October 2016 Newsletter
 Autumn and Halloween decor, our annual Christmas Open House, fall plants and vegetables, and continued great sale items are all part of a fabulous October at Tom's Thumb Nursery.  Don't miss out!

Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4
In this newsletter you will find.....

  • Christmas Open House October 22nd
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for October
  • 50% off Select Plants
  • From our Landscape Department: Halloween in the Garden "
  • 10% Coupon
  • Sale Halloween Decor 30% off
  • Sneak Peak Christmas Decor
  • New Hand Sculpted Fountains
  • More Garden Fountains
  • Seaside Casual Java Collection
  • EEHD Garden Tour October 8 & 9
  • Save the Date!  DIY Creative Container Gardening Class November 12th 

You're Invited!

Our Annual
Christmas Open House
Saturday, October 22nd

All day 9:00 to 5:30pm

Join us for coffee in the morning
or margaritas in the afternoon!

Sign up for our Door Prize
Seasonal Ideas & Information for October

The following are a list of activities to consider for your October gardening:

  • Vegetables and Herbs 
    - We have all you need for your garden! arugula, 
    broccoli , cauliflower, cabbage, chard, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, pak choi, spinach, squash, tomatoes, zucchini and more! basil, chives, cilantro, lavender, lemongrass, parsley, rosemary, sage, lemon thyme & English thyme, Cuban oregano, mint and more!

  • Perennials and Annuals  -
    alyssum,  calendula, diamond frost,  dianthas, hollyhock, lobelia, mums, ornamental kale, petunias, snapdragons, verbena and more!    
    Our flower bulbs have arrived.....Tulips, Freesia, Hyacinth and more!

  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines - Fall is the best planting season of the year.  Do some plant research or let us help you select some new shrubs, trees or woody vines for your landscape.  
    All of our vines are 50% off
    Bleeding Heart Mandevillia Stars & Stripes Pea Vine
    Fig Ivy Mexican Flame Vine Sambac Jasmine Trellis
    Gold Cup Vine Passion Vine Trumpet Vine
    Mandevillia Pink Passion Vine Ruby Glow Wisteria Amethyst Falls
2 , 3 and 7 gallon containers
Bauhinia Orchid Bush Juniper Blue Point
Brazilian Snow Bush Mexican Bird of Paradise 
Camellia  Necklace Pod
Cleyera Oleander all varieties
Ginger Dwarf  Pittosporum variegated
Hawthorn Indian Plumbago 
Hibiscus Bush  Texas Mountain Laurel
Hibiscus Tree  Vitex
Sale area located in front of our palapa
From Our Landscape Architect:

"Halloween in the Garden!" 
by Janielle Guzinski

October is a month where you can have lots of fun in your yard.  It is one of my favorite months here in Galveston.  The heat has broken, we are not into the cold, winter rains, and the seawall is actually a pleasure to drive.  And then, of course, there is Halloween.  With a whole month to plan, there are a great many things you can do in a Galveston garden for Halloween. 
Plant themed seasonal color or fall plants
  • Snapdragons and pansies both come in bronze/orange colors
  • Petunias and violas exist in dark purple to near black
  • For a less shocking look, maybe violet alyssum instead of white with mixed snapdragons behind
  • Pots and planters are easy to create with creeping jenny or sweet potato vine and purple or bronze flowers.  The sweet potato vine won't last all winter but it would be great for a Halloween porch. 
  • Crotons are automatically Halloween/fall looking.  They can be planted in the yard or in pots, and come in many different varieties and leaf shapes/colors. 
Cut plants and branches to dry
  • If you have any summer plants with interesting shapes or shrubs with interesting branches, those can be cut and dried for later use. 
  • A coat of glitter spray paint will make any branch instant decoration. 
Decorate your garden
  • Shop in our gift shop for some perfect Halloween themed items
  • Our decorator in the store makes amazing Halloween wreathes and other themed arrangements
  • There are homemade Halloween decorations that don't damage your yard.  Like using cotton or bamboo batting to make your own cobwebs. 
  • Certain sprays and glitters are plant safe and biodegradable so they can be used in your garden as well. 
Have fun and have a safe Halloween!  
 SAVE 10%

Save 10% off your next in store purchase

(Gift Cards, Outdoor Furniture, Sale Items and 
Landscaping Services are excluded)

Show this coupon when making your purchase.
Offer Expires 10/31/2016.
30% off Halloween Decor

Sneak Peak....Getting ready for our Open House!

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.

More Fountains.................

Simply the best!
2016 Java Collection

EEHD Annual
Fall Garden Tour
October 8th and 9th

Tickets available for $15
at Tom's Thumb Nursery

Saturday Forecast
Sunny &  High of 82°F
Winds NE
A beautiful day!
Save the Date!
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!
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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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