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November 2, 2017   
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A little pumpkin carving fun.

There we were, diligently working on our pumpkin masterpiece . . . when out of nowhere comes a gooey, mushy, squishy pumpkin projectile, seeds, guts and all. I look to see who the culprit is, when suddenly I realize that it is my little girls instigating the hurling of humongous bunches of slimy pumpkin innards. I just happen to be caught in the cross-hairs of the now-ensuing battle. As the dust and seeds settled, we took stock of the damage, and I was glad that I had chosen to wear an old pair of jeans. The girls hair was a little sticky, but nothing that wouldn't wash out. The walls of the patio were another story. I think we'll still find pumpkin goo next year . . . This was the scene at a recent pumpkin carving party. It's a tradition with a group of friends that has gone on for almost 20 years now I think. In past years, the girls haven't been all that interested in carving pumpkins or handling the messy clean-up part. But for some reason this year they were all in. They scooped and hurled pumpkin guts with the best of them. It was a little messy, but a great time. And we managed to get our pumpkin carved too.   

We hope you had a fun and safe Halloween.
Hopefully your Halloween was lots of fun. The weather was amazing wasn't it? Every year for the past decade it seems, Halloween has been hot and muggy, so this year's change was delightful. No sweating through costumes! At the nursery on Tuesday, I even had to wear a jacket over my costume for part of the morning. But I'll take it. It makes getting outside something you can actually look forward to. And since I've been putting off a lot of garden projects at home, I have plenty of reasons to get outside and have a little fun. This past weekend, I cleaned up an area in our yard that has been neglected for about three years. Now I get to replant my rose garden and hope that I'll actually take care of it this time. It's a wonderful time of year to take advantage of the fact that you live in Florida and can garden anytime of the year, so get outside and have a little fun in the garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Warm your garden with hot firespike.
Featured Plant

These beautiful plants won't keep you warm on a cold day, but the amazing blooms will warm your heart. It is also one of our favorite plants for attracting hummingbirds. The firespike loves shady areas and grows around four to six feet tall, providing tons of blooms and tons of food for butterflies and hummingbirds.
The cool season is an amazing time to get out in your garden.

Garden Tip
The Three Ps of Winter Gardening

I know, I know just because it is under 50 degrees doesn't mean it is winter but since we are enjoying some cool weather, you may as well start thinking about the fun you can have in the garden during the winter season. Click here for more info on the 3 Ps and make sure to get outside and enjoy this cool weather.
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Petunias, Pansies and Snapdragons

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It's not too late to plant a garden!

Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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