Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

October 6, 2016   

Plant an herb garden now to harvest for Thanksgiving recipes.

The smells of a kitchen are the stories of our lives. We mark so many important and festive times in our lives with a meal we enjoy with loved ones. And sometimes it isn't even the meal, but the smell of fresh food cooking while memories are made around the kitchen counter. You know what happens. There is plenty of house to be in, but everyone congregates in the kitchen, with someone inevitably standing in that one spot that makes it nearly impossible to get anything done in the kitchen. Those memories are strongly linked to the smells from the meal, and even years later, similar smells can take us right back to that moment.

Decorate your front porch for Fall!
So what smells are you planning on cooking up for your families this year? Maybe you've saved a great recipe for a roasted turkey, or the perfect stuffing to add to this year's thanksgiving meal. Whatever you are planning, why not make it even better with fresh herbs from your garden. Now is a great time to plant an herb garden and get it growing before the holiday season arrives. And speaking of holidays, our shipment of gorgeous pumpkins has arrived and they are just waiting to be a part of your fall decorations. Now, if we could just get the temperatures to cooperate.

And speaking of weather, it looks like powerful Hurricane Matthew is headed towards the east coast of Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in harms way. The track keeps changing, but at the current time we are planning to be open through the week and the weekend, and still plan to hold the herb gardening workshop this Saturday. We'll update our voicemail and website if anything changes.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Let's Get Herbal

Upcoming Events
Saturday 10/8 at 10am
Herb Gardening


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Cuteness for Fall

The ultimate in cuteness for fall. A little pumpkin planter with a tillandsia in it. It's an air plant, so it needs very little care. Great as a gift or for your home and office. Fall is for fun in the garden!


Let's Get Herbal
So 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 and useful 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 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.

Upcoming Events

The fall season is here. After a long summer, when we feel like it will never be cool again, it is fun to think about all of the fall gardening we can do.




Workshop: Herb Gardening
Saturday, October 8th at 10am

As fall arrives, it's time to start thinking about holiday recipes. To keep everything as fresh and local as possible, plant an herb garden for fresh harvests of tasty herbs right from your backyard. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about planting a delicious (and beautiful) herb garden.

Kerby's Pumpkin Patch

The Kerby's Pumpkin Patch will open up the second 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: Plant a Pollinator Garden
Saturday, October 15th at 10am

Without bees, we don't eat; Most vegetable and fruit crops rely on bees for pollination. So let's plant a gorgeous garden that gives the bees somewhere to live, and helps pollinate our own veggie gardens and fruit trees.



Workshop: Fall Container Gardening

Saturday, October 22nd at 10am

Make your home beautiful and inviting this fall with a gorgeous container garden. In this workshop you will learn all about Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers, and how to make an amazing combination of flowers. Don't forget all of our outdoor glazed pottery is always Buy One Get One 50% Off!




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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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