Houseplants 101 Class

Different ferns and plantsSaturday, February 7, from 10 am-11 am, come learn the basics of houseplant care with us! Keeping indoor plants is a wonderful way to add excitement and beauty to your home. We will help you determine what plants are perfect for your home and understand how to keep them thriving all year long—from watering techniques, to fertilization needs and when to repot. This class is free; simply call us at 919-460-7747 to register.

Saturday, February 7 from 10 am-11 am

Call 919-460-7747 to register. The class is FREE.

Upcoming Terrarium Workshop

terrariumsLooking for a fun project? Maybe something a little different? Then come to our Terrarium Workshop and make your very own adorable indoor garden! On Thursday, January 29th from 6 to 7 pm, we’ll be leading the group in a hands-on workshop to learn the very cool art of making a terrarium. The cost is $20, which includes the stones, soil, activated charcoal, and moss. (Additional plants or add-ons will be extra.)

Terrariums are an eye-catching way to instantly perk up a space. They look like their own little world which makes you take a closer look. They’re easy to make and can be made with a wide array of plant choices, so they can be as easy to care for as you want. Terrariums complement any décor and give an indoor area a fresh oxygen boost. They can also make great gifts and my favorite thing about terrariums is that my cats can’t get to the plants!

Attend our Terrarium Workshop for a much-needed break from the winter weather!

Thursday, January 29 from 6-7 pm

Cost: $20

Call 919-460-7747 to register

Helen Yoest Coming to Garden Supply!

Helen YoestWe will have renowned gardener Helen Yoest with us to teach “Gardening with Confidence” on Saturday, January 24 from 11 am to 12 pm. Helen is an award-winning freelance writer and garden stylist who has written a number of books and contributed articles to a wide variety of media publications. She focuses on the importance of creating unique outdoor spaces which reflect the creator’s style and preferences. Her works strive to make people think a little differently about gardening and instill in readers the confidence to unleash their creativity on the outdoors.

Helen Yoest’s class will talk about the basics of creating a garden layout and how to have fun with special design features so that your personality comes through in your garden. She will share her experiences with gardening and discuss the importance of being confident in putting your personal touch on your garden.

This class will inspire you to create a garden that is uniquely your own, so don’t miss it!

Saturday, January 24 from 11 am-12pm (Refreshments provided)

The class is free, but please register by calling 919-460-7747.

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.

~Deborah

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

http://nctc.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/DUR_NCTriangleAffiliate/716615525?pg=team&fr_id=4016&team_id=299727

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.

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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