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.

Two More Days!

Hello everyone!  Just two more days until the kick-off to our fabulous Spring Garden Party. We have a full week of festivities and fun planned to help celebrate the arrival of our favorite season here at Garden Supply.  Each day, locally owned businesses from our community will gather here to share.  Come “garden” with our local growers and enjoy free pizza from our wood-fire oven and hot dogs off the grill.  There’s something new to do each day.  Be sure to check our calendar for a complete list of what’s in store for you and your whole family!

Prepare to be WOWed by all the amazing plants, trees and shrubs arriving daily down at the garden center.  Spring is in full swing and you will not want to miss it!  And in special honor of our Spring Garden Party, how about a little sale??  From Saturday, March 13th through Saturday, March 20th, you will receive 15% OFF your entire tree and shrub purchase.  And have we got some beauties for you to choose from!  Take a look at some of our new arrivals.

Weeping Cherries:
Mahogany bark Snow Fountain Cherry

Weeping cherry trees must be included in any Top 10 list of weeping trees, since they are spectacular blooming specimens for the spring landscape. Snow Fountains blooms best in full sun and well-drained soil. A slow-growing ornamental, the branches of this weeping cherry cascade right down to the ground.

Winter Honeysuckle:

Winter honeysuckle is a delightful shrub for extending the seasons: its winter flowers bring spring to the garden several months early while, at the other end of the year, its foliage lasts well into winter.

Pussy Willows:

Pussy Willows are a pure treat for spring-starved eyes. Who doesn’t love to  prune off a few branches studded with furry pussy willow to be brought indoors and honored as spring’s earliest harbingers?

And if you’re looking for a true showpiece for the winter landscape, check out these amazing Harry Lauder’s Walking Sticks.  Often referred to by their common names, corkscrew filbert and contorted hazelnut, these flowering shrubs make showy ornamentals prized for their twisted, architectural forms.

These are just a small sampling of what’s in store for you down at Garden Supply.  You truly have to see it to believe it!  Stop by and pay us a visit and get in on our special 15% off all trees and shrubs sale beginning Saturday.  Keep your eyes out for pink flamingos around the nursery, too.  They will be marking other sales that are changing daily.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Hope to see you all soon!

The Countdown Begins

Good morning everyone!  Happy Monday!  Here’s wishing you a great beginning to a new week.  And it’s a very exciting week at Garden Supply.  Our annual Spring Garden Party begins in just 6 days, on Saturday  March 13th at 10 a.m.  Be sure and mark your calendars because you guys are not going to want to miss this!  We can’t wait to see you there.

And in the mean time, we have tons going on down at the garden center.  New plants are arriving daily and the Greenhouse is full to bursting with beautiful spring and Easter decor.  Take a look at this glorious shipment of Variegated Winter Daphne that has just come in.

This lovely plant is noted for its fragrance, which carries long distances and can often be smelled before you even see the plant in early spring.  The flower buds are purple and as they open will reveal an almost white center which is very beautiful.

It is an evergreen, so will keep its leaves year-round.  The leaves are decorative, as well, in dark green with white edges.  It is very dense and has a rounded form that will grow from 2 to 4 feet tall and about 2 to 4 feet wide.  This particular shrub is said to be one of the best of its kind.  With its smaller size it would work well around patios or in a small yard.  It is hardy to zones 6 to 9.  If you like fragrance, this would fit the bill!

If you’re looking for a burst of color and greenery, we’ve got you covered.  The Greenhouse is filled with a wide array of flowers and plants that are sure to please.  We’ve got pansies, orchids, begonias, tulips, hyacinths, hydrangeas, cyclamens, ranunculus, and primroses in full bloom.  It is absolutely magical in here.

While you’re in the Greenhouse, be sure to check out our collectible Penny McAllister figurines.  They are guaranteed to bring a spring smile to these last lingering days of winter.

Penny McAllister’s whimsical and sweet collections bring new charm to folk art.  The sewing bug bit Penny at the tender age of 5.  Nearly 50 years later, the former elementary school librarian has woven her passion for folk art into a dream occupation, making paper mache creations full of wit and whimsy.

“The chip on my nose, the worn paint on my clothes…they’re all supposed to be there! I was designed this way, lovingly aged” by Penny McAllister


As always, there is more to see and do at Garden Supply.  Stop by and pay us a visit!  We’d love to see you!  And be sure to check back here soon for more snippets from the garden.