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January 17, 2013   

Superbells Grape Punch Calibrachoa
6" Pots - $4.99

These warm January temperatures are definitely making the flowers happy! Just in at Kerby's are some beautiful SuperBells, a type of calibrachoa by Proven Winners that boast tons of gorgeous color. The grape punch variety is pictured at right, and we also have cherry blossom and coralberry punch. Also in this week are diascia, dianthus and of course lots of classic geraniums. Get your gardens out of their winter funk and fill them with the beautiful flowers of spring.

If you need a more substantial flowering centerpiece for your garden, Kerby's has you covered. A new shipment of blooming camellias just arrived at the nursery, including varieties like pink perfection, morning glow and rosea plena. They are loaded with buds and blooms and will make a shady area of your landscape really stand out. For more information on camellias see the article below.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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New Shipment of Camellias

10" Pot - $29.99

Encore Azaleas
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10" Pot - $29.99

Spring Bulbs
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Amaryllis, Blood Lily, Gladiolus & More

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Encore Azaleas
$29.99 10" Pot
 Featured Plant
Encore Azaleas
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Azaleas are gorgeous aren't they, but their blooms just don't last long enough . . . until now. Encore Azaleas have three seasons of blooms, in the spring, summer and fall. They love a part sun area that receives 4 to 6 hours of sun and they come in many sizes and colors. Kerby's has 7 varieties in stock to choose from. Come see how you can create an Encore of blooms in your landscape.


Camellias: A Southern Classic

For nearly 200 years, camellias have been a fixture in southern gardens. As landscape centerpieces or foundation plantings, they pull a garden together and their blooms bring a bit of cheer during the winter, when their color is warmly received.

Varieties: Camellias come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. From formal pinks to loose, ruffled reds, there is a look and a style for everyone. There are also two main varieties of camellias: sasanquas and japonicas. The sasanqua varieties tend to bloom from late fall to early winter and are usually compact, arching bushes. Some of our favorite sasanquas are  Cotton Candy (a beautiful semi-double pink) and Stephanie Golden (a light pink single). The japonica varieties bloom in winter and early spring, and include many shapes and sizes, including Pink Perfection, a perfectly formed, formal double flower! If you have room for more than one camellia, try planting multiple varieties that bloom at different times for color from October to May.

Plant Characteristics: Camellias are slow growing, eventually reaching six to eight feet tall and four to six feet wide. They need very little pruning, but make sure they have room to grow to their full potential. If pruning is needed, do it in early fall before blooms start to set.

Location: Camellias thrive best in part shade, and in an area that has good air circulation. Four hours of morning sun is ideal. Avoid too much afternoon sun, which is intense and hot, and can cause the leaves to burn.

Soil: Camellias love a rich, well-drained acidic soil such as Kerby's Pulverized Pine Soil. The more soil you can turn into the planting hole and surrounding area, the better your camellias will grow. Camellias do not like wet soil, so make sure that the area drains well, even after heavy rains.

Planting: The ideal time to plant camellias is during the winter months, so that their roots can become established before summertime. It's also the time that many are blooming, so you'll get to enjoy some beautiful winter and spring color. For more planting and watering instructions, see Caring for New Plants.

Upcoming Events


Workshop: Growing Cold-Hardy Fruit Trees
Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 am

There is nothing better than picking fresh fruit from your backyard tree. And it's even better when it is a cold-hardy tree and you can sit back and relax during the winter. From apples, peaches and nectarines to persimmons and figs, we'll talk about delicious fruits that are easy to grow and are hardy too. 


Workshop: Spring Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, February 23rd 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.






Spring Fling
Saturday, March 2nd and March 9th

Bring on the color! You won't be able to resist all the amazing flowers we've found to make this year beautiful. More details coming soon.



Workshop: Creating Curb Appeal
Saturday, March 16th 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 Delicious Herbs
Saturday, March 23rd at 10am

We all love food. And we love food even more when it's cooked with tasty herbs.  Growing your own herb garden is easy and it is a great way to always have fresh herbs for all of your favorite recipes. Come to this workshop to learn all about growing herbs and what herbs can be used for.






4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30th at 10am SHARP!
Please note the Easter egg hunt is on Saturday

Bring your Easter basket and get ready for a whole lot of fun . . . it's the 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kerby's. Starting right at 10:00am, be ready to hunt and see how many Easter Eggs you can find hidden among the beautiful flowers.




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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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