Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

March 26, 2015   

Bring on the butterflies with Wendy's Wish Salvia.
And just like that, spring is here. Hopefully you are having fun out in your garden. It's the best time of year for a gardener. Most plants are budding, blooming and growing, and with the weather a little warmer than usual, everything seems to be growing at a furious pace. The veggie plants in our garden at home seem to double in size every time we look at them, and just as quick as we deadhead our flowers, they are blooming again. The boardwalk at Kerby's is packed with beautiful spring flowers, so come on out and enjoy the weather and the beauty of spring.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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In This Issue

Featured Plant

Miniature Gardening

Cool new mini garden accesories!



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More Beautiful Plants
at Kerby's

Featured Plant
Fireball Mallow
10" Pot

Fireball Mallow
Abutilon striatum
This unique flower will brighten your garden with fiery yellows and reds. The bush grows around 4 to 6 feet tall and prefers a part sun area. It reblooms throughout the summer for lots of color.
Create a Miniature Garden

Miniature gardens are a fun way to be creative on a small scale. With a little imagination (and the instructions below), you can create a magical garden that is fun for the whole family.

Preparing to Plant
1. Choose your pot. If you are creating a covered terrarium, clear glass is best. For other miniature gardens, anything that will hold soil will work. Be sure to clean the container with hot, soapy water before using.

2. Select the decorations for your miniature garden. Fairy or gnome statues, miniature garden accents, stones, seashells . . . use your imagination and create a garden unique to your style.

3. Select the plants for your garden. Choose a few tall plants and a few short plants, to give some height variation.

4. Be sure you have your planting materials: soil, charcoal, sheet moss and gravel. Kerby's has premade kits that include all of these planting materials for $14.99.

Planting your Miniature Garden
to Plant
1. Place a layer of gravel on the bottom of the container for drainage.

2. On top of the gravel, put a quarter to half-inch layer of charcoal, to help keep foul odors out.

3. On top of the charcoal, place a layer of sheet moss. This keeps oil out of the drainage area.

4. Now fill the container with moist, rich Kerby’s Planting Soil.

5. Scoop out holes for the plants you selected and plant them level with the soil level of the container, being sure to pack the soil firmly around the base of the plants. Be sure to put taller plants at the back of your garden and shorter plants towards the front.

6. Add another layer of sheet moss across the top of the garden and arrange the decorative items you’ve chosen. Use a spray bottle to moisten the top of the soil and the leaves of the plants and watch your garden grow.



Upcoming Events


6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4th 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 6th 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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Monday - Saturday,  9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm