Garden to table recipe: Homemade treats for your honey

Garden to table recipe: Homemade treats for your honey

Your honey might be a dirt digger but so long as he or she isn't a gold digger, we have just the homemade treat for you to make their Valentine's Day sweet! Try this recipe for Honey Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. It's easy and you can find all of the ingredients you'll need at your local grocery store. We do recommend, however, visiting us to pick up a jar of our GSCO honey–the most important ingredient!

Bring the outdoors in: 8 houseplants we love

Bring the outdoors in: 8 houseplants we love

It's raining. It's pouring. Hopefully, no one is snoring despite the fact that gardening outdoors isn't as fun during North Carolina winters as it is during warmer months. That's why we like to use the winter time to plan our landscapes for spring and once we're done digging up our master plant plans, we like to goto the nursery to bring the outdoors in.

Houseplants naturally purify the air by removing airborne pollutants and have been proven to help with health conditions such as asthma. Not only are houseplants healthy, they're also the perfect way to liven up any room. Bring the outdoors in with one or a few of these houseplants we love...

Planning to plant: How to plan your landscape

Planning to plant: How to plan your landscape

It might be a little too chilly to do much work in the yard at the moment but spring will be here before we know it. Are you ready?! We are! That's why we're busy planning for it. Want a few tips to help you prepare your own private paradise? Read up on how to plan your landscape.  

Easy peasy sssnake plant care

Easy peasy sssnake plant care

Baby, it's cold outside and that gives us all the more reason to bring the outdoors in. That's why we called on our friends in Florida and had a huge shipment of houseplants delivered. While mother nature tends to take care of your outdoor plants for you, potted plants that grow indoors can be a little tricky because with them you have to take on that role. Don't want all that hassle? We've got just the plant for you––the snake plant. 

Crash course: Cactus care

Crash course: Cactus care

What's cooler than no school on a snow day? Things that remind us of being warm! In a gardener's mind, there's no better way to do that than to bring the outdoors in with a little something from the desert. With Southwestern design coming back into play in interior design, we think it's a pretty sharp idea to add a cactus to your humble abode to remind you that warmer days will be here before you know it. 

While cacti are super trendy, they require a different type of care than you are used to for most of your indoor plants. The good thing is, cacti are even easier to care for than your average ficus tree or angel plant if you know what you're doing. Let's take a crash course on cactus care.

Garden to table recipe: Pomegranate rosemary ring-in

Garden to table recipe: Pomegranate rosemary ring-in

The countdown has begun. Not the big 10-9-8-7-6...before the ball drops. What we mean is the last few days of 2017 are here and that's got us wondering how the tail-end of it will go down. Celebrate a great year in the garden and welcome a new one with us by grabbing what ingredients you can from your garden and making a toast with this Pomegranate Rosemary Ring-In recipe we love. Can you dig it? 

Bee Merry: Meet the Bee Guy & find out how to get buzzed with us

Bee Merry: Meet the Bee Guy & find out how to get buzzed with us

Meet Jason Cirioli––otherwise known as the Bee Guy––who is our full-time bee specialist. Have you ever seen that golden honey near the register with our name on it? Yep, that's all Jason! At Garden Supply Company, Jason does everything from feeding to keeping to selling to harvesting honey and teaching everything about bees. Let's take a look and see how Jason learned his A-Bee-C's, why GSCO got involved and how you can learn to keep your own bees. 

Holiday lore and Christmas cactus care

Holiday lore and Christmas cactus care

When it comes to Christmas, the first thing that comes to mind is evergreens––Christmas trees, firs, hollies. Typically, our minds don’t think: cactus! So what’s the deal with the Christmas Cactus? How did it come to be an indoor plant we use to decorate with for the holidays? Let’s find out...

DIY Christmas: How to create your own live wreath

DIY Christmas: How to create your own live wreath

Nothing gets us into the holiday spirit like a little DIY project. While it's easy to go out and buy any and every holiday gizmo and gadget out there, we like to go out into nature and get our hands a little dirty to create our own one-of-a-kind live wreaths. Interested in creating one yourself? Give it a try!

Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Gardeners

Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Gardeners

What's that big, red stocking going to be filled with that belongs to the green thumb in your family? We know Christmas shopping can be challenge when it comes to finding the perfect, small gift for the gardeners in your family. That's why we've made a list of stocking stuffers and checked it twice. 

Deck the halls: Holiday design advice from our pro

Deck the halls: Holiday design advice from our pro

It's just a few hours until Thanksgiving and that means we're only about a day away from the official time to trim the tree and deck the halls. It can be stressful but it doesn't have to be. Take a little advice from Lynn Masters, our gift buyer, designer and merchandiser.

Have yourself a DIY Christmas: Three holiday workshops to make your home cheery for the holidays

Have yourself a DIY Christmas: Three holiday workshops to make your home cheery for the holidays

As much as we try, we can't buy Christmas. Holidays are best celebrated when they're about the experience. That's why DIY projects make decorating your home for the holidays fun rather than a chore. 

Planning a private paradise: Landscaping tips for privacy

Planning a private paradise: Landscaping tips for privacy

Privacy is hard to come by in many neighborhoods around our area but we've got a solution for that! Plan your own private paradise this fall. It's the best time of year for planting trees and shrubs that will create a sense of natural wonder and privacy in your yard. 

Honey, I treated the kids: Homemade honey nut butter candy recipe

Honey, I treated the kids: Homemade honey nut butter candy recipe

By now, you've probably got your pumpkin carved and your kids' costumes, but did you remember the sweetest part of Halloween? While it's probably easiest just visit your local grocery store to feed the trick-or-treaters, we'd like to suggest a slightly healthier and homemade treat you can make right in the comfort of your own home. This one's easy. No tricks are involved in making these tasty treats! Try our Honey, I treated the kids: Homemade honey nut butter candy recipe belo ...

Make your own mumkin: A cheap and easy fall DIY project

Make your own mumkin: A cheap and easy fall DIY project

What do you get when you mix and match two of our fall favorites? A mumkin! Yeah, we spelled that right. Mumkins are super fun and inexpensive gardening DIY projects to do at home with the kids or even with a group of friends over a glass of wine and now is the perfect time to make your own so that you can decorate with yours over both Halloween and Thanksgiving. It's easy! Give it a try...

Colorful fall foliage with coral bells: 6 varieties we love

Colorful fall foliage with coral bells: 6 varieties we love

Every gardener loves the sound of plants that bring bold color all year long. While there are plenty of evergreen threes and shrubs that keep their green in colder days, there aren't too many plants that thrive in the winter and that come in hues of reds and purples and electric greens. Coral bells are like music to our ears. So let these perennials play in your garden or in your containers. Coral Bells do typically enjoy the shade but because winter is on the way, they'll do just fine in your containers that get a lot of summertime sun. Here, we'll share six of our favorite coral bell varieties that we currently carry. Can you hear it? They're calling your name!