Events

Don’t Miss Brie Arthur!

Foodscaping

Brie Arthur will be teaching Foodscaping 101 - Sustainable Growing in Small Spaces on Saturday, February 21st from 11 am to 12 pm. From container gardening to sowing seeds, she will teach you all you need to know to get ready for spring and how to incorporate food into your landscaping. Brie is nationally known for her sustainable gardening efforts and plant propagation skills. She was recently featured in Organic Gardening Magazine as one of the top rising young rock stars of horticulture. Brie will help you transform your space (large or small!) into a garden that gives back day after day.

Saturday, February 21, 11 am -12 pm

Call 919-460-7747 to register. The class is FREE but space is limited so register today!

Starting Seeds Indoors Class

Starting Seeds Indoors
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Join us on Saturday, February 14th from 10 am-11 am for our free class on how to start seeds indoors. This is the perfect time to get your seeds going indoors to give your garden a head start so you will be able to see the fruits of your labor more quickly. Flowers can spend more time blooming and fruit or vegetable plants can spend more time yielding crops rather than trying to reach maturity. Seeds are fairly inexpensive and it’s easy to get them established now so that when the weather warms up, your garden doesn't miss a beat! Our class will help you learn about the best products, the process of seed starting, and how and when to transplant the seeds to your garden.

Saturday, February 14 from 10 am-11 am

Call 919-460-7747 to register. The class is FREE.

Houseplants 101 Class

Houseplants 101
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Different ferns and plants

Saturday, February 7, from 10 am-11 am, come learn the basics of houseplant care with us! Keeping indoor plants is a wonderful way to add excitement and beauty to your home. We will help you determine what plants are perfect for your home and understand how to keep them thriving all year long—from watering techniques, to fertilization needs and when to repot. This class is free; simply call us at 919-460-7747 to register. Saturday, February 7 from 10 am-11 amCall 919-460-7747 to register. The class is FREE.

Upcoming Terrarium Workshop

Terrarium Workshop
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terrariums

Looking for a fun project? Maybe something a little different? Then come to our Terrarium Workshop and make your very own adorable indoor garden! On Thursday, January 29th from 6 to 7 pm, we’ll be leading the group in a hands-on workshop to learn the very cool art of making a terrarium. The cost is $20, which includes the stones, soil, activated charcoal, and moss. (Additional plants or add-ons will be extra.) Terrariums are an eye-catching way to instantly perk up a space. They look like their own little world which makes you take a closer look. They’re easy to make and can be made with a wide array of plant choices, so they can be as easy to care for as you want. Terrariums complement any décor and give an indoor area a fresh oxygen boost. They can also make great gifts and my favorite thing about terrariums is that my cats can’t get to the plants!

Attend our Terrarium Workshop for a much-needed break from the winter weather!

Thursday, January 29 from 6-7 pm

Cost: $20

Call 919-460-7747 to register

Helen Yoest Coming to Garden Supply!

Gardening with Confidence
Helen Yoest

Helen Yoest

We will have renowned gardener Helen Yoest with us to teach “Gardening with Confidence” on Saturday, January 24 from 11 am to 12 pm. Helen is an award-winning freelance writer and garden stylist who has written a number of books and contributed articles to a wide variety of media publications. She focuses on the importance of creating unique outdoor spaces which reflect the creator’s style and preferences. Her works strive to make people think a little differently about gardening and instill in readers the confidence to unleash their creativity on the outdoors. Helen Yoest’s class will talk about the basics of creating a garden layout and how to have fun with special design features so that your personality comes through in your garden. She will share her experiences with gardening and discuss the importance of being confident in putting your personal touch on your garden.

This class will inspire you to create a garden that is uniquely your own, so don’t miss it!

Saturday, January 24 from 11 am-12pm(Refreshments provided)

The class is free, but please register by calling 919-460-7747.

Get Ready for Our Holiday Workshops with Trevor Bey!

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Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Don’t miss our upcoming Holiday Workshops presented by Trevor Bey from Holiday Creation, Inc! Want to rev up your holiday decorations? Ready to wow your friends and family with dazzling displays? Trevor Bey is an incredible designer who can help you transform the way you think about decorating for Christmas. He’s an expert in his industry, having decorated public venues like Grove Park Inn in Asheville, the Panther’s Football Stadium in Charlotte, as well as a string of stores in the Bahamas as well as along the East Coast (including ours). He will teach you all the secrets of the pros!

Trevor will be teaching a number of classes for us in October and November and the October ones are listed below. To sign up for a class, stop by the Garden Center or call 919-460-7747. Registration is open and spots are limited—so don’t delay, sign up today!

November 6 (Thursday)-11:00 A.M. The Five Minute Bouquet-$35.00

For those of you who are skilled in decorating from taking previous workshops, this class is for you.  Trevor's new and simple tricks of the trade add up to a whole lot ideas to decorate almost everything in your home.

November 6 (Thursday)-6:00 P.M. Christmas Trees 101-$35.00. Limit 50

This "hands-on" workshop will cover ribbon and bow making, as well as the seven elements of design for decorating any style Christmas tree. Learn how to properly "fluff" your tree, shape picks and place prop pieces.  Leave class with your own DIY bow and all the knowledge to decorate a designer tree this holiday season.

November 7 (Friday)- 11:00 a.m. Christmas Trees 101- $35.00 Limit 50

This "hands-on" workshop will cover ribbon and bow making, as well as the seven elements of design for decorating any style Christmas tree. Learn how to properly "fluff" your tree, shape picks and place prop pieces.  Leave class with your own DIY bow and all the knowledge to decorate a designer tree this holiday season.

November 7 (Friday)-6:00 p.m. Deck the Halls-$35.00 Limit 50

This "Hands-On" workshop is all about learning the techniques to create simple swags and apply them to wreaths, bannisters, and mantels...from simple to elaborate, this class covers it all.

November 8 (Saturday)-10:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Weekend Workshop with Trevor Bey-$125.00-(includes lunch)

Join Trevor for an all day workshop covering everything you want to know about professional holiday decorating. Trevor will cover the basics of putting together a beautiful tree, mantel, wreath, garland and he will show you the magic of the 5-minute bouquet. Lunch is provided.

Join Gardeners for the Cure

Fourteen years ago I joined the "Race for the Cure" and began to work with our local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation spear-headed by the generous Jeanne Peck, Katie Shaw, Carol Griffin, and countless other volunteers when my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.Frustrated I couldn't battle this disease for her, I went to battle by fundraising with my husband's idea of the "Gardens for the Cure"  It was a one day glimpse into some of the areas most beautiful gardens to raise awareness and money.  During those years we raised over a million dollars and shared many happy days with her.

Today my mom is not with me, but her spirit lives on in our team.  She not only fought for her own life, but also for her children, grandchildren, friends, and husbands, the 1 in 8 of us, so we would not hear the words "you have breast cancer".  

The Susan G. Komen Foundation funds cutting edge research and puts the money where it was needed in our local communities. The principle of giving 25% of the money raised towards research grants nationally, and the other 75% staying locally to fund grants like mobile mammography for underserved women in our community is the reason I still support them.  Forget the politics and donate today...together we can bring a cure and make a world without breast cancer.

~Deborah

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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/716615525?pg=team&fr_id=4016&team_id=299727

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.

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Gardeners-For-the-Cure-2013

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!

Race Details

The Triangle Race for the Cure® will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 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 would like to join us, you’ll have to pick up your registration packet and race bib at one of these locations.

  • June 9th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Streets of Southpoint Mall – Center court near Nordstrom

  • June 10th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Crabtree Valley Mall – Lower level outside Belk

  • June 11th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Cary Town Center – Outside Belk

  • June 12th – 6-8:30 p.m. – Triangle Town Center – Lower level center court

  • June 13th – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Meredith College – Near the chapel

  • June 14th – 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 more information on the event, please visit the Susan G. Komen Triangle website, and our Gardeners for the Cure team page. And thank you all for your support!

Container Gardens Weekend

Container Garden for Fall- Garden Supply Co

Container Garden for Fall- Garden Supply Co

With temperatures turning cooler this week, now is the perfect time to switch out your container gardens and replace any remaining summer annuals with an updated look for fall. Any time this weekend, bring in your pots and let our staff of experts help you select the perfect fall look to complement your lifestyle. We'll have free potting demonstrations throughout the day, followed by one-on-one consults with the designers. You'll leave with lots of design inspiration and a freshly potted container garden, hand-picked just for YOU.

Don't have any pots? We can help. Choose from any of our huge selection of garden urns and containers, and we'll throw in the potting soil for free.

Container Garden Weekend

Saturday, October 26th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 27th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hypertufa Workshops

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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

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.

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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
Fee: $25

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.

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Hypertufa Container Garden Workshop

Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fee: $30

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.

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Registration

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.

View our full calendar of events.

Holiday Open House Weekend

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We're kicking off the holiday season at Garden Supply Co. on Friday, November 1st with our annual Holiday Open House weekend! Festivities start at 6:30 pm on Friday the 1st for our traditional tree-lit open house, and continue throughout the weekend. Come get a firsthand look at our fabulous Christmas 2013 collection and see the Greenhouse all decked out for the season. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Holiday Open House Weekend:

Friday, November 1st from 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday November 2nd from 9 am- 6:00 pm

Sunday November 3rd from 11:00 am- 5 pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Skinny Santa- Garden Supply Co

Hope to see you all there!

Holiday Workshops

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Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

We are excited to announce this season's schedule for our much anticipated Holiday Workshops with Trevor Bey from Holiday Creation, Inc.  This is our third year working with Trevor and he just keeps getting better - and more in demand. Among his credits are designing Christmas magic for public venues like the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, a string of stores in the Bahamas as well as the East Coast (including ours), and the Panther's Football Stadium in Charlotte.  

Trevor's ability to convey in easy-to-understand steps, how to decorate your home and Christmas tree like a designer is why we invite him back.  We are fortunate to have him all to ourselves for a week in October and a weekend in November.  This year we're offering more workshops with smaller class sizes so you have more opportunity for a "hands-on" experience. 

Holiday Workshops:

Trees 101

Instructor: Trevor Bey

This "Hands-On" Workshop will cover ribbon, how to choose it, and why it is important to any design.  You will make a bow, learn how to properly prepare and "fluff" your tree for decorating, as well as the key "Seven Elements of Design" for decorating any style Chistmas tree.   You will leave this class with your own DIY bow, and the knowledge to decorate your tree like a pro.

Dates:

October 15th at 6:30-8:30 pm

October 16th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

November 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm

November 8th at 10:00 am- 12 pm

Deck the Halls

Instructor: Trevor Bey 

This hands-on workshop will cover several ways to "deck your halls" this holiday season.  Learn the design elements to make simple swags and wreaths. Apply the same basic principles to create more elaborate garlands and swags on your bannisters and mantles.  Elements of ribbon will also be covered. 

Dates:

October 16th at 6:30-8:30 pm

October 17th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

October 17th at 6:30-8:30 pm

Create Your Own

Instructor: Trevor Bey 

This intermediate level class will put the words "Do-It-Yourself" to the test!  Bring in something you own which you would like to enhance for Christmas . . . A lamp, candlesticks, vase, etcetera, and we will help you create a holiday focal point using elements of design that you will translate to any room in your house.

Dates:

October 18th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

October 18th at 6:30-8:30 pm

November 8th at 6:30-8:30 pm

Registration for Trees 101, Deck the Halls, and Create Your Own

All morning classes will start with mimosas and muffins.  Evening classes we will be serving wine and dessert.  Workshop fee of $50 includes refreshments, $10 in Christmas Cash, and a one time 12% discount on your entire Christmas purchase!  

If you decide to take a second class, your next class fee is $40, and if you want to add the third one, it is $30.

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Trevor Bey- Garden Supply Co

Christmas Workshop Day Camp:

Trees 101 & Deck the Halls Day Camp

Instructor: Trevor Bey 

Time: 10:00am-3pm  Saturday Oct. 19th and Nov. 9th

This "Hands-On" Workshop will cover "Trees 101" and "Deck the Halls"and more in a one day session with a catered lunch served in between the two classes.  Discover several ways to deck your halls this holiday season.  Learn ribbon and bows "how-to" as well as the "Seven Elements of Design" for decorating any style Christmas tree.  Find out how to properly "fluff" your tree, shape picks, and place prop pieces.

After enjoying a catered lunch, learn the design elements to make simple swags and wreaths and apply the same basics to making more elaborate garland decor for your mantles and bannisters. 

The "all-day" camps are $125 and designed for those of you want to "knock it all out" at once.

Sign-up for all of our Holiday Workshops are open now. Please stop by the garden center or give us a call at 919-460-7747 to get registered.

Fall Faire

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Fall is here, and with it comes peak planting time. Join us on Saturday, September 21st, as we celebrate the arrival of one of our favorite times of year at the garden center with our annual Fall Faire festival at Garden Supply Co. We'll have lots of fun activities for the whole family, free food and drinks, and of course the finest plant selection for all your fall planting needs.

Fall Faire

Saturday, September 21, 2013

10 am - 5 pm

Vendor Fair

Got gardening questions? Come meet and greet some of our vendors from Greenleaf, Wyatt Quarles, Leapfrog Landcare, and Southern Gem, and get expert advice and tips for plant and land care this fall.

Case Chiropractic will be on hand teaching us "How to protect our backs while gardening", and giving mini massages.

The folks from BatterzUp will be here sampling their delicious home-baked cupcakes.

Food Drive

Please consider helping those in need this season by supporting our annual food drive. Donate 3 cans of food (or $5 or more) to receive a free plant as our thank you.

Register to Win

register to win several amazing prizes throughout the day. And with a purchase of $100 or more, you can Spin the Wheel for even more giveaways and prizes, including free plants and goodies, or discounts off your total purchase.

Kids Activities

We'll have lots of fun for the kids with our friendly magician and free face painting.

Free Food

And of course we'll have free food and drinks, too, for the entire family.

Mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you at Garden Supply Co on the 21st for our fabulous Fall Faire!

View our full calendar of events.

Gardening in Miniature Workshop

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Join us Sunday, October 6th for the next in our series of fun fall workshops, Gardening in Miniature. Whether you love fairies, gnomes, or long for nostalgia, our Gardening in Miniature Workshop is for you, and even a budding gardener in your life.  We will help you create a garden in miniature for inside or out. We provide the soil and design expertise, you provide the rest. Choose from our recent arrivals of spooky fall mini garden decor, or add a touch of enchantment with a tiny fairy or gnome.

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Bring a container from home or let us help you choose the right vessel for your new miniature garden from our selection at the store. Leave this hands on workshop with a greater knowledge of container gardening in small scale and your own unique miniature design. 

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We are really excited about this fun and creative workshop, and can’t wait to see what you all create from our lovely assortment of miniature plants and accessories.

Gardening in Miniature Workshop

With Brittany 

Sunday October 6th

2:00-4:00 pm

Registration: $20

Please stop by the garden center or give us a call at 919-460-7747 to get registered.

Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs Workshop

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Fall is just around the corner, and that means students everywhere are preparing to head back to the classroom. Here at Garden Supply Co., we're ready to join in on the fun with a full schedule of upcoming classes and  workshops for autumn and into the holidays. First up, "Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs" with Stephen.

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Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs Workshop

Cool season vegetables and herbs are here and we are ready to help you learn how to plant, grow, and harvest a bounty of home-grown edibles this Fall.  Stephen will lead two classes on Sat., Aug. 17th and Sat., Aug.24th at 10am.

The $25 class fee includes light refreshments, 3 FREE packs of veggies, and 20% off fertilizer, insecticide, and fungicides the day of the class.  In addition, when you purchase any size of our EZ-GRO and Victory 8 Gardens, your class is FREE!  

Dates:

Saturday August 17th- (10 am-12 pm)

Saturday August 24th- (10 am-12 pm)

Registration:

Class fee is $25 and participants must pre-register. Registration is open now and can be made in-person at the garden center, or by calling us at 919-460-7747.

Gardeners for the Cure

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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?

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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.

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Race Details

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 more information on the event, please visit the Susan G. Komen Triangle website here, and our Gardeners for the Cure team page here. And thank you all for your support!

Earth Day 2013

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April 22nd, marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, an annual effort to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire actions to clean it up. The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is "The Face of Climate Change", as we see global changes impacting real people, animals, and beloved places all over the world everyday. We at Garden Supply Co. believe that everyone can do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve the planet’s health. To help you get started, here’s a few simple ideas of things you could do around your own home that can make a real difference.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Making a simple switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs will save energy and reduce the cost of your power bills. Compact fluorescents give the same amount of visible light, use less energy, and last longer than incandescent bulbs. And although the initial cost of compact fluorescents are higher, typical usage will save on average $40 in electricity costs over the lamp’s lifetime.

Plant a Tree

The simple act of planting a tree not only beautifies the landscape, it offers many environmental benefits as well. Trees improve our air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide from the air we breathe. Trees also lessen the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways and may reduce the effects of flooding. And many species of wildlife depend on trees for habitat. Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals. Not only that, trees provide the oxygen that we need to breathe.

Organic Landcare

Each year, thousands of tons of harmful chemicals are dumped onto neighborhood lawns, and into our water systems from lawn care companies in an attempt to keep our grassways green and weed free, with varying degrees of success. In an effort to reduce chemical wastage and over-use, Garden Supply Co.’s newest sister affiliate, Leapfrog Landcare offers a safer, more environmentally friendly approach. Leapfrog Landcare believes strongly in sustainability and supporting your local community. The majority of the products we use are produced locally and are organic. Like you, we would rather have our family hanging out on a chemical free lawn. Leapfrog Landcare is pleased to provide Compost Tea treatments, the best natural soil amendment on the planet for our local soils.

Compost

Composting offers the obvious benefits of resource efficiency and creating a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been landfilled. Compost is a soil amendment that can be incorporated into garden soil to help it retain moisture and nutrients. It improves the texture of problem soils and encourages the growth of microorganisms that maintain plant and soil health. And perhaps best of all, it’s a free and easy way to dispose of organic waste, which decreases trash pickups and landfill usage.

Earth Day Kids Workshop- Easy Compost Bins

Teach your kids valuable lessons that will last a lifetime in our new Earth Day Kids Compost Bin Workshop. We'll show them how to create healthy compost material from your own kitchen scraps and get them started with their own recyclable compost bin to take home. Simply bring in any size RubberMaid container and lid, and we'll help your child drill the proper drainage holes and personalize the outside of their bins, as well as provide the soil and newspapers needed to get started.

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Workshop is FREE, however registration is required, and you must bring your own compost container.

Earth Day Kids Compost Bin Workshop:

Saturday, April 20th from 10 am- 12 pm
Register In-Store or call us at 919-460-7747

For more information on Earth Day 2013, please visit the Earth Day Network.

Pinterest Party Workshop~ Altered Fairy Garden Books

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This week, we are excited to bring you the next in our series of Pinterest Party Workshops, Altered Fairy Garden Books.

Pinterest Party Fairy Garden Book

Pinterest Party Fairy Garden Book

In this workshop, we will be showing you how to create your own miniature garden in an unique vessel, a hollowed-out encyclopedia book. Workshop supplies include the waterproofed book, rocks, soil, and refreshments.

Your creativity provides the rest.

We are really excited about this fun and creative workshop, and can't wait to see what you all create from our lovely assortment of miniature plants.

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And wee garden accessories.....

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The possibilities are truly endless!

Pinterest Party Workshop~ Altered Fairy Garden Books

Wednesday, March 6:  10:00 am - 12 pm

Thursday, March 7:  6:00- 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 10: 2:00- 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $30 (supplies include book, stones, soil, and refreshments)

Registration is open now. Please register in-store, or give us a call at 919-460-7747

Annual Spring Garden Party

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday, March 2nd for our Annual Spring Garden Party! Not only are we rejoicing in the arrival of our favorite season, but we are also marking our 15th fabulous year here at the garden center! So we have lots of reasons to celebrate this spring!

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The festivities will be going on all day. Here's a line-up of what we have in store for you.

Meet the Pros for Advice:

5 minute "snapshot" designs with our professional landscape designers.

Expert lawn care from Leapfrog Landcare

Specialist on Grass and Vegetable Seeds from Wyatt Quarles (morning only)

For the Kids:

Free Face Painting: 11am-3 pm

Free Magician: 11am-2 pm

Secret Garden

Bubbles

For the Family:

Hot dogs off the grill

Pizza baked fresh in the outdoor oven

Tasty edibles we carry made with our favorite recipes

Local food merchants with delicious samples

Spend $100 and Spin the Wheel for a Great Prize

Don't forget to bring your camera for the many photo opportunities we'll have to offer

The Leo Club will be here from Panther Creek High School fundraising

*all events are free

Hope to see you all there!

Pinterest Party Workshop- Wine Bottle Terrariums

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Have you all discovered Pinterest yet? Whether you are looking for design ideas, doing a bit of party planning, or browsing for tonight's dinner menu, Pinterest has literally thousands of ideas at the touch of a fingertip. We've pulled together a few of our favorite projects to share with you this week. So we hope you will mark your calendars and join us as we kick off our 2013 Winter Workshop series with a special Pinterest Party Workshop.

Pinterest Party Workshop- Wine Bottle Terrariums

Thursday February 7th

6pm - 8pm

Fee: $25 Pre-registration is required

Join us Thursday, Feb. 7th from 6pm 'til 8pm for our Pinterest Party Workshop.  We will be making terrariums out of wine bottles like the one pictured above.  Your $25 class fee includes all you need to take home this re-purposed bottle to add a little sunshine in your winter decor.

Pinterest Party Workshop Add-On Project- Wine Glass Terrarium and/or Sedum Cork Magnets

Additional Fee: $15 each Add-On

And if you are feeling even more creative, we will also be making "wine glass" terrariums and sedum cork magnets (see picture above).  You can add one wine glass and/or 5 cork gardens for an additional $15 each.

This past week, we received a brand new shipment of "baby plants", perfect for creating miniature gardens and terrariums, like the wine bottle terrarium we'll be completing in class. Choose from your favorites during our workshop, and perhaps you'll want to take a few home with you, as well.

We hope to see you all this Thursday evening for our Pinterest Party. Registration is open, so stop by the shop or give us a call. Please let the girls know if you are doing an "add-on" so we can be sure to have plenty of supplies. And of course we will be serving wine and other beverages as well as little nibbles, too. Can't wait to see you all!

Small Business Saturday

Mark your calendars for a very special event this Saturday, November 24th.  Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday.

This year marks the third annual Small Business Saturday, sponsored by American Express. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. And we could not be more excited! Not only are we a small independent business our self, but Garden Supply Company is also proud to support many small businesses with the beautiful products we provide to you. From the freshest plant materials we bring in from small local growers, to the hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor from craftsmen and artisans across the country that fill our Greenhouse, we strongly believe in building a strong community by keeping things Small.

Shop Small and Get $25 Back

American Express wants to help you make a difference. Get a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express Card and use that card for a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on November 24th. Visit the American Express Small Business Saturday website to find out more and get your card registered to take advantage of this special offer.

Why Shop Small?

So what’s the advantage to shopping Small? Besides supporting your friends and neighbors, keeping your money circulating within your own community has multiple benefits that affect us all. According to statistics on the 3/50 Project website, for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a nation chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home. That's money that goes to your local fire department, police and neighbors.

So if you head out shopping this Saturday, we hope you will think of us, along with all the other fabulous small businesses in our community. Pledge to shop Small on November 24. If millions of Americans shop Small, it will be huge.