Get Ready for Our Holiday Workshops with Trevor Bey!

Don’t miss our upcoming Holiday Workshops presented by Trevor Bey from Holiday Creation, Inc!

Want to rev up your holiday decorations? Ready to wow your friends and family with dazzling displays? Trevor Bey is an incredible designer who can help you transform the way you think about decorating for Christmas. He’s an expert in his industry, having decorated public venues like Grove Park Inn in Asheville, the Panther’s Football Stadium in Charlotte, as well as a string of stores in the Bahamas as well as along the East Coast (including ours). He will teach you all the secrets of the pros!Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Trevor will be teaching a number of classes for us in October and November and the October ones are listed below. To sign up for a class, stop by the Garden Center or call 919-460-7747. Registration is open and spots are limited—so don’t delay, sign up today!

November 6 (Thursday)-11:00 A.M. The Five Minute Bouquet-$35.00

For those of you who are skilled in decorating from taking previous workshops, this class is for you.  Trevor’s new and simple tricks of the trade add up to a whole lot ideas to decorate almost everything in your home.

November 6 (Thursday)-6:00 P.M. Christmas Trees 101-$35.00. Limit 50

This “hands-on” workshop will cover ribbon and bow making, as well as the seven elements of design for decorating any style Christmas tree. Learn how to properly “fluff” your tree, shape picks and place prop pieces.  Leave class with your own DIY bow and all the knowledge to decorate a designer tree this holiday season.

November 7 (Friday)- 11:00 a.m. Christmas Trees 101- $35.00 Limit 50

This “hands-on” workshop will cover ribbon and bow making, as well as the seven elements of design for decorating any style Christmas tree. Learn how to properly “fluff” your tree, shape picks and place prop pieces.  Leave class with your own DIY bow and all the knowledge to decorate a designer tree this holiday season.

November 7 (Friday)-6:00 p.m. Deck the Halls-$35.00 Limit 50

This “Hands-On” workshop is all about learning the techniques to create simple swags and apply them to wreaths, bannisters, and mantels…from simple to elaborate, this class covers it all.

November 8 (Saturday)-10:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Weekend Workshop with Trevor Bey-$125.00-(includes lunch)

Join Trevor for an all day workshop covering everything you want to know about professional holiday decorating. Trevor will cover the basics of putting together a beautiful tree, mantel, wreath, garland and he will show you the magic of the 5-minute bouquet. Lunch is provided.

Join Gardeners for the Cure

Fourteen years ago I joined the “Race for the Cure” and began to work with our local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation spear-headed by the generous Jeanne Peck, Katie Shaw, Carol Griffin, and countless other volunteers when my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.

Frustrated I couldn’t battle this disease for her, I went to battle by fundraising with my husband’s idea of the “Gardens for the Cure”  It was a one day glimpse into some of the areas most beautiful gardens to raise awareness and money.  During those years we raised over a million dollars and shared many happy days with her. 

Today my mom is not with me, but her spirit lives on in our team.  She not only fought for her own life, but also for her children, grandchildren, friends, and husbands, the 1 in 8 of us, so we would not hear the words “you have breast cancer”.  

The Susan G. Komen Foundation funds cutting edge research and puts the money where it was needed in our local communities. The principle of giving 25% of the money raised towards research grants nationally, and the other 75% staying locally to fund grants like mobile mammography for underserved women in our community is the reason I still support them.  Forget the politics and donate today…together we can bring a cure and make a world without breast cancer.



To donate and register for our Gardeners for the Cure team, please visit our team page:

When you join our team with a $50 donation, you will receive a 12% discount off all your purchases the rest of the year as well as our Team t-shirt.  For a $100 donation, we’ll throw in a coupon good for 35% off any one item from the garden center.


In addition, we have some prizes up for grabs, including  two airline tickets anywhere in the contiguous U.S. for whoever raises the most dollars. Ask 10 friends for $10 and help us eradicate Breast Cancer in our lifetime!

Race Details

The Triangle Race for the Cure® will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Race Day Schedule:

5:30 a.m. – Shuttle buses begin at the PNC Arena (formerly named the RBC Center).  All parking is at the PNC Arena.

6:00 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pickup Opens

6:45 a.m. – Survivor Breakfast Begins

7:00 a.m. – Competitive Open 5K (co-ed)

7:00 a.m. – Survivor Photo

7:15 a.m. – Zumba Warm-up

7:45 a.m. – Women’s Only – Jeanne’s Race 5K Run/Walk

8:30 a.m. – Recreational Open 5K Run/Walk (co-ed)

9:30 a.m. – One-Mile Fun Run/Walk (co-ed)

10:00 a.m. – Kids Dash (ages 3-5)

10:30 a.m. – Survivor Tribute

We’ll be there, walking again this year with our team, and we’d love to have you join us.If you would like to join us, you’ll have to pick up your registration packet and race bib at one of these locations.

  • June 9th – 6-8:30  p.m. – Streets of Southpoint Mall – Center court near Nordstrom
  • June 10th – 6-8:30  p.m. – Crabtree Valley Mall – Lower level outside Belk
  • June 11th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Cary Town Center – Outside Belk
  • June 12th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Triangle Town Center – Lower level center court
  • June 13th – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Meredith College – Near the chapel
  • June 14th – 6 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Meredith College – Near the chapel

If you’d prefer to “sleep-in for the cure”, we have that option, too!

For more information on the event, please visit the Susan G. Komen Triangle website, and our Gardeners for the Cure team page. And thank you all for your support!

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.

View our full calendar of events.

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.