October 2017 Newsletter
 Fall and Halloween Decor, Our Annual Christmas Open House, Fall plants and vegetables, and continued great sale items are all part of a Fabulous October at Tom's Thumb Nursery.  
Don't miss out!

Business Hours
Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sundays 10 to 4
In this newsletter you will find.....
  • Christmas Open House October 21st
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for October
  • 50% off Shade Trees
  • From our Landscape Department: "Gardening for Halloween "
  • 10% Coupon
  • Fall Table Decor
  • Sale 30% off Halloween Decor 
  • Calling for Christmas Tree Stands!
  • Sneak Peak! Christmas Tree & Table Decorations
  • Seaside Casual 30% off Sale!
  • Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale
You are Invited

All day from 9am to 5:30pm

Join us for morning coffee or afternoon margaritas!

Seasonal Ideas & Information for October

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

  • Vegetables and Herbs 
    - We have all you need for your garden! arugula, 
    broccoli , cauliflower, cabbage, chard, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, pak choi, spinach, squash, tomatoes, zucchini and more! basil, chives, cilantro, lavender, lemongrass, parsley, rosemary, sage, lemon thyme & English thyme, Cuban oregano, mint and more!

  • Perennials and Annuals  -
    alyssum,  calendula, diamond frost,  dianthas, hollyhock, lobelia, mums, ornamental kale, petunias, snapdragons, verbena and more!    
    Our flower bulbs have arrived.....Tulips, Freesia, Hyacinth and more!

  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines - Fall is the best planting season of the year.  Do some plant research or let us help you select some new shrubs, trees or woody vines for your landscape.  
    All of our vines are 50% off
Sale area located
in front of our palapa!
50% off select plants
Pineapple Guava 
Waxed Myrtle  
Hardy Bottlebrush !
Texas Mountain Laurel
Variegated Privet
 Snow White Butterfly Bush

7, 15 and 30 gallon containers
Cedar Elm 
30gal $149   $74.50
Mexican Plum
15gal  $120   $60.
Chinese Fringe Tree
15gal $159   $79.50
Mexican Sycamore
30gal $279   $139.50
Crape Myrtle Purple
30gal $199   $99.50
Ruby Falls & Merlot Redbud 
15gal $149   $74.50
Desert Willow
15gal $149   $74.50
Saucer Magnolia
7gal $139  
Eve's Necklacepod 
30gal $199  
15gal $159  
Golden Raintree
10gal $129  $64.50
Weeping Mulberry
15gal $99  
Japanese Blueberry
15gal $169  
15gal $69  
Live Oak
15gal  $129  
Live Oak
30gal $299  $149.50

From Our Landscape Architect: 

"Gardening for Halloween!" 
by Janielle Guzinski

I've written before about how October is one of my favorite months here in Galveston.  The heat has broken; we are not into the cold, winter rains, and the seawall is actually a pleasure to drive.  And, with a whole month to plan, there are a great many things you can do in a Galveston garden for Halloween.  Here are some of my favorite suggestions: 
Halloween or Fall-Themed Plants  
  • Snapdragons/pansies come in orange tones and petunias/violas exist in dark purple to near black.
  • Pots and planters are easy to create with lime green sweet potato vine plus purple and orange flowers.  The sweet potato vine won't last all winter but it would be great for a Halloween porch. 
  • Crotons are automatically Halloween/fall looking.  They can be planted in the yard or in pots, and come in many different varieties and leaf shapes/colors.  They even hold up to salt very well. 
  • Certain succulents also have orange and bronze tones.  And a Crown-of-Thorns draped in cobwebbing is very creepy and dangerous looking.
Cut plants and branches to dry
  • If you have any summer plants with interesting shapes or shrubs with interesting branches, those can be cut and dried for later use. 
  • A coat of glitter spray paint will make any branch instant decoration. 
  • It's more fall than Halloween, but dried out palm fronds are very harvest-like. 

Decorate your garden or porch or home
  • Shop in our gift shop for some perfect Halloween themed items.
  • Our decorator in the store makes amazing Halloween wreaths and other themed arrangements.
  • The artificial succulents are amazing in pumpkins!
  • There are homemade Halloween decorations that don't damage your yard.  Like using cotton or bamboo quilt batting to make your own cobwebs. 
  • Certain sprays and glitters are plant safe and biodegradable so they can be used in your garden as well. 
Have fun and have a safe Halloween!  

 SAVE 10%

off your next 
in store purchase

Mention this coupon when making your purchase.
(Gift Cards, Sale Items and  Landscaping Services are excluded)
Fall Table Decor
The season of gathering and entertaining is here.   Find unique pieces to add
 to your existing decor.

30% off Halloween Decor


To all of our customers who purchased a Christmas Tree from us last year:

We ask that you please return the tree stand 
to us as soon as possible.   
For every stand you return, we will give you  $5

Sneak Peak....Getting ready for our 
Annual Christmas Open House!
Saturday, October 21

30% OFF
Outdoor Furniture in Stock

Our furniture sale continues through the 
end of October or until our 
in-stock inventory is reduced...
whichever comes first!

Free delivery on The Island & Tiki Island

Portsmouth 56" sq Table & Benches
MAD Chat Chairs
Double Glider
Color: Leaf Green
MAD Fusion Chaise
SYM Pub Set
Color: Natural

and much more!
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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
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