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TAGUA SEED JEWELS: SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

TAGUA SEED JEWELS: SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

Tagua Seeds are commonly known as ivory palms, ivory-nut palms or tagua palms. Its scientific name is phytelephas which means “Plant elephant.” Tagua is a botanical seed that grows in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. It has the same physical characteristics of elephant ivory, and is commonly referred to as vegetable ivory.  

Planning a private paradise: Landscaping tips for privacy

Planning a private paradise: Landscaping tips for privacy

Privacy is hard to come by in many neighborhoods around our area but we've got a solution for that! Plan your own private paradise this fall. It's the best time of year for planting trees and shrubs that will create a sense of natural wonder and privacy in your yard. 

Planting for the future: Cool season vegetable gardening

Planting for the future: Cool season vegetable gardening

What's cool to plant while you're hot? Cool season vegetables. That's what! Although the dog days of summer make it tough to think about milder days, they are coming and fall will be here before we know it. That means it's time to start planning and planting your cool season vegetable garden so that soon enough you'll be feasting on garden-to-table meals using your own fresh broccoli, cauliflower, beets, swiss chard, lettuce, kale, cabbage, radishes and your other favorite fall veggies.

Red, white and other hues: Celebrating your freedom to choose

Red, white and other hues: Celebrating your freedom to choose

We're all dressed in stars and stripes and we're all celebrating freedom. So why not dig down deep and celebrate on your own American turf by choosing to plant flowers bursting with color. Here are a few of our favorite reds, whites and other hues...

Garden to Table Recipe: Cinco de Cilantro-Cumber Margarita

Garden to Table Recipe: Cinco de Cilantro-Cumber Margarita

Who's ready for a fiesta?! We are! Gear up for Cinco de Mayo by grabbing some grub from your garden (cilantro and cucumbers to be specific) to hand-craft your own garden to table cocktail. We know you'll love this Cinco de Cilantro-Cumber Margarita just as much as we do!

Ride the wave: Best practices for petunia hanging baskets

Ride the wave: Best practices for petunia hanging baskets

Anyone can buy a colorful hanging basket but it takes a little know-how to keep them full of color all summer long. Take the following steps to ensure your hanging basket of petunias stays bountiful and blooming throughout the dog days of summer.

An eggs-ellent DIY adventure for little gardeners

An eggs-ellent DIY adventure for little gardeners

If you're looking for an over-easy DIY project for the kiddos over the Easter holiday, this is an eggs-ellent adventure for the little ones. Just follow these seven steps and they'll be well on their way to planting their first flower garden. 

Three easy steps to grow your own lettuce container garden

Three easy steps to grow your own lettuce container garden

Lettuce be grateful for the bounties of the earth by growing our own veggies this Spring. Garden to table salads couldn't be an easier way to begin. Looking for a place to start? Take these three steps and you'll be on your way to growing your own nutritional salad base in just a few hours. 

Flower Power: Fresh Floral Finds

Flower Power: Fresh Floral Finds

It's time to put the petal to the metal. By that, we mean get out your trowel because it's high time to add some color to your life by adding flowers to your landscape in celebration of the arrival of Spring. We have some amazing new arrivals for you to check out. Ready? Set. Grow! 

New year, new yard: How to plan for paradise

New year, new yard: How to plan for paradise

Landscaping can be like learning a second language if you’re not a pro. But it’s also a pretty fun way to spend time outdoors creating your own private paradise. Follow these steps to help start your new year with a new yard...

DIY Christmas: Holiday Centerpieces

DIY Christmas: Holiday Centerpieces

It's the most wonderful time of the year and that means we're hands-on at Garden Supply Company! Interested in creating a holiday centerpiece using greenery from your own landscape or some we've picked fresh from the farm? Here's how...

Garden to Table Recipe: Creamy Chia Carrot-Ginger Soup

Garden to Table Recipe: Creamy Chia Carrot-Ginger Soup

Nothing beats homemade soup of the day when many of the ingredients come straight from your own garden. Try this delicious recipe for one of our favorite soups using as many fresh vegetables and fruits as you can from your own yard and home. 

Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Gardeners

Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Gardeners

Santa's on his way and we hope all of you gardeners have been good this year because we have nine stocking stuffer ideas for the bearded guy with the red suit to gift you for your gardening pleasure in the year to come.

Winter color: Trees & shrubs to brighten your landscape

Winter color: Trees & shrubs to brighten your landscape

Your landscape doesn't have to goto shambles in the winter. No need to think it's all dead and gone. The Fall season is actually the best time to plant trees and shrubs to maximize growth and color. Take a look at just a few of our  featured evergreen trees and shrubs that stay colorful all year long. 

She's a beaut! All about Beautyberry

She's a beaut! All about Beautyberry

When Fall has set in, we tend to grab flats upon flats of pansies and violas as well as carts full of mums to provide pops of color in our gardens. But why not think out of the box? Fall gardens in North Carolina don't have to look drab or generic. 

The perfect pansy: A recipe for planting success

The perfect pansy: A recipe for planting success

Pansies are a staple for every Fall garden. Not sure how to plant pansies for maximum color and growth? Use this easy recipe for planting success to be sure you're using the proper soil, fertilizer and technique for your Fall pansy plot this year. Our short video below will walk you through this quick tutorial. Happy planting!