What are you thankful for this year? Thanksgiving is such a wonderful part of the holiday season.
It is a time to reflect on what's really important in life. At Kerby's we are of course thankful for
family and friends, for food on our tables (and in our gardens),
and we are also thankful for you, our
customers. Thank you for letting Kerby's make your gardens
beautiful. Without your passion for flowers, fruits and fun in the
garden, Kerby's wouldn't be here. So from the entire Kerby's Nursery
family, thank you. We hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Cactus make Sharp gifts!
Kerby's will be closing at 12pm on Wednesday the 23rd and will of course
be closed on Thursday. On Friday, we'll be open at 9am for holiday fun
in the garden. So when you are tired of the crowds at the mall, come on
out to see the beautiful Christmas plants.
In This Issue
The Thankful Gardener
Christmas Plants are in
Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Reindeer Philodendron
All Fruit Trees On Sale
The Thankful Gardener
What makes you thankful in the garden? There really are so many things. We work in the garden, we tend the soil, pull the weeds, water the plants,
but really, there is an awful lot that happens in the garden that is beyond our control. Below is our list of things we are thankful for as gardeners.
- Without the sun, things just wouldn't grow. The sun rises and sets predictably each day, bringing bright light to our plants and allowing veggies and
flowers to flourish. By summer, we may be tired of its heat, but without it a garden just wouldn't be possible.
The Rain - As with the sun, without rain plants would struggle. We
try our best to water our plants, but without help from the rain, it would be
overwhelming. Plus there is something in the rain that just
seems to make plants grow.
Great Harvests - Add sweat, sun and rain
together, you end up with wonderful
harvests from fruit trees as well as veggie and herb gardens. This week we harvested more mustards, kale and a few tomatoes. It really is a miracle that
with a little sun and rain, small plants grow into large plants and produce something that we can eat, full of great nutrients and vitamins. Definitely something to
be thankful for.
Bugs - Okay, sometimes bugs are a pain, but we wouldn't have food without
bees, and what would the world be without beautiful butterflies fluttering around our gardens.
Relaxation - You can garden to put food on the table
and you can garden to create a beautiful landscape, but most of us probably garden because we love doing something. Getting our hands dirty and making
something beautiful out of a patch of dirt and weeds. This time in the dirt is great for unwinding from the stress of everyday life and for refreshing the soul.
So whatever your purpose in gardening, there is so much to be thankful for.