Yes, we are open today, Sunday, November 1st
from 10am to 4pm
Newsletter November 2020
Our Business Hours
For November and December
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sundays 10am to 4pm
We are warming up for the Christmas Season
Our Elves have been busy transitioning the shop for the
Christmas Season. Every day they surprise us with something new.
Shop early to get a head start on your preparations.
Judy is taking orders for custom wreaths and floral arrangements.
Plan ahead and Pre-Order your Fresh Christmas Tree.
We will give you a call when the trees arrive, so that you
can select a tree early and schedule a pick up or delivery.
Seasonal Ideas & Information For November
Vegetables and Herbs - Continue to plant arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, chard, collards, lettuce, mustard greens, kale and more! When planting transplants, water them in with a soluble organic fertilizer solution to get them off to a good start. Continue a light application of organic fertilizer every few weeks. Watch for pests, such as aphids and caterpillars. Sprays of insecticidal soap will control aphids and sprays or dust containing Bt will control caterpillars.
Perennials & Annuals - It's time to plant alyssum, cyclamen, mums, pansies, snapdragons, violas and ornamental cabbages. If you haven't done so already, work some compost into the soil before planting.
red, white, purple or pink
Ornamental Cabbage
Sweet Alyssum
Trees, Shrubs & Vines - This is the best time of the year to plant woody ornamentals! This is also the best time to move a plant already growing in the landscape. Stop in and let is help you select a beautiful shrub or tree for your Fall landscape. Our landscape department will be happy to plant for you. Give us a call to schedule.
Timely Tip from Texas Gardener
"This is leaf season! Those fallen leaves contain 75% of the nutrients that the tree took up during the year. Now they are laying on the ground, and you have to decide whether to recycle that free, organic fertilizer back into the soil by composting and/or mulching or pay someone to haul the nutrients and mulch away. Serious gardeners never let a leaf leave their property and, in most cases, not their neighbor's either! Isn't it nice of folks to bag their leaves and put them out front for us to come by and pick up? Stockpile the leaves for composting and mulching throughout the year until next leaf season arrives."
St. Augustinegrass Home Lawn Maintenance Calendar
milky spore
It is most effective to apply Milky Spore in the early Fall or Summer. The soil must be above 65 degrees Farhenheit when the grubs are actively feeding, which is the best time for application. It works best to apply just before rainfall , or water in lightly after application to soak into soil.

life cycle
Grub Activity Calendar
Our Garden Is Growing!

Check out what's new as Autumn takes you on a tour of our greenhouse.

Blue Butterfly Pea Vine
Amaryllis Bulbs are here!
A Garden Rainbow
From Our Landscape Department
Is your landscape ready
for the Holidays?

We continue to offer full landscaping services.
Call or Email us to schedule:
*Maintenance Rejuvenation
*Garden Refresh

Here are 6 reasons why you should fit some time in between watching football games and pulling out the holiday decorations to plant your trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials.
1. Warm soil+cool air = happy plants
2. Less insect pest and disease pressure
3. Less water stress
4. Planting is more pleasant
5. Plants have a head start for next spring
6. Better drought tolerance
Or you can let us do the planting for you!
Just give us a call 409-763-4713 ...... we'll be there!
Gift Shop
Secret Shopper
Ceramic Ristas
Made in Mexico
Ceramic Flowers
Custom Floral Designs available in our gift shop.
Great Gift Idea
Solmate Socks, Hats,
Gloves & Scarves
Galveston Bay Blankets
are back!
Ceramic Garden Mushrooms
Natural Collection
New Items - Coconut Bowls
A single coconut tree can yield an average of 75 coconuts annually. Since every discarded coconut shell can produce 2 bowls, 150 coconut bowls are made per tree per year.
That means one coconut tree (that we don't even have to cut down) can produce enough bowls to replant 15 new trees per year!
Sustainable Living
Coconut Bowls
and Bamboo Straws
Our Christmas Store is Open
Glass Ornaments
Custom Designs
Holiday Scented Candles
Musical Advent Calendars
Gingerbread Collection
Shop early with us!
Traditional Red & White
Coastal Santas
Coastal Towels
Our Christmas Trees will be ready for sale Thanksgiving week!
Plan ahead by giving us a call to Pre-Order your Fresh Christmas Tree now.
Christmas Tree Stand Shortage!

Please return the Christmas tree stand to us 
before our trees arrive.
Thanks for your help.
10% OFF
your next in store purchase
Gift Cards, Sale Items and Landscaping Services are excluded.

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.
We appreciate your support!
Place your curbside order or come in!
New Store Hours - We are open Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 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:
  • All guests MUST wear safety masks.
  • No groups larger than two or three people.
Follow the Social Distancing Guidelines of 6' Separation
Please maintain 6' of Social Distancing
from Customers and Staff.

Store Limits - We are limiting garden shopping to 10 to 15 people at a time. The gift shop is open to 10 customers at a time. Please Social Distance in our gift shop.

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 & giftshop
Stay Home * Shop at Home
Curbside Pick-up or Home Delivery (standard delivery charges)
How to Shop
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Peggy Cornelius, owner Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping

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2014 45th Street
Galveston, Texas 77550