October Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
In this newsletter you will find.....
  • Seasonal Information for October 
  • From Our Landscape Dept: Reasons Why Fall is for Planting!
  • DIY Workshop:  Tillandsia Pumpkin Tabletop Decor  October 7
  • DIY Workshop:  Succulent Dream Catcher October 28
  • October Sale: 15% off in stock  Seaside Casual  
  • Save the Date:  Christmas Open House  November 10th
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Fall Home Decor & Floral Accents
  • Fall Garden & Greenhouse
  • EEHD Fall Garden Tour  October 6
  • Fall Migration News
Seasonal Information for October

Vegetables and Herbs  Now is the time to plant cool season vegetables & herbs: transplants such as arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, shard, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, pak choi, spinach, squash, tomatoes, zucchini and more!  Also look for basil, chives, cilantro, lavender, lemongrass, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, mint and more!
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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!
Lawns-   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.

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. 

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.  

Garlic is both an insect repellant and a fungicide!

Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:

From Our 


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!

DIY: Tillandsia Pumpkin Tabletop Decor

Sunday, October 7, 2018 

 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM  

Create your very own tillandsia pumpkin centerpiece that will last for months (if properly cared for). 

The workshop fee is $50 per person which includes three small pumpkins, tillandsias, reindeer moss, step-by-step instructions, and details on how to care for your masterpieces! 

 Hurry and register because class size is limited.

To make your reservation and prepay call 409.763.4713

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 
 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 
In this fun workshop, Autumn and Emmary will guide you in creating your very own Succulent Dream Catcher. This hands-on class will include everything you need to create one beautiful dream catcher with a variety of succulents. 
The workshop fee is $50 (+ tax) per person. 
Class size is limited.  Advance payment is required.
Call 409.763.4713 to complete your registration.

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15% off
Seaside Casual Outdoor Furniture
thru the month of October

Save The Date! Christmas Open House!

 SAVE 10%
10% off
 your next
in store 
(Gift Cards, Sale Items and   Landscaping Services are excluded.)
Please mention this coupon when making your purchase.  Thank you!
Fall Home Decor and Floral Accents

featuring Custom Designs by Judy

Fall Garden and Greenhouse

look here for a 
2018 Fall Migration News 

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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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