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.
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!
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?
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.
And of course everyone loves roses for Valentine's Day.
Here's more peeks at just a few of our stunning blooming plants.
And for that extra added touch, we have lots of fun metal flower stakes to dress up your pots. Like this little charmer.
Besides flowers, we have many unique and beautiful gift items in the Greenhouse, including these sweet frames.
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!
At this point in time, all the kids have once again returned to school in Wake County, and if you're anything like me, your thoughts are starting to turn to the change in season. Seems like hints of fall are definitely making an appearance. I've noticed a few leaves starting to turn, a slight crisp feeling to the air, and darkness coming a little bit earlier each evening.
Fall is one of our favorite times of year at the garden center. This is a great time of year to plant new plants, or transplant crowded older plants in the landscape. We have lots of fresh plant materials in stock now for all your fall planting needs, with more arriving weekly. Now is a great time to put in new trees and shrubs, as well as perennials and ornamental grasses. We also have cool season veggies in stock, plus a fresh supply of herbs that will get you through until winter. Planting now will help your tender new plants get firmly established before the heat of next summer sets in.
Besides lots of new plant materials, we also have plenty of exciting new home decor and gift items in the Greenhouse for the upcoming change of season. Halloween, one of my all-time favorite holidays of the year, has hit the shop. Here's a peek at just a few of the new goodies we have for you down at Garden Supply Co.
This is truly just a peek of what's in store for you! Come on over to visit us, and see for yourself!
Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday to you! Today I have a few fun home decor and gift items to share with you that are perfect for all you Do-It-Yourself folks out there. If you are looking for that personalized touch to add to your homes or that special one-of-a-kind gift idea,we've got you covered. And if you haven't been into the Greenhouse lately, do stop by. We've got new goodies arriving daily that you won't want to miss.
Like these adorable scarecrow kits that will add a charming touch to your harvest decor.
Young and old alike are going to love these metal gourd kits. Simply insert the pieces as you like into a pumpkin or gourd, creating a smiling face in no time. This kit can be reused year after year, and works equally well in real or faux pumpkins. Doesn't this scarecrow look adorable in the planting basket with a touch of recycled paper as a ruff? And if you like this guy, you'll love the turkey kit, too.
The turkey kit comes complete with metal head, feet, and tail-feathers to make one adorable, re-usable turkey decoration every year.
Another wonderful do-it-yourself project in the Greenhouse right now is the Remake It wine cork trivet.
Recycle your old wine corks into a trivet with this easy kit. Simply twist your corks onto the metal trivet, and you are done. It's as simple as that. What a perfect way to showcase corks from your travels or special gatherings and occasions. Makes a fabulous gift for the wine enthusiast on your list. And, it's a great way to recycle, as well.
If you're looking for truly personalized artwork, take a look. You can spell any name, word, or phrase with these mix and match alphabets and create your very own one-of-a-kind personalized masterpiece.
Each letter of the alphabet is represented with a unique black and white photo using architectural elements for the font. We have 3, 4, 5, 6, or more celled frames to help you create the perfect art piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you all soon down at Garden Supply.
Come take a walk with me through the Greenhouse. There are LOTS of new goodies arriving daily that will brighten your homes, celebrate the upcoming change of season, and put you in the mood for a little holiday fun. I've brought my camera along. Let's see what's new together.
This is just the beginning of the new treasures to see down at Garden Supply. If you're in the area, stop in and say hello. We'd love a visit from you. Remember, also, we would be happy to mail you a goody or two from the Greenhouse if you can't make it in soon.
Thanks so much for dropping by today! I'll be back before long with more snippets from the garden.
Hi everyone and happy Wednesday to you all! I've just come from Garden Supply where I toured the Greenhouse to peek at all the new goodies that have been arriving for Fall and Halloween. And of course I brought my camera. So how would you like to take a little tour with me? We can see what's new together.
This is just a small sampling of what you'll find in store for you down at the garden center. Come see for yourself.......
If you DARE!!!!
Good evening everyone and happy Monday to you! I hope your weeks are off to a wonderful start. We have a couple of special deals going on this week at Garden Supply that I am excited to share with you. It's hot outside, that's true, and gardening might not be tops on your to-do list right now, but these deals are too good to miss! First off, Keith was able to find a fabulous deal on B-Grade mulch that we are happy to be able to pass along to you, our treasured customers. If you are needing to mulch your large natural areas or playgrounds, this is the special for you. Now thru August 15th you can get this mulch for just $10 per yard. And to make it even "sweeter",we are offering free delivery in Cary, Apex, and Morrisville. ($20.00 delivery elsewhere). Now that's a deal!
Another deal you won't want to miss is our 50% markdown on all last minute summer annuals. Freshen up your bedding areas and container gardens with a pop of bright color that will last until fall, and enjoy spectacular savings. We still have lots of fresh and beautiful plants to choose from.
And for those of you who may have missed out on our Gardener's For the Cure drive earlier this summer, it's not too late to get in on the great deal we have going.
We are still offering a 12% discount card good on ALL purchases at Garden Supply through the end of the year for every $100 or more donation made to the Komen Foundation. We also have our adorable team tees available for $10.
In other news, Fall and Halloween decor items are arriving daily to the Greenhouse. Come check them out because these goodies tend to head out the door about as quickly as they come in.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Hope to see you all soon!
Good evening everyone and happy Saturday to you! I hope you all are having a marvelous weekend so far. If you have ventured over here in the past couple of weeks, you probably couldn't miss the state of flux and chaos in the store. Since we had to move everything around to replace the plastic on the roof, Deb decided it was a good time to move LOTS around! We are gearing up for Fall and making room for all the new gifts and decor coming in. And on that note, Deb and gang went off to the Atlanta Market this morning! I can't wait to see what's new and trendy not only for now, but the Spring season as well. I will fill you in when they get back next week.....and start expecting new products to arrive by the end of the month. And in the mean time, come beat the heat with a little summer sale on all our indoor and outdoor water fountains and features. When it's this hot outside, sometime just the sound of running water will help keep things cool. 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.
I also want to remind everyone that there are still some great deals to be had on remaining clearance items in the Greenhouse. All sale stickers are marked at least 50% off...pink tag items are 70% off.
All Tyler Candle products are 70% markdown. And there are plenty of remaining sale goodies on our sidewalk sale carts marked at 70% off.
So although things may be burning outside, we've got some real cool deals for you down at Garden Supply. Come check us out and stop back here soon for information on what's in store for you after our fun shopping spree in Atlanta.
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekends.
Hello everyone and happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start a brand new week. We have just experienced a "new beginning" down at Garden Supply with the completion of a new roof in our garden Greenhouse. Not a pleasant job by far in the heat of July, but we are excited to have that task now out of the way. Look for new items to start filtering into the Greenhouse soon, as our big buying trip is coming up next weekend. And in the meantime, there are still a few deals to be had on remaining pink tagged items. With this intense Piedmont summer heat, many lawns and gardens are starting to take a beating. We recommend continued use of Drought Defense to aid in water absorption and retention in planting beds and sodded areas.
And for fescue lawn care in July, you can reduce stress on your lawn and enhance a dark green color with a little PH correction. PH refers to the acidity of your soil. Contact your agricultural extension to find out how to take a soil sample and retrieve the results. After determining your PH you can use pelletized lime to correct it.
Hope these tips get your lawns and gardens in tip-top shape in no time. As always, our experts are standing by with answers to all your questions.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a marvelous holiday weekend so far! All of us at Garden Supply would like to wish you a very happy and safe 4th of July! The garden center will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, so that we can celebrate the holiday with friends and family. Be sure to stop by yet today to pick up all your last minute patriotic table setting and home decor pieces. We still have lots of beautiful items, and the best thing is........
all patriotic home and garden decor is now 40% off!!
Happy 4th of July folks!!
Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Can you all believe that it's mid-week already? And that we are about to start a new month? I don't know where the time manages to go, but I sure wish I could slow things down a bit. I want this summer to last! And speaking of summer, we've still got some hot summer deals going on down at Garden Supply that I would love to share with you. Just in time for the 4th of July holiday right around the corner, our entire line of patriotic home and garden decor is on sale. That's right! Every item of home and garden decor in the greenhouse is now 20% off through Friday, July 2nd. Take a peek at some of the festive summer and holiday items we have available.
Whether you are planning a big party, having a BBQ with the neighbors, or spending a quiet day at home with the family, we have a ton of festive goodies to put you in the holiday spirit. Not only can you make a POW with a firecracker table display, simple red, white, and blue items can make a bold statement, as well. Pair a trio of red vases with a single white piece for a strong impact, like on our white bookcase here. Arrangements like these can last you throughout the summer and bring a touch of brightness to your home decor.
Look at how this arrangement of red, white, and blue items adds a holiday flair to this table display. Here's a peek at some of our other patriotic items, too.
Here's one of my favorite items in the Greenhouse right now.
It is time to celebrate, and we've got your holiday decorating needs covered. Come check out these fabulous items and enjoy big savings on our entire line of home and garden decor. Plus, we still have pink tagged items in the Greenhouse for 50% off!
And not only that, all trees and shrubs are currently 20% off, too! It's getting hotter out there, but this is still actually a good time to garden, as your plants will "root in" quicker. Just be sure to water everything 1" per week.
Happy End of June, everyone! Hope to see you soon down at Garden Supply!
Hello everyone and happy Saturday! The temperatures are sure rising these days. It has been one hot June, and we've got some hot summer deals to match down at Garden Supply that you will not want to miss. Stop by the garden center and enjoy 20% savings off all trees, shrubs, and home & garden decor. And in addition, for this weekend only, we have some extra special deals to throw into the mix. We have added Hydrangeas, (excluding "Limelight" variety), Rhododendrons, and Green-leaf Hypericums, Buy one, Get one free. Those shrubs are great in afternoon shade if you are lucky enough to have some! Also, ALL perennials, mix and match, are on SALE. Choose 10 Perennials, get 20% off, choose 20 and get 30% off!
Believe or not, this still a great time of year to plant because plants "root in" quicker. Our only caution is that if you are going out of town for more than 7 days, have a friend come by to water, as everything needs an inch a week.
The upcoming forecast shows some promise of relief from the heat, so come in this weekend while it's hot and the sales are even hotter! Hope to see you all soon down at Garden Supply!
Hello everyone and happy Thursday! The weekend will be here before we know it and we've got some fabulous events going on at Garden Supply to start this weekend off with style. First of all, we have a truly SUPER SALE going on that you won't want to miss. We're heading to market in July and need to make room for all the new goodies. Tons of home and garden decor pieces are now marked 50% off in the Greenhouse. This sale lasts through Friday morning. After that, we'll be getting ready for the auction Saturday. So HURRY in and get your hands on these hot deals while they last!
Here's a peek at some of the items on sale. Take a look at this gorgeous table display. Every item on this table is reduced to 50%. And that's not all....every item in this bookcase is also 50% off.
We've got some big ticket items like furniture and display pieces also marked 50% off.
Every item marked with a pink ribbon is half off. Entire table displays and shelves filled with goodies are being cleared out. This sale is truly beyond anything we've done before.
Be sure to stop by before Friday morning to snatch up a few of these amazing deals, because after that, we turn our attention to our ANNUAL AUCTION being held Saturday, June 19th, another event you will not want to miss. Join us for a full day of fun at our best sale of the year by participating in our absolute auction. Registration begins at 8:00am. The bidding starts at 9:00 and will continue until all items are gone. Plants, trees, flowers, pots, urns, iron pieces, fountains and lots of other gift items will be auctioned off. It's easy, just register and get a number, bid and be competitive, finish up your landscaping and get it all at a great price.
Items are being pulled and set aside for this once-a-year event as I type. You can stop by late Friday afternoon for a preview, or early Saturday from 8-9 before bidding begins. We have a real auctioneer calling for us and keeping us on track. You will need to register for a number with which to do your bidding, with an easy check-out process at the end. If you need help with any large items you might purchase, you can arrange for delivery and/or installation with us at Garden Supply. Standard fees apply.
We'll also be grilling hot dogs and firing up the pizza oven again. And we're looking forward to all the fun! Hope to see you soon at the garden center.
Good morning, everyone! In honor of June being Perennial Gardening Month, I thought I would share a few tips and tricks for successful perennial gardening as well as more of my favorite perennial plants down at Garden Supply. We have so many beautiful plants to choose from, as always, and the display of color coming from the perennial tables is truly a site to behold right now. Guaranteed we have a ton of great choices to inspire some summer gardening at your house, just in time to catch the peek of warm-weather blooming.
Dramatic Oriental lilies add interest to the summer garden. Their large flowers bloom atop tall stems with a powerful fragrance that intensifies as the sun goes down. These stunning Mona Lisa lilies offer soft pink flowers with darker pink veins and a deep blush in the center, and dark, showy speckles. The shorter size and prolific blooms of this lily make it an excellent choice for containers. They perform best in full sun in rich well drained soil either in the gardens or in patio containers. They make great companions with other bulbs, perennials and are great butterfly plants.
Lilies can be successfully planted March-September in Zones 3-9.
Isn't this Sights of Summer dahlia a real eye-catcher? This yellow and red bloomer boasts 4" blossoms that will light your garden with color. Sights of Summer grows only 20-24" tall, making it an excellent border plant.
With a blast of different colors, shapes and sizes, Dahlias bring life and beauty to your landscape in summer and into the fall months. The diversity of Dahlias allow you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design, from low growing border plants to stately background plantings which may reach six feet in height. Dahlias make excellent cut flowers, which typically last about a week in the house.
These tender tubers bloom best in full sun and will tolerate most soil types, but prefer a sandy, well draining soil. If you have a heavy, clay soil try adding sand or peat moss to lighten it. Dahlias are summer blooming tubers which are generally only hardy in Zones 7-11. In the majority of the country, they must be planted each spring and then cut back and dug each fall after the first killing frost.
Blue Stocking monarda didyma was chosen perennial of the month in July 1998. Hummingbirds and butterflies can't resist this plant! It is easy to grow and is mildew-resistant. It can be somewhat invasive in the South, so don't be afraid to trim it back. The leaves give off a pleasant aroma and can be steeped in boiling water for tea. Monarda is best used in the border in combination with other plants of similar height.
When planted in rich, moist soil monarda are easy to grow and relatively trouble free. They will spread quickly, so individual plantings are encouraged. To control the spread, trim small shoots around the edges of the plant. Deadheading is helpful on young, vigorously growing plants to prolong blooming, but may not be as effective on older plants.
And now here are a few tips for successful perennial gardening for the month of June. Herbaceous perennials are highly prized for their ornamental features and their ease of culture.That, however, does not mean that they require NO maintenance. Adherence to a summer schedule of maintenance duties will enhance the beauty of the garden and allow perennials to flourish.
June is the month to shear the tops of spring bloomers to ensure uniform and ornamental foliage for the remainder of the season. Grass shears can be used for this task. At this time you should also cut back the foliage of spring-flowering daffodils and tulips that bloomed at least six weeks previously.
Early to mid-June is also a good time to cut back by half tall late season bloomers to control height and eliminate the need for staking. Perennials treated in this manner will mature at a shorter height and may flower slightly later than unpruned perennials. Plants that respond to this treatment include aster selections, artemisia, boltonia, Joe-pye weed, rudbeckia and Autumn Joy sedum. During June and throughout the summer season, plan to deadhead spent flowers as the need arises. This practice has the effect of improving the overall appearance of the plant, eliminating an abundance of unwanted seedlings, and promoting a continued bloom period or later re-bloom. Plants that require deadheading include coreopsis, daylilies, garden phlox, and others.
Hope these tips will get you on your way to a successful perennial garden in no time. As always, our friendly experts are on hand 7 days a week to assist you in all your gardening needs. If you've got questions, we've got answers.
Be sure to mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 19th for our Annual Auction. Join us for a full day of fun at our best sale of the year by participating in our absolute auction. Plants, trees, flowers, pots, urns, iron pieces, fountains and lots of other gift items will be auctioned off. It's easy, just register and get a number, bid and be competitive, finish up your landscaping and get it all at a great price.
We will be grilling hot dogs and firing up the pizza oven again. Also look for some other great deals throughout the nursery and gift area.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.
Hello everyone and happy Thursday to you! Hope you've all been having wonderful weeks and are gearing up with big plans for your weekend. For many of you with children on the traditional calendar, this week marks the end of this school year and the official beginning of summer! Hope you'll take a moment to stop in Garden Supply and capture a real burst of the summer brightness and color that is blooming throughout the nursery grounds. Don't forget that the 2010 NC Triangle Race for the Cure is this Saturday, June 12th at Meredith College. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined our Gardener's for the Cure team to help raise money for breast cancer research. We are so excited to announce that we have met our goal of raising $10,000, and we owe it all to you! We couldn't have done it without you! For those of you who would like to register still, today is the last day for online registration. Everyone who registers by midnight tonight will receive a special 12% discount card for all your Garden Supply purchases for the rest of this year, and will be entered in our drawing to win a $500 gift certificate from us. It's our little way of saying thanks. Go here to register for our team.
After today, you can still register for the race at one of the Komen pick up sites. You can see all the important race day information here.
And now I have a burst of summer color to share with you, fresh from the perennial tables down at Garden Supply.
Just look at this lovely selection of daylilies that are just waiting to add a touch of brightness to your summer gardens. Daylilies are rugged, adaptable, vigorous perennials that endure in a garden for many years with little or no care. Daylilies adapt to a wide range of soil and light conditions. They establish quickly, grow vigorously, and survive winters with little or no injury. Each daylily plant produces an abundance of flower buds that open over a long period of time. There are many varieties, a wide range of flower colors, and the flowers continue during the heat of the summer.
The Suncrest daylily grows 3-4 feet tall and produces large butter-yellow blooms that are splashed and speckled with maroon.
Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and are not true lilies. This Greek word is made up of two parts: hemera meaning day and kallos meaning beauty. The name is appropriate, since each flower lasts only one day.
This beautiful Rosy Returns daylily produces masses of rose colored flowers from summer to fall.
Daylilies grow best in full sun. They will tolerate light shade, but flower best with a minimum of six hours of direct sun. Light shade during the hottest part of the day keeps the flowers fresh. Daylilies should not be planted near trees and shrubs that are likely to compete for moisture and nutrients.
KoKomo Sunset offers clusters of large 4" wide deep gold flowers with a burgundy-red eye, light ruffle, and a green throat.
Although daylilies are adaptable to most soils, they do best in a slightly acidic, moist soil that is high in organic matter and well drained. Daylilies can be planted almost any time the soil can be worked. Till the soil deeply before planting. Work in well-rooted manure or compost to increase organic matter. Apply fertilizer based on a soil test. Dig a hole large enough for the roots without bending or crowding them.
Landscaper's Best Purple (left) and Little Wine Cup (right)
Dominic has deep maroon-red, almost-black blooms with just a bit of ruffling.
Daylilies typically grow one to four feet in height and produce numerous flower buds that are showy over a long period. They are useful in the perennial flower border, planted in large masses, or as a ground cover on slopes, where they form a dense mat in just a few years. And as you can see, we have a fabulous assortment of daylilies to chose from in every color range. Other varieties we have available include Conca d'Or, Stella d'Oro, Ann Warner, My Reggae Tiger, Sunday Gloves, Hyperion, Happy Returns, and Pardon Me. Come talk to our friendly experts on making the perfect selection for your garden.
And now, as promised, a little deal for you from the Greenhouse.
fabulous Tyler candles are now on sale, buy one, get one free! The Tyler Candle Company offers you many great ideas for gift giving regardless of the occasion. The perfect gift for you or someone special, Tyler offers a wide variety of scents to suite every personality. The diverse fragrances and products offered by Tyler Candle Co. will help you to enhance your homes ambiance and aesthetic.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Hope to see you soon down at Garden Supply.
Hi everyone and happy Friday to you all! Another weekend has rolled around again and the grounds at Garden Supply are looking as beautiful as ever. Late spring, early summer is blessing us with tons of beautiful blossoms at the garden center, and I am so excited to share with you some of my favorites of the week.
As you can see, the perennial and annual tables are absolutely bursting with color. The roses are magnificent right now and the hydrangeas are out of this world. Scroll down a post or two to see more details on those. I also mentioned previously the early blooming crape myrtle, Zuni, which continues to wow down at the garden center. Now joining the Zuni in full bloom are the Natchez and Tonto varieties of crape.
The Natchez Crape Myrtle is a best seller, made popular by being a fast growing tree that blooms all summer long. It grows very rapidly at 3-5 feet a year and is tolerant of many climates. The pure white blooms explode in brilliance against the tree’s deep green leafy canopy from June through September. A Natchez Crape Myrtle also gives you the unusual bark coloring of cinnamon on the trunk and stems, along with its smooth, sleek distinctive texture.
The new Tonto Crape Myrtle gives you huge, dark pink blooms throughout the summer. This is the perfect tree if you want to add vibrant color to your lawn, but have limited yard space. This crape myrtle matures to 8-15 ft., making it the perfect tree to tuck away in tight areas. However, it will soon attract attention with its abundance of dark pink flowers that last from late spring to early fall.
The Zuni tops out at about 12', making it the ideal choice for small yards and screening hedges. Blooming early summer through fall, Zuni features larger, dark lavender flower trusses, improved hardiness, and handsome peeling bark. Excellent fall foliage color from orange-red to maroon.
Another blooming tree that caught my eye this week is the stunning Southern Magnolia. Native to the southeastern United States, the magnolia is a large striking evergreen tree with large dark green leaves and large white fragrant flowers. Widely cultivated around the world, over a hundred cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. We are excited to offer several varieties at Garden Supply, including this 'Little Gem' magnolia.
Little Gem Magnolia
This cultivar of Southern Magnolia has a compact, upright growth habit more typical of a multi-stemmed shrub than a single-trunked tree. It grows at a slow rate to a height of perhaps 30 to 35 feet with an 8 to 12-foot spread. ‘Little Gem’ Southern Magnolia forms a dense, dark green oval or pyramidal shape, making it suited for screen or hedge planting.
The Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora is a medium to large evergreen tree which may grow 27.5 m (90 ft) tall. It typically has a single stem and a pyramidal shape. The leaves are dark green, stiff and leathery, and the large, showy, citronella-scented flowers are white, up to 30 cm (12 in) across and fragrant, with 6–12 petals with a waxy texture, emerging from the tips of twigs on mature trees in late spring. Flowering is followed by a rose-colored fruit.
We also offer the Dwarf Southern Magnolia, a heavy bloomer with white, 6-inch flowers appearing in spring and again in summer. Its narrow, evergreen form is 20 to 25 feet high by 10 to 15 feet wide. Green leaves are rusty bronze underneath.
I wanted to share with you a fun new line of Americana home decor items just in to the Greenhouse. These adorable pieces are full of spirit and are just waiting to brighten your homes this summer season.
And don't forget our Gardener's for the Cure team, part of the 2010 NC Triangle Race for the Cure, being held June 12th. If you have not joined the team yet, it is not too late. We are getting close to our goal of raising $10,000, but we still have a little way to go. Every penny goes to research for finding a cure for breast cancer, and we appreciate each and every pledge. So much so, in fact, that we are offering a special 12% discount card for all your Garden Supply purchases for the rest of this year. Register with us at the nursery, or online here. Help us in this fight against breast cancer.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. See you all down at Garden Supply.
Hi everyone! We are so looking forward to this evening and our first ever Wine & Design Trunk Show. We will be bringing you some of the latest fashions and current trends along with tips and advice on what to keep in your closets this spring and what to let go. Moon and Lola from downtown Apex will be sharing their unique hand-crafted jewelry, and Lynne Ogburn Designs will be here to share their one-of-a-kind "gems from the garden" jewelry as well. Come share a glass of wine with us and enjoy a different kind of evening in the garden. Festivities are from 6-8 pm. Please RSVP to 460-7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I also wanted to share with you a few updates on some of the gardening projects I've been working on at my home. You all may remember my Topsy-Turvy tomato planting test garden from one month ago. We receive so many inquiries about the unique Topsy-Turvy planters down at Garden Supply, that I decided to give it a try and see how well they work. I was initially quite charmed by the whole concept, and found my planters rather easy to set-up, even working on my own. And now one month later, I still find the Topsy-Turvy planter to be a fun little gadget. All you need to get started is a planter, one bag of good potting soil, and your plant.
Here is what my planter looked like on day one.
And here it is 4 weeks later. As you can see, it has grown tremendously, and is setting its first tomatoes. Look at how healthy the foliage looks. One benefit to this growing style is it keeps the plants up above the ground where most garden pests reside, greatly reducing the chances of having a buggy plant.
The key so far has seemed to be selecting a nice sunny spot for the planter, and making sure it receives adequate watering. Remember, the Topsy-Turvy is a container and needs to be watered on a regular basis. As temperatures heat up, that means checking your planter every day. To decide if your planter could use more water, heft the bag. If it's heavy, leave it alone another day, but if it feels light as a feather, it's time for more water.
We also have the Topsy-Turvy Strawberry Planter and the Hot Pepper Planter in the garden center. I've planted strawberries and a tomato together in my second planter at home, which I will share with you soon. but we also have test planters of the Tomato and Hot Pepper Planters down at Garden Supply. Stop by and take a peek next time you're there.
And now, here's an updated photo of my Mother's Day Garden I've been creating against the back foundation wall of my house. Mom and I have a few plants left to get in the ground, but you can really see how the border is coming together.
If you would like to see more information on my shady Mother's Day garden, please go here. I've got tips on getting started and plant selection for those of you with similar planting opportunities in your yard. And as always, the experts at Garden Supply are standing by to help you with all your landscaping needs.
Hope to see many of you tonight at our Wine & Design! And I'll be back soon for more snippets from the garden.
Hello everyone! Hope your weeks are off to a wonderful start! We have some fun activities going on this week that I am excited to tell you about. First, I hope you all can join us this Thursday evening from 6-8 pm for our Wine & Design Trunk Show. Deborah's friend from Richmond is bringing her clothing boutique to us! She has a way of scouting the market for the best trends and wearable designs at affordable prices. She will be giving you a forecast of trends coming this way, advice on what to hold onto in your closet, and what to let go. Also, Lynne Ogburn Designs will be here with her "gems in the garden" a beautiful and creative jewelry line and Moon & Lola from downtown Apex will be here with their own line of handmade jewelry. So mark your calendar and invite your friends for a different night in the garden! Please RSVP for this event to 460-7747 or email at email@example.com. We would also like to invite you to The Page-Walker Arts & History Center on Saturday the 15th for their 1st annual Herb-Fest.
In addition to touring the Garden, festival-goers can watch herb cooking demonstrations and stroll through booths selling a wide variety of herbs, crafts and garden products. Vendors participating in Herbfest include: Bela Imports, Chatham Street Café, Dillardville Bird Houses, Garden Supply Company, Eva Green, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, J & M Garden Art, Bonnie King Soaps, The Little Herb House, The Meat House, The Thyme Savor, Wake County Herb Society, Natalie Winters and Whole Foods. Each will reflect the theme of this year’s Herbfest, which is gardening, herbs, native plants, perennials, nature, cooking, and the contribution these pursuits make to a healthy lifestyle. Live musical entertainment will be provided throughout the event by Chris Anderson and Gail Leonard, as well as a talented jazz trio from Enloe High School.
And don't forget that we have tons of gorgeous new plants arriving daily down at Garden Supply. Peak planting time is now so come on in and let us help you achieve the garden of your dreams this season. Our garden center is open 7 days a week and our experts are standing by.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you all back here soon for more snippets from the garden.