Garden to Table Recipe: Anna's Bread & Butter Pickles

Garden to Table Recipe: Anna's Bread & Butter Pickles

Cucumbers are best straight off of the vine but no need to let the extra cukes go to waste if you can't eat them all while they're fresh out of the garden. When life gives you cucumbers, make pickles! Try this time-tested recipe from Anna–one of our gardeners! We think you'll love it. 

Bring the outdoors in with five vacation-proof house plants

Bring the outdoors in with five vacation-proof house plants

The dog days of summer are here, the North Carolina humidity is kicking and it's time to get out of the outdoors and off on your vacation. But as your well-awaited time away approaches, perhaps you're thinking you want to bring the outdoors in with an oasis of house plants. No need to sweat it out in the garden and there's no need to wait until after you get back from your week off of work! There are plenty of easy-care, indoor plants that are vacation-proof. 

Read about these five plants that don't mind if you go:

Up in the Air: Air Plant Care

Up in the Air: Air Plant Care

Air plants–or tillandsias–can be found in the wild growing from the branches of trees in rain forests, rocky cliffs of mountain ranges and in the dry sand of deserts. In wild environments such as these, some 650 varieties of the bromeliad family evolved to thrive without soil. Those air plants that have roots, only use them to affix themselves to a host with optimal living conditions like a tree or rock. 

Lilies for your pad: Our top 5 lily varieties of the summer

Lilies for your pad: Our top 5 lily varieties of the summer

Lilies are some of the most prized blooms we find in our gardens each summer season. It's hard to pick our favorite of the thousands of varieties of lilies out there so we've narrowed it down to our top five lily varieties of the summer.

Tips and tricks to grow tasty tomatoes

Tips and tricks to grow tasty tomatoes

Tomato (pronounced to-MAY-to)? Or Tomato (pronounced to-MAH-to)? No one really cares how we pronounce the name of our favorite garden veggie (even though, technically, a tomato is a fruit). What everyone really wants to know is how to grow the tastiest tomato for a dreamy summertime BLT. Looking for a few tricks to grow your own ‘maters? Try our tips below.

Chill Out with Blackberry Mint Popsicles: Garden to Table Recipe

Chill Out with Blackberry Mint Popsicles: Garden to Table Recipe

We all need to chill out! Summer's almost here and the sun is already blazing. So if you're looking for a tasty treat in the fridge, look no more. We've got an amazing garden to table recipe that is sure to thrill your taste buds and cool you off at the same time. 

Get Memorial Day garden party-ready with reds, whites & blues

Get Memorial Day garden party-ready with reds, whites & blues

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! Planning on gathering around those grilling dogs, partaking in a game of corn hole and grabbing a cold one? Spiff your garden up with patriotic hues for the occasion. Here are a few reds, whites and blue to get your Memorial Day garden party ready! 

Six plants to repel mosquitos

Six plants to repel mosquitos

Mosquitos have headlined the news for months due to the Zika virus outbreak. While there are shelves full of chemicals to repel those pesky insects, there are also many plants we can add to our gardens to detract mosquitos. Using citronella as a mosquito deterrent is common knowledge, but did you know that these six plants repel mosquitos too? 

Spring with a cherry on top: Three must-have flowering cherry trees

Spring with a cherry on top: Three must-have flowering cherry trees

It's the most beautiful time of year. Pastel pinks, rosey reds and pure whites grace our gardens and we can't stop planting more trees and shrubs to fill our yards with even more color. If you're looking to add height and bounds of spring color to your landscaping, now is the time to visit to choose your favorite flowering cherry trees because they're in full bloom now. 

Baby Shower DIY Decor

Baby Shower DIY Decor

So your friend– a gardening gal like yourself–is expecting and you're planning the baby shower. You already know who you want to invite, what food you want to serve and what games you'll have on the slate, but you're not sure how to decorate the place. No need to search Pinterest for baby shower decor. Let the baby shower brainstorming end here! 

Blooms with a boom: Summer annuals & perennials that add color to your containers

Blooms with a boom: Summer annuals & perennials that add color to your containers

It's getting hot out there! So take out all your pots. It's time to refresh those container gardens of yours with a pop of color. Need a little help deciding what colorful plants will work best for your containers?