Fall is here. Can you smell it? We can! That's because we've got a pumpkin pie in the oven and we can't wait to share it. The recipe that is!
This recipe is easy as pie. Give it a try?!
Mum's the word around here. Fall has made a landing at our place and nothing says Autumn like mums, pansies and pumpkins, right? While many of our tropicals are beginning to fade, we like to keep our gardens bright and cheery with mounds of mums that provide our landscapes with bountiful blooms throughout early Fall. Want to grow the world's best mums? Follow these few easy tips...
Whether Hurricane Irma makes landfall in our area or not, hurricane season will stay hot and heavy through November 30 so it's a good idea to know what to do around your home to be sure you're safe. Either way, it looks as though the Triangle will still see quite a bit of rain and damaging winds so let's play it safe and prep your home and landscape for Irma. Here are 10 things to remember while preparing your landscape for Irma...
International Dog Day came along this week and photos of man and their best friends spread on social media like wildfire. We love dogs (and cats) but we're all about our fir babies (not our fur babies) right now. Why? For one, the fall is the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs to promote healthy root growth during milder temperatures. So give us a minute and let us to do a little show and tell before winter is among us and you're out in your yard with the scissors looking for trees and shrubs to trim for arrangements and wreaths. Check out the slideshow below to see eight fir trees and other evergreens we think make great choices to plant for both landscapes and winter cuttings.
We'd like to make-believe that it wasn't quite as hot and humid as it really is because this kind of heat really isn't the most pleasant time of the year to smell the roses in our home gardens. So that's why we're headed indoors this Saturday (August 19) at 10am for our Fairy Garden Workshop with Anna.
Did you miss Taco Tuesday? We did too. But that's okay! If you're like us, you might be planning to mix it up a little bit this week anyway. Us gardeners plan on taking a twist on our ritualistic tacos this week because we have a special summer delivery on its way to Garden Supply Company this Saturday (August 12). With the Carolina Peach Truck on it's way, we've got a tasty garden to table recipe to brighten your summer which calls for many ingredients you can pick straight from your own veggie garden. Try our Just Peachy Salsa recipe with fresh peaches after picking up your peach basket this Saturday from 2:30-4pm!
What's cool to plant while you're hot? Cool season vegetables. That's what! Although the dog days of summer make it tough to think about milder days, they are coming and fall will be here before we know it. That means it's time to start planning and planting your cool season vegetable garden so that soon enough you'll be feasting on garden-to-table meals using your own fresh broccoli, cauliflower, beets, swiss chard, lettuce, kale, cabbage, radishes and your other favorite fall veggies.
The dog days are here. In this heat, gardening is hard work at this point in the year. Trust us, we know it! So how about we talk about something stress-free and easy-going? Let's beat the heat, go inside and talk about easy care for a second.
When it comes to indoor plants, air plants are some of the easiest to care for out of the many houseplants we carry. So how do we care for them? It's simple!
No matter how you pronounce it––tuh-MAY-toh or tuh-MAH-toh––a tomato is a tomato. What matters is how they taste and everyone knows those tomatoes that we pick fresh from our veggie gardens are 500 times better than anything you could ever buy at the store.
While all of us green thumbs tend to enjoy eating our tomatoes right there in the garden, fresh off of the vine, there are plenty of other ways to serve up the fruits of our labor. And when it comes to tomatoes, there's nothing like a good old tomato sandwich--Duke's mayonnaise, white bread and sliced tomato. It's that easy! But today, we'll share with you a twist on the tomato sandwich to add a little flare to your tradition. Give it a try...
If your dad is like most guys, he's got a collection of tools that fill the garage so full there isn't much room to pull in the old SUV. It takes a real macho man to play with flowers because a true man knows a little dirt don't hurt the soul. So why not pair the two and grab dad a last minute garden gadget for his tool toy chest and make gardening half the hassle and a little more fun.
We can't all afford to fly to Hawaii this summer for a tropical vacation but it's safe to say a tropical plant purchase could fit in your budget. So let's bring the tropics home for a nice little stay-cation! Want to know how to best keep Hawaii's state flower blooming and healthy through the summer? Read our hibiscus how to.
You can make her breakfast in bed, but you know what goes best with a cup of morning Joe and a stack of flapjacks? That's right! Fresh cut flowers. So this Mother's Day (it's this Sunday, y'all!), why not get mom a gift that keeps on giving and buy her a shrub for the garden and one that you can pick gigantic, gorgeous flowers off of most of Spring?