garden cary

NYE cocktail recipe: Pomegranate rosemary spritzer

NYE cocktail recipe: Pomegranate rosemary spritzer

The year is coming to a close and it’s the perfect time to celebrate with prosecco + something fresh from your garden! Grab a pomegranate + rosemary and get ready to ring in 2019 with the perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail!

Happy holly-days: The history of holly at Christmas

Happy holly-days: The history of holly at Christmas

The holiday season is officially here, and with it comes trees, lights, mistletoe + holly! These things are so much more than pretty decorations though—they’re tradition. While it could take a lifetime to learn about each Christmas tradition, you can’t say “holiday” without “holly”—so where did that one come from?

Give the gift of gardening: Stocking stuffers you’ll love

Give the gift of gardening: Stocking stuffers you’ll love

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means it’s time to stuff those stockings! If you’ve got a green thumb or two in your family, GSCO is the perfect place to grab your garden goodies!

‘Tis the Season! Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Home

‘Tis the Season! Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Home

Halloween is over which means it’s finally time to start thinking about Thanksgiving + all of those fantastic December holidays! As we say goodbye to pumpkins, bats + spider webs, we can welcome in lush garland, ornaments + tons of holiday cheer. Want to deck the halls the right way this year? Check out these tips for decorating your home this holiday season.

Spooky sangria: Blood red wine, brandy, honey + spice recipe

Spooky sangria: Blood red wine, brandy, honey + spice recipe

Halloween is just a day away, and if the thought of trick or treating all night with the kids is starting to sink in, you might want to hear this recipe for the adults! Filled with blood red wine, brandy, honey + spice + everything nice, this spooky sangria is perfect for any Halloween party!

Oh my gourd! History of the Jack-o-lantern on Halloween

Oh my gourd! History of the Jack-o-lantern on Halloween

The season for tricks + treats is upon us! Kids of all ages can’t wait for candy and costumes. Pumpkins, spider webs and ghosts adorn front porches everywhere; and haunted houses and scary movies are the preferred form of entertainment for many this month. But why exactly do we have these traditions?

Bring your garden to life: How to grow the perfect azaleas this spring

Bring your garden to life: How to grow the perfect azaleas this spring

Nothing makes a spring garden sweeter than pops of color from flowers or shrubs. A member of the Rhododendron genus, azaleas are the perfect plant for making your garden come to life this season. They can be found in almost any color imaginable, and make a great year-round border for your front yard. Want to make your garden stand out this spring? Check out these simple tips to grow your azaleas!

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. 

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 ...

Garden to table recipe: Peach chia seed pudding

Garden to table recipe: Peach chia seed pudding

What's sweet as pie but healthy as a peach? Peach chia seed pudding. That's what! Yeah, yeah. Sounds kind of strange and not as good as pie but don't knock it until you've tried it. We guarantee you're going to love this healthy and energizing treat! 

Garden to Table Recipe: A Twist on the Tomato Sandwich

Garden to Table Recipe: A Twist on the Tomato Sandwich

No matter how you pronounce it––tuh-MAY-toh or tuh-MAH-toh––a tomato is a tomato. What matters is how they taste and everyone knows those tomatoes that we pick fresh from our veggie gardens are 500 times better than anything you could ever buy at the store. 

While all of us green thumbs tend to enjoy eating our tomatoes right there in the garden, fresh off of the vine, there are plenty of other ways to serve up the fruits of our labor. And when it comes to tomatoes, there's nothing like a good old tomato sandwich--Duke's mayonnaise, white bread and sliced tomato. It's that easy! But today, we'll share with you a twist on the tomato sandwich to add a little flare to your tradition. Give it a try...

Milkweed for Mondays: Attracting monarchs to your yard

Milkweed for Mondays: Attracting monarchs to your yard

Lay off the coffee. We know. Monday came all to soon. Feels like just yesterday and here she comes again. But while you're in the kitchen prepping dinner asking the kids if they've Got Milk? The butterflies are floating around the 'hood asking if you've Got Milkweed? 

Dads and their Dramms: Gardening gift ideas for Father's Day

Dads and their Dramms: Gardening gift ideas for Father's Day

If your dad is like most guys, he's got a collection of tools that fill the garage so full there isn't much room to pull in the old SUV. It takes a real macho man to play with flowers because a true man knows a little dirt don't hurt the soul. So why not pair the two and grab dad a last minute garden gadget for his tool toy chest and make gardening half the hassle and a little more fun. 

The ultimate vacation plant: Summertime succulents

The ultimate vacation plant: Summertime succulents

Some like it hot and succulents are some of those plants. Most succulents are native to dry desert areas which means they do well in the heat of the summer around here. 

Let's get tropical: Hibiscus how to

Let's get tropical: Hibiscus how to

We can't all afford to fly to Hawaii this summer for a tropical vacation but it's safe to say a tropical plant purchase could fit in your budget. So let's bring the tropics home for a nice little stay-cation! Want to know how to best keep Hawaii's state flower blooming and healthy through the summer? Read our hibiscus how to. 

Pot O' Gold: Five tricks of the container gardening trade

Pot O' Gold: Five tricks of the container gardening trade

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...

Azaleas: Tips to Grow a True Southern Belle

Azaleas: Tips to Grow a True Southern Belle

If you're from the South, your yard has to have at least one azalea but chances are you've got them everywhere. When these evergreen shrubs begin to light up our landscapes with pops of color, this is how we know that Spring has sprung! 

If you're anything like us, you've already got Spring fever. This weather has us putting on our gardening gloves and ready to play in the dirt. If you're looking to add color to your yard this time of year, try planting a row of azaleas. They come in hundreds of shades ranging from deep magentas to pure white. Take a look at our tips to be sure you maximize your ROI (return on investment)...