Container Gardens Weekend

Container Garden for Fall- Garden Supply CoWith temperatures turning cooler this week, now is the perfect time to switch out your container gardens and replace any remaining summer annuals with an updated look for fall. Any time this weekend, bring in your pots and let our staff of experts help you select the perfect fall look to complement your lifestyle. We’ll have free potting demonstrations throughout the day, followed by one-on-one consults with the designers. You’ll leave with lots of design inspiration and a freshly potted container garden, hand-picked just for YOU.

Don’t have any pots? We can help. Choose from any of our huge selection of garden urns and containers, and we’ll throw in the potting soil for free.

Container Garden Weekend

Saturday, October 26th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 27th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hypertufa Workshops

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Create rustic, textured containers and cast concrete garden accessories in our new DIY Hypertufa Container Gardening and Concrete Leaves Workshops at Garden Supply Co. Join us and learn all about Hypertufa container gardening in this exciting new two-part workshop series. In class, you will create a DIY planter and decorative concrete garden art leaf that is “green” and environmentally friendly. Once you learn the process, you will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to make lightweight, stone-like containers from just three simple materials.


Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate the stone troughs that were popular among English gardeners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lightweight stand-ins were not only easier to come by, but also easier to transport. Thanks to their porous nature, the pots were ideal for plants needing good drainage. Hypertufa containers are still practical in the garden and simple to create.

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To make a pot, you’ll need to fashion a mold from a pair of vessels — the mixture is poured between them. In class, we’ll  experiment with different objects and molds to create unique and personalized containers, created with you in mind. Because the medium captures subtle textures, baskets and leaves can be rendered in “stone,” while clean-lined molds offer a sleek, modern look. Found objects, such as the broken china pieces seen here in our container, may be set while the medium is still wet. Hypertufa is not an exact science, which is part of the fun: Every pot has the potential to surprise.

Hypertufa and Concrete Leaves Workshops:

DIY Concrete Leaves Workshop:

Sunday, October 27th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Fee: $25

In part one of our exciting two-part series, we will be creating large leaf art pieces that will add a decorative flair to your garden or home decor. Use these lightweight, durable designer pieces as accents in your borders or beds, tuck them into container gardens for a touch of whimsy, or display them as a table accent for your next party. Add texture, colorants, or your favorite mementos for a truly personalized touch. The choice is yours.

The $25 class fee for the Concrete Leaf includes light refreshments and materials. Now is a great time to find leaves like hostas, elephant ears, etc. before they disappear into dormancy. If you don’t have a leaf from your garden we will have some to choose from.

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Hypertufa Container Garden Workshop

Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fee: $30

In part two of our exciting two-part workshop series, we will experiment with basic rounded molds to create gorgeous stone-like containers that are both decorative and functional in nature. The finished containers look like antique containers that have been in the garden for years!

The class fee of $30 for the Hypertufa Container includes refreshments and all materials. If you have mementos from your summer vacation like shells, glass, etc., you can bring those to incorporate into your creation.

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Register now for both classes for only $50! Registration for our Hypertufa Workshops is available in person at the garden center, or give us a call at 919-460-7747.

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Holiday Open House Weekend

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We’re kicking off the holiday season at Garden Supply Co. on Friday, November 1st with our annual Holiday Open House weekend! Festivities start at 6:30 pm on Friday the 1st for our traditional tree-lit open house, and continue throughout the weekend. Come get a firsthand look at our fabulous Christmas 2013 collection and see the Greenhouse all decked out for the season. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Holiday Open House Weekend:
Friday, November 1st from 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday November 2nd from 9 am- 6:00 pm
Sunday November 3rd from 11:00 am- 5 pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

Skinny Santa- Garden Supply CoHope to see you all there!

Holiday Workshops

Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

We are excited to announce this season’s schedule for our much anticipated Holiday Workshops with Trevor Bey from Holiday Creation, Inc.  This is our third year working with Trevor and he just keeps getting better – and more in demand. Among his credits are designing Christmas magic for public venues like the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, a string of stores in the Bahamas as well as the East Coast (including ours), and the Panther’s Football Stadium in Charlotte.  
Trevor’s ability to convey in easy-to-understand steps, how to decorate your home and Christmas tree like a designer is why we invite him back.  We are fortunate to have him all to ourselves for a week in October and a weekend in November.  This year we’re offering more workshops with smaller class sizes so you have more opportunity for a “hands-on” experience. 
Holiday Workshops:
Trees 101
Instructor: Trevor Bey

This “Hands-On” Workshop will cover ribbon, how to choose it, and why it is important to any design.  You will make a bow, learn how to properly prepare and “fluff” your tree for decorating, as well as the key “Seven Elements of Design” for decorating any style Chistmas tree.   You will leave this class with your own DIY bow, and the knowledge to decorate your tree like a pro.

October 15th at 6:30-8:30 pm
October 16th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
November 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm
November 8th at 10:00 am- 12 pm
Deck the Halls
Instructor: Trevor Bey 

This hands-on workshop will cover several ways to “deck your halls” this holiday season.  Learn the design elements to make simple swags and wreaths. Apply the same basic principles to create more elaborate garlands and swags on your bannisters and mantles.  Elements of ribbon will also be covered. 

October 16th at 6:30-8:30 pm
October 17th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
October 17th at 6:30-8:30 pm
Create Your Own 
Instructor: Trevor Bey 

This intermediate level class will put the words “Do-It-Yourself” to the test!  Bring in something you own which you would like to enhance for Christmas . . . A lamp, candlesticks, vase, etcetera, and we will help you create a holiday focal point using elements of design that you will translate to any room in your house.
October 18th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
October 18th at 6:30-8:30 pm
November 8th at 6:30-8:30 pm
Registration for Trees 101, Deck the Halls, and Create Your Own
All morning classes will start with mimosas and muffins.  Evening classes we will be serving wine and dessert.  Workshop fee of $50 includes refreshments, $10 in Christmas Cash, and a one time 12% discount on your entire Christmas purchase!  
If you decide to take a second class, your next class fee is $40, and if you want to add the third one, it is $30.
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Christmas Workshop Day Camp:
Trees 101 & Deck the Halls Day Camp
Instructor: Trevor Bey 
Time: 10:00am-3pm  Saturday Oct. 19th and Nov. 9th
This “Hands-On” Workshop will cover “Trees 101″ and “Deck the Halls”and more in a one day session with a catered lunch served in between the two classes.  Discover several ways to deck your halls this holiday season.  Learn ribbon and bows “how-to” as well as the “Seven Elements of Design” for decorating any style Christmas tree.  Find out how to properly “fluff” your tree, shape picks, and place prop pieces.
After enjoying a catered lunch, learn the design elements to make simple swags and wreaths and apply the same basics to making more elaborate garland decor for your mantles and bannisters. 
The “all-day” camps are $125 and designed for those of you want to “knock it all out” at once.
Sign-up for all of our Holiday Workshops are open now. Please stop by the garden center or give us a call at 919-460-7747 to get registered.

Gardening in Miniature Workshop


Join us Sunday, October 6th for the next in our series of fun fall workshops, Gardening in Miniature. Whether you love fairies, gnomes, or long for nostalgia, our Gardening in Miniature Workshop is for you, and even a budding gardener in your life.  We will help you create a garden in miniature for inside or out. We provide the soil and design expertise, you provide the rest. Choose from our recent arrivals of spooky fall mini garden decor, or add a touch of enchantment with a tiny fairy or gnome.

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Bring a container from home or let us help you choose the right vessel for your new miniature garden from our selection at the store. Leave this hands on workshop with a greater knowledge of container gardening in small scale and your own unique miniature design. 

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We are really excited about this fun and creative workshop, and can’t wait to see what you all create from our lovely assortment of miniature plants and accessories.

Gardening in Miniature Workshop

With Brittany 
Sunday October 6th
2:00-4:00 pm

Registration: $20
Please stop by the garden center or give us a call at 919-460-7747 to get registered.



Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs Workshop


Fall is just around the corner, and that means students everywhere are preparing to head back to the classroom. Here at Garden Supply Co., we’re ready to join in on the fun with a full schedule of upcoming classes and  workshops for autumn and into the holidays. First up, “Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs” with Stephen.


Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs Workshop

Cool season vegetables and herbs are here and we are ready to help you learn how to plant, grow, and harvest a bounty of home-grown edibles this Fall.  Stephen will lead two classes on Sat., Aug. 17th and Sat., Aug.24th at 10am.

The $25 class fee includes light refreshments, 3 FREE packs of veggies, and 20% off fertilizer, insecticide, and fungicides the day of the class.  In addition, when you purchase any size of our EZ-GRO and Victory 8 Gardens, your class is FREE!  
Saturday August 17th- (10 am-12 pm)
Saturday August 24th- (10 am-12 pm)
Class fee is $25 and participants must pre-register. Registration is open now and can be made in-person at the garden center, or by calling us at 919-460-7747.