Discover the Fun of Gardening

May 10, 2012   

Happy Mother's Day

If your mom or grandmother is a gardener, then you know her happy place is out in the garden. So give her a reason to get her hands dirty and refresh her spirit. Kerby's has lots of great gifts for mom, including herbs, roses (on sale this week) and beautiful flowers for butterfly gardening. Better yet, spend some time with mom and bring her out to this Saturday's Container Gardening Workshop at 10am. Together, you can learn the tricks of the trade for planting beautiful container gardens. Afterwards, take advantage of our great pottery sale and make a beautiful creation together. 

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue
Container Gardening

Upcoming Events

Clearance Sales

Pottery & Statuary
20% Off

Peach, Apple, Plum & Nectarine Trees
50% Off

All Roses
2 for $50
Great Gift for Mom

Sales Good Through May 31st

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Container Yourself: Creating Portable Gardens

An easy way to make a dramatic statement in your landscape is to add a beautiful container garden. All you need is a stylish pot and colorful plants to give your landscape some extra zing.

The easiest way to think about container gardening is in three parts: thriller, filler and spiller.
First, you want a Thriller. This is the focal piece for the container garden and it is usually a taller plant. A colorful croton, or a wispy grass makes a great centerpiece.
Second, select the Fillers. These are plants or flowers that take up the middle height of the container and make the garden full. Try an assortment of winter annuals for beautiful, seasonal color.
Lastly, choose a spiller. This is a plant or plants that cascade down the front or sides of your container and add an extra dimension. Some of our favorite spillers are wire vine or ivy.
To plant the garden, start by filling your container with Kerby's Planting Soil about two-thirds full. Now arrange the plants on top of the soil until they are just right. Fill in the spaces between plants with soil and add a good control-release fertilizer. Make sure that you remove any air pockets by pressing down on the soil. Water in well.

Container gardens have endless possibilities. Create simple, easy themed gardens by choosing plants of the same color or with a particular theme. W
hy not create a pizza garden, with bright red salvia, oregano, basil and a tomato plant or a Jurassic garden with ferns, ivy and impatiens. Let your imagination go wild, but always try to contain yourself!



Upcoming Events

Kerby's has lots of fun planned for the garden in 2012, including workshop favorites on vegetables, herbs and roses, as well as some new workshops on bulbs and trees. There has never been a better time to Discover the Fun of Gardening.

Workshop: Container Gardening
Saturday, May 12th at 10:00 am

Just in time for Mother's Day, come out and learn all about creating beautiful combinations of plants for your porch, patio or anywhere in your garden that could use a beautiful container garden.

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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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