Newsletter December 2020
Seasonal Ideas & Information For December
Vegetables and Herbs - Continue to plant arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, chard, collards, lettuce, mustard greens, kale and more!
Here is a link to Dr. William Johnson's article "Harvesting Tips for Cool Season Vegetables".
In this article he also provides a handy guide to "Cold Protection for Cool-Season Vegetables".
Perennials & 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.
Ornamental Cabbage
Sweet Alyssum
Plant Bulbs Now - Paperwhites, Amaryllis, Tulips
Fresh Cut Christmas Trees,
Wreaths and Garland
Beautiful Fraser Firs from North Carolina. We have the prettiest trees on the island and we deliver!
Fresh Wreaths & Garland Just Arrived!
Cedar Noble Fir mix
Beautiful Fresh Wreaths
Noble Fir Cedar Mix
with Pine Cones
Our Garden Is Growing!
Spread Seeds not Germs
Camie & Yvonne Thank you!
Premium Poinsettias in a variety of sizes and colors
From Our Landscape Department
Is your landscape ready
for the Holidays?

We continue to offer full landscaping services.
Call or Email us to schedule:
*Maintenance Rejuvenation
*Garden Refresh 
Landscape Tips

We love our tropical plants and our evergreen shrubs, but dormancy and a lack of growth in the winter still occurs here. Most obviously, our lawn grasses go dormant in the "cold" weather and we don't have to worry about cutting them. However, all plants will be less active in cooler weather. Don't worry about plants not putting out new shoots or not growing any taller; they really shouldn't be very active in winter. Trees like crape myrtle that are deciduous shouldn't be fertilized now. We should wait to fertilize deciduous trees and shrubs until they are ready to leaf out again in March. Fertilizing early could cause new shoots that will get blasted off by the north wind.

Winter Pruning
Due to the shortness of the cold season and how warm it has been, we don't recommend winter pruning just yet. February is our preferred month for those severe winter cuts. It also leaves your plants looking full for the holiday season. Deciduous fruit trees can be pruned in January; however, citrus, that have their fruit still on them, shouldn't be pruned until after you harvest the fruit.
Visit our Christmas Store for Beautiful Holiday Decor
Ava's Favorite Things!
Glass Ornaments
Custom Designs
Musical Advent Calendars
Holiday Candles
Coastal Santa
Hester & Cook Placemats
The Gifts We Love
Galveston Bay
Fleece Blanket
Solmate Socks, Hats,
Gloves & Scarves
Kneelo Pad
Protect your knees in the garden or even while exercising!
Art Poles & Birdhouses
Chiminea & Pinon Wood
Gardening Books
Decorative Pots
Soap & Sanitizer
Oil Lamp
10% OFF
your next in store purchase
Gift Cards, Sale Items and Landscaping Services are excluded.

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.
We appreciate your support!
Place your curbside order or come in!
New Store Hours - We are open Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. We are still taking phone and email orders as well. Please be patient with our efforts to satisfy your needs and keep everyone safe as well.

To Protect the Health of Employees, You and the General Public, please follow these Shopping Guidelines:
  • All guests MUST wear safety masks.
  • No groups larger than two or three people.
Follow the Social Distancing Guidelines of 6' Separation
Please maintain 6' of Social Distancing
from Customers and Staff.

Store Limits - We are limiting garden shopping to 10 to 15 people at a time. The gift shop is open to 10 customers at a time. Please Social Distance in our gift shop.

Safety - We are taking your safety very seriously. We are asking everyone to follow the rules set by CDC on social distancing when shopping at our garden center. Please follow our new shopping and checkout procedures.
Social Distancing when
shopping in our
garden & giftshop
Stay Home * Shop at Home
Curbside Pick-up or Home Delivery (standard delivery charges)
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Peggy Cornelius, owner Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping

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Galveston, Texas 77550