hide-and-seek. And if you think back, you can probably call to mind memories of hiding in some of your best spots. You know, the spots where no one could find you and where you had to exercise quite a bit of patience to not jump out and say, 'Here I am.' Kind of like Maddy in this old towel bin. If she had just pulled that top down a little more, I never would have seen her.

Of course, since you can't reuse a hiding spot, you had to have a few different possibilities, depending on who you were playing with. The first that I remember is the dog kennel. It took a bit of squeezing to get into, but it also took a while for anyone to come looking for me there. The second, and probably my best hiding spot was behind a tall china cabinet in our dining room. It stood in a corner at an angle, so there was a bit of space behind it, and it had a bonus. It is also where we kept the extra leaf for the dining room table. If you got behind the cabinet, put your legs tight together and leaned the extra table leaf back, you were all but invisible. I'm pretty sure I panicked at least one babysitter with that hiding spot. And my third is what reminded me of Maddy. We had a wicker hamper filled, not with old towels, but dirty clothes. I'd take the top third out, get in and then pile the dirties back on top. Seems a little gross now, but when winning at hide-and-seek is your priority, you are willing to go pretty far.

So, what was your best hiding spot? Shoot me an email at I'd love to hear, plus I need some good places to hide the next time Abby and Maddy want to play.

And speaking of hiding, we've been hiding a little surprise at the nursery. OK, we haven't been hiding it all that well, but it has been under a tarp the majority of the last three months. One of our wildly artistic staff members has painted what we have dubbed The Butterfly Mural. The next time you are in the nursery, snap a picture of yourself striking your best butterfly pose and tag us on facebook or instagram so that we can see you spread your wings. And while you're at it, see how many plants you can identify in the mural. The official unveiling will be on March 7th at 9:30am and it will be the start of our 40th Birthday Celebration. We hope to see you there.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. This weekend is all about veggies. Saturday at 10am is the Spring Veggie Gardening workshop. The weather looks like it is going to be nice and cool. Perfect for planting a garden, so come out and learn all about growing veggies in Florida. What a great way to enjoy a little bit of Life Lived Outside.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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It's crunch time! Or at least it's time to get your veggie gardens started so that you can harvest fresh, crunchy vegetables this season. For the nitty gritty on how to grow your own vegetables, come out to our workshop this Saturday at 10am. To tantalize your taste buds, check out these veggies that you can start planting this time of year.

Collard Greens - Delicious, especially cooked with a little ham hock and molasses, collards are a cool-season vegetable, but are also the most heat tolerant of all the greens. Plant seeds or young plants now to extend your greens harvest into the early summer. Greens are a great crop, because you can harvest the mature leaves and allow the young ones to keep growing, for a long harvest period.

Beans - A wide variety of beans can be grown in our area, and are a fun crop for early summer. From bush beans to pole beans, lima beans to black-eyed peas (cowpeas) there are lots of different types to choose from. For pole beans, you should build a small trellis structure to allow them to climb up, but you can also plant beans with corn and allow them to twine up the corn stalks. Talk about making your garden efficient!

Tomatoes - are everyone's favorite. They are a warm season crop, and with the warm weather arriving on time this year, it's time to plant. From sweet 100s to big boy, there is a tomato for every taste. If you really like good tomatoes, try some heirloom seeds, such as Black Krim, Cherokee Purple or Brandywine. They'll be some of the best tasting tomatoes you've ever had.

Peppers - Whether you like hot or mild, there is a little something for everyone when it comes to peppers. Plant now for great harvests of yellow bells, jalapeño or habañero in just a few short months.

There are so many vegetables that you can plant, that it gets hard to choose which ones to plant. Make sure to plan your garden before you start planting to maximize the space, without overcrowding plants. In no time at all you'll have a table full of fresh vegetables, straight from your garden.

New Arrivals
Napoli Nights Peperomia

Cute, white leaves
4" Pot - $6.99

Sizzling Blue
6" Pot - $7.99

Popcorn Senna

Leaves smell like popcorn
10" Pot - $49.99

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