A Perennial Favorite, the Rose

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Roses have captured the hearts of gardeners for centuries. Throughout recorded history, people have been growing roses. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war, and politics. During the Roman period, roses were used as confetti at celebrations, for medicinal purposes, and as a source of perfume. Roses were in such high demand during the seventeenth century that royalty considered roses or rose water as legal tender, and they were often used as barter and for payments. No other plant has such a rich and extensive history. In fact, according to fossil records, the rose is 35 million years old.

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The popularity of roses continues on today, with more than 2,000 different varieties to choose from. New varieties with increased disease resistance and winter hardiness make roses an excellent choice for shrub borders and perennial gardens, alike. From old classics like tea roses, shrub roses and old garden roses to climbers, miniatures, and the ever-popular Knock-Out series of roses, we have all your favorites at Garden Supply Co.

Pinterest Party Workshop~ Altered Fairy Garden Books

This week, we are excited to bring you the next in our series of Pinterest Party Workshops, Altered Fairy Garden Books.

Pinterest Party Fairy Garden Book

In this workshop, we will be showing you how to create your own miniature garden in an unique vessel, a hollowed-out encyclopedia book. Workshop supplies include the waterproofed book, rocks, soil, and refreshments.

Your creativity provides the rest.

We are really excited about this fun and creative workshop, and can’t wait to see what you all create from our lovely assortment of miniature plants.

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And wee garden accessories…..

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The possibilities are truly endless!

Pinterest Party Workshop~ Altered Fairy Garden Books

Wednesday, March 6:  10:00 am – 12 pm
Thursday, March 7:  6:00- 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 10: 2:00- 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $30 (supplies include book, stones, soil, and refreshments)

Registration is open now. Please register in-store, or give us a call at 919-460-7747

Last Minute Valentine Ideas

This is it. Just one more day until Valentine’s Day. And for those of you looking for something a bit unique and special for your sweeties this year, we have tons of fabulous last minute gift ideas for you!

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Now we all know that flowers are the number one gift for Valentine’s Day, and at Garden Supply Co., we have flowers! This year, why not give your loved ones flowers that last?

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Our Greenhouse is literally bursting with beautiful live plants in every shape, size, and color. We have all your favorites like Cyclamen, Hyacinths, Daisies, and Violets, to more rare and exotic beauties, like Orchids.

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And of course everyone loves roses for Valentine’s Day.

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Here’s more peeks at just a few of our stunning blooming plants.

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February flowers

And for that extra added touch, we have lots of fun metal flower stakes to dress up your pots. Like this little charmer.

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Or these…

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Besides flowers, we have many unique and beautiful gift items in the Greenhouse, including these sweet frames.

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And canvases.

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This is truly just a small sampling of the beautiful Valentine ideas you will find in the Garden Center. And don’t forget that we offer free gift wrapping and gift cards, too!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from all of us at Garden Supply Co!

PINK Garden Party Mini-Cooper Raffle

Our 1st Annual Evening in the Garden: a PINK Garden Party to benefit Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Affliliate last night was a HUGE success! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this evening possible.  Thanks to Chef Mario for the delicious food, Paco Band for the amazing music, all the Garden Supply Co. staff and volunteers who helped make this evening a beautiful night to remember. But most of all, a giant, heartfelt thanks to all of YOU for supporting us in this wonderful cause!

If you would still like to take part in our Mini-Cooper raffle, it’s not too late. There are still 65 out of the 100 Raffle Tickets for the Mini-Cooper available so we are extending it for one more week. For a $150 donation, you have a one in one hundred chance to win Deb’s car (which has a bluebook value of 15K.)

we MUST sell AT LEAST 100 tickets for the raffle to take place. You can purchase your tickets at Garden Supply Co. The car is also here for folks to come take a look. Checks will be held until AT LEAST 100 tickets are sold and a raffle winner is drawn.

Hurry in as we are only offering 100 tickets!

And thanks again to everyone for a wonderful evening in the garden!

 

Herbs & Vegetables

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Spring has sprung down at Garden Supply Company. Throughout the garden center you’ll find beautiful, fresh flowering perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees. And for all you herb and vegetables gardeners out there, we’ve got a huge selection of new plants just for you.

Herbs:

Catnip
Chives- garlic
Cilantro
Curry
Dill
Fennel
Lemon Balm
Lemongrass
Oregano
Parsley- curled, & Italian
Rosemary- prostrate, Tuscan blue, Logan’s big blue, & hill hardy
Rue
Sage- Berggarten, & cooking
Salad Burnett
Spearmint
Stevia
Thyme- silver, golden-edged lemon

Also in stock are eversweet, everbearer strawberries, in both baskets and smaller pots.

Vegetables:

Arugula
Beets
Cabbage- solid blue, pak choi Chinese cabbage, early Jersey Wakefield, red, & early flat dutch
Cauliflower
Celery
Endive
French Sorrel
Kale- red Russian
Leeks
Lettuce- new red fire, iceberg, red butterhead, buttercrunch
Mustard Greens
Scallions
Spinach
Swiss Chard

Now’s a great time to start your herb and vegetable garden! Our experts are on hand seven days a week to help. Hope to see you soon.

Gift Giving Guide- Under $10


Cary, NC- Holiday Elves, under $10

The holidays are swiftly approaching and that means gift giving season is upon us once again. Time for all of us to be making our lists and checking them twice. If you’re anything like me, this time of year is both joyous and magical, but a little overwhelming at the same time. With so many things on the to-do list in the upcoming month, gift shopping can seem like a monumental task. The friendly elves at Garden Supply are here to help. We have fabulous gift ideas for every budget and everyone on your Christmas list this year.

Here is a great list of gift ideas for $10 and under. Perfect for so many people on my list including teachers, bus drivers, hairdressers, neighbors, friends, the mailman, and stocking stuffers, just to name a few.

These painted metal bells are adorable decor for anywhere, and look wonderful as ornaments in a tree.

Metallic bottle brush trees add a charming vintage flair to holiday decorating.

These battery operated mini figures come in many different styles and are perfect for the children on your list.

Votive holders are always popular choices for gift giving, and we have many to choose from. Here are just a few.

Tyler Candle Company puts out an array of wonderful home products including scented lotion, wash, room fragrance, and candles. They have seasonal scents for the fall and winter seasons that are out of this world. There is a range of prices on these products, including under $10.

These graphic black and white wooden plaques come in many different quotes, perfect for everyone on your list. There are different sizes in varying price ranges. The small plaques are under $10.

These are just a few of the many gift and decor items available for under $10. Many of our ornaments are also under $10 and make fantastic gifts. And this year, we’d like to start a family tradition with you. For every ornament that you purchase through December 18th, you will receive one ticket for a free pony ride on our favorite garden center ponies, Ginger and Snap. The ponies will be with us three Saturdays in December, along with a visit from Mrs. Claus herself. Be sure to check out our calendar for full details.

For even more holiday gift giving ideas, stop by the Greenhouse and let us help you select the perfect gifts.