August Newsletter
Ava says visiting Tom's Thumb Nursery is always an adventure!
To Our Customers
We kindly ask that you wear a mask when shopping on the premises if you are not vaccinated.
Spread seeds, not germs. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations Peggy!
Chamber of Commerce Galveston Women of the Year Announcement!
Congratulations to Peggy Cornelius, owner and fearless leader of Tom's Thumb Nursery, Inc.
For nearly 50 years, Peggy has grown this business. We thank The Galveston Chamber for honoring Peggy.

Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce's biggest signature event of the year, the Galveston Women’s Conference celebrates women – mind, body, and spirit.

The Galveston Women's Conference will be held on October 28, 2021, at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center.

Seasonal Ideas & Information
Pollinator Gardening Podcast
Bugs by the Yard
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have launched a new podcast series: “Bugs by the Yard,” which covers insects found in Texas yards and gardens.
Topics covered so far include an introduction to the entomologists, insects and winter survival, pollinator gardening and insects in vegetable gardens, turfgrass pests, aphids, wasps, and cicadas.

Here is a link to Episode 3 "Pollinator Gardening"
Welcome to our Garden!
  • Perennials & Annuals - Some dependable color options for summer include a variety of Pentas, Purslane, Portulaca, Lantana, Salvia, Vinca and Zinnias.
Texas Superstar
Evergreen perennial
Grow in bright, indirect sunlight.
One of the few plants to provide months of blooms in partial shade.
Beautiful in containers,
beds, or baskets.
Very heat & humidity tolerant
  • Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Hibiscus mutabilis
Cotton Rose
The flowers open white and change color over a three-day period until they are deep pink and then as they die assume a dark "blue-pink" hue.
Ixora coccinea 'Sunset'
An evergreen, shrub-like plant with shiny, dark green foliage and a compact growth reaching 4 to 6 feet tall
and 3 to 6 feet wide.
How to Water Plants
Watering seems simple, but the way you water can actually have a big impact on how plant roots grow. Establish good watering practices now and help your plants grow deep roots to sustain them through the summer.
Product Feature: MicroLife Mycorrhizal Plus
  • Grow healthier plants with bigger roots
  • Add essential microbes
  • Improve your soil
  • Strong plant growth
  • Build plant immunity
The most complete and strongest bio inoculant package for all new and existing plantings.
  • Probiotics that accelerate all plants & improve all soils
  • 11 strains of Mycorrhizal fungi & 65 strains of beneficial microbes on a Humate, Seaweed, Yucca base
  • Plants will grow bigger and healthier roots than ever before
  • Completely safe and will not burn
Lawn Care
Pick up our guide to organic lawn fertilization, organic herbicides and organic fungicides!
Look for Plants, Fountains, Statuary
and more in our Greenhouse
Staghorn Fern
Hummingbird Ring!
Beautiful Talavera
Hanging Planter
Under the Sea!
Large Terracotta Pottery
See our Unique Pumpkins!
Portsmouth Dining
Table and Chairs
Balcony & Bar Height
Tables and Chairs
Giftshop Selections
Capri Blue Candles
Pura Diffuser by Capri Blue
All-natural, pure, plant based CBD grown in Texas
Wallaroo Hats
functional, fashionable designs
Creative stickers made by our very own @jalidrews, a local Galveston artist and Tom's Thumb team member.
Coastal Home Decor
design by Judy
Unique Coastal Lamps
Plan a Backyard Vacation
Map where activities will occur in the yard. A lawn area may be the site of soccer, bocce ball, or croquet, but it can also double as an overnight camping zone for the kids in a family tent.
Assess what you have and consider their creative uses. Lounge chairs, sports, and play equipment can be used for their original purposes, but they can also become part of an amazing obstacle course.
Spruce up your yard. Mow the lawn and trim the bushes. Tidy overgrown areas. Add flowering plants and rearrange planters for visual appeal.

Organize for fun. Identify zones for different activities.
Use the opportunity to learn about backyard wildlife and nature. Ask kids to take an inventory of the many birds, butterflies, and other wildlife they see, looking up their species and background. Put up a bird feeder or plant a butterfly garden, as well as potted flowering plants to support birds and pollinators. Add wind chimes, rain collectors, or backyard thermometers, and wind gauges to help kids observe science in action. (Visit for a variety of backyard lesson plans that are free and STEM-aligned.)

Customer Loyalty Rewards Program
Just come in and sign up to start earning rewards today.
No purchase necessary to join our rewards program.
Earn $25 in Customer Rewards for every $250 spent
on product purchases in-store during a period of one year.
There is no minimum single purchase. 
A cumulative minimum spend of $250 is required in a 12-month period to earn a $25 reward. 
(exclusions apply, see Terms & Conditions *)

Benefits in addition to the rewards:
-Returns and exchanges without receipts.
-Complimentary gift packaging with any purchase.
-Advance notifications about special offers and sales throughout the year via email.
-Nothing to carry or remember, we can quickly look you up.

* Rewards are earned on product purchases only. Gift card purchases, Landscape Services, delivery and shipping fees, labor charges, sales tax, and other non-merchandise purchases do not apply toward Customer Loyalty Rewards.
Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
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Peggy Cornelius, owner of Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping
2014 45th Street
Galveston, Texas 77550