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March 27, 2014   

Making garden memories, planting a new fig tree with Grandpa Kerby.
At the beginning of the year, our newsletter included a story about the Grandpa Kerby fig tree at Kerby's. It was sad to see that old tree go. This week, in its place, Larry (the new Grandpa Kerby) planted a brand new fig tree with help from his four grandchildren. Well, help is probably a bit of a stretch, but the kids got to have fun playing in the dirt with Grandpa. And now Kerby's has a new fig tree that will provide memories and stories for years to come.


Planting a butterfly garden is a great way to create memories.
So what are you doing to make memories in your garden? Something the whole family will enjoy is planting a butterfly garden. This Saturday, at 10am, Kerby's Butterfly Workshop will teach you all about butterflies and how to create a garden that will attract the most butterflies to your yard. Plus tons of gorgeous spring flowers are also wonderful butterfly attractors. Come on out to Kerby's and see the butterflies, check out the new fig tree and have fun making memories in your garden.

Happy Spring,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Bavaria Hydrangea
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Bavaria Hydrangea
The bavaria hydrangea has gorgeous pink flowers that are edged in white. When the soil is acidic, the flowers will turn blue, but they maintain the white edge. Make sure you plant hydrangeas in a shady area and give them plenty of water in the summertime. Come check out the Hot Red variety as well. 

Bring on the Butterflies

It's easy to attract butterflies to your garden. For the basics, check out our butterfly handout and learn about some of the best plants for butterflies, and see below for some of the cool butterflies that you might see fluttering about in your garden.


Monarch - The monarch butterfly is one of the most common butterflies in our area. The host plant for the monarch is milkweed, so make sure that you include it in your butterfly garden. Did you know that monarch butterflies migrate all the way to Mexico in the winter?

Swallowtail - There are lots of different swallowtail butterflies, including the black swallowtail which lays its eggs on the herbs dill, fennel, rue and parsley, the pipevine and polydamus swallowtails which use dutchman's pipevine to lay their eggs and the giant swallowtail which lays its eggs on citrus. These butterflies come in many different mixes of black and yellow and are some of the most beautiful.

Sulphurs - A fast-flying yellow butterfly, there are many different types of sulphurs. Some are pale yellow and some like the orange-barred sulphur have beautiful orange colors in their wings. These butterflies lay their eggs on plants in the senna and cassia family. These large shrubs or small trees can make a great centerpiece in a butterfly garden.

Zebra Longwing - The state butterfly of Florida, this cool butterfly hangs out in shady areas under trees or large shrubs. You won't see it flying out in the hot sun too much. It lays its eggs on passionvine planted in the shade.



Gulf Fritillary - Another speedy little butterfly that is orange with white speckling. This butterfly flutters fast and high in sunny areas and lays its eggs on passion vine planted in the sun.

Upcoming Events


Workshop: Butterfly Gardening
Saturday, March 29th at 10am

Bring on the butterflies! Butterfly gardening is a fun way to get everyone involved in the garden. Plus the plants that butterflies love are beautiful to us too. Come out to this workshop and learn the best way to attract butterflies to your garden. 






Workshop: Herb Gardening
Saturday, April 5th at 10am

Come out and see how delicious gardening can be. We'll talk about growing herbs, how to use them and share some recipes. Yummy.


Workshop: Growing Roses in Florida
Saturday, April 12th at 10am
Presented by the Tampa Rose Society

Ready, set, grow! Sure roses can be a challenge in Florida, but armed with the information from this workshop, presented by the Tampa Rose Society, you'll be on your way to growing healthy rose bushes that produce the loveliest roses on the block. As a bonus, Rose Society members will be at Kerby's until 1pm to answer questions and talk roses.



5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19th 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 5th 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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