NOVEMBER 2016
 
Fall is for Planting!
Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find.....
  • DIY Creative Container Garden Class November 12th 
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for November
  • From our Landscape Dept: "Spanish Moss, a primer"
  • Seaside Casual Furniture
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Fall Decor
  • Visit our Christmas Store
  • Winner of our Christmas Open House Door Prize
  • Arrival Dates for Christmas Trees & Christmas Cactus
  • New Hand Sculpted Fountains
  • Arbor Day Galveston 

Back by popular demand.....

Register Here!

DIY Creative Container Gardening Class 

Saturday November 12, 2016 

from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 


 

"Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers Part 2" 

 Limited Seating! Pre-registration and Payment 

is necessary Call 409.763.4713 


 

Fee of $25 includes the 12" terra cotta pot, soil, and plants..everything you need. Come learn how to create your very own pot full of thrillers, fillers and spillers! Peggy and her staff will be on hand to instruct you on design & plant selection.  Care instructions and maintenance information will be provided as well.


 

Cold refreshments will be provided.  Remember to bring gloves because we will be getting our hands dirty!
Seasonal Ideas & Information for November

The following are a list of activities to consider for your November gardening:
  • Vegetables and Herbs - Gardeners are continuing to plant arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, chard, collards, lettuce, mustard greens, kale and more!  

  • Plant Bulbs Now - Amaryllis, Daffodils, Freesia, Paperwhites, Tulips      
     
  • Perennials and Annuals -  It's time to plant alyssum, cyclamen, mums, pansies, snapdragons, violas and ornamental cabbages.  If you haven't done so already, work some compost into the soil before planting. 

  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines -   
  • IXORA MAUI
    IXORA SUNSET
     
  • Fruit Trees -  Spray Citrus trees with Neem Oil to protect from insects and fungus
  •  
    Lawns - It's time for the Texas 3 Step:                                                                       Step 1. Fall Fertilizer / Winterizer                                                                           Step 2. Fungicide for total brown patch control                                                   Step 3. Pre-emergent herbicide for weed control                                            
    Stop in and let us help you select the products that are right for your lawn


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From Our Landscape Architect:
" Spanish moss, a primer"
  by Janielle Guzinski

When I first saw Spanish moss draping the trees in an old cemetery it took my breath away.  It reminded me of old movies and romantic novels.  Now it just fascinates me.  And I'm determined to have some in my oak tree here in Galveston. 
 
What is Spanish moss?
Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides, is a native, epiphytic plant.  It is not actually a moss or a lichen, but an air plant like the Tillandsia species we sell in the nursery.  That means it gets its nutrients from dust in the air, moisture from the humidity, and is NOT a parasite.  It attaches to tree bark only for support and takes no nutrients from the tree.  The only real problem is if it gets really thick on a weak branch, the weight could pull down the branch, especially when it's raining. 
 
Does having Spanish moss have implications for my tree?
Spanish moss is not an indicator of health or weakness in the tree, it just is.  However, like lichens, having Spanish moss is a sign that the air is good quality without many toxins.  There has been a significant decline in Spanish moss all over the South due to increasing air pollution. 
 
But why don't I see much Spanish moss in Galveston right now? 
This is my opinion, but I think the main reason we don't have much Spanish moss here is the storms and the salt air.  My reasoning is this:  1) The seeds don't spread all that far on their own, so having a storm like Ike take out so many of our trees, drastically reduced the seed supply for Galveston. 2) Even when we do have seed for Spanish moss spreading around, it won't grow well in areas that are too salty.  So the seeds need to land on a sheltered tree out of direct gulf breezes. 
 
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FALL  DECOR




VISIT OUR CHRISTMAS STORE  
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Winner of Our Christmas Open House Door Prize

 


Congratulations to

Penny  Lively


Thank you
for shopping at Tom's Thumb Nursery! 
CHRISTMAS TREES  

CHRISTMAS TREES
OUR FRESH TREES WILL BE READY FOR SALE THE WEEKEND BEFORE THANKSGIVING!

CHRISTMAS CACTUS
WILL ARRIVE NOVEMBER 15TH
Fountains
Hand Sculpted Concrete Art by a Texas Artist
Each one of a kind piece is easy to set up, move and clean!
In each leaf piece the sculptor uses leaves from plants in her garden in the molding process, making them very original.






ANNUAL ARBOR DAY GALVESTON
NOVEMBER 13, 2016 


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Sincerely,
Peggy Cornelius, owner
Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping
Peggy Cornelius | Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping  | 409-763-4713
2014 - 45th Street  Galveston, Texas 77550
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