Discover the Fun of Gardening

September 20, 2012   

 Beautiful pots add style to your home.

Fall is here! And to celebrate Kerby's is putting all pottery on sale for 20% off. Find a beautiful fall-inspired pot in reds and oranges that will get your home and landscape into gear for the season. Of course, Kerby's has lots of beautiful plants to go in those pots too, including bright geraniums in 6" pots for $4.99 and beautiful red dipladenia in 8" pots for just $12.99. Need some inspiration for creating a container garden, then join us this Saturday, Sept 22, at 10am for the fall container gardening workshop. You'll learn lots of tips and tricks for creating beautiful container gardens. It's the perfect way to kick off the fall season.

 Fiery taste and fiery color, that's a scotch bonnet pepper. 3 Gallon pots are $16.99

And don't forget to keep working on those veggie gardens. Each week the nursery is getting new veggie plants. This week's cool arrivals include Scotch Bonnet pepper plants. With a scoville rating up to 350,000, these peppers are blazing hot. Delicious in chili, or shredded on tacos (if you dare!) and as a bonus the peppers are brightly colored and ornamental. Perfect for the fall season. 

Happy Gardening,
Kim, Joey and Mark

In This Issue
Featured Plant

Fall Container Gardening

Upcoming Events
Workshop This Weekend: Container Gardening

New Shipment of Camellias  
Just In
3 Gallon Pot

Fall Veggies and
Seeds are In

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Featured Plant

Summer Sunset Dwarf Jasmine
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Summer Sunset'
This tough groundcover just got better. The summer sunset variety has amazing leaf color to brighten any area of your landscape. It grows in sun or shade, and is easy to grow in places where grass won't. It is also a beautiful addition to fall container gardens, adding lovely touches of autumn color.

$4.99 - 6" Pot

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 vinca vine.
To plant the garden, start by filling your container with Kerby's Planting Soil to about two-thirds full. Now arrange the plants on top of the soil until they are 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 impatiens. Let your imagination go wild, but always try to contain yourself!




Upcoming Eventss




Fall Container Gardens
Saturday, September 22nd 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!




Rose Care in the Fall and Winter

Saturday, September 29th at 10am

Roses always need a little TLC after the summer time. At this workshop we'll talk about pruning and caring for roses in the fall and winter. We'll also talk about pest & disease control and fertilizing to get the best blooms out of your rose bushes. 



Butterfly Gardening
Saturday, October 13th at 10am

Butterflies are a-flutter in Florida all year long, so make sure they have plenty of food. Come out and learn about the different types of butterflies that call Florida their home and the best plants for attracting each one.





Camellias: A Southern Tradition
Saturday, October 20th at 10am

Camellias are a classic flower of the south. Their color lights up shade gardens when they are in bloom. Camellias start blooming in the fall and continue (depending on the variety) until spring. Come out and learn all about planting and caring for camellias. 





Growing Fresh Herbs
Saturday, October 27th at 10am

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. That means, it's the perfect time to add a little kick to all of your recipes with fresh herbs straight from your own garden. Whether you are looking to start an herb garden or just want some tips on keeping an existing garden growing, this workshop is for you.   




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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