Discover the Fun of Gardening

January 24, 2013   

Beautiful flowers, Lovely fragrance
VIetnam Snowflake Gardenia
10" Pot - $24.99

After a week or two of spring-like temperatures, it is nice to be back to more normal Florida winter weather. Of course normal for Seffner means 70 degree afternoons with abundant sunshine, not 50 below wind-chill like folks in the plains are experiencing. So while they are cooped up inside, you can enjoy this beautiful weather get out in the garden for some fun. Lots of cool new plants are arriving at the nursery click here for this week's arrivals. And because flowers can be more than just pretty, see the article below and learn how to have some "scents" in the garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Featured Plant

Have Some Scents in the Garden

Upcoming Events

Blooming Camellias

10" Pot - $29.99
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Spring Bulbs
Have Just Arrived
Amaryllis, Blood Lily, Gladiolus & More

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Florida Flame Vine
$24.99 10" Pot
 Featured Plant
Florida Flame Vine
Pyrostegia venusta
Have you seen trees around town that look like they are in full bloom with bright orange flowers? Well that isn't really the trees in bloom, it is florida flame vine. A beautiful evergreen vine with lovely green foliage that blooms in winter with amazing color. Try one on a fence, arbor or trellis for the brightest color on the block.  

Have some Scents in the Garden

Flowers are beautiful. Their colors brighten our landscapes and make us smile. Some flowers can be so much more. They can be a treat for the eyes and the nose. Below are some great plants that add lovely fragrance to a garden. Many can be planted in pots and strategically placed for maximum enjoyment. It only makes "scents" to plant these beautiful and sweet-smelling flowers. 

Beautiful flowers, Lovely fragrance.
Blooms in spring and fall
Vietnam Snowflake Gardenia
10" Pot - $24.99
A classic, sweet-scented flower. Cut flowers as they open and bring them into your house to really enjoy them.
Miami Supreme Gardenia
10" Pot - $24.99
Other cool gardenia varieties: From the Gardener's Confidence Collection come Pinwheel and Heaven Scent gardenias. Two great bloomers with nice compact growth habits. Both in 10" pots for $19.99. From the Southern Living Plant Collection: Jubilation Gardenia, another medium-sized gardenia with lovely deep green foliage (10" pot - $29.99). And of course there are the classic dwarf gardenias: Radicans Dwarf and Frostproof, great for small landscapes (10" pot - $16.99). Remember that all gardenias prefer part shade and a rich, acid soil.
This variety of lavender has beautiful purple flowers and fragrant foliage. Both the foliage and flowers are great in bouquets. Plant lavender in well-drained areas.
Serenity Lavender
6" Pot - $6.99, 10" Pot - $16.99
If you don't want to see eye-to-eye with your neighbor, then plant this sweet-smelling hedge. It blooms in winter for nice little blooms when many other plants are not flowering.
Tea Olive
10" Pot - $16.99
The purple-leaf honeysuckle has a wonderful sweet smell. It is a fast growing vine that will grow up any arbor, trellis or across a fence. The flowers also produce lots of nectar which is great for butterflies.
Purple Leaf Japanese Honeysuckle
10" Pot - $19.99
The sweet almond bush is fast growing, easy-care and prefers part shade. It grows six to ten feet tall and is covered in sweet smelling flowers year-round.
 Sweet Almond Bush
10" Pot - $19.99
A citrus tree is primarily planted for the delicious fruit, but when citrus are blooming, it is hard to miss the sweet smell. The fragrance carries all over a yard. 
Citrus - Assorted
5 Gallon Pot - $49.99
You plan a landscape based on when plants bloom during the year, but having plants that bloom at different times of the day can add a new dimension. These jasmine flowers open at night, releasing a lovely fragrance. Great for moonlight walks in the garden.
 Night Blooming Jasmine
10" Pot - $16.99

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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Seffner, FL 33584
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