NOVEMBER 2018
Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find.....
  • Annual Christmas Open House November 10th
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for November
  • From our Landscape Dept: "What is porous pavement and how does that help soils capture and clean water?"
  • Sale: Seaside Casual Furniture 
  • Olivia's Coupon
  • Visit our Christmas Store
  • Arrival Dates for Christmas Trees & Christmas Cactus
  • Upcoming Holiday Workshops
  • Santa PAWS December 8th
  • Arbor Day Galveston November 18th
Annual Christmas Open House
Seasonal Ideas & Information for November

The following are a list of activities to consider for your November gardening:
  • Vegetables and Herbs - Gardeners are continuing 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 fertilizer solution to get them off to a good start.  Continue a light application of 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.

  • Plant Hyacinth, Tulips, Paperwhites, and Amaryllis  
         
  • Perennials and 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. 
  • 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 us 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 Magazine, Nov/Dec 2018:      
 
 
 "This is leaf season!  Those fallen leaves contain 75 percent of the nutrients that the tree took up during the year. Now they are laying on the ground, and you have to decide whether you want 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."                              

 

 

Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:

2018 Gulf Coast Gardening for November 

From Our Landscape Department:

WHAT IS "POROUS PAVEMENT" AND HOW DOES THAT HELP SOILS CAPTURE AND CLEAN WATER?
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Reconnecting concrete jungle to soil has benefits
 
Soil Science Society of America

Parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and rooftops: cities are full of water-shedding surfaces. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 1 Soils Matter blog explains why these surfaces are problematic, and how soil can be part of the answer.
 
Impermeable surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete, move precipitation to storm drains, and from there to rivers, lakes and oceans. But it's not just water. Contaminants from cars and trucks wash away, as well as salts and other pollutants. All of that ends up in the watershed.
 
Bring back the soil, says Adrian Gallo, a doctoral student at Oregon State University. "One solution to this problem is to reconnect precipitation to the soil. Porous pavement allows water to filter through to the soil, using it as the natural and robust filter that it is!"
Porous concrete, asphalt, and pavers provide options for cities. They look like their non-porous counterparts, but have built-in void space. Water can flow through to a gravel-rock layer and then the soil.
 

"Porous pavement is a simple way to let water access the soil in areas that usually don't let water infiltrate," Gallo says. "Building parking lots or streets with the ability for water to pass through it helps minimize the cost needed for storm-drain infrastructure. They also decrease the amount of contaminants getting into surrounding river or streams, and help to replenish the aquifers and other groundwater sources beneath our feet!"
 
To read the entire blog post, visit   https://wp.me/p3Rg6r-pC.

  ODDS 'N  ENDS SALE
 Select Pieces from our Stock Inventory
40 to 50% off 
MAD BAR TABLE & 2 CHAIRS 
MADirondack CHAIRS in cherry, leaf green & natural colors
PUB TABLE & 4 STOOLS

POLY-WOOD ROCKERS
AND CHILD'S ADIRONDACK
and more! Look for the sale tags!
 SAVE 10%
Coupon
  10% off
your next 
in store 
purchase
(Gift Cards, Sale Items and  Landscaping Services are excluded)
Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.  Thank you!
CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER SALES
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 10TH
VISIT OUR CHRISTMAS STORE  
FOR BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY DECOR

Shiny and Bright Glass Ornaments

Pillows
Christmas Cards


Custom Wreaths



LOTS AND LOTS OF SANTAS!


CHRISTMAS TREES 
CHRISTMAS TREES
OUR FRESH TREES WILL BE READY FOR SALE THANKSGIVING WEEK!
CHRISTMAS CACTUS

WILL ARRIVE MID- NOVEMBER 

 HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
LOOK FOR DETAILS IN UPCOMING EMAIL

Sunday, December 2
 HOLIDAY
WREATH

Sunday, December 9
CHRISTMAS CACTUS 
KOKEDAMA

SANTA PAWS at Tom's Thumb Nursery
Santa Paws
Santa Paws
Santa Paws
Santa Paws
 
Digital Photos with Santa for the Whole Family 
in a Beautiful Setting!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
11AM TO 3PM

$10 Donation per photo
Benefiting the  Galveston Island Humane Society
Galveston Firefighters will be here too!
ANNUAL ARBOR DAY GALVESTON
NOVEMBER 18, 2018

The Conservatory 
at the Bryan Museum
Lunch, Libations, & Silent Auction


Deep Roots Award Recipient
Barbara Sanderson

Speaker
Dr. William Johnson

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS   and for more information
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Sincerely,
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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