DECEMBER 2018
Holiday Hours
OPEN Monday, December 24th from 9am to 3pm
Closed Christmas Day thru January 1st
Open Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4
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, 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. 


Cyclamen are perfect for before, during, and after the holidays!  Cyclamen are one of the few options for flowers in shadier areas of your garden at this time of year and they keep right on blooming until the warm weather returns in spring.  Planted in your garden or entryway pots, they are a special way to greet visitors to your home.   They're excellent for gift giving too!

From Our 
Landscape Department:
Dormancy
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, 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. 

DIY: Holiday Silk Wreath Workshop

Sunday, December 2, 2018 

 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 

 

Bring on the wire cutters and glue gun!  Prepare to have fun as Peggy helps you  make a beautiful Holiday Silk Wreath. 

Workshop fee is $45 per person/wreath, includes one pine wreath, ornaments, ribbon, and step-by-step instructions. 

 

Class size is limited. Please call 409.763.4713 to pay in advance.

 

DIY: Christmas Cactus 

Kokedama Workshop

Sunday, December 9, 2018 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 

Learn from Autumn Nolte as she guides you on how to make your very own Christmas Cactus Kokedama. Kokedama translates to "moss ball" and is a form of Japanese garden art. 

 

Workshop fee $40 per person includes Christmas Cactus, moss, string, soil and step-by-step instructions. Class size is limited. Please call 409.763.4713 to pay in advance.


SANTA PAWS
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 8
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.
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 Garland 
and Wreaths
Christmas in our Greenhouse!
Poinsettias


Christmas Cactus

Norfolk Island Pine 

VISIT OUR CHRISTMAS STORE  
FOR BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY DECOR & more...

Mini Poinsettias
Bells
Tabletop Trees


Custom Decor

SPECIALTY ORNAMENTS

Religious


 love for the garden


for the athlete and fan

our family


Coastal


 SAVE 10%
Save 10% off
your next
 in store
purchase
Bailey's Coupon

(Fresh Cut Christmas Trees,  Gift Cards, Sale Items 
and Landscaping Services are excluded)
The gifts we love.........


Cashmere
 Throw

Holiday Candles
Outdoor Thermometer


Books for the
Gardener!

Sloggers
Flip & Tumble
reusable bags
Better Brooms


Unique Soaps
Handmade in Galveston


Great stocking stuffers!





 Outdoor
Art Poles
Bird Houses
and
Bird Baths


Tools, Tubs, Kneelo Pads, and Gloves!

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Fairy Garden 
accessories make great stocking stuffers too!






Wind Chimes
and 
Weathervanes


Spending time outdoors with family this holiday?

Outdoor Dining
42" sq  Bar Table and Chairs



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Sincerely,
Peggy Cornelius, owner
Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping  
Happy Holidays to all
and thank you. This has been a great year and we look forward to 2019.
   

         
Peggy Cornelius | Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping  | 409-763-4713
2014 - 45th Street  Galveston, Texas 77550
  sales@tomsthumbnursery.com | www.tomsthumbnursery.com
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