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Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping News
April  2015



"Where flowers bloom so does hope."

~ Lady Bird Johnson



New flowers, shrubs, pottery and fountains are blooming in the garden.
New floral accents, garden accessories, and home decor are blooming in the gift shop.
New indoor tropicals, succulents, and cactuses are blooming in the greenhouse.
New pavestone, sod and design plans are blooming in the landscape department.
And it's our hope that this month is abloom for you.
Tom's Thumb Nursery will be closed Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter Sunday.
We are open Saturday, April 4th from 9am to 5:30pm.



In this newsletter you will find.......

  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for April 
  • From Our Landscape Architect
  • Gulf Coast Gardening
  • Upcoming Events
  • Charlie's Coupon
  • Around the Gift Shop
  • Seaside Casual 2015
  • A Bark in the Park

Business Hours:    

Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm

       Open Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Seasonal Ideas and Information

April Seasonal Checklist


The following are a list of activities to consider for your April gardening:   
  • Vegetables and Herbs - We have a great selection of vegetable and herb transplants as well as seeds.  Watch for pests on your vegetable plants.  Early detection and action means you can control pests before damage is significant, and they are easier to control with less toxic options.
  • Perennials & Annuals - Our garden is in full bloom:  pentas, salvia, plumbago, cleome, nicotiana, geranium, caladium,  verbena, bougainvilla and much more!  Water your transplants with a soluble plant food (LadyBug or Medina).  Periodic fertilizing helps to maintain continuous blooms.
  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines - Spring shrubs and vines arriving almost daily.  Come in and check out new inventory such as this Sambac Jasmine, one of several varieties available and this Wisteria getting ready to burst into bloom!
  • Fruits & Nut -Fertilize new fruit plants about six weeks after planting or a couple of weeks after new growth begins.  Stop in and shop our great selection of Citrus and other fruit trees.
  • Lawns - After you have mowed the lawn twice, it is time to fertilize.  Use a product with a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 ratio of nutrients.  There are several herbicide products available for treatment of dollarweed and other broadleaf weeds.  We can help you select the one that is right for your lawn.

Organic Veggie Mix Soil
Great for container gardening


a general all-purpose potting soil for indoor and outdoor potted plants


 Our Landscape Architect, Janielle Guzinski, 


checking on a client's landscape for Spring cleanup, with a giant white Bird of Paradise that is thriving after the winter.


Call us to schedule your Spring cleanup and make an appointment for refreshing your landscape.

"Gulf Coast Gardening"

Perennials, Habitat Plants, and Native Plants


Heidi Sheesley's presentation last Saturday was a wonderful learning experience for all who attended.  The plants pictured below are a sampling of some of the plants she spoke about.  All photos and text were provided by Heidi Sheesley.


For the complete handout of all plants in Heidi's presentation click on the following link: "Gulf Coast Gardening".  


All of the plants are available for sale at our nursery.














Please Join Us...........

Saturday, April 4, 2015
11 am

"Citrus Greening"
Presenter:  Robert Marshall
Galveston County Master Gardener

....will give a PowerPoint presentation on pests 
and diseases of citrus trees.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
11 am


Presenter:  Loretta Osteen


Save 10% off your next in store purchase 
(Gift Cards, Outdoor Furniture
and Sale Items excluded)
Show this coupon when making your purchase.
Please share this offer with your friends and family.
Offer Expires: April 30, 2015

Around the Gift Shop

Fossilized Leaf Lampshades

Made from real leaves

Stained in organic dyes

Vibrant colors Unique leaves 

Eco-friendly being composed of renewable and/or recycled materials


Top Choice for Today's Brides

Beatriz Ball 
serving pieces

Handmade individual works of art

Never Polish


2015 MAD Collection  





A Bark in the Park

A Friendly Competition for Island Dogs 


Saturday, April 25, 2015

      from 11am to 3pm                                              

in beautiful Kempner Park

Follow this link for more information                                                                                                                    

Remember to look for us at  www.tomsthumbnursery.com .           




Peggy Cornelius, owner

Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping 



Business Hours

Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm

Open Sunday 10 am to 4 pm 


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