Newsletter June 2020
Adapting - We appreciate your support!
Place your curbside order or come in!
Store Open - We are open Monday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. We are still taking phone and email orders as well. Please be patient with our efforts to satisfy your needs and keep everyone safe as well.

To Protect the Health of Employees, You and the General Public, please follow these Shopping Guidelines:
  • We ask that all guests wear safety masks.
  • No groups larger than two or three people.
  • Shopping should be limited to buying what you need, then returning home.
  • At this time, the store is not a gathering place or to be used for family outings.
Follow the Social Distancing Guidelines of 6' Separation

Store Limits - We are limiting garden shopping to 10 to 15 people at a time. The gift shop is open to 4 customers at a time. We are only accepting credit cards at this time.

Safety - We are taking your safety very seriously. We are asking everyone to follow the rules set by CDC on social distancing when shopping at our garden center. Please follow our new shopping and checkout procedures.
Social Distancing when
shopping in our garden
Stay Home * Shop at Home
Curbside Pick-up or Home Delivery ( standard delivery charges will resume )
How to Shop

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Seasonal Ideas & Information For May
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).
Caterpillar control
Bird netting
Damage from birds
Life Cycle of the 
Japanese Beetle

For Grub Control use 
Milkey Spore
Granular or powder applications
  • 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.
white vinca
Organic Fertilizers
Tom's Thumb Nursery is proud to now carry MicroLife products!
"We believe that healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy planet, and healthy people are all connected. As such we take great care in how we manufacture all of the MicroLife products. We make sure that all of our products have the highest nutritional value possible so that all soils, plants, and people benefit."
For all Turfgrasses, Ornamentals, Perennials, Trees, Flowers and Vegetables.
Magnificent Plant Health Tonic and Root Stimulator
Fertilizer Schedule
Our Garden Is Blooming!
From Our Landscape Department
We continue to offer full landscaping services.
Call or Email us to schedule:
*Landscape Consultation
*Maintenance Rejuvenation
*Spring Garden Refresh
Gift Shop
Custom Floral Designs
available in our gift shop.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Citrus Tree
Garden Fountain
Gift Card
New Pottery
MAD Collection
DEX Collection
MAD Collection
10% OFF
your next in store purchase
Gift Cards, Sale Items and Landscaping Services are excluded.

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.

Create A 
Sustainable Garden
That Helps Wildlife
"Easy steps to double numbers of butterflies, birds, bees, and
other wildlife at home"
National Wildlife Federation
With more than 7 million people participating across the country and 2.5 million acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat, the National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife movement is the nation's longest-running and largest effort dedicated to helping wildlife locally. The initiative reconnects our neighborhoods, towns, and cities to our nation's amazing wild spaces by encouraging Americans to plant native plants. From wildflowers to trees, there are small things we can do to provide natural sources of food, water, cover and spaces to raise young in our backyards and communities. Anyone can support and protect the future of birds, bees, butterflies and other amazing animals.
The National Wildlife Federation is inviting individuals, families and communities to design a garden space that will enhance the natural landscape and attract wildlife to their great outdoors.
Here are several easy and impactful ways to participate and start helping your local wildlife:
Create a Habitat for Your Local Wildlife. Think first of the birds, butterflies and bees that you can support in your garden habitat. Then select plants that provide the kinds of food they need, such as nectar, berries or seeds. Plant according to your region, local environment and conditions, from sunny deserts to shady woodlands.
Think Small. No yard, no problem! For those with small outdoors spaces, select pots and planters that will allow you to plant a selection of blooming pollinator-friendly native plants.
Plant for year-round diversity and beauty. Wildlife needs food, water, cover and places to raise young all year. Choose a variety of plants that bloom at different times of the year, from native wildflowers to shrubs that produce berries. Evergreens provide year-round cover. Think vertically, too. Incorporate existing large trees and then underplant with smaller trees and shrubs for cover and nesting places.
Plant in Groups. This will result in more color, textural impact and eye-catching patterns throughout the garden bed or landscape. This technique also draws the eye into the garden and the close plantings will prevent weeds and minimize the need for excess mulching. Clusters of blooming plants are more likely to attract butterflies, bees and  hummingbirds.
Water sources.  Adding  bird baths  or  container water gardens  help attract a variety of wildlife, from birds to tree frogs.
Certify Your Garden. Celebrate by  certifying  your garden with the National Wildlife Federation and proudly display a sign! Show why you have designed your yard intentionally to help wildlife and encourage others to do the same. Certifying also spreads the wildlife gardening message to your entire neighborhood.
To learn more, visit .
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Peggy Cornelius, owner Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping
2014 45th Street
Galveston, Texas 77550