JULY 2019

4th of July Sale
20% off Everything
Monday thru Saturday
July 1st  -  July 6th
July Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

July 4th Hours 9am to 4pm
In this newsletter you will find..                
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for July
  • Fruit Trees
  • Organic Options for Lawn and Garden
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2019
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Home Decor , Floral Accents & more
  • Fountains, Pottery & Statuary
  • Gardening Tips
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   2019 Gulf Coast Gardening for July  

Hurry in, supplies are limited!
Improved & Variegated Meyer 
 Kaffir, Mexican & Key Limes

Don Juan, Joey, Pancho & Day 
Navel & Valencia

Rio Red

LSU Gold & Celeste
Texas Everbearing, Rio Grande, 
Red Baron  & June Gold


Arbequina Olives, Pakistan Mulberry, Loquat,
Champanel Grapes and Weeping Persimmon 

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!

Let's go down
to the pool!

LA SIESTA Joki Outdoor - Hanging nest made with weatherproof material
LA SIESTA Joki Outdoor - Hanging nest made with weatherproof material
 Fountains, Pots and Statuary


"Timing is very important for a successful fall garden, especially when it comes to tomatoes.  

These heat tolerant/cold sensitive crops need to be planted in time to mature before cold weather slows and stops growth."


"Household vinegar, which is about 6% acetic acid, can be used to kill these weeds.  However, the real killing power is found in concentrated acetic acid found here at Tom's Thumb.  

This solution is the "Round Up" of the organic world.  It will kill just about every type of weed (or desirable plant) in your garden so use with caution."

Planting Annuals: Two Key Tips
1. If the plant is in bloom, cut off the flowers,  trimming the stems back to just above a set of leaves. This will make the plant direct its energy into taking root in its new container or the garden soil.

2. When planting annuals, always loosen the roots  before setting them into the planting hole. If the plant is not root bound, you can simply loosen up the roots using your hand. If the plant is root bound (roots a tangled mass in the shape of the pot they were growing in), go ahead and cut off any thick jumble of roots at the bottom, and then use a sharp knife or scissors to make several vertical cuts around the edge of the rootball. Then use your fingers to reach into the rootball from the bottom and loosen up its shape. The clean cuts you made will stimulate new root growth when the plant is in its new home.
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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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