Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

October 1, 2015   

We can't wait for yummy bananas!
On my way out of the nursery the other day, I saw a big banana flower blooming in one of our banana trees. And when I say big, I mean huge. Before it started opening, it was almost 18 inches from one end to the other. Pretty soon, we'll have a harvest of yummy bananas. If that's not #yardtotable, I don't know what is. So what is growing in your garden? Whether you love fruit trees or prefer a veggie garden, both are probably loving the soaking rains this week and will thrive with the cooler temperatures headed our way.

It's time to decorate
your front porch for fall.
The cooler breeze in the air is motivating isn't it. It really makes you want to get out in the garden. And some beautiful weather couldn't come at a more perfect time. This Saturday, the Kerby's Pumpkin Patch opens, with lots of cool pumpkins and gourds. Perfect for this year's jack-o-lantern and front porch decorations. Take advantage of the beauty of fall in Florida and get ready for a wonderful fall season.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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In This Issue

Miniature Gardening

Featured Plant

Upcoming Events
Saturday 10/3 at 10am
Miniature Gardening

All Miniature Gardening Accesories 40% Off


Beautiful Pottery

All Glazed Pottery
Buy One
Get One 50% Off

Featured Plant
Sapphire Showers
10" Pot

Sapphire Showers
Duranta erecta
Here is a beautiful shrub that creates a stunning focal point in your butterfly garden and provides the butterflies with huge amounts of nectar. After the blooms come golden berries, giving this plant its other name - golden dewdrop. It grows large, so give it some room and pretty soon all of the neighborhood butterflies will be hanging out in your garden.


Create a Miniature Garden

Miniature gardens are a fun way to be creative on a small scale. With a little imagination (and the instructions below), you can create a magical garden that is fun for the whole family.

Preparing to Plant
1. Choose your pot. If you are creating a covered terrarium, clear glass is best. For other miniature gardens, anything that will hold soil will work. Be sure to clean the container with hot, soapy water before using.

2. Select the decorations for your miniature garden. Fairy or gnome statues, miniature garden accents, stones, seashells . . . use your imagination and create a garden unique to your style.

3. Select the plants for your garden. Choose a few tall plants and a few short plants, to give some height variation.

4. Be sure you have your planting materials: soil, charcoal, sheet moss and gravel. Kerby's has premade kits that include all of these planting materials for $9.99.

Upcoming Events


Workshop: Miniature Gardening
Saturday, October 3rd at 10am

Fee: $25 (plus tax) - per garden created

Help us kick off the fall season, with a fun hands-on workshop where you can create a super-cool miniature garden. They are easy and fun for everyone. This is a hands-on workshop, so come on out ready to get your hands dirty! Included in the $25 fee is a small container, two mini-plants, one figurine, and all the materials for planting the pot. Kerby's has plenty of additional decorations available for purchase, including fairy houses, chairs and bridges, just in case your fairy or gnome needs a little more fun in their garden! If you plan on coming please call the nursery at 813-685-3265 so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.


Kerby's Pumpkin Patch

Back by popular demand, the Kerby's Pumpkin Patch will open up the first weekend in October with cool pumpkins and gourds to decorate your porches and entryways for the fall season. Plus there will be a cool area for taking fall pictures with the kids. Come out throughout the month of October to enjoy the beauty of fall.





Workshop: Fall Porch Pots
Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 am

Make your home really stand out this fall season with lovely pots and beautiful plants. This workshop will teach you all about thrillers, fillers and spillers, and show you some of our tricks for creating beautiful porch pots. And with our new collection of antique style baskets, and huge pottery department, you are sure to find something to make your fall fabulous.




Workshop: Herb Gardening

Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 am

Come out and see how delicious gardening can be. We'll talk about growing herbs, how to use them and share some recipes. Yummy.



Halloween Fun!
Saturday, October 31st

The staff is really excited about wearing their costumes this year! Come out for a little trick-o-treat for the kids and to enjoy the beauty of fall in Florida.




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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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