Spring Arrivals

Although it doesn’t really feel like it yet, spring has arrived here in the Carolinas. And when you are ready to begin your seasonal planting, we are ready for you. If you’re craving a bit of color right about now, there are lots of beautiful blooming plants to choose from. Here’s a peek at just a few of our recent arrivals and top favorite picks for early spring.

Trees

As you drive around town this week, you may notice that many of the trees, such as the cherries and pears, are in bloom right now. Some of our other favorite trees blooming now are:

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Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry

As a weeping tree, Snow Fountains Cherry features cascading branches that dip all the way to the ground, giving it the appearance of a white fountain when covered with pure white flowers in early spring.

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Star Magnolia (white) and Red Bud (pink)

Reaching a height of 15 to 20 feet at maturity, the Star Magnolia boasts star-burst white blossoms in March and April, making it one of the true harbingers of spring.

The Red Bud’s rosy pink flowers appear in  early spring, March-April. Reddish-purple leaves change to dark green, then to yellow. Forms a spreading, graceful crown.

Shrubs

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Forsythia

These early bloomers sport the vibrant yellow flowers that have become a fixture of our spring dreams. Their flowers precede their leaves. Border forsythias are fast-growing shrubs with an upright and arching form.

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Standard Camelia- Kramer’s Supreme

The deep red buds of Kramer’s Supreme open to magnificent peony-like, rosy-red blooms with a delightful fragrance. Flowers make a dazzling contrast with the glossy, dark green foliage.

Annuals and Perennials

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Pansies

Although a favorite for winter plantings, the pansy will add luscious color to the landscape throughout spring and into the early heat of summer and work well in container plantings, hanging baskets, and garden beds, alike.

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Stock

Stock offers a wonderfully spicy, distinctive scent. Plant it in spring several weeks before your region’s last frost date — this annual thrives in cool temperatures and stops blooming once hot weather arrives. It’s especially wonderful in window boxes and planters at nose level, where its sometimes subtle effect can best be appreciated.

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Candytuft

Perennial Candytuft sends up showy blooms very early in the spring. Flowers are startlingly bright white on shrubby little plants with needle-like leaves, and when in full bloom, they cover the entire plant.

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Geranium

Geraniums have been a gardener’s favorite for well over a century. The old-fashioned standard for beds, borders, and containers, geranium is still one of the most popular plants today.

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Chocolate Chip Ajuga pictured here with ‘Anne Greenaway’ Spotted Nettle

The Chocolate Chip Ajuga’s evergreen foliage is attractive year-round, showing off a satin sheen finish embossed with rich hues of chocolate brown, bronze and maroon. Don’t let all this beauty fool you though; it is as tough as it is gorgeous and can even withstand light foot traffic.

For more great blooming plants and all your gardening essentials, stop by the garden center. We’ve got loads of fresh arrivals coming in weekly and all the gardening help and advice you’re looking for. Hope to see you soon at Garden Supply Co.!

Last Minute Valentine Ideas

This is it. Just one more day until Valentine’s Day. And for those of you looking for something a bit unique and special for your sweeties this year, we have tons of fabulous last minute gift ideas for you!

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Now we all know that flowers are the number one gift for Valentine’s Day, and at Garden Supply Co., we have flowers! This year, why not give your loved ones flowers that last?

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Our Greenhouse is literally bursting with beautiful live plants in every shape, size, and color. We have all your favorites like Cyclamen, Hyacinths, Daisies, and Violets, to more rare and exotic beauties, like Orchids.

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And of course everyone loves roses for Valentine’s Day.

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Here’s more peeks at just a few of our stunning blooming plants.

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February flowers

And for that extra added touch, we have lots of fun metal flower stakes to dress up your pots. Like this little charmer.

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Or these…

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Besides flowers, we have many unique and beautiful gift items in the Greenhouse, including these sweet frames.

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And canvases.

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This is truly just a small sampling of the beautiful Valentine ideas you will find in the Garden Center. And don’t forget that we offer free gift wrapping and gift cards, too!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from all of us at Garden Supply Co!

Gifts for Bird Lovers

‘Tis the Season at Garden Supply Co…………..for birding! We have a brand new bird department with a great selection on seed, feeders, and awesome hand crafted houses.

Stop by and find the perfect present for all ages. Young and old alike will enjoy the gift of nature this holiday season. Plus the birds will love you, too!

Happy holidays from all of us at Garden Supply Co.

Fall in the Greenhouse

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We are so excited at Garden Supply Co. this month to kick off the holidays with oodles of new gift and home decor goodies in the Greenhouse. From now through December our doors will be bursting with unique and beautiful pieces that we cannot wait to share with you. Whether you are looking to add some seasonal touches to your home decor, or needing those special, one-of-a-kind gift items, you’re going to love what we’ve got in store for you!

Here’s a peek of some of our seasonal selections for Fall and Halloween.

This is truly just the tip of the iceberg! You need to come in and see it to believe it! And this isn’t all…..

our holiday elves are already hard at work, transforming the Greenhouse into a winter wonderland. We are so excited to have Trevor Bey, from Holiday Creation, Inc., back with us this year. Just wait until you see our trees! Here’s a sneak peek!

To see more of our holiday offerings, be sure to stop by the Greenhouse! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Open House, Friday November 2nd. We’re looking forward to celebrating the season with all of you!

Summer Savings Spectacular

Summer is in full swing and we’re celebrating with HUGE savings on plants and home & gift decor throughout the garden center. This is one giant sale that you won’t want to miss!

Everything Edible Sale

For those of you interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, now is the time to stock up and save.  EVERYTHING EDIBLE is now BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE, while supplies last. Our fruit trees are loaded with fruit and if you enjoy blueberries, this prolific plant adds interest year-round to your landscape. Tomato plants, vegetables, you name it…..anything edible is now on sale.

Caladium Sale

Also on sale right now is our entire stock of Caladium plants. Add these tropical beauties to your borders, beds, and container plantings for an instant burst of color.

Caladiums are tropical plants that are grown for their spectacularly colorful foliage. Although tropical, they grow fast enough to be enjoyed during the summer in our area and all year long as houseplants. Shade and humidity lovers, Caladiums dazzle in shade gardens with their large, pointed arrow-shaped leaves splashed with shades of green, white, cream, pink and red.

Caladium Sale:

4″ pots- 5 plants for $10

6″ pots- 5 plants for $20

Purple Fountain Grasses & Sweet Potato Vine Sale

Next on our sale list are annual purple fountain grasses and sweet potato vines, now 50% off.

Purple Fountain Grass is a popular, drought tolerant grass that forms neat clumps of purplish maroon blades. Topped by rose red flower spikes summer through fall. Beautiful as landscape specimen or planted in groups. Provides quick annual color in any climate.

Among the most popular container-garden plants, sweet potato vine is a vigorous grower that you can count on to make a big impact. Its colorful foliage, in shades of chartreuse or purple, accents just about any other plant. Grow a few together in a large pot, and they make a big impact all on their own.

Gift & Home Decor Sale

Our summer savings spectacular also includes home and gift decor from the greenhouse. This weekend is the last chance to buy any gift and home decor at 35% off.

Recycled Indoor/Outdoor Garden Rugs Sale

All our remaining inventory of recycled plastic mats are now 50% off.

These amazing recycled plastic rugs can be used inside or outside in covered and uncovered spaces. With their unique tubular fibers, these rugs don’t absorb dirt or stains.

Leaves, debris, and food stains are easily rinsed away, plus they resist mildew because they don’t absorb moisture.

We have lots of sizes and patterns to choose from, so come take a peek!

Hope to see you all in the garden center soon!

 

DIY Terrariums and Mini Gardens

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If you missed out on our winter workshop series earlier this year, not to worry. You can still come in anytime and create a fabulous terrarium or mini garden at our new Do-It-Yourself workstation in the Greenhouse. We’ve got all the supplies and help needed to get you started today.

Terrariums and mini gardens are a fun and unique way to incorporate some fresh, living greens into your home. Like all houseplants, terrariums and mini gardens add a decorative element to your home decor, while also contributing a zen feeling of relaxation to any environment. They also provide many health benefits by purifying the air and removing pollutants from your home, like VOCs, cigarette smoke, allergens, and carbon dioxide. Plus, it’s believed that houseplants actually reduce stress. And for those of you with young children or pets, terrariums and mini gardens may be a worry-free way to add greenery to your  home.

The first step is choosing your container. It can be open or closed, large or small, the choice is up to you. You are welcome to bring your own container from home, or chose from our fabulous selection.

Next, head to our workstation. For $10, we provide all the soil, stones, and moss you will need to create your project. Our friendly staff is on hand to get you started.

Then shop from our selection of hundreds of beautiful plants to fill your container.

Finally, and perhaps the most fun of all, add decorative accessories and finishing touches.We have a ton to choose from!

We’re here seven days a week to help with all your gardening needs. Hope to see you soon at Garden Supply Co!