Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

February 27, 2014   

This is just one of the cool confetti combos now in stock at Kerby's.
This past week, I took a ride out to one of the flower growers to see what kind of cool stuff this spring has in store for your gardens. It was beautiful. To see thousands of flowering plants, covering the farm was really amazing. There were lots of fun flowers that will really make your gardens pop this season, like Superbells Lemon Slice and Supertunia Bubblegum. Plus there were some gorgeous confetti combos, which are preplanted combinations of plants. It takes the worry out of picking a great combination of flowers. They are beautiful and easy. Come check them out and see how colorful your landscape can be. 

 Miniature gardens are fun for the whole family.
At this weekend's workshop, we'll be gardening on a different scale. Saturday at 10am is the Miniature Gardening workshop. Whether you like fairies or gnomes, miniature gardens are fun for the whole family. If you'd like to plant a mini-garden yourself during the workshop, come out early to pick out the pots, plants and accessories for your creation and then you can plant it with help from Kerby's during the workshop. See the events section below for more information. It is the perfect time of year to make your outdoors beautiful.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Featured Plant

Miniature Gardening

Upcoming Events
Sat. Mar 1st at 10am: Miniature Gardening Workshop

Veggie Plants are in

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Cool Garden Accents: Hanging Gardens, Bonsai, Mini Gardens, Pottery & More


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Featured Plant
Golden Trumpet Tree
$24.99 - 129.99
Sizes and prices vary

Golden Trumpet Tree
Tabebuia x
Whether you call it a golden trumpet or tabebuia this flowering tree is nothing short of gorgeous. They are in bloom all around town, putting on an amazing spring show. After they bloom, they put out lovely green leaves and make a nice medium-sized shade tree for protection from the summer sun.   
Create a Miniature Garden

Miniature gardens are a fun way to be creative on a small scale. From gnomes to fairies, carnivorous plants to ferns, you can create a magical little garden with a little imagination and the instructions below.

Preparing to Plant
1. Choose your pot. If you are creating a covered terrarium, clear glass is best. For other miniature gardens, anything that will hold soil will work. Be sure to clean the container with hot, soapy water before using.

2. Select the decorations for your miniature garden. Fairy or gnome statues, miniature garden accents, stones, seashells . . . use your imagination and create a garden unique to your style.

3. Select the plants for your garden. Choose a few tall plants and a few short plants, to give some height variation.

4. Be sure you have your planting materials: soil, charcoal, sheet moss and gravel. Kerby's has premade kits that include all of these planting materials for $14.99.

Planting your Miniature Garden
to Plant
1. Place a layer of gravel on the bottom of the container for drainage.

2. On top of the gravel, put a quarter to half-inch layer of charcoal, to help keep foul odors out.

3. On top of the charcoal, place a layer of sheet moss. This keeps oil out of the drainage area.

4. Now fill the container with moist, rich Kerby’s Planting Soil.

5. Scoop out holes for the plants you selected and plant them level with the soil level of the container, being sure to pack the soil firmly around the base of the plants. Be sure to put taller plants at the back of your garden and shorter plants towards the front.

6. Add another layer of sheet moss across the top of the garden and arrange the decorative items you’ve chosen. Use a spray bottle to moisten the top of the soil and the leaves of the plants and watch your garden grow.


Upcoming Events


Miniature Gardening
Saturday, March 1st at 10am

Come learn all about creating a cool mini garden. They are easy and fun for everyone. This workshop will be part learning and part demonstration. Kerby's has a variety of pots, mini-plants and accessories for sale, as well as mini-gardening planting kits. So, if you'd like to create a garden of your own, come a little early to pick out and purchase what you need, and then you can plant it during the workshop, with help from Kerby's.



Spring Fling
Saturday, March 8th

Spring is the time for getting out in the garden and Kerby's wants to celebrate. Join us for our annual spring fling, where the blooming flowers of spring are the stars. From 10 to 4 on the hour,(click here for the schedule) we'll have gardening mini-workshops on some of your favorite topics to give you a refresher on everything you may have forgotten over the winter. Come on out, learn a little, stroll the boardwalk and enjoy the beauty of spring.





Workshop: Hardy, Low-maintenance Landscaping
Saturday, March 15th at 10:00 am

Come out and learn how to create a gorgeous landscape design. It's easier than you think! We'll talk about tough plants, easy plants and beautiful plants. Plus we'll show you how to add accents and pottery to give your garden the extra spark.






Workshop: Growing Tropical Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 22nd at 10am

There are so many amazing tropical fruit trees that can be grown in central Florida. At this workshop, we'll give you our best tips and tricks for growing and caring for tropical fruit trees. We'll also show you all of the amazing variety available in our area. After the workshop, we'll sample a few so that you can see how delicious they really are.




Workshop: Butterfly Gardening
Saturday, March 29th at 10am

Bring on the butterflies! Butterfly gardening is a fun way to get everyone involved in the garden. Plus the plants that butterflies love are beautiful to us too. Come out to this workshop and learn the best way to attract butterflies to your garden. 



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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm