JANUARY 2020

January Winter Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find.....
  • After Christmas Sale 50% off All Holiday Decor
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for January
  • Planning for 2020
  • Landscape Dept:  How to prepare for cold weather   
  • DIY Bromeliad Kokedama Workshop   
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2020
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Mardi Gras February 2020
  • Gulf Coast Educational Programs
  • Decline in Songbirds 
  • 5 Ways we can Support Soil
Seasonal Ideas & Information for January

The following are a list of activities to consider for your January gardening:
  • Plant vegetables from transplants.
  • Plant seeds.
  • Plant rosebushes.
  • Plant fruiting plants.
  • Plant pansies, snapdragons, violas, alyssum, cyclamen.
  • Plant those bulbs that you put in your refrigerator to provide for a chill treatment.  They won't flower in the fridge!
  • Plant spring flowering trees and shrubs.
  • Fertilize established trees and shrubs.
  • Water newly planted transplants.  Containers need more frequent water than plants in the ground.  Water well before a freeze to protect roots.
  • Plan ahead for cold weather.  At some point it will get cold enough that tropical plants will need protection.  Decide which plants you will choose to protect.  Make sure you have enough materials on hand.....frost cloth, blankets, cardboard boxes, stakes, etc.  Each plant needs to have a covering large enough to extend to the ground.  

Planning for 2020
We are now accepting orders for 2020.  
As you plan your Spring landscape, 
give us a call  or come in 
to get your requests 
on our orders.  

FROM OUR
LANDSCAPE DEPARTMENT

How to prepare for upcoming cold weather:
1.  Cover all of your tender plants with frost cloth.   Do not use plastic to cover your plants.   The plastic will harm your plants.
2.  Water all of your plants and containers before the cold weather        arrives.  This will help to protect your plant from frost damage.
3.  Mulch your flowerbeds and plants well to keep plant roots insulated
 

Saturday, January 25

 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Learn from our staff as they guide you 

on how to make your Kokedama.

Kokedama translates to "moss ball" 

- a form of Japanese garden art. 

 

Workshop fee $40 per person.

 Includes your Bromeliad, all materials 

& step-by-step instructions. 

 Class size limited. 

Registration & payment 

by Wed. Jan 22nd. 

 Call (409)763-4713.


 

for our most popular class!
Explore what's new for 2020
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Mention this coupon when making your purchase.
(Gift Cards, Sale Items and 
Landscaping Services are excluded)

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Galveston County Extension Office
Top 5 ways we can support soil
 
We walk on it, dig into it, and build with it. 
We depend on it to grow food and clothing,
 filter water,  and support natural ecosystems. 
Soil is essential to life. 
Check out the top 5 ways we can support soil.
Reduce food waste
 
The food we buy at the grocery store impacts the entire food supply system. One of the easiest ways we can support the soil is by limiting the amount of food that ends up in our garbage. All the food that ends up in our shopping carts requires land, water, nutrients and energy to produce. By consuming more and throwing away less, we will prevent valuable nutrients from ending up in a landfill !
 
Eat a diverse diet
 
By eating different types of foods, we can help create demand for a wide variety of agricultural products, which is better for soil. Food diversity helps with biodiversity and soil fertility when land is used to grow multiple crops. For protein sources, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends varying "your protein routine."
 
Compost
 
So maybe our eyes were bigger than our appetites at the grocery store, and we end up with food we can't finish. Instead of throwing it in the garbage, consider investing in a compost system! Composting can return nutrients in food back to nature. And, compost will be great for our gardens next growing season.
 
Read labels on lawn and garden products
 
Walking through the aisles of any home improvement or garden store, there is a seemingly endless array of products for our lawns and gardens. No matter which product we end up selecting, the most important step before applying is to thoroughly read the label and all instructions. Over- and under-application of the product can both cause problems.
 
Perform soil tests
 
If we are looking to fertilize our lawn or garden, we need to know what nutrients are already in the soil before applying more. We might be able to save money and apply less fertilizer. Or, we might just need to add one specific nutrient, and not others. A simple way to get reliable results is to have our soil tested. Local university extension services can help provide information on testing soil. It's usually a matter of scooping up soil from a few areas of the yard and sending it in to the lab!

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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
  sales@tomsthumbnursery.com | www.tomsthumbnursery.com
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