One of our favorite things about spring is that it’s also strawberry season! It’s finally heating up outside, which means we want foods that will help cool us down! What better than a fresh salad filled with strawberries + other goodies straight from your garden? Check out this strawberry salad recipe to fill you up + cool you off on a warm day!
Good afternoon everyone! For those of you interested in herb gardening, we have received several wonderful shipments of plants this last week. Just about any herb you may be familiar with, and perhaps a few varieties you haven't heard of, have made their way to Garden Supply.
And although our last frost of the season is scheduled for April 15th, you can get started on your gardens now with just a bit of tender care. Come talk to our friendly experts. They are always on hand to answer all your questions.
You are going to love our herb variety. We've got 4 types of thyme: Silveredged, Archer's Gold, Golden Lemon, and English. 4 types of sage: Common, Tricolor, Berggarten, and Pineapple. Hidecote and Goodwin Creek lavender. Parsley, catnip, mint, orange mint, spearmint, chives, and cilantro.
And don't forget the rosemary, or the Italian and Greek oregano. So many choices to be found here!
Another newcomer to the garden center this past week which I find absolutely charming are these fun strawberry baskets.
These adorable baskets can sit on your patio or deck table as is. The plants will bloom and berry right in the basket, giving you an instant, edible centerpiece. When the plant is done for the season, you can transplant them to your yard where they will happily return next year.
Those are just a few of the arrivals this past week. As always at this time of year, new plants are showing up daily. Hope you'll stop by the garden center and check us out.
Be sure to stop by our Facebook page. Upload your favorite Garden Supply photos and enter a random drawing to win two free tickets to the upcoming Chapel Hill Garden Tour on April 17-18th. Show us your favorite plants you've planted from our garden center, your kids potting up their new tomato plants, or a shopping trip using our totes. We'd love to see! All photos uploaded between now and April 15th are eligible for the prize drawing.
Thanks so much for stopping by! We'll see you back here soon!
Hello everyone! This is such an exciting time of year at Garden Supply. Although Winter hasn't quite relinquished its hold on us yet, Spring is arriving on a daily basis at the garden center. Every time I pop by, I am wowed by the new plants and decor items that have appeared since my last visit. I am SO in the mood to plant! Just in to the Greenhouse is a new shipment of bare root fruits and root vegetables.
In bare-root, we've got black raspberries, red raspberries, blueberries, and 3 types of grapes- Concord variety, Caco variety, and Niagara variety. Also in are both Ever-Bearing and June Bearing strawberries plants. With 10 plants per bag, you are going to love the value of these strawberry packages.
We've also received a huge variety of root vegetables that is sure to please even the most discerning of gardeners.
There are rhubarb roots, horseradish roots, shallots, red onions, yellow onions, white onions, sweet onions, garlic, and elephant garlic. Many are available in either convenient packages or bulk so you can mix and match. Phew.............
And there's more! How about some potatoes? We have packaged seed potatoes in Red Norland, Kennebec, Russets, and Red Pontiac varieties. Asparagus in Purple Passion and M. Washington varieties as well as our handy-dandy bundles with a whopping 12 plants per bundle.
And don't forget our other cold-loving vegetable plants already in, like carrots, Chinese cabbage, spinach, and mix-leaf lettuces. They are moving out fast, but we still have some left.
Although all today's plants and vegetables thrive planted directly in the ground, many also do very well in the container garden for those with little or no yards. Even potatoes! We have the perfect above-ground potato planter for the home gardener, that was featured in this month's Cary Living Magazine.
With the Bosmere Potato Planter Bag, there's no need for a garden. No digging required. You can plant between 3 to 5 seed potatoes per bag. There's a flap at the bottom that allows you to check your potatoes. When the vegetables are ready, simply empty out the bag and enjoy the real taste of home-grown potatoes. Garden Supply owner, Keith Ramsey, recommends planting potatoes, parsley, and chives all in one bag for an instant potato-bar garden. That's just brilliant, in my book!
We have lots more new items arriving every day! Stop by and pay us a visit. Our gardening experts are on hand to answer all your questions. And I'll see you back here tomorrow for more snippets from the garden.