Fresh Herbs

Good afternoon everyone!  For those of you interested in herb gardening, we have received several wonderful shipments of plants this last week.  Just about any herb you may be familiar with, and perhaps a few varieties you  haven’t heard of, have made their way to Garden Supply

And although our last frost of the season is scheduled for April 15th, you can get started on your gardens now with just a bit of tender care.  Come talk to our friendly experts.  They are always on hand to answer all your questions.

You are going to love our herb variety.  We’ve got 4 types of thyme: Silveredged, Archer’s Gold, Golden Lemon, and English. 4 types of sage: Common, Tricolor, Berggarten, and Pineapple.  Hidecote and Goodwin Creek lavender.  Parsley, catnip, mint, orange mint, spearmint, chives, and cilantro.

And don’t forget the rosemary, or the Italian and Greek oregano. So many choices to be found here!

Another newcomer to the garden center this past week which I find absolutely charming are these fun strawberry baskets.

These adorable baskets can sit on your patio or deck table as is.  The plants will bloom and berry right in the basket, giving you an instant, edible centerpiece.  When the plant is done for the season, you can transplant them to your yard where they will happily return next year.

Those are just a few of the arrivals this past week.  As always at this time of year, new plants are showing up daily.  Hope you’ll stop by the garden center and check us out.

And for news from the Greenhouse, we still have a few Easter decor items in stock, although hurry in….these little beauties are hopping out of here.

Be sure to stop by our Facebook page.  Upload your favorite Garden Supply photos and enter a random drawing to win two free tickets to the upcoming Chapel Hill Garden Tour on April 17-18th.  Show us your favorite plants you’ve planted from our garden center, your kids potting up their new tomato plants, or a shopping trip using our totes.  We’d love to see!  All photos uploaded between now and April 15th are eligible for the prize drawing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We’ll see you back here soon!

More of the Latest

With Spring being our busiest time down at Garden Supply, it seems impossible to walk the nursery without seeing more new plant arrivals, more goodies in the Greenhouse, and more beautiful blossoms in bloom.  And although the weather has turned a bit cold on us again, there are lots of options for planting right now, including cold-hardy choices and plant protection products.  Come see what we have available, and as always, our experts are on hand with the answers to all your gardening questions.

Here are a few of our latest and greatest that caught my eye this week.

Take a look at this very beautiful Lilac Daphne.  It has gorgeous lavander flowers which are not fragrant but make up for it on a bright spring day. This lovely plant would be very showy in your perennial bed.

More choices for the shade garden are arriving, too.  These ferns would be beautiful in your woodland landscape, or in hanging pots from your porch.

And a true gardener’s favorite, the tomato plant, is starting to arrive.

These little guys are still going to benefit from a bit of cold-weather protection.  We have just what you need.

These Dalene season starters have been around for years, and owner Keith Ramsey swears by them.  Fill the outer chambers with water and you are set to go.  They protect the plants when overnight temperatures drop below freezing.  Ideal for tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons and other vining plants.

We also recomment giving your tomato plants a dose of self-release fertilizer.  You will grow bigger and juicier tomatoes with just one feeding of Dynamite Organic Mater Magic Premium Plant Food.  As always, we have everything you need to get started.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  I’ll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

Feed the Lawn & Kill the Weeds

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the burst of wonderful weather we’ve had to officially welcome in spring.  We’ve had a great time this weekend at Garden Supply as we wrapped up our big week-long Spring Garden Party yesterday.  Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who stopped by and helped make our annual party a huge success!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Now that spring is truly here, it’s time to turn your thoughts to a bit of yard prep and lawn care.  If you haven’t yet done so, now is the time for fertilizing fescue grass.  Some lawn fertilizers contain pre-emergent crabgrass killers, which should go down within the next 10 days.  We recommend  you use Fertilome Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food.  Use Fertilome Classic Lawn Food if you have already applied crabgrass preventer.  We’ve got everything you need down at the garden center.

While over-seeding should wait until mid-September, you could work on seeding small, bare spots now.  This will require careful attention to watering in dry weeks, especially as we get into summer.

Cool weather weeds, especially chickweed, which blooms with a small white daisy, are gaining maturity now.  It’s easy to get them by pulling the clumps by hand or by hoe.  It is blooming already, so it’s a good time to get out as much as you can before the seeds go flying.  Come talk to our gardening experts for solutions.

With Easter being two weeks from today, now is the time to stop by the Greenhouse and check out our adorable holiday decor.  We have a huge selection of beautiful and unique items to spruce up your homes and decorate your tables for the season.

And look what else I discovered while strolling the Greenhouse yesterday afternoon.  A sale!  Always love a sale!

This lovely selection of pottery is now 30% off!  Just think of all the plant arrangements you could make for your decks and front porches with these.  Or thinking ahead, what wonderful Mother’s Day presents these would make filled with flowering blossoms.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We’ll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden!

Garden Party News

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week. These last days have flown by so quickly…..hard to believe we’re almost at the weekend again.  I hope you all have had a chance to stop by Garden Supply for our annual Spring Garden Party this week.  We have fun activities happening daily, culminating in our big finale on Saturday.

On Friday, from 11-3, we have The Meat House coming, the friendly, new butcher in town.  The Meat House offers everything you need to prepare a complete gourmet meal that your family and friends will rave about. They offer a wide selection of expertly butchered premium meats, poultry, veal, lamb, and pork, prepared proteins, fine cheeses, fresh produce, hearty breads, prepared side dishes, Boar’s Head Deli products, delectable desserts and pastries, and other gourmet grocery items. They also carry over 200 varieties of wines from around the world, which are hand selected by The Meat House’s Certified Wine Educator.  Be sure to check out their website for recipes and photos, and stop by the garden center for some tasty samples from their portable kitchen.

And here’s our fun line-up for Saturday.

And don’t forget, now through Saturday, receive 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchase!

Hope to see you soon!

Still Going Strong

Hi everyone!  I hope you’ve had a chance to stop by Garden Supply to enjoy the festivities of our annual Spring Garden Party.  But if you haven’t yet, not to worry, the party is still going strong!  We’re going to be celebrating all week with special activities and local experts who are available to answer all your gardening questions. Not only that, our sale is still going on, as well.  Stop by and enjoy 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchases now through Saturday, March 20th.

All of us at the garden center want to thank everyone who came out over the weekend and helped make our annual spring party a huge success.  From our wonderful customers to our fellow community businesses, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Big thanks to Mamma Mia for the delicious pizza baked right here in our very own brick oven.  Also to Great Harvest Bread for the yummy baked goods and to Shady Arbour for the fabulous locally roasted coffee and The Wine Merchant for the tasty samplings.

Another big thanks to No Worries for the wonderful music.  We look forward to seeing you back here next Saturday, March 20th for our big festival wrap-up.

And thanks also to the Cary Gallery of Artists for sharing your talents with us. Cary Gallery of Artists is a nonprofit gallery in downtown Cary’s Ashworth Village, featuring more than 20 local artists whose genres include painting, clay art, photography, stained and fused glass, and jewelry.  They also offer classes so you, too, can express your creativity.

And speaking of creativity, look at our fabulous children’s community art project we’re working on all week.

I think we have some pretty talented citizens, don’t you?

We’ve had lots of fun activities for the kiddos down at the garden center.  Come back Saturday the 20th for more fun with art, seed planting, a ladybug bean bag toss, bee keeping activity sheets and face-painting.   Stop by and visit with The Grove School of Cary while you’re here.  The Grove School is a fresh new preschool with a very earth-friendly approach to teaching. You’re going to love their style.

We’ve been having a wonderful time, and the party’s just getting started!  Come join us for the fun!  And I’ll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.