New year, new yard: How to plan for paradise

New year, new yard: How to plan for paradise

Landscaping can be like learning a second language if you’re not a pro. But it’s also a pretty fun way to spend time outdoors creating your own private paradise. Follow these steps to help start your new year with a new yard...

How to grow radiant orchids

How to grow radiant orchids

Radiant Orchid was deemed Pantone's Color of the Year back in 2014 and that name describes this type of houseplant perfectly. Orchids really are radiant if cared for properly. Follow these easy steps to keep your orchid growing year after year...

Color your Cozy Spots: Your Guide to Cylamen Care

Color your Cozy Spots: Your Guide to Cylamen Care

With snow on the radar, many of our landscapes are looking drab as compared to what they looked like in full bloom during warmer months. Our tendency during these colder days is to stay indoors close the the Keurig in the cozy nooks of our homes. And although coffee and faux fur blankets will do the trick, nothing brightens and warms up the home like bringing in the magenta and red hues of summer. 

Cyclamen come in a vast variety of whites, pinks and reds, are inexpensive, easy to care for and could live up to 20 years if cared for correctly. So grab your own Cyclamen from Garden Supply Company to brighten your home and follow these easy steps to keep yours with a green thumb.

The Story of the Poinsettia: Flower of the Holy Night

The Story of the Poinsettia: Flower of the Holy Night

Star-shaped flowers grew wild along the streets of a small town in Mexico. Despite their natural beauty, poinsettias were considered weeds since they were so plentiful. That was, until one little girl made them history. 

DIY Christmas: Holiday Centerpieces

DIY Christmas: Holiday Centerpieces

It's the most wonderful time of the year and that means we're hands-on at Garden Supply Company! Interested in creating a holiday centerpiece using greenery from your own landscape or some we've picked fresh from the farm? Here's how...

DIY Christmas: How to make an accent bow

DIY Christmas: How to make an accent bow

Decorating your home is half the fun of the holiday season. While anyone can visit a store and purchase accent bows to adorn their house, sometimes it's just more fun to do it yourself. Interested in making your own accent bows? Here's how...

Garden to Table Recipe: Creamy Chia Carrot-Ginger Soup

Garden to Table Recipe: Creamy Chia Carrot-Ginger Soup

Nothing beats homemade soup of the day when many of the ingredients come straight from your own garden. Try this delicious recipe for one of our favorite soups using as many fresh vegetables and fruits as you can from your own yard and home. 

The giving tree: 'Tis the season for giving back

The giving tree: 'Tis the season for giving back

It's time for thanks and time for giving. So while we're busy stocking our shelves for all of your holiday wants, we're also making space for the basic needs of one of our favorite nonprofits–The Green Chair Project. 

Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Gardeners

Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Gardeners

Santa's on his way and we hope all of you gardeners have been good this year because we have nine stocking stuffer ideas for the bearded guy with the red suit to gift you for your gardening pleasure in the year to come.

Winter color: Trees & shrubs to brighten your landscape

Winter color: Trees & shrubs to brighten your landscape

Your landscape doesn't have to goto shambles in the winter. No need to think it's all dead and gone. The Fall season is actually the best time to plant trees and shrubs to maximize growth and color. Take a look at just a few of our  featured evergreen trees and shrubs that stay colorful all year long. 

She's a beaut! All about Beautyberry

She's a beaut! All about Beautyberry

When Fall has set in, we tend to grab flats upon flats of pansies and violas as well as carts full of mums to provide pops of color in our gardens. But why not think out of the box? Fall gardens in North Carolina don't have to look drab or generic. 

The perfect pansy: A recipe for planting success

The perfect pansy: A recipe for planting success

Pansies are a staple for every Fall garden. Not sure how to plant pansies for maximum color and growth? Use this easy recipe for planting success to be sure you're using the proper soil, fertilizer and technique for your Fall pansy plot this year. Our short video below will walk you through this quick tutorial. Happy planting!

Kale, yeah! Salad: Garden to Table Recipe

Kale, yeah! Salad: Garden to Table Recipe

Fall is upon us and with the cool season veggies coming up from our garden have us saying, "Kale, yeah!" That's because we found this amazing (and super healthy) Lemon Kale Salad recipe that includes kale, Swiss chard, green onions and pumpkin seeds that we can gather straight from the backyard garden. Try this recipe with your family tonight!

Pumpkins are for potting: How to make your own Jack-o-pot

Pumpkins are for potting: How to make your own Jack-o-pot

October is here and there aren't many front porches or stoops that won't soon be graced by gourds and bright orange (or white!) pumpkins making way for the season of candy corn, scary movies and children dressed up as cheery princesses or creepy ghouls. And while we love the tradition of carving faces into pumpkins–creepy or cute, we have another idea that might just tickle your Halloween decor fancy. Why not make your pumpkin your fall front porch pot? Here's how:

Eight Fall Flowers for Cutting

Eight Fall Flowers for Cutting

Not all flowers are created equal. We're not just talking about size, shape and color. When it comes to flowers that will stand the test of time, there are only a few that thrive once they're cut for floral arrangements. And come Fall, the pickings are even more slim. But, we've got good news! These eight Fall flowering plants are perfect for any cut flower arrangement and we carry them all at GSCO!

Mum's the word: An easy guide to caring for your mums

Mum's the word: An easy guide to caring for your mums

We have just two days before Fall falls upon us and nothing says Autumn like the warm hues of mums gracing our gardens. So how do we keep our mums happy and colorful? Follow this easy guide.

Four reasons to celebrate National Indoor Plant Week

Four reasons to celebrate National Indoor Plant Week

If you like gardening, you probably also do your best to bring the outdoors in. On the third week of September, we celebrate National Indoor Plant Week not just because we love plants but because of the many benefits that come from those we bring inside to our homes and offices. 

Think you need and excuse to add a little green to your indoor world? Check out these four interesting facts about houseplants:

Pay it forward: A caring community with roots in the backyard

Pay it forward: A caring community with roots in the backyard

Chances are you don't have to dig deep to bring to mind someone in your life who has or has been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. Perhaps this person is a co-worker or a neighbor. Perhaps this person is a parent. Perhaps this person is a partner. Or perhaps this person is you. No matter how far or how close your experience with cancer has come, we all can imagine the financial burden this c-word brings with it.