Houseplants we love: These are a few of our favorite green things

Houseplants we love: These are a few of our favorite green things

It's not official yet but spring is certainly in the air! If you're like us, you'll do anything to get it to come a little closer, baby. So let's start inside, where it's always warm. Bring spring indoors with a little greenery from nature. Try one or a few of our favorite green things (houseplants we love) below to adorn your house or office with new life...

For the love of birds: How to attract birds to your backyard

For the love of birds: How to attract birds to your backyard

Waking up with nature is the best way to begin the day. Who needs the nagging sound of an alarm clock when you could wake with the song of birds foraging in the backyard instead? It doesn't take much to fly these beautiful winged creatures to the yard and if done right, you could attract up to 50 different species for your viewing pleasure. Here's how...

Garden to Table: Just beet it detox smoothie recipe

Garden to Table: Just beet it detox smoothie recipe

Our winter blues melted away when our truck full of late winter greens, herbs and other veggies stopped by to take a load off earlier this week. So grab your veggies and let's tell winter to just beet it with this garden to table detox recipe that uses ingredients straight from the ground!

Crushing on camellias

Crushing on camellias

During the winter months, we're all looking for ways to add pops of color to our North Carolina landscapes. That's why we're crushing on camellias (of the Japonica variety to be specific). These evergreen shrubs make excellent borders in landscapes, keep green foliage year-round, provide large, stunning blossoms in thousands of shades from whites to pinks to deep reds and even candy-cane stripes during this time of year and they're perfect for cut flower arrangements during the winter and spring months too. 

There are two types of camellias–Japonica and Sasanqua. Japonica camellias bloom during the winter and spring while the Sasanqua camellias bloom in the fall. 

Looking to add a little color to your garden this winter? Here's what you need to know about Japonica camellias...

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!