The Kerby's Houseplant Shop E-Newsletter
April 29, 2021
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Just Like Mom
by Joey Bokor

When I was in high school, like most people, I went through an 'I don't want to get up in the morning' phase. There was a time when all three of my siblings and I would wait until the absolute last minute to throw a little food down, flatten our bed hair, and race out the door for the bus stop and school.

Here's the thing. Alarm clocks are annoying. Beep-beep-beep is not a natural way to be roused from a deep slumber. And it is easy to hit the snooze button and just keep on snoozing. So my mom had the perfect solution. The Doggie-Alarm-Clock (patent pending). My siblings and I had three bedrooms on the second floor of our house and each morning, when it was time to get up, my mom would send our cocker spaniel (Mervin Wexford Dancrodile III, Merff for short) up the stairs. He always knew what to do. He would jump into my bed first, find my face and start licking away until he was sure I was getting up. Then he would head into my brother's room to do the same, finishing in my sister's bedroom and pretty soon, all four of us were fighting over the bathrooms and the hot water.

Our two girls have, over the last 6 months, gone from being early risers to sleeping like it was their purpose in life. And so, on the days when we do need to get moving early, I do the same thing my mom used to do. I head up the stairs, with our cocker spaniel Pearl at my heals and I tell her, 'wake them up Pearly'. She knows the routine, and she jumps from one bed to another with the energy of a puppy and slowly convinces the girls that it really is time to get up.

Thanks Mom, for teaching me some great tricks. I guess in the end, we really do become our parents. And my mom did more than just teach me a great way to wake kids up. Her love of plants and gardening is why I do what I do today. I still have some of her old houseplant books from the 70s and 80s on my bookshelf.

With Mother's Day getting close (it's on May 9th) why not send your mom a living gift that will grow and thrive. It will make her think of you every time she sees it in her home. And through Friday night at midnight (EST), use the code ilovemom at checkout to receive 20% off all plants. Whether you are a mom to people, pets or plants, happy early Mother's Day.

The Weekly Special
Just for Mom - 20% Off All Plants
Mother's Day is getting close (it's May 9th). You could get her another scented candle or you could get that special person in your life something that will grow and thrive. They'll remember you every time they see it in their home. Don't forget to leave a special note at checkout to make her smile and we'll include it on a card in your order. Use the code ilovemom at checkout to receive 20% off all plants through 4/30/2021.

Orders must be placed by April 30th for Mother's Day shipping.

Valid Through 4/30/2021
Code must be entered at checkout. Discounts will not be applied on past purchases.
Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Discount valid online only.

Featured Items - In Stock Now
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Krimson Queen Hoya

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6" Pot - $29.00
Marble Queen Pothos

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Money Tree

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4" Pot - $15.00

This Week's New Arrivals
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Calathea Beauty Star
Calathea Freddie
Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea Peacock
Calathea Pinstripe
Calathea Shine Star
Calathea White Fusion
Calathea White Star
Chinese Money Plant
Dieffenbachia Hybrid
Dracaena Florida Beauty
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Hoya Australis
Hoya Chelsea
Hoya Kentiana
Hoya Krimson Queen
Hoya Lacunosa
Hoya Tricolor
Hoya Wayettii
Monstera Adansonii
Monstera Peru
Monstera Pinnatipartita
Peace Lily Domino Variegated
Peperomia Cupid
Peperomia Frost
Peperomia Napoli Nights
Peperomia Piccolo Banda
Peperomia Rosso
Peperomia Watermelon
Philodendron Dark Lord
Philodendron Dwarf Red Congo
Philodendron Florida Ghost
Philodendron Goeldii
Philodendron Golden Dragon
Philodendron Golden Horsehead
Philodendron Green Dragon
Philodendron Linnaei
Philodendron Micans
Philodendron Moonlight
Philodendron Squamiferum
Pothos Marble Queen
Pothos Pearls and Jade
Pothos Silver Ann Satin
Rubber Tree Tineke
Sansevieria Samurai
Syngonium Ice Frost
Syngonium Pink
Syngonium Tri-leaf Wonder


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