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. 

Neighborhood Buzz: Bee Sting Cocktail Recipe

Neighborhood Buzz: Bee Sting Cocktail Recipe

It's Labor Day weekend and that's cause for a neighborhood gathering to get your buzz on! Want to impress your neighbors? Try this garden to table (or should we say: bee hive to table) recipe using your own honey. Don't have your own bee hive just yet? Swing by GSCO and pick up a jar of our sweet stuff! 

Going Green: Take a seat to make a stand

Going Green: Take a seat to make a stand

Going green has always been about giving back. Around the yard, in the greenhouse and at Garden Supply Company, we tend to think going green has to do with recycling plastic water bottles, planting our own fruits and veggies, saving the bees and collecting water in rain barrels. And it does. But we green thumbs have found another way to go about going green and we're excited to announce that you can be involved in this green project too. 

Summer savings: How to save your summer herbs for winter

Summer savings: How to save your summer herbs for winter

There's something special about the path from the garden to the kitchen–picking fresh herbs with your own hands and bringing them inside to the kitchen to cook with right then and there. For many of us, this tradition comes and goes with the summer season. Our summertime herbs, like basil and cilantro, that don't like the cold, won't be with us too much longer. That is, unless we save them for cooler days. While freezing alone tends to yield strange-tasting and browned herbs, there's one simple trick to better preserving your summer yield–oil!

Flower power: How to make fresh cut flowers last longer

Flower power: How to make fresh cut flowers last longer

There is no greater gift we can give ourselves than the flowers we pick from our gardens. And while we love to gaze at them outdoors, the dog days of summer are here and that means it's time to–snip-snip–take them indoors! Try these simple steps when cutting your fresh floral arrangement for maximum viewing pleasure!

Clear as a Coral Bell: 6 varieties to add color to your shade garden

Clear as a Coral Bell: 6 varieties to add color to your shade garden

Many shade gardens don't get the color they deserve. Need to spice up your shady areas with a boost of color? Coral Bells are the perfect perennial addition for the fully shaded, partially shady and even the partially sunny spaces in your yard. Scroll through our slideshow below to view six gorgeous Coral Bell varieties that might just make your shade garden pop! 

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.