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Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping News
January 2016




A New Year, A New Beginning, A Year full of new things yet to happen!


As we enter a New Year, and our 41st year as a Small Business in Galveston, we continue to strive for a great experience for our customers!


We want each year to be better than the last, as we continue to introduce new products, and plants.  It is our goal that each and every one of you walk out of our doors with a smile on your face!


This past year we have made lots of new friends on our Social Media outlets,(Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter).  Please join us on Social Media, if you have not already done so, for a first look at Sales, Giveaways, and events!


We wish you a Happy New Year, and hope that 2016 is your best year yet!

Sincerely, Peggy                                                                                                                                                                                                       

January Business Hours

Monday thru Saturday  9am to 5pm

Open Sundays 10am to 4pm



Circa 1977


                      Huge Christmas Sale!                       


 50% off All Christmas Items!


There's no better time to stock up on next year's decor! 



Enjoy incredible savings on quality Christmas decor.  

Shop early for the best selection.  

While Supplies Last.


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


  • Huge Christmas Sale:  50% off 
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for January 
  • Charlie's Coupon
  • Mardi Gras Decor
  • Seaside Casual 2016 Collection
  • Protect your plants!
  • Educational Programs

 January Business Hours:

        Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

        Open Sundays 10am to 4pm

Seasonal Ideas and Information

January Seasonal Checklist


The following are a list of activities to consider for your January gardening:   
  • Vegetables and Herbs 
  • Add 2 to 3 inches of organic compost to the garden to improve moisture retention in sandy soils.  We have a great selection of 2016 seeds.  
    This month is the time to start seeds in their transplant trays indoors.  
    January is also the time to set out onion transplants.  Here is a great online resource for helping gardeners to choose the best vegetable varieties for specific Texas counties or regions.  Vegetable Variety Selector
  • Perennials & Annuals 
  • Add color to your garden with cool weather annuals such as cyclamen,pansies, violas, alyssum, ornamental cabbage and snapdragons.
    Fertilize established flower beds with manure, compost and/or a slow-release fertilizer.  Water new plants in with a fertilizer solution or a fish emulsion  & seaweed mix. 
  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines 
  • Winter is the time for pruning deciduous trees, shrubs and woody vines.  (with the exception of those that bloom in the spring) Use sharp pruners and read up on proper pruning techniques.  This is a great time to plant woody ornamentals.  Container-grown plants should be planted now also.  The sooner you plant, the longer the plant has to establish roots before the arrival of hot weather.  
  • Fruits & Nut
  • To protect your fruit trees from pests, apply dormant oil before new growth emerges.  Now is also the perfect time to plant citrus.....lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits!
  • Lawns 
  • Having a problem with weeds?  Spread a half inch of compost over your lawn to help deter weeds and to feed your lawn.  According to the "Texas Gardener" if your lawn suffered from Take All Patch, spread peat moss and water it in well to help deter the disease.   
    50% off Annual Ryegrass Seed 50lb bag now $24.50
  • 60% OFF Pre-chilled Tulips! Amaryllis and Anemones

  • 60% off 
    pre-chilled Tulips
    Plant Now!

    Amaryllis and Anemone 
    Plant Now!
    60% off
Save 10% off your next purchase
(Gift Cards, Outdoor Furniture, 
Sale Items 
and Landscaping Services are excluded)
  Show this coupon when making your purchase.
Please share this offer with your friends and family.
Offer Expires: January 31, 2016

Mardi Gras Decor & Custom Wreaths





Mardi Gras festivities begin in January!   


2016 Java Collection  




Notice the 

Swivel Chair


Protect your plants this winter.........

Protect your valuable plants from frost, wind and salt damage.

12 ft x 10 ft  for $18.99 



Educational Programs


Tom's Thumb Nursery presents

LadyBug Brand Organics with Andy Chidester 

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Galveston County Extension Office 

Follow the link below for January classes.

Aggie Horticulture Educational Programs


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 pm

 Sundays 10am to 4pm

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