Holiday Hours
OPEN Saturday, December 23rd from 9am to 5:30pm
Closed Christmas Eve thru January 1st
Open Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4

For the entire month of December
Purchase $100 worth of gift cards 
and get a $20 gift card free!

Beautiful Fraser Firs from North Carolina
We have the prettiest trees on the island and we deliver!

Christmas in our Greenhouse!

Christmas Cactus

Norfolk Island Pine 

Seasonal Ideas & Information for December

The following are a list of activities to consider for your December gardening:
  • Vegetables and Herbs - Gardeners are continuing to plant arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, chard, collards, lettuce, mustard greens, kale and more!  

  • Plant Bulbs Now - Paperwhites, Tulips, Anemones and Amaryllis      
  • Perennials and Annuals -  It's time to plant alyssum, cyclamen, pansies, snapdragons, violas and ornamental cabbages.  If you haven't done so already, work some compost into the soil before planting. 

Almanac & Calendar!
Great Gift Ideas!

From Our Landscape Architect:

"Winter is coming?" 
by Janielle Guzinski
Many of you know that I'm originally from the Midwest.  I think I've adapted fairly well, but the Galveston weather took some getting used to.  (And I even say "y'all" sometimes now.)  When I first moved here, the winter was very different from anything I had experienced and it took some time to understand what winter means here in terms of gardening and landscaping. 
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 still is, I don't recommend winter pruning just yet.  February is my 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. 
I don't know what winter will bring, but let's make sure we all know what to expect from our landscape.  And be prepared in case we get any strong, cold, north winds.  Maybe I'll even get to wear my favorite sweater.  
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Mini Poinsettias
Driftwood Shell Cross
Tabletop Trees

Custom Decor
swags, wreaths & tabletop 

The gifts we love.........

Unique Soaps
Handmade in Galveston

Great stocking stuffers!

Art Poles
Bird Houses
Bird Baths

Tools, Tubs, Kneelo Pads, and Gloves!

Books for the Gardener!

Wind Chimes

Bring your pets, children, & grandchildren for a photo with Santa
We even had a hawk and a pygmy goat last year!

Location:  Tom's Thumb Nursery
When:   Saturday, December 9
Time:  11am - 3pm
Cost:  $10 per print

All proceeds benefit the  Galveston Island Humane Society

Galveston Island Firefighters 
will be signing calendars sold to benefit the
Galveston Island  Humane Society
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Peggy Cornelius, owner
Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping     
                "HAPPY HOLIDAYS"
Peggy Cornelius | Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping  | 409-763-4713
2014 - 45th Street  Galveston, Texas 77550 |