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!

Loropetalum: A landscaping staple

Loropetalum: A landscaping staple

Have you heard? Fall is the best time of year to plan and plant your landscape. Why? Because the milder conditions are just right for plants to concentrate their energy on establishing roots rather than budding, blooming or existing in the heat of summer or frost of winter. So while the timing is right, we wanted to be sure you knew about one of our landscaping staples––loropetalum...

World's best mum: Tips for beautiful and bountiful blooms

World's best mum: Tips for beautiful and bountiful blooms

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...

Prepping your landscape for Irma: 10 things to remember

Prepping your landscape for Irma: 10 things to remember

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...

Fir babies: Eight fir trees & other evergreens to plant for winter cuttings

Fir babies: Eight fir trees & other evergreens to plant for winter cuttings

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.