Newsletter October 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:
  • All guests MUST 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 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

Call-in Orders

Request Products
During the months of November and December,
we will be open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Seasonal Ideas & Information For October
Vegetables and Herbs - Now is the time to plant cool season vegetables & herbs: transplants such as arugula, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, collards, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, onions, pak choi, spinach, squash, Swiss shard, tomatoes, zucchini and more! Also look for basil, chives, cilantro, lavender, lemongrass, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, mint and more!
Perennials & Annuals - Some of our favorite annuals and perennials are arriving this month. Plant those cool season flowers such as alyssum, snapdragons, mums, calendula, dianthas, ornamental kale, verbena, violas and more!
Ornamental Cabbage
Sweet Alyssum
Fall Fertilization
Make a fall application of an organic fertilizer . Make sure not to over-fertilize because that can predispose the grass to brown patch. The purpose of fertilizing now is to get some nitrogen and potassium to the grass to help it prepare for winter and come out stronger in the spring.

Lawn Fungus
If brown patch is an annual problem on your lawn, apply a fungicide early this month to get ahead of the infection. Once the brown circles appear, it is too late to make them go away.
If take all root rot has been a problem, it may help to apply a thin layer of finely ground peat moss early this month. Spread one or two 3.8 cu ft bales per 1,000 square feet of lawn and water in down to the soil surface.

Weed Control
If you are planning on applying something to prevent weed germination, do so early this month. We recommend using Corn Gluten for an organic weed pre-emergent.
Caring for Salty Soil & Plants
MicroLife Solutions for Salty Soil
Our Humate Plus is a great long term product for salt remediation. You should put it out a couple of times a year for a couple of years after being inundated with saltwater.

Will not burn and is completely safe for all beneficial life forms.

Reduces salt build up
Please ask us about reversing salt damage in your flower beds and lawn.
Humic Acid and Molasses
Soil & Plant Energy!
SledgeHammer® is a unique rinse formula designed to remove concentrated mineral salt deposits.

Derived from saponin, an extract of the Yucca schidigera plant.

SledgeHammer® is designed for organic gardening and can be used for both hydroponic and soil applications.

Our Garden Is Growing!
Carnivorous plants
Crotons - perfect colors for Fall
From Our Landscape Department
Is your landscape ready for Fall?

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

Here are 6 reasons why you should fit some time in between watching football games and pulling out the Halloween 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
Pawdorable Masks!
Beautiful Handmade Bags
Custom Floral Designs available in our gift shop.
Ceramic Ristras
Mexican cuisine is a festival full of aromas and flavors. Traditions are brought to life through the craftmanship of beautiful and festive decorations.
These ceramic Chili Ristras replicate the shapes and colors that we have inherited from Mother Earth.

True and authentic Mexican craftmanship.
Made in Mexico
Pottery and Garden Accents
Christmas Tree Stand Shortage!

Please return the Christmas tree stand to us 
as soon as possible or by the end of the month.
Thanks for your help.
Sunday Openings
Coming Soon!
During the months of
November and December,
Tom's Thumb Nursery will be open on Sundays
from 10am to 4 pm.
10% OFF
your next in store purchase
Gift Cards, Sale Items and Landscaping Services are excluded.

Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.
Remember to look for us at and join the conversation on Social Media.

Peggy Cornelius, owner Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping
2014 45th Street
Galveston, Texas 77550