National Garden Center Week

National Garden Center Week

Kickoff the Summer with NGC Week. National Garden Week was founded by National Garden Clubs. These are fun + unique National Days to celebrate throughout the Nation. This week is an opportunity to encourage pride in your community and promote the NGC objectives of beautification, education of
environmental efforts, gardening + involvement of Garden Clubs in your
community. 

DIY Summer Wreath

DIY Summer Wreath

Since May is almost going to end - it is time to start getting ready for summer - the most wonderful time of the year! So, let’s start with a fun and simple DIY Summer wreath for your front porch + prep your home for the season in style. Make a wreath which is super easy, affordable + pretty darn cute.

Hybrid Tea Roses

Hybrid Tea Roses

Hybrid tea roses are the most popular roses in the world, and perhaps the most popular flowers for any occasion. They are created by cross-breeding between hybrid perpetual roses and old-fashioned tea roses. This particular roses’ beauty and fragrance boasts the most impeccable + picture-perfect form of any rose — it’s no wonder they are the most popular flower for exhibition.

TAGUA SEED JEWELS: SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

TAGUA SEED JEWELS: SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

Tagua Seeds are commonly known as ivory palms, ivory-nut palms or tagua palms. Its scientific name is phytelephas which means “Plant elephant.” Tagua is a botanical seed that grows in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. It has the same physical characteristics of elephant ivory, and is commonly referred to as vegetable ivory.  

Monstera: Swiss Cheese Plant

 Monstera: Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera is a large tropical climbing plant from the Araceae family. It features corky aerial roots and big divided or perforated leaves that look like they have holes or cuts in them, giving rise to two of its other common names: Swiss cheese plant and split-leaf philodendron (while monstera is not a type of philodendron, it is closely related to them). Though there are many varieties of Monstera, the best-known variety is Monstera Deliciosa.

HOUSEPLANTS AND THEIR AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS

HOUSEPLANTS AND THEIR AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS

When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants which are both functional and decorative, you're not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind, and home, in ways that will enhance your quality of life from countering sleep deprivation to reducing pain.

Poinsettia perfect: How to keep your poinsettias alive all year

Poinsettia perfect: How to keep your poinsettias alive all year

The holiday season might be in the rearview for now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our poinsettias thriving! These beautiful red, yellow, white + even hot pink beauties can add color to your home all through the spring + then bloom again next holiday season. Plus, you’ll have something to cross off your shopping list for next Christmas. So what do you have to do to keep your poinsettias alive through the following holiday season? Check out these tips.

NYE cocktail recipe: Pomegranate rosemary spritzer

NYE cocktail recipe: Pomegranate rosemary spritzer

The year is coming to a close and it’s the perfect time to celebrate with prosecco + something fresh from your garden! Grab a pomegranate + rosemary and get ready to ring in 2019 with the perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail!

Happy holly-days: The history of holly at Christmas

Happy holly-days: The history of holly at Christmas

The holiday season is officially here, and with it comes trees, lights, mistletoe + holly! These things are so much more than pretty decorations though—they’re tradition. While it could take a lifetime to learn about each Christmas tradition, you can’t say “holiday” without “holly”—so where did that one come from?

Bring the sunshine with citrus: Grow your own this holiday season

Bring the sunshine with citrus: Grow your own this holiday season

Winter weather is in full effect, so why not create a little sunshine to brighten things up a bit? Christmas citrus is the perfect way to bring even more holiday cheer to your home. Citrus smells so fresh in your home, and it blends perfectly with scents of evergreen and cinnamon!

Not only can you enjoy your citrus through the holiday season, but you can also transition the plant onto your porch when spring approaches. This plant will add life to your home for years to come! So how can you create your own sunshine with citrus this holiday season? Check out these tips on growing your own.

Mum knows best: How to keep your mums alive through the winter

Mum knows best: How to keep your mums alive through the winter

Though often treated as annuals, chrysanthemums are actually perennials + can come back year after year if properly cared for during the winter months. These brightly colored beauties are the perfect way to add life to your garden. So how can you keep them thriving each year? Mum’s the word! Check out these tips.

DIY holiday cheer: How to create your own live wreath

DIY holiday cheer: How to create your own live wreath

We live for DIY projects (especially) during the holiday season! There are few things that create more holiday cheer than getting your hands dirty + making your own decor. This season we’re making our own holiday wreaths with live greens! Want to try it with us? Check out this easy DIY project that will have you feeling just a little bit jollier!

Give the gift of gardening: Stocking stuffers you’ll love

Give the gift of gardening: Stocking stuffers you’ll love

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means it’s time to stuff those stockings! If you’ve got a green thumb or two in your family, GSCO is the perfect place to grab your garden goodies!

Garden to (Thanksgiving) table recipe: Swiss chard casserole

Garden to (Thanksgiving) table recipe: Swiss chard casserole

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to curl up with warm foods that soothe the soul. What’s Thanksgiving Day without a casserole or two, anyway? Gather around the table with your loved ones to feast on this chard-topping recipe straight from the garden!