Discover the Fun of Gardening

November 17, 2011   

Create a flavorful Thanksgiving
with fresh herbs

Fresh herbs will make your Thanksgiving delicious. And you're sure to be proud when you tell your friends and family that all that great flavor came from your very own garden. They'll probably want a tour to see all the cool plants that you are growing. This Saturday, November 19th at 10am, join us at Kerby's for a thanksgiving herb workshop. We'll talk about planting, growing and caring for herbs as well as share tips for getting the most flavor out of herbs when cooking. To make it even more tantalizing, we'll be sampling some thanksgiving treats, all created with fresh herbs. Yummy!


Please join us for the
Winter Open House
Mark your calendars now for the 3rd annual Winter Open House. It will be on Friday, December 2nd from 5 to 7pm. Check your email for the invitation and please RSVP if you'll be attending. You don't want to miss snacking on Kim's famous ginger snaps under the lights in the shade house.

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

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Let's Get Herbal

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Let's Get Herbal

After you've attended the Herb Workshop this weekend and learned how to grow beautiful herbs, what do you do with them? Below are some ideas for using those delicious fresh herbs that you've grown.

Bath Thyme - Use fresh garden herbs to create an aromatherapy bath that will relax and refresh you. Infuse oil with lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus or lemon grass ahead of time and simply add to hot bath water. Or, pick a handful of fresh herbs at bath time, crush to release the oils and add to the bath. You can also put freshly crushed herbs in a sachet before throwing them in the water to keep the leaves from getting caught in the drain. However you choose, sit back, relax and let the fresh fragrances lift your stress away.


Make it Spicy - Of course the most popular use for fresh herbs is cooking, and what dish wouldn't taste better with oregano or basil from your garden instead of dried up old leaves! Crush or chop herbs just as you are about to use them so that the oils are released in your dish.



Healing - One of the oldest uses of herbs is not for their flavor and spice, but for their healing powers. Many of these remedies have been used since ancient times. Next time you have a headache or stomachache, try a freshly infused herbal tea instead of grabbing pills from the medicine cabinet. Below is a list of some common herbs and the healing properties they have.

Basil - can help alleviate kidney problems, as well as soothe anxiety.
Chamomile - also calms nerves and settles the stomach.
Fennel - helps detoxify the body and restore normal stomach function.
Parsley - is a blood builder and full of vitamins.
Sage - is antibacterial and antiviral. Great for treating colds and sore throats.
Thyme - is a powerful antiseptic.
Catnip - soothes a cough or cold.
Dill - makes a powerful tea for stomach or intestinal issues.
Rosemary - is a food preservative and digestive aid.
Tarragon - is a great treatment for toothaches.



Upcoming Events


Workshop: Herb Gardening
Saturday, November 19th at 10am

Without herbs, food would just be boring! And of course the best herbs come straight from your own garden. At this workshop, we'll show you the best ways to plant and care for your herb garden and we'll show you which herbs are great to plant now. Plus we'll share tips on preserving and storing herbs and we'll taste some Thanksgiving treats cooked with herbs from Kim and Joey's garden. Discover how delicious gardening can be! 



Winter Open House
Friday, December 2nd from 5pm to 7pm
Please R.S.V.P. if attending

As the holidays approach there is nothing like taking a little time out for friends, family, and flowers. Come share an evening under the lights with Kerby's Nursery. The shade house will be decorated with all the beautiful flowers of Christmas, Kim is making her famous ginger snaps and if we've all been nice this year Joey's mother Sharon will make more of those delicious Ricotta cookies. It will be a delightful evening to forget your daily stress and just relax.

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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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