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. 

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?