JUNE 2017

June Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
In this newsletter you will find..
  • Father's Day Giveaway
  • DIY Fairy Gardening Workshop, Sunday, June 11th
  • Property Brothers on Galveston Island!
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for June
  • Landscape Department:  "The Tangle of Vines"
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2017 - use Bailey's coupon
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Father's Day Gift Ideas 
  • Pots, Pelicans, Fountains & Flamingos
  • Mother's Day Gift Card Winner
Father's Day Gift Certificate Giveaway

Stop in and register to win a
$100 gift certificate 
to Tom's Thumb Nursery. 

Drawing to be held at the end of business on 
Father's Day, 
Sunday, June 18th.

Peggy's Father
Mr. Tommy Thompson
Mr Thompson


Register: Fairy Gardening Workshop

Sunday, June 11, 2017  

from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 


Workshop fee is $40 per person, which includes a container, accessories, tiny plants, and instructions. 


Space is limited.  REGISTER NOW!


The art of miniature gardening is the art of imagination. Join Peggy and Staff as they provide you with tips and instructions on how to create your own magical garden.

Season 5 of 'Brother Vs Brother' 
Features Galveston Bungalow Makeovers

Season Premiere is Wednesday, May 31st, 8pm Central Time

Keep an eye out in all six episodes for your local contractors!
Seasonal Ideas & Information for June

The following are a list of activities to consider for your June gardening:
Vegetables & Herbs -  Mornings are still a great time to be out in the garden.....late afternoons shortly before dark are also a tolerable time to be out.  Check the mulch throughout the garden and replenish any areas where it is getting too thin.  Mulch reduces evaporative loss of water from the soil, moderates soil temperatures, and deters weed seeds.  Continue to fertilize tomatoes and peppers to promote higher yields and stronger plants.  Bird netting is an option to help protect the fruits of your labor!  Spider mites can be controlled with water or soap spray and caterpillars can be controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
Damage from Birds
Bird netting
Caterpillar control



Perennials & Annuals -    Some dependable color options for summer include a variety of salvias, zinnias, purslane, vinca, portulaca, lantana, esperanzas, plumbagos and cupheas.  If you are watering your plants with an overhead sprinkler, you may be seeing an increase in diseases of the foliage.  Drip irrigation is a better way to go and can help minimize leaf wetness.  There are disease-control products on the market.  We can provide help in identifying pests and diseases, and in deciding on an appropriate, effective control option.
salvia blue and black
salvia blue and black

Lawns -
  "Why prairies matter and lawns don't."  written by J. Crumpler, November 17, 2013

Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                   
  follow this link   2017 Gulf Coast Gardening for June  
From Our 
Landscape Architect:
The Tangle of Vines
by Janielle Guzinski


I still remember the first time I saw a blooming wisteria draped over a structure.  There was a beauty in those hanging clusters of fragrant flowers that took my breath away.  I don't remember the first time I saw a briar full of twisted grape vines.  I do know that it was as unattractive that day as I find a mess of vines today.  Vines have the potential to be the gorgeous, romantic plants or the mess.  It is all up to how you work with them. 

Pruning/training your vine

To keep any vine in good shape and growing where you want, it is important to train and prune it.  Individual tendrils and vines can be wound around the appropriate support devices.  If they cannot be unwound from where you don't want them, those vines can be cut off and removed.  Many vines respond very well to pruning producing new growth in response.  Some vines can even been kept in shape with a hedge trimmer.  Remember to look up the information about your specific vine. 

Think about the scale of your vine

While pruning will always be a part of good vine care, you also want to make sure to select a vine that works well with your space and your needs.  A very aggressive vine like a Rangoon creeper or a wisteria would not be the best for a small trellis in a courtyard.  Many blooming vines will not do well in the shade, and you may want confederate jasmine or a non-blooming vine like a fig ivy.  Bougainvillea, more appropriately called an unruly woody shrub than a vine in my opinion, growing as a vine needs lots of sun, support, and pruning to keep blooming well. 
PS.  Think carefully about planting a vine, especially one with thorns, on any fence you intend of having painted ever again. 

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