FEED ME!!! This is what all of your plants are screaming right now! If you are not on a regular fertilizing schedule, now is an opportune time to start. As we approach the warm weather plants are begging for food because they are about to take off.
WHAT IS N-P-K you say... ?
- Nitrogen, or Nitrates, are essential components necessary to produce the protein in plants. As a result, plants grown with nitrogen added to the soil are stronger, healthier and bigger.
- Phosphorus functions as one of the major players in the process of photosynthesis, nutrient transport, and energy transfer. It supports robust and brightly colored blooms.
- Potassium in most fertilizers is water soluble otherwise can't be absorbed by the plant roots. Potassium controls the plant cells that use water. Without enough potassium, the cells don't efficiently use water and the plant is unhealthy. It then becomes vulnerable to disease and heat stress. Potassium also aids the enzymes promoting plant life. Without potassium, the plant cannot cycle the nutrients to feed roots, leaves and fruits.
Check out our selection of gourmet foods and beverages, new to GSCO! We are now offering some of our favorite baking mixes, canned preserves, and local edibles.
Shop our Mccutcheon's canned products featuring butters, preserves, jams, jellies, hot sauces, salad dressings, relishes, BBQ sauces, and more. We can't forget their ever so popular Apple Ciders - even better served warm! All with that old fashioned home made quality and taste you will love. Mccutcheon's use only real cane sugar and natural fruit juices as sweeteners.
Try our Private Label baking mixes with recipes including Rosemary Garlic Beer Bread, Key Lime Coconut Whipping Cream Scones, Herbs de Provence Boule, Lavendar and Rose Whipping Cream Scones, Lemon Squares, Orange Cinnamon Whipping Cream Scones, and Lemon Lavendar Whipping Cream Scones.
Also from Mccutcheon's are our staff favorite - old fashioned bottled sodas. Choose from Birch Beer, Orange Cream Soda, Grape Soda, Diet Rootbeer, and Black Cherry Cola.
We also offer local favorites from Dewey's Bakery in Winston Salem, North Carolina. At the top of the list among customers are the Moravian Sugar Cookies.
Peanuts from Bertie County make great snack when you're looking for that little something salty or even sweet perhaps. Choose from Wasabi, Honey Roasted, Butterscotch, Salt and Pepper, Chocolate Covered and Batchelor Bay.
Create rustic, textured containers and cast concrete garden accessories in our new DIY Hypertufa Container Gardening and Concrete Leaves Workshops at Garden Supply Co. Join us and learn all about Hypertufa container gardening in this exciting new two-part workshop series. In class, you will create a DIY planter and decorative concrete garden art leaf that is "green" and environmentally friendly. Once you learn the process, you will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to make lightweight, stone-like containers from just three simple materials.
Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate the stone troughs that were popular among English gardeners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lightweight stand-ins were not only easier to come by, but also easier to transport. Thanks to their porous nature, the pots were ideal for plants needing good drainage. Hypertufa containers are still practical in the garden and simple to create.
To make a pot, you'll need to fashion a mold from a pair of vessels -- the mixture is poured between them. In class, we'll experiment with different objects and molds to create unique and personalized containers, created with you in mind. Because the medium captures subtle textures, baskets and leaves can be rendered in "stone," while clean-lined molds offer a sleek, modern look. Found objects, such as the broken china pieces seen here in our container, may be set while the medium is still wet. Hypertufa is not an exact science, which is part of the fun: Every pot has the potential to surprise.
Hypertufa and Concrete Leaves Workshops:
DIY Concrete Leaves Workshop:
Sunday, October 27th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
In part one of our exciting two-part series, we will be creating large leaf art pieces that will add a decorative flair to your garden or home decor. Use these lightweight, durable designer pieces as accents in your borders or beds, tuck them into container gardens for a touch of whimsy, or display them as a table accent for your next party. Add texture, colorants, or your favorite mementos for a truly personalized touch. The choice is yours.
The $25 class fee for the Concrete Leaf includes light refreshments and materials. Now is a great time to find leaves like hostas, elephant ears, etc. before they disappear into dormancy. If you don't have a leaf from your garden we will have some to choose from.
Hypertufa Container Garden Workshop
Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In part two of our exciting two-part workshop series, we will experiment with basic rounded molds to create gorgeous stone-like containers that are both decorative and functional in nature. The finished containers look like antique containers that have been in the garden for years!
The class fee of $30 for the Hypertufa Container includes refreshments and all materials. If you have mementos from your summer vacation like shells, glass, etc., you can bring those to incorporate into your creation.
Register now for both classes for only $50! Registration for our Hypertufa Workshops is available in person at the garden center, or give us a call at 919-460-7747.
"Fall" in love with our new collection of rainboots for the gardener by Nomad designs. Each pair is as unique as you are from the blinging embellishments to the simplicity of the floral themed inspired motifs by North Carolina artist M. Nicole van Dam. These boots are sure to inspire any gardener this fall to grab a trowel and make way for cabbages and pansies alike in their beds - but we think they transition fabulously into any wardrobe this season. Slip them on with your favorite denim jeans or pair them with our coordinating womens knee high socks by Sock it to me. This combo will prove to be a winning giftable for your favorite green thumbed friends! p
This fall, bring the family to our Garden Supply Co. pumpkin patch for the best selection of pumpkins and gourds in town. And don't forget your cameras to capture those precious family memories at some of our favorite photo-op spots throughout the garden center.
Besides our fabulous selection of pumpkins at our Garden Supply Co. pumpkin patch, we have all your favorite fall plant and gardening supplies. Stop by to stock up on fall-blooming mums, pansies, violas, ornamental cabbages and kale, and ornamental grasses. Now is also a great time for seeding and fertilizing fescue lawns. We have everything you need in our Gardening Essentials section in the Greenhouse.
Life is beauti-fall at Garden Supply Co.
Our new & improved Perennials section at Garden Supply Co. has been re-vamped and re-organized, making choosing the perfect plants for your garden easier than ever before! We've taken all the guess work of plant selection out of the equation by putting valuable plant information clearly at your fingertips. All our Perennials plants are now clearly organized into separate gardening categories. We love our new system, and hope you will, too.
One thing that has not changed with our new Perennials section is the quality of our plant materials and our huge selection of plant choices and options. At Garden Supply Co, we pride ourselves on supplying you with the best plants, perfectly suited for our tough Piedmont area growing conditions. What has changed, however, is the way we've organized our plants. Perennials are now displayed in three main categories.
The new Perennials section has divided our plants into three types of categories: Perennials that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, Perennials that are drought tolerant, and Perennials that are deer resistant. Of course all the plants will work well together, and you can certainly continue to mix and match your favorite plants in your home garden. But if you've having trouble with deer in your yard and are looking specifically for perennials that will keep them away, we've got a section for that.
If your yard is pounded by hot summer sun, and you are looking for drought tolerant plants that will thrive in the heat, we've got a section for that.
Hoping to attract birds and butterflies to your yard? We've got a section for that, too.
Whatever your gardening needs, we've got a solution for you in our new & improved Perennials section at Garden Supply Co. Come take a peek and tell us what you think. And remember, our fabulous Perennials Sale is still going strong. The more you buy, the more you save!
So far, this summer has been rather unique with its cooler than normal temperatures and cloudy gray skies. And although it's different and not very.........well, summery, the unusual weather patterns do have one distinct advantage. Whereas by now most folks don't want to step foot into the garden, this year the planting and growing season has been quite comfortably extended. So if you haven't done all the gardening you were hoping to, it's not too late to get out there. We've got tons of beautiful plants for you, including loads of new perennials, fresh from the farm. And now, while supplies last, we're excited to offer you some spectacular savings with our Farm-Fresh Perennials Sale at Garden Supply Co!
Farm-Fresh Perennials Sale
With our Farm-Fresh Perennials Sale, you can choose from ANY of our beautiful perennial plants in stock. Select all of one kind, or mix and match, the choice is yours. And best thing is, the more you buy, the more you save. Here's how it works.
Take 5% off 5-9 plants
Take 10% off 10-14 plants
Take 15% off 15-19 plants
Take 20% off 20 or more plants
To learn more about the sale and for help selecting the perfect perennial plants for your landscape, stop by the garden center. Our friendly staff is on hand seven days a week with answers to all your gardening questions. Hope to see you in the garden!
Purple coneflower is one of the toughest, most reliable perennials on the market. These flowers are easy to care for, relatively drought-tolerant, and are good for cut flowers. The seeds found in the dried flower head also attract songbirds to your garden. Today, Coneflowers come in more than just purple, with around 30 varieties available in hues of purple, pink, red, yellow, orange, and white. Here are a few of our favorites available this season at Garden Supply Co.
Prairie Sun Coneflower
Prairie Sun Coneflower features beautiful gold daisy flowers with chartreuse eyes and yellow tips at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. These make excellent cut flowers, and have the added benefit of attracting butterflies to the garden.
Summer Breeze Coneflower
Another sunny yellow variety, Summer Breeze Coneflower has large, deep yellow flowers with yellow bronze center cones. Another great choice for cut flowers, and this beauty also attracts butterflies.
Raspberry Truffle Coneflower
The flowers of Raspberry Truffle emerge as single coral pink with a chocolate cone and then develop their pom-pom center as they mature. The fully opened 4inch flowers have strawberry peach, horizontally held ray petals and a broad, darker pink pom-pom. All are produced on showy dark stems that really help to set off the unique flower color.
Marmalade Coneflower boasts giant 4" flowers each containing over 150 vibrant orange petals. Flowers are held atop strong stems that make superb long-lasting cutflowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and thrives in heat and humidity.
Sombrero Salsa Red Coneflower
One benefit of new coneflower varieties is that they produce more blooms on each branch. This is definitely the case with Sombrero Salsa Red. 'Salsa Red' is part of the Sombrero™ series that were carefully bred and selected to have well-branched, sturdy and compact foliage with a high bud count. These sturdy, compact plants have proven hardiness for years of enjoyment in the garden. Its abundant deep-red blooms will steal the show for more than three months.
For more information on Coneflower varieties and growing Coneflowers in your landscape, stop by the garden center. Our friendly experts are on hand seven days a week to help with all your gardening needs.
The 2013 Komen Triangle Race for the Cure is now less than two weeks away. If you haven't had a chance to yet, it's not too late to join our Komen team, Gardeners for the Cure. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of women and their families by not only funding cutting edge research for Breast Cancer being done here in the Triangle, but to fund over 40,000 underserved families around us facing a lack of resources for screening and treatment. As of today, we are halfway to our fundraising goal, and we are dedicated to making it all the way to $15,000 again this year. Will you help?
Gardeners for the Cure
To donate and register for our Gardeners for the Cure team, please visit our team page: http://nctc.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/DUR_NCTriangleAffiliate/1508544811?pg=team&fr_id=3275&team_id=256597
When you join our team with a $50 donation, you will receive a 12% discount off all your purchases the rest of the year as well as our Team t-shirt. For a $100 donation, we'll throw in a coupon good for 35% off any one item from the garden center.
In addition, we have some prizes up for grabs, including two airline tickets anywhere in the contiguous U.S. for whoever raises the most dollars. Ask 10 friends for $10 and help us eradicate Breast Cancer in our lifetime!
We're also holding a raffle drawing for this gorgeous flower basket. Raffle tickets are just $1 each and are available at the front registers.
The Triangle Race for the Cure® will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Race Day Schedule:
5:30 a.m. – Shuttle buses begin at the PNC Arena (formerly named the RBC Center). All parking is at the PNC Arena.
6:00 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pickup Opens
6:45 a.m. – Survivor Breakfast Begins
7:00 a.m. – Competitive Open 5K (co-ed)
7:00 a.m. – Survivor Photo
7:15 a.m. – Zumba Warm-up
7:45 a.m. – Women's Only - Jeanne's Race 5K Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. – Recreational Open 5K Run/Walk (co-ed)
9:30 a.m. – One-Mile Fun Run/Walk (co-ed)
10:00 a.m. – Kids Dash (ages 3-5)
10:30 a.m. – Survivor Tribute
We'll be there, walking again this year with our team, and we'd love to have you join us. If you registered with us before May 20th, we'll have your team shirt and race bib available for pick up at the garden center. If you haven't yet registered, and would like to join us, you'll have to pick up your registration packet and race bib at one of these locations.
- June 3rd – 6-8:30 p.m. – Streets of Southpoint Mall – Center court near Nordstrom
- June 4th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Crabtree Valley Mall – Lower level outside Belk
- June 5th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Cary Town Center – Outside Belk
- June 6th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Triangle Town Center – Lower level center court
- June 7th – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Meredith College – Near the chapel
- June 8th – 6 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Meredith College – Near the chapel
If you'd prefer to "sleep-in for the cure", we have that option, too!
For non-stop powerhouse color all summer long, try Wave® Petunias, the most popular, award-winning series of Petunias ever grown. These spreading, trailing plants bloom like crazy and grow incredibly fast, and they are simply choked with flowers all summer and into fall. Wave Petunias also have the added benefit of being extremely low-maintenance. Unlike old-fashioned petunias, it's not necessary to pinch back or deadhead Wave varieties - they can take care of themselves. And better yet, they can withstand extremes of heat and cold, rain and humidity, making them ideal for our tough Piedmont area growing conditions. Wave Petunias are available in lots of beautiful colors and their easy growing habits make them a perfect candidate for beds, borders, and container gardens alike.
Just give Wave® Petunias a good feeding of an all-purpose plant food every few weeks, water and watch them grow!
Gaillardia grandiflora, more commonly known as Blanket Flowers, are one of the most popular summer-blooming plants among gardeners due to their showy blossoms and completely carefree growing habits. Flowers begin blooming in very early summer and continue through until fall, providing continuous color in beds, borders, and container gardens alike. These perennials require little care once established, are heat tolerant, and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. And you just can't beat those blossoms for creating impact in the garden. Butterflies really like them, too.
A 2005 All-American Selection and winner of the 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal, Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' produces masses of large, 3" diameter, fiery orange-red blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. From the early summer on, the showy banded flowers "blanket" this plant. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.
For an eye-catching combination, try pairing Arizona Sun with Musa Maurellii Red Banana and Secretia 'Silver Carpet'. People are usually most familiar with Secretia 'Purple Heart', an unusual purple leafed plant that blooms with tiny lavender blossoms in late summer. We are very excited to offer this silver leafed version this season, with lightly fuzzy foliage reminiscent of Lamb's Ears. And the purple red of the Red Banana perfectly complements Arizona Sun's stunning blanket of blooms.
To learn more about Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' and all the gorgeous plants you see here, please stop by the Garden Center. Our friendly experts are always standing by with answers to all your gardening questions.
Gardeners have long prized Impatiens for delivering long-lasting color in shade. Reds, pinks, lavenders and pure white Impatiens will brighten any dark corner throughout the growing season. The breeders at Ball Horticultural Company have recently introduced a new series of Impatiens that we are so excited about and think you are going to love: Simply Beautiful Fusion™ series. Fusion Series Impatiens2- Garden Supply Co
The Fusion Impatiens series has the distinction of offering the first yellow Impatiens flowers. It has taken years to isolate the yellow strain from its wild parents, but the wait has been worth it. From their efforts creating ‘Glow’ came a whole series of exotic warm colors.
The Fusion series still has the non-stop blooming power of traditional Impatiens, but the flowers are an interesting cup shape with a deeper colored center. The flowers are a little reminiscent of the orchid. Mature plants will reach 12 - 16" in height and width.
The Fusion series is as undemanding as common Impatiens, but since these annual flowers are going to bloom until frost, you’ll want to give them a rich, well drained soil to grow in.
For more planting tips and information on the new Simply Beautiful Fusion™ Impatiens Series, stop by the garden center. Our friendly experts are on-hand seven days a week to help with all your gardening needs.
At Garden Supply Co. we are constantly striving to bring you the highest quality plant materials, perfectly suited for our tough Piedmont area growing conditions. That's why we are so pleased to be able to offer to you a selection of Choice Plants from the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Choice Plants are superior selections of new and underused plants for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic from the JC Raulston Arboretum landscape trials. Plants are chosen for their adaptability, beauty, and overall garden worth. All Choice Plants are grown by local nurseries in a collaborative effort between the Johnston County Nursery Marketing Association and the JCRA. The first selections became available just last fall, with more plants coming soon. We are so excited to have two wonderful Choice Plants available for you this spring.
Mrs. Schiller's Dwarf Viburnum
Mrs. Schiller's Dwarf viburnum is a tough, but beautiful native plant perfect for any garden. It makes a small, neat mound without pruning and is topped in the spring with masses of white flowers. Plants are very drought tolerant once established.
Mrs. Schiller's Dwarf Viburnum grows to about 3' tall by slightly wider. The plant covers itself in clusters of white flowers in April but will often begin flowering in fall and continue sporadically until spring. Flowers are followed by red fruits which become black and are highly favored by birds. In milder winters, Mrs. Schiller's will remain mostly evergreen, although the leaves make take on slightly purplish tones after frost.
Redwing Heteropterys Glabra
Redwing Heteropterys Glabra is an unusual vine originating from South American. It has lovely gold flowers from late June until fall. Flowers are quickly followed by red, wing-like fruits which appear alongside the flowers for an unique multicolor effect. Plant is perfect for training on an arbor or growing as a wide-spreading low shrub.
Redwing is a woody vine that will grow up a support or through the lower branches of small trees or large shrubs. Without support, it will make a mounded, shrubby plant with branches weaving through its neighbors. Young plants will often die back to the ground for their first couple of years in the garden but once established the stems will stay green during all but the coldest winters. Established plants are fairly drought tolerant, although Redwing will be more prolific in a slightly moist, well-drained soil.
The multi-hued flower and fruit display make this a worthy candidate for any garden. Although not in bloom until the end of June, here is tiny peek at the blooms and fruit taken from the JC Raulston Arboretum.Redwing Heteropterys Glabra (source)
For more information on Choice Plants and the best plant options for your landscape, stop by the garden center. We're here seven days a week to help with all your gardening needs.
Create interest in the garden through use of color and foliage, like with this pairing of Lamium "White Nancy" and Heucherella "Brass Lantern".
Even a combination of just two types of plants can add instant drama to the landscape through the play of highlights and low-lights created when mixing foliage. Plants with red or purple foliage recede to the eye, while white foliage jumps forward. When planted together, contrasting foliage will add an instant sense of depth and lushness to any bed or border.
Add instant color and drama to beds, borders, and container gardens with summer-blooming annuals.
Nothing adds impact to the garden quite as easily as annuals. These cost-effective powerhouses generally require very little care and will bloom profusely throughout the summer months, providing continuous color now through the first frosts of fall.
With new plant species, colors, and cultivars being developed every day, the gardening possibilities are endless. Annuals come in pretty much every color of the rainbow. There are two-toned, mono-chromatic, and multicolored variations. The only difficulty is choosing.
But once you decide, we are ready for you. At Garden Supply Co, we have all your favorite summer-blooming annuals filling our shelves, from petunias and marigolds, to impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, geraniums, and coleus, just to name a few.
We even have hanging baskets.
In many styles, colors, and combos.
This spring and summer, come color your world at Garden Supply Co!
Roses have captured the hearts of gardeners for centuries. Throughout recorded history, people have been growing roses. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war, and politics. During the Roman period, roses were used as confetti at celebrations, for medicinal purposes, and as a source of perfume. Roses were in such high demand during the seventeenth century that royalty considered roses or rose water as legal tender, and they were often used as barter and for payments. No other plant has such a rich and extensive history. In fact, according to fossil records, the rose is 35 million years old.
The popularity of roses continues on today, with more than 2,000 different varieties to choose from. New varieties with increased disease resistance and winter hardiness make roses an excellent choice for shrub borders and perennial gardens, alike. From old classics like tea roses, shrub roses and old garden roses to climbers, miniatures, and the ever-popular Knock-Out series of roses, we have all your favorites at Garden Supply Co.