MAY 2018
May Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
In this newsletter you will find..
  • Mother's Day Giveaway
  • DIY Succulent Gardening Class
  • DIY Fairy Gardening Class
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for May
  • Landscape Department:  "Succulents in Galveston?"
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2018 
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • New Arrivals in the Gift Shop
  • Create a Beautiful Garden
Mother's Day Gift Certificate Giveaway

With every purchase between now and Mother's Day 
Register to win a 
$200 Gift Certificate to Tom's Thumb Nursery

Drawing to be held at the end of business on 
Mother's Day  Sunday, May 13th
Miss Dolly
Peggy's Mother - Dolly Thompson


DIY Succulent Gardening Class

Saturday, May 19, 2018 

 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

In this fun hands-on class, Autumn Nolte will guide you through 

plant selection, design ideas and tips to ensure your plants 

remain healthy for months to come.

Workshop fee is $35 per person, which includes a 6" azalea pot, planting medium, succulents, and step by step instruction on planting and care.  

Hurry and register because class size is limited.

To make your reservation and prepay call 409.763.4713.

Remember to bring gloves if you need them as we will be getting our hands dirty.

DIY Fairy Gardening Workshop

Saturday, June 2, 2018 

 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 


The art of miniature gardening is the art of imagination. 

In this fun hands-on class,  Peggy and Staff will show you creative ways to make your own magical garden.


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

Children are welcome with the proper supervision.


Hurry and register because class size is limited. 

To make your reservation and prepay call 409.763.4713. 



Remember to bring gloves if you need them as we will be getting our hands dirty. 
Seasonal Ideas & Information for May

The following are a list of activities to consider for your May gardening:

  • Vegetables & Herbs - Warm-season crops are in their prime this month.  One mistake new gardeners make is to not harvest vegetables at their peak quality.  Left on the plant too long, many will decline in quality.  Eggplant can become tough and bitter; green beans stringy and less tasty; squash and cucumbers become too mature with tough skin and large tough seeds.  If you have mockingbirds, squirrels, and other raiders, it may be wise to pick your tomatoes early and allow them to ripen on the kitchen counter.  
Fertilize growing crops with a  natural, organic fertilizer that not only promotes healthy plant growth but is also good for your soil.



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

From Our 
Landscape Architect:

"Succulents in Galveston?"

by Janielle Guzinski
We often think of Galveston as a tropical island and so we plant these gorgeous, large-leaved, big-flowered plants. However, our best tropical landscapes here often require a little bit of irrigation help. Succulents, both real and artificial, are very much in fashion at the moment and can really do well here on the island.
In the Garden
There are many ways to incorporate succulents into your Galveston landscape. You don't have to have the century plant that gets so large; smaller agaves are often quite colorful and interesting. There are also plants like Manfreda or Hesperaloe (often called red yucca). I'm quite fond of the blooming, perennial succulents like Delosperma or Bulbine. Be careful of the groundcover succulents, they aren't always sturdy enough for our heat/humidity.

In Planters
Succulents are my favorite plants for beachside planters. There are a great many that can stand up to the constant barrage of salt. I often use cylindrical sansevieria for an upright plant, ice-plant to trail down, and dwarf crown-of-thorns to bloom at the mid-level. There are many different combinations and it is ever so fun to experiment with them.

We often see images online that don't turn out well when we try to create them for ourselves. I love all the pretty succulent planters...and I hate it when my recreation keeps dying. Many of the succulent images online are actually artificial succulents. They can look good on a coffee table of a living room, set up underneath a house on pilings where sunlight never actually reaches, as well as on substrate that isn't deep enough to support living succulents. Stop by the nursery to look at all the artificial succulents we carry in our gift shop. We can even make up an arrangement just for you.
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(Gift Cards, Sale Items and  Landscaping Services are excluded)

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.

You may use this coupon toward your purchase of Seaside Casual Outdoor Furniture

New Arrivals in our Gift Shop!

Hand-painted ceramic wall art

"6-in-One" Art-ifact Original

Handmade Original Artwork

"Midday" Art-ifact Original

Judy is back making beautiful floral arrangements.

"Melissa & Doug "   Binoculars, Watering Cans, Garden Sprinkler,  Garden Pails, Garden Tools and Critters

Something for your fur babies too

Create a Beautiful Garden

Rain gauges, thermometers and weathervanes

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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 |