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The Kerby's Nursery E-Newsletter

March 19, 2020

A New Normal

A few days ago, I didn’t know that there was such a thing as Social Distancing. A few days ago, I didn’t think that all major theme parks in Florida would close. A few days ago, I didn’t think that it would be possible that kids wouldn't go to school. A few days ago, what was once normal got thrown out and what seemed like outlandish scenarios have become a new normal.

But you have your garden. It’s always there for you. And it provides so many things: a place to unwind when the world feels like it’s off the rails, a place to get the whole family involved in a fun physical activity and a place that can provide food for the table in the form of veggies, herbs and fruit trees. Every evening this week, with the extended daylight, you’ll find me in my garden with my family picking a few weeds, planting a few new veggies, checking on my houseplants and counting my caterpillars.

Since we know you need your garden, we want you to know that we are here for you in whatever way you need us to be. If you aren’t comfortable coming to the store, but you still want gorgeous plants so that you can play in your garden, give us a call at 813-685-3265 or email us at and let us know what you need. We can assemble your order, accept payment over the phone and set up a delivery or Kerby-side pickup for you. And we’ll be open normal hours for as long as it makes sense for the safety of our staff, customers and community, to help you stay sane and get out in the garden.

And even with this new normal swirling around us, we are continuing to commemorate our 40th year in business. Check out this week’s story and a birthday trip to the nursery.

Many things have stopped around us. But life and the garden continue on. We’re here for you now if you need a little relief and we’ll still be here when this new normal fades away and another, better normal replaces it.

Happy Gardening,

The Kerby's Nursery Family

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