JULY 2018

July Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

July 4th Hours 9am to 2pm
In this newsletter you will find..
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for July
  • New Arrivals:  Fruit Trees
  • Organic Options for Lawn and Garden
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2018
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Home Decor , Floral Accents & more
  • Fountains, Pottery & Statuary
  • Shroomyz
Seasonal Ideas & Information for July

white vinca
Pentas, lantana, periwinkles, marigolds, and more for beautiful summer color!

Don't forget about your plants if you are planning a vacation this summer.  Install a timer on your drip system.  Here is a tip from the Texas Gardener:  If your plants are in containers, set the containers in a shallow kiddie pool with a few inches of water.  Place mosquito dunks in the water to prevent mosquitos.
Another suggestion is to use a plant nanny in your pots and in the ground.

Recently, several of our customers have brought in lantana infested with lace bugs. The following article is an excellent source of information concerning this problem.   Lace Bugs on Lantana
Recommended treatment is spinosad, horticultual oils or garlic pepper tea.

 Texas Lantana
Effects of Lace Bug 
on Lantana
 Lace bug

Horticultual oils
Garlic Pepper Tea
Video by Dirt Doctor
Howard Garrett

Ladybugs are general predators that feed on a variety of slow-moving insects including aphids, moth eggs, mites, scales, thrips, leafhoppers, mealybugs and other slow-moving insects. Ladybugs are a must-have for organic gardening or organic farming.

Mealybug infestation

Ladybugs eating Mealybugs
Approx. 1,500 live Ladybugs per cup
  Aphid Colony = LadybugBuffet

Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                   
  follow this link   2018 Gulf Coast Gardening for July  

NEW ARRIVALS!  Hurry in, supplies are limited!

Improved Meyer & Ponderosa

Persian, Kaffir, Mexican & Key Limes

Joey, Pancho & Mexicola Grande
Navel & Republic of Texas


Ruby Red

At Tom's Thumb Nursery we take pride in offering lots of organic options for your lawn & garden needs.  Some of our favorites include FoxFarm & LadyBug Natural Brand soils , Medina &  Nature's Creation lawn fertilizers, Monterrey Bt & Captain Jack's Dead Bug Spray, and Bonide Burnout weed killer.  Stop in and let us help keep your yard safe for you and your pets.
Organic Soils
Medina Hasta Gro Lawn Organic Fertilizers
Diatomaceous Earth: 
a bug killer you can eat!

Corn Gluten:
organic weed prevention
20% Vinegar:
natural weed control
Citric Acid & Clove Oil: 
Natural weed control

We have a large inventory of furniture in stock ready to deliver!

Use your newsletter 10% coupon toward your purchase!

 SAVE 10%
off your next 
in store 
(Gift Cards, Sale Items and Landscaping Services are excluded)

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.
Home Decor,  Floral Accents & More!

 Fountains, Pots and Statuary

Click here to see h ow they are made!
Remember to look for us at 
and join the conversation on Social Media. 

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