Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

March 18, 2016   

Joey playing the violin in Gainesville, Florida, circa 1988.

Last weekend, Kim and I got to see violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman in concert. I've played the violin since I was 3, and around 30 years ago I saw him in concert and was wow-ed then by the joy he obviously had for playing the violin, and of course the speed of his fingers. He didn't disappoint this time either. From the haunting Theme from Schindler's List to a piece that I think he called Spanish Dance, where you couldn't tell how his bow and fingers managed to stay together, it was an evening of amazing music. What an art form. I recently heard a saying that went something like this: "We fill our space with paintings, we fill our time with music." And as I was listening to the amazing music, I started to think about how our gardens fill both space and time.

A moment in time at Kerby's Nursery.
We use the color and texture of flowers and leaves to beautifully fill our outdoor spaces with gardening masterpieces. But we also plant with an element of time in mind. A garden can't be enjoyed in one glance the way a painting can. A painting is painted and it doesn't change, but the garden is constantly changing. It grows. Flowers bloom and fade. Trees lose their leaves just to become green again in the spring. Bulbs go dormant underground and emerge fresh each spring. So, to me, the garden is a place where we fill both our space and time.

Fortunately, it doesn't take years of practice to garden, like painting or playing the violin do. All it takes is some beautiful flowers, some elbow grease and a little time outdoors. And you are in luck. It's spring and the flowers couldn't be more beautiful, the weather couldn't be more perfect for creating your own outdoor masterpiece. If you do happen to be artistically inclined, check out the Mail Art Contest sponsored by UF/IFAS, Florida Forest Service and Kerby's Nursery. Get creative and have some fun in the garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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In This Issue

Featured Plant


The Colors of Spring


All Bulbs

25% Off

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

Mail Art Contest
sponsored by UF/IFAS, Florida Forest Service and Kerby's Nursery

Golden Trumpet Tree
Featured Plant
Golden Trumpet Tree
Tabebuia x

Have you seen this gorgeous tree blooming around town? It really puts on a spring show. Plus it makes a lovely medium-sized shade tree for summer picnics. It also comes in a lovely pink color.

The Colors of Spring

The garden is your canvas, and flowers are your paint. These gorgeous plants can't wait to be a part of your masterpiece, so get outside and get planting!

Blue-Eyed Beauty African Daisy
Colorworks Petunia

Piecrust Croton


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 - 5:30pm
Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm