Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

October 24, 2013   

There are lots of amazing fall flowers for gorgeous fall color.

Here it comes, the weather we've all been waiting for. A little much needed rain looks like it will be followed by some cool temperatures, with lows in the 50s. So get out your jackets, because 50s are cold for us Florida natives, right. But, never fear, the afternoons look like they will be delightfully warm and perfect for getting out in the garden. If you need a little fall inspiration, check out some of the new arrivals at Kerby's. There are so many amazing plants that add great fall color to gardens and landscapes.  

A brightly colored pot, filled with lovely flowers will make everyone coming to your home smile.
This Saturday at 10am, join us at Kerby's for the Fall Container Gardening workshop. You'll learn some great tips and tricks for planting the perfect flowers and you'll get to see some of our favorite plant combinations. Plus you can take advantage of our pottery sale: buy one piece of pottery at regular price, get the second for 50% off. And don't forget that pine straw is Buy One Get One Free, but only while supplies last. Pine straw is great for fall decorations, and then when fall is over it can be used in your landscape as a beautiful mulch.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Featured Plant

Container Gardening

Upcoming Events
This Saturday, October 24th, 10am Workshop: Fall Container Gardening

New Arrivals

Pottery Sale

All Pottery
Buy One
Get 1 50% Off

Of equal or lesser value, see Store for Details

Great for
Fall Decorating

Pine Straw Bales
Buy 1 Get 1 Free


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Dwarf Powderpuff
10" Pot - $16.99
Featured Plant
Dwarf Powderpuff
Calliandra haematocephala 'Nana'

This cute little shrub has been a hard one to find all summer, but Kerby's finally has plenty in stock. It is a medium sized flowering shrub, growing three to five feet tall and it prefers 4 or more hours of sun. It is a wonderful small centerpiece for a landscape and is especially great for butterfly gardens.

Fall Container Gardening
An easy way to make a dramatic statement in your landscape is to add a beautiful container garden. 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 creeping jenny.
To plant the garden, start by filling your container two-thirds full with Kerby's Planting Soil. Now arrange the plants on top of the soil until they look just right. Fill in the spaces between plants with soil and add 14-14-14 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. Why not create a pizza garden, with bright red geraniums, oregano, basil and a tomato plant or a Jurassic garden with ferns, ivy and torenias. Let your imagination go wild, but always try to contain yourself!




Upcoming Events




Workshop: Fall Container Gardening

Saturday, October 26th at 10am

Creating a beautiful container garden is easy and is a simple way to decorate any doorway, porch or patio. At this demonstration/workshop we'll demonstrate how to create beautiful arrangements that will make everyone who visits your home smile, plus you'll get all the pointers you need to create your own beautiful container garden.

Workshop : Herb Gardening
Saturday, November 2nd 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. Discover how delicious gardening can be! 





Workshop: Protecting Plants and Winter Gardening
Saturday, November 9th at 10am

Florida is known for warm weather and sunshine, but even here in central Florida, the occasional frost or freeze comes our way. Be ready this year, by attending this workshop. You'll learn the best ways to protect plants from cold weather and we'll demonstrate the proper way to cover plants to make sure all of your favorite shrubs, trees and flowers are warm and snug this winter. We'll also talk about what to do in the garden at this time of year, after all it is Florida and we can play in the yard all year long!




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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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Sunday,  11:00am - 4:00pm