Valentine Gift Ideas

Valentine’s day is just one short day away, and if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas,  have we got some fabulous options for you. From gorgeous blooming plants, to home decor, to bath and beauty products, our garden center is bursting with Valentine’s, just for you. Here’s a few of my top faves:

Rather than the usual cut flowers, why not consider a beautiful, blooming potted plant, instead? Pots last much longer than cut flowers, and many have the added benefit of being able to be transplanted into the garden once they are done blooming. We have many varieties to choose from right now in the Greenhouse, including daffodils, tulips, cyclamen, hyacinths, tuberous begonias, orchids, and more.

Looking for a way to dress up those potted plants? Add a folk-art metal Valentine pick for an instant cheery gift.

PAPAYA! has a line of accessories that are unique, fun, and very artsy. So perfect for that unique and special woman in your life. PAPAYA! has been pushing the envelope since 2003 with fresh graphics, bold imagery, and a philosophy all their own. Since the beginning they have pursued an unconventional harmony of art & design.  We are excited to offer a large selection of products, including handle bags, large accessory bags, magnets, and canvases and prints. I am just smitten with these, and think you will be, too.

The Tyler Candle Company is an absolute favorite in the home fragrance department. We have a large selection of their candles, as well as Glamour Reeds, lotions, and fragrances.

For more bath and beauty products, check out Tokyomilk, and exciting new company out of Denver, CO. to arrive at Garden Supply Co. You are going to love their bold fragrance combinations available in both bubbling bath and candles. Like Bon Bon, a combination of lily, peony, vanilla bean, and violet petals.

There’s also Lapsang Su Chong, a mixture of winter moss, asuka rose, sandalwood, and black current.

Or try Paper & Cotton, a blend of coriander, white sage, birch wood, and tundra moss.

We also offer a stunning variety of home decor pieces in a wide range of styles. My favorite is this one-of-a-kind reclaimed barn-wood art plaque.

Or how about some smaller pieces like these?

And for one last top-fave Valentine pick, check out these adorable burlap alphabet banners. Pick and choose your own combination to create custom banners for any occassion.

For more great gift ideas, be sure to stop by the garden center. Our friendly staff is always available to help pick that perfect gift. And don’t forget we offer gift certificates and complimentary gift wrap, too.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

A Change of Season

At this point in time, all the kids have once again returned to school in Wake County, and if you’re anything like me, your thoughts are starting to turn to the change in season. Seems like hints of fall are definitely making an appearance. I’ve noticed a few leaves starting to turn, a slight crisp feeling to the air, and darkness coming a little bit earlier each evening.

Fall is one of our favorite times of year at the garden center. This is a great time of year to plant new plants, or transplant crowded older plants in the landscape. We have lots of fresh plant materials in stock now for all your fall planting needs, with more arriving weekly. Now is a great time to put in new trees and shrubs, as well as perennials and ornamental grasses. We also have cool season veggies in stock, plus a fresh supply of herbs that will get you through until winter. Planting now will help your tender new plants get firmly established before the heat of next summer sets in.

Besides lots of new plant materials, we also have plenty of exciting new home decor and gift items in the Greenhouse for the upcoming change of season. Halloween, one of my all-time favorite holidays of the year, has hit the shop. Here’s a peek at just a few of the new goodies we have for you down at Garden Supply Co.

This is truly just a peek of what’s in store for you! Come on over to visit us, and see for yourself!

New Beginnings

Of all the seasons, spring is definitely the time for new beginnings.  At Garden Supply Co. we are thrilled to be celebrating not one, but two exciting new beginnings this season. Our family is growing, and we couldn’t be happier! Please help us welcome Baby Lilly.

Lilliana Elyse, is the daughter of Landscape Designer Matthew Noel and his wife. We wish Lilly and family much joy, love, and happiness on this special occasion, and throughout the years!

Also, if you haven’t heard another addition to our Garden Supply family is a sister company that has been birthed this spring: Leapfrog Landcare.

For years we’ve felt there was a better way to the spray-first mentality needed or not in the landscape with chemical based fertilizers & weed controls. We were unsatisfied with the options offered to our customers by large corporate lawn companies and the lack of personal service & knowledge afforded. This is why, through Leapfrog Landcare, we felt it was possible to offer a level of service rooted in the community and driven by human connection that promotes a more holistic approach to the overall health of the landscape. By introducing microbes and beneficial bacteria through organic based fertilizers and compost tea applications, it’s possible to achieve better results through working with nature than relying wholly on chemical based products. Questions about what is compost tea? Here is a video from Harvard University after which we’ve modeled our approach:

Harvard Compost Tea

Call it a holistic way to approach not just your landscape’s health, but that of your community and we’re committed to creating healthy communities by promoting integrative principles-remember it’s not just a landscape, it’s a lifestyle!

Be sure to check out our Leapfrog Landcare page on Facebook.

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, Continued

Cary, NC- April 16, 2011

Our first ever Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt for adults today has been a huge success! Even with the threat of stormy weather upon us, many of you have turned out to take advantage of our fantastic sale offer.

So to celebrate, we’re extending our Eggstravaganza event all day today, AND all day tomorrow, Sunday April 17th, as well. Here’s all the details.

Choose your plants from our fresh inventory of blooming annuals & perennials and our wide variety of trees & shrubs. Bring your selections to the register and draw an egg from the basket. All eggs contain a discount of 10%-60% off of your entire purchase.

So come stroll the gardens and enjoy all our beautiful new plants while taking advantage of our special Eggstravagaza sale to stock up on all your spring planting needs.

And while you’re here, be sure to check out our Greenhouse for discounts on Easter goodies. All remaining Easter home decor and gifts are now 40% off!

See you all tomorrow!

Gift Giving Guide- Under $50

Cary, NC

Christmas is only 2 days away, and if you are still looking for those last minute gift ideas, come pay us a visit at Garden Supply. We’ll be open until 3 pm on Christmas Eve and our elves are here to help with those final gift selections. Here are a few of my favorite gifts under $50.

Patience Brewster Inc. collector ornaments add a touch of fun and whimsy to the holidays. Young and old alike will delight in these playful keepsakes.

For a touch of elegance to the holidays, these gold and glass globes, reminiscent of Faberge Eggs, are sure to be a hit.

Those with a natural, rustic flair may enjoy these metal decor pieces.

Or this lovely iron votive holder.

Or some of our ornate iron candlesticks. We have many styles to choose from, along with a large selection of pillar candles, including battery operated flame-less varieties.

The wine enthusiasts on your list will love these unique Knobstoppers, crafted with a hardwood reinforced cork and shaft for durability.

Nature lovers will enjoy one of our table-top water fountains, or this ceramic bird bath.

Or perhaps these rustic yet elegant wooden garden signs.

We also have a large selection of home decor pieces for under $50, including artwork, photo frames, wall frames, and clocks.

We hand select each item in our Greenhouse in order to bring you the finest quality specialty items available. Many of our items have been hand-crafted by artisans across the country. If you’re looking for truly one-of-a-kind items, stop in a pay us a visit. Don’t forget that we offer gift certificates and free gift wrapping, too.

Happy holidays from all of us at Garden Supply!

Holiday Hours & Deals

Cary, NC

With the rush of the holiday season upon us, we could all use a little more time these days. And at Garden Supply Company, a little extra time is what we are offering this weekend with our extended holiday shopping hours. We’ll be staying open one extra hour each evening this weekend, and we have something special just for you each night.

..Friday, when you come in to shop from 7-8pm, we have a FREE Gift for you (A $15.00 Value).
…Saturday,  from 6-7pm, save $10.00 on your Fresh-cut Frasier Fir Tree.
…And Sunday evening from 5-6pm, Choose Any One Christmas Goodie for 20% off.

Take advantage of the brief reprieve from frigid weather this weekend to finish up your outdoor decorating.  Fresh-cut greens, custom wreaths, and garland  are still being made every day at the garden center, just perfect for that festive touch on your front doors, entryways, and porches.  We’re here to help make your homes merry and bright for the holidays.