The holiday season might be in the rearview for now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our poinsettias thriving! These beautiful red, yellow, white + even hot pink beauties can add color to your home all through the spring + then bloom again next holiday season. Plus, you’ll have something to cross off your shopping list for next Christmas. So what do you have to do to keep your poinsettias alive through the following holiday season? Check out these tips.
So far, this summer has been rather unique with its cooler than normal temperatures and cloudy gray skies. And although it's different and not very.........well, summery, the unusual weather patterns do have one distinct advantage. Whereas by now most folks don't want to step foot into the garden, this year the planting and growing season has been quite comfortably extended. So if you haven't done all the gardening you were hoping to, it's not too late to get out there. We've got tons of beautiful plants for you, including loads of new perennials, fresh from the farm. And now, while supplies last, we're excited to offer you some spectacular savings with our Farm-Fresh Perennials Sale at Garden Supply Co!
Farm-Fresh Perennials Sale
With our Farm-Fresh Perennials Sale, you can choose from ANY of our beautiful perennial plants in stock. Select all of one kind, or mix and match, the choice is yours. And best thing is, the more you buy, the more you save. Here's how it works.
Take 5% off 5-9 plants
Take 10% off 10-14 plants
Take 15% off 15-19 plants
Take 20% off 20 or more plants
To learn more about the sale and for help selecting the perfect perennial plants for your landscape, stop by the garden center. Our friendly staff is on hand seven days a week with answers to all your gardening questions. Hope to see you in the garden!
Cary, NC- April 16, 2011 Our first ever Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt for adults today has been a huge success! Even with the threat of stormy weather upon us, many of you have turned out to take advantage of our fantastic sale offer.
So to celebrate, we're extending our Eggstravaganza event all day today, AND all day tomorrow, Sunday April 17th, as well. Here's all the details.
Choose your plants from our fresh inventory of blooming annuals & perennials and our wide variety of trees & shrubs. Bring your selections to the register and draw an egg from the basket. All eggs contain a discount of 10%-60% off of your entire purchase.
So come stroll the gardens and enjoy all our beautiful new plants while taking advantage of our special Eggstravagaza sale to stock up on all your spring planting needs.
And while you're here, be sure to check out our Greenhouse for discounts on Easter goodies. All remaining Easter home decor and gifts are now 40% off!
See you all tomorrow!
If you love the fall and Halloween as much as I do, then you probably already know that Garden Supply has some of the best decor and gift items out there, perfect for decorating your homes and gardens this holiday season. Whether you're on the hunt for cute and sweet spooks, or eerie and creepy Halloween haunts, you will find just what you were looking for in the garden center.
We are truly excited about all the beautiful seasonal items Deb was able to find at market this year. And starting today, we are even more excited to announce some SPOOKTACULAR special offers for you.
Aren't these wooden jack-o-lantern plaques the cutest thing? Just purchase $45 or more on Halloween decor items, and choose from one of these decorative signs as our gift to you . That's a $16 value, yours free while supplies last.
Spend $50 or more on anything throughout the garden center and you can purchase a plaque for only $5. An incredible savings.
Ask our friendly designers for tips and tricks on decorating your home for the season. They have some fabulous ideas. Just look what they did with one of these cuties.
Attach the sign with some holiday ribbon to a grapevine wreath form and add a few decorative floral picks, and you have a fantastic Halloween wreath for your mantle or front door.
At these SPOOKTACULAR deals, these Halloween goodies won't last for long, so hurry in. We always love to have a visit from you.
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!
Hi everyone and happy Saturday to you! Time sure flies by quickly, does it not? Here we are at the last day of July already. Soon school will be starting up again for those on the traditional calendar, and thoughts will begin to turn towards cooler fall days and everything that goes along with them. But for today.......things are still hot, hot, hot. So why not chill out with the refreshing sound of water and enjoy special savings at the same time?
Today is the last day to beat the heat and enjoy 20% off on all water fountains and features down at Garden Supply. We have small table-top versions and large landscape designs, too, perfect for cooling down those hot summer days with the sound of running water.
With so many styles and sizes to choose from, you are sure to find one or two to perfectly suit you......
Or maybe even three...:)
We offer delivery and installation for your new water fountain, too.
And if you're thinking of going bigger, we offer delivery and installation on pond and waterfall features, too. Come on down and check us out!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and we're looking forward to seeing you at Garden Supply.
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 and happy Thursday to you! With the increase in temperatures and humidity these days, I know a lot of you are not thinking about working in the garden. After all, who wants to be out in this heat? But even though major projects might be on the back burner for now, it is still possible to keep some color and brightness in the summer landscape. If you stop by Garden Supply for a visit, you may be surprised to see so many beautiful plants in full bloom, even now in mid-July. We are continuing to receive weekly shipments of many blooming plants, including a wide range of tropicals, annuals and perennials. A few fresh plants will perk up those tired looking patio and container gardens in a snap.
Available in a rainbow of colors, vinca offers a profusion of blooms with a carefree growth habit. Vinca is a prolific heat and drought tolerant annual, perfect for hot, dry areas like ours. It's easy to grow, and requires little or no attention. Plus it has the added benefit of often reseeding itself and returning year after year. Vinca is commonly used for borders, edging, and ground-cover or bedding plants. Also a lovely choice for the container garden. Plants grow 1-2 feet tall.
Varieties of vinca currently available at the garden center include Titan Polka Dot, Titan Burgundy, Titan Lilac, Titan Mix, and Titan Dark Red. Look for loads of color from each.
My favorite bloomer at Garden Supply this week is the stunning Limelight hydrangea. A perfect choice for brightening up those shadowy patio corners.
Limelight is an exciting new hardy hydrangea from Holland. It has unique bright green blooms in mid-summer that holds its color right into autumn when the blooms change to a rich deep pink. The autumn display of green and pink blooms on the same plant is breathtaking! The color makes a great addition to the garden and it blends wonderfully with all other colors.
Limelight flower heads range in size from 6 to 12 inches and are held upright on the shrub. The blooms are well distributed making a very nice plant and display. This is an easy to grow plant with reliable flowering and flower color regardless of soil pH. Use Limelight, either fresh or dried, in bouquets to make a unique floral design. And perhaps its best feature of all? Limelight is drought tolerant. And although this plant may seem like an unlikely choice for the patio garden, Limelight makes for an ideal "thriller" feature in your container design. Use it in the back or middle of the pot to add height and drama to the container. Just remember that all container plants need thorough watering in this heat to thrive.
If you're looking for a way to beat the heat, perhaps a fountain or water feature with the sound of running water will keep things cool. We have a grand selection of fountains from smaller desk-top versions to large monuments for the landscape, and ALL are currently on sale 20% off down at Garden Supply now through the end of July.
We offer delivery and installation as well as pond design and installation, too.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I'll be back soon for more snippets from the garden.
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.
Hello everyone and happy Friday! Is everybody ready to start the weekend? I know we sure are down at Garden Supply. We always love to see so many of you filled with the excitement of working in your yard, and starting tomorrow, we have a little extra incentive for you. We are offering 20% off trees, shrubs, and home and garden decor. (That's 20% off your entire purchase, not just one item, so if you've had your eye on something big, this is the sale for you). Just mention this blog post and you can start shopping tomorrow for the best selection. This month is very special to us at the garden center, as June is Perennial Gardening Month. June is a perfect month to plant new perennials that will flower in June and beyond into summer and fall. At one time gardeners did most or even all of their perennial planting in the early spring season. Summer environmental conditions were considered too harsh for new plantings. This is not true any more! The use of plastic containers presently sold in the garden center allows plants to be easily acclimated to their new surroundings, as opposed to the past practices of marketing perennials either bare-root or field-dug.
We are celebrating Perennial Gardening Month with a huge selection of plants with a diversity of bright and colorful blooms and interesting foliar texture and variety that are perfectly suited for our tough Piedmont growing conditions. Here is just a small sampling of some of the beauties that caught my eye this week.
David Garden Phlox
This showy, clump forming perennial is prized for the profusion of enchanting white flower clusters that rise above the foliage. This plant is great in borders, rock gardens, formal beds, and meadows. The flowers are fabulous for cutting.
Chapel Hill Yellow Lantana
Chapel Hill lantana will brighten up any sunny area of your garden. Plant atop walls or in containers and allow it to cascade over the edge. Great for a mixed tropical border of vivid colored plants. Can be used as a ground-cover or as an accent plant in hanging baskets. This is a beautiful butterfly and hummingbird attracting plant. Chapel Hill lantana is exceptionally cold hardy and best of all, is deer resistant.
The Stokes' aster is a tall long-lived perennial with slender, upright stems and blue flowers. These are very striking with silver or yellow plantings. Use Stokes' aster at the front of perennial borders; the deep green basal leaves are evergreen and, when not covered by snow, provide some color and texture all winter. This is an adaptable and easy to grow perennial, considered by many as one of the most attractive late-flowering perennials. Cut flowers remain attractive for a week or more.
Homestead Pink displays blazing rich pink blooms amplified by deep green lacy foliage. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and blooms May through October. Also available in purple.
The Homestead's low, spreading habit makes it a natural as a ground-cover or perfect as use for edging.
We have lots more gorgeous perennials to choose from down at the garden center. Stop by and have our friendly experts help you make the perfect selections for your home landscape.
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.
Hello everyone! Just a few quick reminders about some of the specials and activities we have in store for you this weekend down at Garden Supply. In honor of Arbor Day, we are offering 20% off all your tree and shrub purchases through today. Just mention this post to receive your discount. Also, we've brought back our perennial sale from last weekend. Purchase 10 mix & match perennials and receive 10% off, 20 perennials and receive 20% off, and 30 or more perennials and receive 30% off. And finally, our triple shredded hardwood mulch is now $22/yd and our NC Long-Leaf pine straw is now $4.40/bale. These sale prices are good through May 15th. In other news, we are excited to offer a special Dad & Kid event tomorrow as a fun surprise for Mom. Dad- bring your kids in between 1-4 pm for a craft and planting activity, just in time for Mother's Day. But Shhhhhh....don't tell Mom. :) It's a secret!
It's an absolutely gorgeous weekend! Hope to see you all down at the garden center soon. I'll be there from 1-4 tomorrow for the kids craft activity....stop by and say Hi!
Hello everyone, and welcome to the start of a brand new weekend! And what a beautiful weekend it is predicted to be, with warming temperatures and blue skies. Sounds like the perfect time for a bit of gardening. And in honor of Arbor Day today, we have a few specials and promotions going on down at Garden Supply. While the locally-owned family farms we get our plants from are doing well delivering to local garden centers like us, they are still not catching up because of the decline in "new home" building. The landscapers fuel this inventory buy and they aren't installing much right now....see the trickle down of the economy? I know you get this and see the importance of continuing to buy local when you can! We feel so strongly about it and want to continue to bring you the freshest plants at the best prices. So, all day Friday and Saturday until noon, come in with this blog post to receive 20% off all your trees and shrub purchases. We want to give our growers a BIG re-order Monday! Take advantage of this great offer to purchase that commemorative tree for Arbor Day!
We also are bringing back our perennial sale from last weekend. Purchase 10 perennials and receive 10% off, 20 perennials and receive 20% off, and 30 or more perennials and receive 30% off. And just in time for your spring clean-up projects, we are reducing the price on some of our mulch. Our triple shredded hardwood mulch is now $22.00/yd., and our N.C. long-leaf pine straw is $4.40/bale. These sale prices are good through May 15th.
When you get ready to plant your new trees and shrubs, here are a few handy planting tips to keep in mind.
Handle balled & burlapped (B&B) plants by the ball and container plants by the pots as much as possible. If your new plants must be held for several days before planting, put them in an area where they will be protected from excessive sun or drying winds. Water thoroughly every 2-3 days until planting. Check daily, as more or less frequent watering may be necessary depending upon weather conditions and the size of the plant.
Consider the mature size of the plant and be familiar with sun and moisture requirements as well. Pick an area that will accommodate these requirements. Do not plant in excessively wet or dry soil.
Your hole should be dug at least 1 1/2 times the width, but NO deeper than the size of the root ball. Mix existing soil in equal parts with soil conditioner and composted cow manure. An adequate amount of Bio-tone, Plant-tone, or Holly-tone and Dynamite fertilizer should be added to insure nutrient content.
Remove plant from pot by placing hand on top of root ball and turning over. Tap and pull the pot until the root ball slips out. Loosen any roots if necessary on pot-bound plants. On B&B plants, do not remove any wire, string, or burlap.
Place a portion of your amended soil mixture in the bottom of the hole so that 1/4 of the height of the root ball is above ground level, depending on the moisture content. Backfill around root ball, using soil mixture. Lightly tamp soil to hold plant in position and help insure good root-to-soil contact.
Mound remainder of amended soil mixture up to the edge of the root ball to produce a "ring" for water retention and root insulation. See photo above. Place mulch at a maximum depth of 1 to 2 inches on top of root ball and 3 inches elsewhere. Soil conditioner or hardwood mulch is best for trees.
You can find these full instructions, along with other helpful tips on watering and lawn care, in our handy Planting Guide, available for free in the Greenhouse. And as always, our helpful staff is on hand 7 days a week to assist you with all your gardening plans.
So get out there and get planting! And happy Arbor Day everyone!
Hello everyone! What a beautiful weekend it has been. I hope you all had a chance to swing by Garden Supply to take advantage of our fabulous perennial sale. We have so many new arrivals right now, our tables are literally bursting, and plants are spilling over onto the ground. But even if you missed the sale this weekend, we still have a ton of fabulous perennials for you to choose from that would look perfect in your container garden and flower beds. And speaking of perennials, I would like to introduce you all to one of our expert horticulturalists here at the garden center. Allison has a background in horticulture, and after moving from California five years ago, she has dedicated herself to learning about North Carolina's native plants, shrubs and trees.
Always passionate to learn more, mixing with a desire to give back to the community, Allison enrolled in the Master Gardener program last fall. The Master Gardener program, conducted throughout the United States and Canada, is a two-part educational effort, in which avid gardeners are provided many hours of intense home horticulture training, and in return they "pay back" local university extension agents through volunteerism. Master Gardeners assist with garden lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, school and community gardening, phone diagnostic service, research, and many other projects. If you are interested in learning more about the Master Gardening program, go here.
Allison is just one of our talented group of resident horticulturists here at the garden center. She specializes in trees, shrubs, turf, and perennials and also is involved in our in-house design team. And not only is she knowledgeable, she is also downright friendly and cute as a button. Next time you're down at Garden Supply, stop by and say Hi.
As always, if you've got gardening questions, we've got your answers!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.
So, what do you do when you have more perennials than can fit on your tables? When you receive so many plants in one week that they are spilling over onto the ground? You have a SALE, that's what you do! All this weekend, purchase 10 perennials and receive 10% off, 20 perennials and receive 20% off, 30 or more perennials and receive 30% off. Now that's a sale! We have so many gorgeous perennials currently in stock. It is a pure joy to walk the grounds. I am truly amazed at the huge selection of plants available, from drought tolerant species to shade lovers to ground covers to succulents to tall spires of blossoms, and everything in between.
Besides having a stunning array of plants to choose from, Garden Supply also offers a huge variety among species. Take the lovely shade tolerant perennial commonly known as Coral Bells, for example. I counted approximately 15 varieties of Heuchera alone, in a wide range of color options, foliage size and venation, and preferred growing conditions. Take a look at what I mean.
We have Heuchera 'Velvet Night', 'Miracle', 'Marmalade', 'Midnight Rose', 'Palace Purple', 'Montrose Ruby', 'Obsidian', 'Snow Angel', 'Plum Pudding', 'Berry Smoothie', 'Blackout PPAF', and 'Silver Scrolls'. I brought home this variety called 'Tapestry' and planted it in a pot under my deck in an area that receives a lot of shade.
'Tapestry' has stunning multicolored and veined foliage with free flowering stems of warm pink flowers. The dark-centered leaves are colored blue green in spring and summer, changing to green in the fall and winter.
And of course we have many, many more plants to choose from. How about some Artemisia, Asclepias, Platycodon, Gypsophila, Penstemon, Agapanthus, Lavandula, Nepeta, Leucanthemum, or Silene?
Silene, commonly referred to as Catchfly, has narrow, strap-like leaves with dark green centers and wide creamy gold margins. Their single pink flowers are attractive to butterflies.
Or maybe you would prefer some Lobelia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Euphorbia, Lysimachia, Echinacea, Baptista, Scabiosa, Linum, Verbascum, or Centaurea?
Centaurea has deep purplish-blue flowers with thistle-like centers over foliage that is lightly covered in silver hairs. It will self-seed and attracts butterflies. Centaurea is deer resistant.
Yet still we have Phlox, Salvia, Veronica, Armeria, Tickseed, Papaver, Cerastium, Achillea, Sedum, Monarda, Helianthemum, Gazania, Eryngium, Gallardia, Foxgloves, and Columbines. Just to name a few!
I'm out of breath! How about you?
Make sure to stop by the garden center this weekend and take advantage of this wonderful sale. You'll have your gardens looking amazing with brand new plants fresh off the truck while enjoying some serious savings at the same time!
We'll see you soon!