FEBRUARY 2020
February Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Our Mardi Gras Business Hours
Friday 9-5  /  Saturday 9-2  / Sunday 10-4
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find.....
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for February
  • "Garden your way to better health" 
  • Mardi Gras Galveston  2020
  • Educational Seminar: Andy Chidester FoxFarm Organics
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2020 
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Giftshop:  new items arriving daily
  • Visit our Greenhouse 
  • Pottery
Seasonal Ideas & Information for February

The following are a list of activities to consider for your February gardening:
  • Vegetables & Herbs 
    - Our vegetable, tomato & herb transplants are arriving daily.    Looking for heirloom tomatoes, we will have them this week! We also  have lettuce, strawberries, chives, oregano, tarragon, rosemary, basil, sage and more! We are in full swing for this growing season!   If you start your plants from seeds, it is time to get them started:  arugula, beets, carrots, lettuce, & radishes. We have a large selection to choose from, including organics.   We can also help you select soil, compost and fertilizer for your garden.     Spring Vegetable Planting Guide
    Botanical Interests
    Seeds
    Tomato transplants
    Specialty Books

    Lettuce
    Grow your own strawberries!
     
  • Fruits & Nuts -  Early February is the best time of the year to prune fruit trees, vines and bushes.  To protect your fruit trees from pests, apply dormant oil or neem oil before new growth emerges in the spring.  Don't apply oil sprays within 24 hours of a freeze.  
  • Perennials & Annuals - If your cool-season beds are looking ragged, give them a light fertilization followed by a good watering to start the process of releasing nutrients to the plants.   Now is the time to divide summer and fall-blooming perennials and bulbs.  Ornamental grasses can also be divided. Plant cool season color:  delphinium,  Gerbera daisies, geraniums, pansies, snapdragons, alyssum.
     
  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines - February is a great month to plant roses.  Consider planting some shrub roses (Drift Rose and Knockout Rose) as they bloom repeatedly through the year.  Make sure to choose a sunny location and one with good drainage.  We can help you select soil and fertilizer for your roses. February is also the month for pruning exisiting roses in your landscape.
    Knock Out Rose

  • Lawns - If you are going to use a pre-emergent on your lawn to control weeds, now is the time to apply. Corn gluten is the organic approach and that is what we recommend. 
    Corn Gluten Liquid Pre-emergent
     
    Corn Gluten Spreadable

    Use low nitrogen slow release fertilizers such as Nature's Creation 
    or Medina to promote steady growth that's more drought tolerant and resistant to disease.
     
    FOR A HEALTHIER LAWN
Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                      
  follow this link    2020 Gulf Coast Gardening for February

 


Garden your way to better health
 
By Melinda Myers
 
Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit. Gardeners know and research proves that getting outdoors, digging in the soil and gardening help strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress and elevate our mood.

Include gardening as a major component of your workout schedule. You'll stretch and strengthen muscles while promoting cardiovascular health and maintaining bone mass. A University of Arkansas study found that yard work as well as weight training significantly maintained bone density in women over 50.

Friday, February 14th thru Tuesday, February 25th

Our Mardi Gras Business Hours
Friday 9-5  /  Saturday 9-2  / Sunday 10-4

Custom Decor Available
Andy Chidester at
Tom's Thumb Nursery


Saturday 
February 29
11 am  - 12 pm

As many of you already know, Andy is an

enthusiastic and knowledgeable garden speaker

as well as the representative for our wonderful

FoxFarm line of premium organic 

soils and fertilizers.

 

She will help you find easy ways to 

incorporate organic gardening techniques 

into your routine as well as learn more about 

how to effectively use our FoxFarm products.

 

Why do we keep telling you that the soil 

you plant your plants in is important?  

You're sure to understand a whole lot more 

once you've listened to Andy's talk.

Healthy living soil produces happy plants 

and FoxFarm products help to make your 

soil the healthiest you've ever had.

 

Explore what's new for 2020

Use your newsletter 10% coupon toward your purchase!
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Save 
10% 
off 
your next 
in store 
purchase
(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
New items arriving daily 
in our giftshop
Lamps


New
Pillows
Pillows
Pillows

Blue Q Bags
 Blue Q Aprons 




Ask about the Drop Ship Program for our Art Poles!
Visit Our Greenhouse

Beautiful succulents, indoor plants, fountains, pottery, 
copper weathervanes, outdoor art and more! 


Pottery



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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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