From our Garden to Yours

January 28, 2010   

It's like our afternoons are made for getting out in the garden, and if you're like us, you're just itching to bring the color back! The nursery is starting to fill up with spring flowering trees, blooming azaleas and tantalizing fruit trees. It's going to be an exciting spring season. Check out all of the fun events and workshops that are planned, including our big 30th birthday bash.

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue
Flowering Trees

Upcoming Events

Flowering Trees

Nothing adds shade, color and style to a landscape like a flowering tree. Many different varieties of flowering trees grow well in our area, and some of our favorites are listed below. During the winter, these trees are dormant, so it makes this time of year the ideal time for planting. See our new planting instructions for information on planting trees correctly.

Redbud - Brilliant pink blooms cover this medium sized tree in spring time, signaling the end of winter. The heart-shaped leaves emerge after the spectacular flower show is over, providing soft shade. For even more color, try the Forest Pansy variety which has deep burgundy leaves.

White Flowering Dogwood - No noisy barking, no biting the postman, just beautiful white flowers in springtime. It will need food and water though! The dogwood is a classic spring flowering tree that is native to Florida.




Purple Leaf Plum - After a burst of snow white flowers in spring, this tree puts out its deep purple leaves that will add color throughout the year to your landscape.





Japanese Magnolia - Also called the tulip tree, because of the large tulip-like flowers that emerge in spring, this flowering tree puts on a show that is bound to get a standing ovation. As the tree ages, the flowers become a darker pink color.



Yellow Trumpet Tree - Sometimes referred to by its botanical name, the Tabebuia will make drivers hit the brakes when they pass your yard. It also comes in a beautiful lavender color.


Upcoming Events

Workshop: Growing Peaches, Apples, Pears and Plums
Saturday, February 13th at 10:00 am

If you've ever wanted your own backyard orchard, but didn't know where to start, then this workshop is for you! We'll talk about the great varieties of apples, peaches, pears, plums and nectarines that can be grown in our area and discuss the best ways to plant and care for them. These trees aren't just for our friends up north!




Workshop: Spring Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, February 20th 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: Vegetable Gardening II
Saturday, February 27th at 10:00 am

If you've attended our veggie workshops before then you already know how to grow healthy, happy vegetables. But if you've ever wanted to dig a little deeper into vegetable gardening, then this workshop is for you. We'll discuss organic gardening, composting, natural pest control and other vegetable gardening issues that will give your garden the best harvests ever this year.



Workshop: Hardy Landscaping
Saturday, March 6th at 10:00 am

Looking to freshen up your landscaping after winter? Look no further. We'll show you all of the hardy alternatives that you can use to make your garden beautiful all year long.






Kerby's Turns 30
Friday - Sunday, March 19 - 21

It's hard to believe that this year will be Kerby's 30th birthday. We're celebrating with a weekend-long birthday bash on the boardwalk. More information will be posted soon.


Workshop: Tropical Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 27th 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

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