At the end of every rainbow, there’s a pot of gold and by that we mean a pot full of fragrant flowers and foliage. Container gardens are easy to maintain. They’re practically in the palm or your hand and, oftentimes, moveable so who doesn’t want to garden in pretty pots? Whether they’re for show on your front porch or for the veggies that you’re hoping to start early in the back, take a look at these five easy tricks of the trade to be sure you say no to pot rot and yes to a pot of gold...
October is here and there aren't many front porches or stoops that won't soon be graced by gourds and bright orange (or white!) pumpkins making way for the season of candy corn, scary movies and children dressed up as cheery princesses or creepy ghouls. And while we love the tradition of carving faces into pumpkins–creepy or cute, we have another idea that might just tickle your Halloween decor fancy. Why not make your pumpkin your fall front porch pot? Here's how:
I'm back today to share more of the beautiful blooming plants we have waiting for you down at Garden Supply. If you're thinking that your patio and container gardens could use a little pick-me-up in this intense July heat, we have plants for you. And lots of them. Even in the full heat of summer, we are receiving fresh shipments of bloomers every week that are just perfect for adding a spark of interest to the tired summer landscape. Just look at the burst of color this tropical pink mandevilla vine adds to a simple container planting. They really are easy to care for, and add color wherever they are growing. This sunny tropical really enjoys sun....and we all know we have plenty of that these days.
Another great choice for the patio garden is the ever-popular Wave petunia, and we have some fabulous choices in stock at the garden center right now. Anyone interested in a little "Double Wave"? of spreading petunias?
Double Wave petunias offer fabulous, frilly flowers with Wave performance perfect for mixed containers, baskets and gardens. Look for these lovely flowers in white, purple, and blue velvet varieties at the garden center.
Another petunia that really caught my eye this week is this unusual Black Velvet variety. Black Velvet presents the world’s only black petunia. It is a perfect fit for premium containers and baskets as this petunia partners well with many other sun lovers, and the rare color form is sure to add a ton of visual interest to the garden.
These upright, mounded petunias are early to flower, have a tightly branched habit and are filled with color all season. Black Velvet is easy to grow with no special culture needed.
And don't forget........if you have considered adding a fountain or pond to your landscape, this is a great time. From now, until the end of the month, ALL fountains and pond-building supplies are 20% OFF. We have a wide array of fountains from “table-top” styles to grand statements. We offer delivery and installation of fountains as well as design and installation of ponds and waterfalls. Come check out our fabulous selection.
Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I hope your weeks are off to a wonderful start. I have a few bits of news to share with you today about some of our upcoming events this week down at Garden Supply. I hope you all can join us this Thursday evening for a few fun hours of Wine & Design. Stop in between 6:00pm and 8:00pm and have one of our designers assist you with ideas on plantings for your spring containers. Bring yourself, a group of friends, or put together a little work outing. Wine and light snacks will be served. This event is free but sign-up is requested at (919)460-7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And Dad's - Don't forget Mother's Day this year is May 9th. Bring your kids in on Sunday May 2nd between 1 pm - 4 pm and let them plant a summer blooming annual in a pot that they can decorate special, just for Mom.
We have so many stunning blooming plants available right now that would make wonderful gifts for that special mother or grandmother in your life. We also have tons of fabulous and gorgeous gift ideas in the Greenhouse.
We also offer gift certificates in any dollar amount, and we have free gift wrapping services, as well!
Hope you can join us this week down at the garden center. And I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.