APRIL 2019
April Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm


Avenue Q Entrance
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find..
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for April
  • Enjoying Edible Flowers
  • Landscape Department: Before and After 
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2019 
  • Olivia's Coupon
  • A Visit to our Garden Boutique
  • Create a Beautiful Garden
Seasonal Ideas & Information for April

The following are a list of activities to consider for your April gardening:
 
  • Vegetables & Herbs - Largest Variety On The Island!  If you are buying your vegetable and herb plants from us, then you know that you are getting the very best!  Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening  by J. Howard Garrett and C. Malcolm Beck is a guide to growing edible plants the natural way.  You will find this for sale in our book nook.
    Brandywine
    Heirloom
    Black Cherry 
    Heirloom
    Scorpion Pepper
    Poblano Pepper
    Hatch Pepper
     We are so pleased that more and more customers are adding these beneficials to their garden. Ladybugs will take care of that aphid problem you have on your milkweed and other plants.
  
OUR GARDEN IS BLOOMING !

 

hibiscuas

THE HUMMERS ARE COMING   (Hummer Migration News!)
Prepare your garden by planting some of their favorites!
Penta
Hamelia
Bottlebrush
Duranta
Lantana
Salvia

We have a large variety of Succulents in our Greenhouse!

Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                      
  follow this link   2019 Gulf Coast Gardening for April  

 

Enjoying Edible Flowers



Quick tips for preparing edible flowers:
  • Harvest in the morning for longest lasting blooms.
  • Look for and remove any insects hiding in the blooms.
  • Gently rinse flowers.
  • Choose flowers that are free from chemicals, like one's you grew from seed. Purchased plants may have had long-lasting chemicals applied to them.
  • The green sepals that hold the flower together at the base of the flower can be bitter, so consider removing this part, depending on how you will be using the flowers. Removing the sepal can leave you with a palm of petals, rather than a flower.
  • If you aren't using the flowers right away, cut enough stem to place them in a cup or vase of water or place the blooms in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Nasturtium Pesto

Try adding nasturtium leaves from your flower garden!  Nasturtium adds a fresh, peppery kick to your pasta, pizza, or even eggs!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed nasturtium leaves and stems, washed and dried
  • 15-20 basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • ½ cup or more of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
Directions
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scraping the sides periodically to fully incorporate ingredients. Add more olive oil for desired consistency.


Landscape Design and Installation Services
 
BEFORE                
AFTER

Don't have time to do-it-yourself?
Call 409-763-4713 to schedule 
an appointment with our landscape designer.
 SAVE 10%
Save 
10%
off your next 
in store purchase
Olivia's Coupon
(Gift Cards, Sale Items and  Landscaping Services are excluded)

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.
You may use this coupon toward your purchase of Seaside Casual Outdoor Furniture
Visit our Garden Boutique!

Designs by Judy




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Hanging Nest

Exceptionally Soft Cotton


Indoor/Outdoor 
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CALICO BALL
HANGING STARFISH
ART NOUVEAU BOWL
GARDEN BELL

HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER
SUNCATCHER
Create a Beautiful Garden





Outdoor Thermometers
Tabletop Fountains


Outdoor Fountains
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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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