Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

March 3, 2016   

Fresh Kerby's Planting soil
ready for spring gardens.

Don't you love the feel of fresh, rich soil on your hands? It is amazing what a little bit of soil holds in it. The water and minerals that a plant needs to grow all come from the soil. Good soil allows plants to thrive; poor soil means less blooms, less growth and a less beautiful garden. Soil is important. So this season, we've enhanced our Kerby's Planting Soil mix. Man does it feel nice when you dig in and grab a handful. It even smells rich. Click here for the "dirt" on our new soil mix and here for how to plant with it.  Garden success starts with good soil, and we are excited to see how much better our gardens grow this year.

The time to plant is now!
But that's enough about soil. It's what goes in the soil that is really exciting. Spring is here, and that means it is time to plant. It is an especially great time to plant a tree and there are lots of spring flowering trees to choose from (see below for a few of our favorites).   Every day brings something new into the nursery and I really think that my favorite flower is the one I happen to be looking at. There is so much amazing color, I just can't pick a favorite. So take advantage of this perfect weather to plant some gorgeous flowers or a lovely tree and have some fun getting your hands in the soil.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Featured Plant


Spring Flowering Trees


Veggie Plants are in

Garden Success
starts with the
Kerby's Growpak

Bag of Kerby's Soil
4lb Kerby's 8-4-8

Reg. Price $12.98

Time for Planting

Spring Flowering Trees


Variegated Red Ruffle Azalea
10" Pot - $19.99
Featured Plant
Variegated Red Ruffle Azalea
Azalea x

It's azalea bloom season . . . or at least it should be. The weather is throwing azaleas around town off a little bit. Hopefully they'll be blooming soon, and just for extra azalea fun, check out this variegated leaf variety of the red ruffle. Beautiful leaf color year round, and gorgeous spring flowers are sure to make a statement in a shady area of your landscape.

Spring 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, most of these trees are dormant, making the winter and spring the ideal time for planting. See Kerby's 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.





Hong Kong Orchid Tree - A more tropical tree than the others, this lovely fast-growing tree has brilliant winter to spring blooms. It also tends to bloom again in the summer.




Golden Trumpet Tree - The trumpet tree lights up the sky when it is in bloom. They love a full sun to part shade area, and grow pretty large, reaching 20 or 30 feet. They bloom before they get leaves in the spring, and when flowering they look like trees made out of gold.


Upcoming Events


7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26th 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 7th 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

Store Hours
Open Seven Days a Week
Monday - Saturday,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm