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A Perennial Favorite, the Rose

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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.

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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.

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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Garden Party logo

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

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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!

Last Minute Valentine Ideas

This is it. Just one more day until Valentine's Day. And for those of you looking for something a bit unique and special for your sweeties this year, we have tons of fabulous last minute gift ideas for you!

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Now we all know that flowers are the number one gift for Valentine's Day, and at Garden Supply Co., we have flowers! This year, why not give your loved ones flowers that last?

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Our Greenhouse is literally bursting with beautiful live plants in every shape, size, and color. We have all your favorites like Cyclamen, Hyacinths, Daisies, and Violets, to more rare and exotic beauties, like Orchids.

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And of course everyone loves roses for Valentine's Day.

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Here's more peeks at just a few of our stunning blooming plants.

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And for that extra added touch, we have lots of fun metal flower stakes to dress up your pots. Like this little charmer.

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Or these...

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Besides flowers, we have many unique and beautiful gift items in the Greenhouse, including these sweet frames.

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And canvases.

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This is truly just a small sampling of the beautiful Valentine ideas you will find in the Garden Center. And don't forget that we offer free gift wrapping and gift cards, too!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you from all of us at Garden Supply Co!

Still Going Strong

Hi everyone!  I hope you've had a chance to stop by Garden Supply to enjoy the festivities of our annual Spring Garden Party.  But if you haven't yet, not to worry, the party is still going strong!  We're going to be celebrating all week with special activities and local experts who are available to answer all your gardening questions. Not only that, our sale is still going on, as well.  Stop by and enjoy 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchases now through Saturday, March 20th. All of us at the garden center want to thank everyone who came out over the weekend and helped make our annual spring party a huge success.  From our wonderful customers to our fellow community businesses, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Big thanks to Mamma Mia for the delicious pizza baked right here in our very own brick oven.  Also to Great Harvest Bread for the yummy baked goods and to Shady Arbour for the fabulous locally roasted coffee and The Wine Merchant for the tasty samplings.

Another big thanks to No Worries for the wonderful music.  We look forward to seeing you back here next Saturday, March 20th for our big festival wrap-up.

And thanks also to the Cary Gallery of Artists for sharing your talents with us. Cary Gallery of Artists is a nonprofit gallery in downtown Cary's Ashworth Village, featuring more than 20 local artists whose genres include painting, clay art, photography, stained and fused glass, and jewelry.  They also offer classes so you, too, can express your creativity.

And speaking of creativity, look at our fabulous children's community art project we're working on all week.

I think we have some pretty talented citizens, don't you?

We've had lots of fun activities for the kiddos down at the garden center.  Come back Saturday the 20th for more fun with art, seed planting, a ladybug bean bag toss, bee keeping activity sheets and face-painting.   Stop by and visit with The Grove School of Cary while you're here.  The Grove School is a fresh new preschool with a very earth-friendly approach to teaching. You're going to love their style.

We've been having a wonderful time, and the party's just getting started!  Come join us for the fun!  And I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.