MAY 2017
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May Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find..
  • Mother's Day Giveaway
  • DIY Fairy Gardening Workshop May 20th
  • Plumeria Seminar with Loretta Osteen May 27th
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for May
  • Landscape Department:  "Mulch?"
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2017 - use Bailey's coupon
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Floral Accents, Home Decor, Clothing & Accessories
Mother's Day Gift Certificate Giveaway
 
Stop in and register to win a
$100 gift certificate 
to Tom's Thumb Nursery.  Drawing to be held at the end of business on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th.
Peggy's Mother - Dolly Thompson

REGISTRATION OPEN 

Register: Fairy Gardening Workshop

Saturday, May 20, 2017  

from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

 

Workshop fee is $40 per person, which includes a container, accessories, tiny plants, and instructions. 

 

Space is limited.  REGISTER NOW!

 

The art of miniature gardening is the art of imagination. Join Peggy and Staff as they provide you with tips and instructions on how to create your own magical garden.

EVENT:  PLUMERIA SEMINAR

Loretta Osteen
Plumeria 101
Everything you need to know about growing plumeria.

Saturday, May 27
10am to noon

Loretta Osteen is a Galveston County Master Gardener as well as the Director of Plumeria Society of America.
Seasonal Ideas & Information for May

The following are a list of activities to consider for your May gardening:
 
Vegetables & Herbs - Watch for pests and diseases in the garden.  Early detection can help you to control the problem before it's too late.  The following is an excellent Q&A from the Galveston County Master Gardeners:  "....  evidence of an insect known as the leaf-footed bug."

 

Leaf-footed bugs on tomato
Leaf-footed bug in the nymph stage
Adult leaf-footed bug also called a stinkbug

 

Perennials & Annuals - 
 Purslane
 Purslane
 Purslane
white vinca
Cora Vinca
cora vinca
Cora Vinca
white vinca
Cora Vinca

Fruits & Nuts -  A new shipment of fruit trees arrived last week:  Ice Cream Bananas, Improved Meyer Lemon, Ponderosa Lemon, Lila and Mexicola Grande Avocados, Arbequina Olive, Pakistan Mulberry, Tropic Snow Peach and Rio Red Grapefruit.

Avocados
Lila and Mexicola Grande
Fast growing and cold tolerant. Delicious fruit actually tastes like ice cream!
Tropic Snow Peach

Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                   
  follow this link   2017 Gulf Coast Gardening for May  
From Our 
Landscape Architect:
"Mulch?"
by Janielle Guzinski
Mulch, according to the dictionary, is a covering spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, prevent weed growth, etc. It is something we all use all the time, but we don't necessarily think about it much. There are a couple of tips to keep in mind.  

Know your mulch 
Wooden mulch breaks down, so you want to be sure you aren't introducing chemicals into your soil. Some wooden mulches are made of chopped up pallets and or have dyes in them to make them a certain color. Reading the bags is the best way to know what you are using. Beware bags that say 100% wood without specifying the type; this means they could be treated wood. 

Consider specialized applications 
There are products that can be used as mulch under specific conditions to give a desired result. For example, slow burning composts like the Sweet Southern Tea can be used as a top dressing mulch in vegetable beds. Earthworm castings can be mulched around plants to treat whitefly infestations. Cedar mulch on paths can help repel bugs in the immediate vicinity. 

Non-organic mulches 
Mulch doesn't have to be something that breaks down. I personally prefer mulches that contribute to my soil, but there are options if you want something else. Many places by the beach or on the seawall use bullrock or decomposed granite as a mulch. There are also some newer mulches from recycled rubber that are quite interesting. My word of warning is that all of these will get incorporated into your soil if you do any digging. In fact, it will slowly happen over time, even with filter fabric, unless you fluff the mulch every so often. 
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Mother's Day May 14th
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Peggy Cornelius, owner
Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping   
              
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