Discover the Fun of Gardening

October 6, 2011   

Get out in the garden this Fall.

This is the weather we've all been waiting for. Cool mornings and sun-kissed afternoons . . . it's the perfect time to get out in the garden. If your landscape is looking a little run down after the summer, we've got your color fix! Geraniums, petunias and gaillardias have arrived at the nursery just waiting to brighten up your gardens this fall. And if you really want to add some elegant color to your porches or patios, come out this Saturday at 10am for our Fall Porch Pots workshop. We'll show you how to plant lovely container gardens that will brighten the entryway to your home and really invite guests in this holiday season. See below for information on this workshop and other fun events we have planned for this fall, including the pumpkin patch and the fall festival. 

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue

Creating Fall Porch Pots

Upcoming Events

Fall Seeds &
Veggies are In

Onion Sets are In

New Shipment of Camellias

All Roses
50% Off


Contain Yourself: Creating Fall Porch Pots

An easy way to make a dramatic statement in your landscape is to add a beautiful porch pot. All you need is a stylish pot and colorful plants to give your porch or patio some extra zing and really welcome guests into your home this season.

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 and make the garden full. Try an assortment of winter annuals for beautiful, seasonal color.
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 ivy.
To plant the garden, start by filling your container with a good planting soil about two-thirds full. We use either Kerby's Planting Soil or Fafard Complete Planting 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 with a particular theme. W
hy not create a pizza garden, with bright red petunias, oregano, basil and a tomato plant or a Jurassic garden with ferns, ivy and impatiens. Let your imagination go wild, but always try to contain yourself!



Upcoming Events

What a wonderful year to discover the fun of gardening! Below is the schedule for our Fall series of events and workshops. We look forward to seeing you there.



 Workshop: Fall Porch Pots
Saturday, October 8th at 10am
Your front porch is the first thing friends and guests see when they enter your home, so why not make a stunning first impression. Porch pots are an easy way to create amazing, colorful displays that will invite everyone into your home. We'll show you how to create and maintain an amazing porch pot. Come early to pick out your pot and we'll even help you plant it!

Workshop: Fall Fruits
Saturday, October 15th at 10am
This workshop will teach you all the basics about planting and caring for fruits, and focus on some of the hardy fruit trees that you can plant for our area. We'll also discuss techniques for protecting your favorite fruit trees from frost and freezes. Afterwards sample some of the delicious fruits and tantalize your taste buds.



Kerby's Pumpkin Patch
Coming in October

Bring the family out to select this year's jack-o-lantern while enjoying the beauty of fall at the Kerby's Pumpkin Patch. You'll find cool pumpkins and great ideas for decorating your garden for fall.



Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29th at 10am - 2pm
Do you (or your kids) have a cool Halloween costume? Abby has hers picked out and she'll be wearing it at Kerby's Fall Festival. Bring out the whole family for fun kid's activities and trick-or-treating. Plus you'll get to see the Kerby's staff in costume! Let's have some fun this Fall!



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

Just in time for Thanksgiving, come out and learn about herb gardening and all the cool herbs that grow well in our area. Plus we'll sample some delicious treats made with fresh herbs and share recipes for Thanksgiving.  


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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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Monday - Friday,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm