STOREWIDE SALE
15% 
OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE
(EXCLUDING SALE ITEMS)
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY
September 2016 Newsletter
Special events, plentiful fall vegetables and herbs, great sale items, new home & garden decor and more await you this month.  Come in and see!


 
 
Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4
OPEN 9AM TO 2PM ON LABOR DAY, MONDAY SEPT. 5TH 
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find.....

  • DIY: Creative Container Gardening Class  "Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers!"
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for September
  • 50% off Select Plants
  • From our Landscape Department: "Trees III - Pruning your tree"
  • 10% Coupon
  • Fall Home Decor
  • Seaside Casual Outdoor Furniture
  • Mark your calendar:   Paws Gala & EEHD Garden Tour
  • Save the Date!  Annual Christmas Open House
DIY: Creative Container Gardening Class
"Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers!"
Saturday, September 17
10am to 11:30am

Class fee: $25
This includes the 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 and 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 September

The following are a list of activities to consider for your September gardening:
  • Vegetables and Herbs 
    - We have all you need for your garden!   BROCCOLI , CAULIFLOWER, KALE, CABBAGE, COLLARDS, MUSTARDS, TOMATOES, ZUCCHINI and more! BASIL, ROSEMARY, THYME, CUBAN OREGANO, PARSLEY, APPLE & ORANGE MINT and more!
    Need a gift for you or a fellow gardener?  Pick up a copy of Texas Tomato Lover's Handbook  by tomato guru Bill Adams. ($25)
  • Perennials and Annuals 
    -  FALL MUMS ARE HERE! Soak your transplants with a good watering before planting, and then after planting, water them in with a liquid fertilizer such as LadyBug's John's Recipe or Medina Hasta Gro.  Stop in and take a look at all the beautiful annuals and perennials ready for planting in your garden.  
    SALE 4" pot
     ANGELONIA 99ยข
  • Lawn Care - If you would like to follow an organic lawn fertilization schedule this year, we can recommend several organic fertilizers and products for September and October.  Fighting lawn fungus?  We can help with that too.

Special Sale on Monterrey Lawn Grub Control

BOGO Free or 50% off of one

 

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  • 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 1gal and 3gal vines are 50% off
Sale area located in front of our palapa
50% OFF SELECT PLANTS
Canyon Creek Abelia
Carnation of India
Coastal Rosemary
Compact Cleyera
Dwarf Ginger Lily
Dwarf Youpon
Mexican Bird of Paradise
Orange Jasmine
Pampas Grass
Pineapple Guava
Pittosporum
Spotted Leopard
Sword Fern
Variegated Privet
Vitex
Wax Myrtle  and more!
Enjoy the Outdoors!
Special Labor Day  Weekend Sale 

KEEP YOUR GARDEN MOSQUITO FREE
Nature's Creation Cedar Repel

Repels mosquitos and other insects safely and naturally.  Easy-to-use and with a pleasant fragrance you will love.  
.75 cu ft  Reg $19.99      Now  Just $14.99 
STOREWIDE SALE
15% 
OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE
(EXCLUDING SALE ITEMS)
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY
From Our Landscape Architect:

"Trees III - Pruning your tree" 
by Janielle Guzinski

Yay, your tree has survived its first year.  Now, most trees need occasionally pruning to grow into the best versions of themselves and you could consider some pruning on your tree.  Go easy on it at first, but work to get the tree in the shape you want.  There are some general rules for pruning as well as specific rules for the specific trees.  When they are small, it is easy enough to prune your own trees if you have the rules.  As the trees get larger, you may want to hire a landscape company to prune, but they need to know what they are doing.  When the tree gets very tall, I would recommend a professional tree company and/or arborist to avoid damaging a large tree but also to make sure you are getting a professional who is insured for that kind of work. 
 
1.  Basic pruning rules   
 
The goal of pruning a tree is to get a healthy tree.  The following are examples of branches that should be cut from the tree: 
  • Branches that cross or rub on each other create an open wound where disease can enter. 
  • Close growing or twiggy interior branches cause a very dense tree with no air movement inside the canopy that is ripe for an insect or fungal infestation. 
  • Branches that grow at angles below horizontal can be weak.
  •  Dead or storm damaged branches should be removed as they are dead weight on the tree. 
You want to cut branches where a new branch or node is so that the tree can put on its new growth there.  The cut should be at about a 45 degree angle above the node with the upper end of the angle pointing to the bud/node/branch. 
 
2.  Examples of specific pruning rules
 
Here are a couple of specific pruning examples in Galveston: 
  • Crape myrtles, especially young or overly pruned trees, produce suckers at the base of the tree that should be cut off during the dormant season. 
  • Redbuds do not like to form a strong central leader.  If you want a leader on your tree rather than a multi-trunked canopy, prune off competing leaders and extra branches off the main stem to encourage that stem to grow. 
  • Citrus are prone to insects especially if they have no air movement inside the canopy. 
  • Many fruit trees do best with branches at a 45 degree angle.  Trim off branches that are more horizontal and more vertical in the winter to encourage appropriately angled branches. 
 
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SEASIDE CASUAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE
Take advantage of our End of Summer Sale and plan now for your Outdoor Fall gatherings with family and friends!
ALL IN-STOCK INVENTORY 15% OFF
20% OFF SALES OF $5000 +
Our sale continues through the end of Summer or until our in-stock inventory is reduced - whichever comes first!  Don't miss out!
Adirondack Chairs & Rockers
in many colors
Portsmouth Dining
42" Bar Table & Bar Chairs
Salem Dining Set
 

Paws Gala
October 1st

Deadline to purchase tickets is September 27th


EEHD Annual
Fall Garden Tour
October 8th and 9th

Tickets available for $15
September 15th
at Tom's Thumb Nursery

Save The Date!

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!


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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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