From our Garden to Yours

May 8, 2008   

Celebrate mom this weekend with some great gift ideas at Kerby's. From herb gardens to roses, to whimsical garden ornaments, we have lots of cute gardening items that will put a smile on her face.

If you want to get your hands dirty with mom, bring her out for our container gardening workshop this Saturday, May 10th at 10:00am. And after the workshop, have fun creating your own beautiful container garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

In This Issue:
Container Gardening
Plant of the Week
Upcoming Events

Gardening Gifts for Mom

1. Roses
A classic gift that will keep on giving mom beautiful flowers from her garden.

2. Herb Gardens
Select from a pre-planted garden or choose your own herbs to make a fresh herb basket.

3. Garden Accents
Whether its pottery, statuary or a whimsical garden plaque, a garden accent is a great gift for your gardening mom.

4. Gift Cards
Let mom select her own special gift with a Kerby's Gift Card.

Container Gardening

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. Try an assortment of flowers for a cheery, summer container garden.
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 vinca vine.
Start by filling your container with a good planting soil about two-thirds full. We use either Kerby's Pulverized Pine Soil or Fafard Container Mix. 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 for a particular theme. We've created some neat combinations at the nursery including, Jurrasic, Desert and Pizza!

Plant of the Week

In only its second season at the nursery, Bulbines are quickly becoming one of our favorite landscape plants. Beautiful yellow or tangerine orange flowers stand above succulent foliage on this low-maintenance plant. It's cold-hardy and a constant summer-bloomer. Try some for easy texture and great color in your landscape.

Upcoming Events

Container Gardening
Container gardens add style and flair to patio, pools and landscapes. Saturday May 10 at 10:00 am, we'll be giving a workshop on creating beautiful container gardens.  

The Edible Garden
Come out on May 31st at 10:00 am for our favorite workshop on planting edibles in your garden. From mangos and avocados to citrus and berries, there are so many fruits, you're sure to find something to make your mouth water.

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Kerby's Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

Open Seven Days a Week
Monday - Saturday,  9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday,  9:00am - 4:00pm