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Deck the halls (with DIY decor): Workshops to give your home some holiday cheer

Deck the halls (with DIY decor): Workshops to give your home some holiday cheer

There’s something about creating your own holiday decorations that can make the season feel even merrier. The holidays are all about the experience, so we love to think of DIY projects as the perfect way to spend quality time with loved ones. What are some of our favorite ways to customize our holiday decor?

Starting Seeds Indoors Class

Starting Seeds Indoors
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Join us on Saturday, February 14th from 10 am-11 am for our free class on how to start seeds indoors. This is the perfect time to get your seeds going indoors to give your garden a head start so you will be able to see the fruits of your labor more quickly. Flowers can spend more time blooming and fruit or vegetable plants can spend more time yielding crops rather than trying to reach maturity. Seeds are fairly inexpensive and it’s easy to get them established now so that when the weather warms up, your garden doesn't miss a beat! Our class will help you learn about the best products, the process of seed starting, and how and when to transplant the seeds to your garden.

Saturday, February 14 from 10 am-11 am

Call 919-460-7747 to register. The class is FREE.

Houseplants 101 Class

Houseplants 101
Different ferns and plants

Different ferns and plants

Saturday, February 7, from 10 am-11 am, come learn the basics of houseplant care with us! Keeping indoor plants is a wonderful way to add excitement and beauty to your home. We will help you determine what plants are perfect for your home and understand how to keep them thriving all year long—from watering techniques, to fertilization needs and when to repot. This class is free; simply call us at 919-460-7747 to register. Saturday, February 7 from 10 am-11 amCall 919-460-7747 to register. The class is FREE.

Get Ready for Our Holiday Workshops with Trevor Bey!

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Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Don’t miss our upcoming Holiday Workshops presented by Trevor Bey from Holiday Creation, Inc! Want to rev up your holiday decorations? Ready to wow your friends and family with dazzling displays? Trevor Bey is an incredible designer who can help you transform the way you think about decorating for Christmas. He’s an expert in his industry, having decorated public venues like Grove Park Inn in Asheville, the Panther’s Football Stadium in Charlotte, as well as a string of stores in the Bahamas as well as along the East Coast (including ours). He will teach you all the secrets of the pros!

Trevor will be teaching a number of classes for us in October and November and the October ones are listed below. To sign up for a class, stop by the Garden Center or call 919-460-7747. Registration is open and spots are limited—so don’t delay, sign up today!

November 6 (Thursday)-11:00 A.M. The Five Minute Bouquet-$35.00

For those of you who are skilled in decorating from taking previous workshops, this class is for you.  Trevor's new and simple tricks of the trade add up to a whole lot ideas to decorate almost everything in your home.

November 6 (Thursday)-6:00 P.M. Christmas Trees 101-$35.00. Limit 50

This "hands-on" workshop will cover ribbon and bow making, as well as the seven elements of design for decorating any style Christmas tree. Learn how to properly "fluff" your tree, shape picks and place prop pieces.  Leave class with your own DIY bow and all the knowledge to decorate a designer tree this holiday season.

November 7 (Friday)- 11:00 a.m. Christmas Trees 101- $35.00 Limit 50

This "hands-on" workshop will cover ribbon and bow making, as well as the seven elements of design for decorating any style Christmas tree. Learn how to properly "fluff" your tree, shape picks and place prop pieces.  Leave class with your own DIY bow and all the knowledge to decorate a designer tree this holiday season.

November 7 (Friday)-6:00 p.m. Deck the Halls-$35.00 Limit 50

This "Hands-On" workshop is all about learning the techniques to create simple swags and apply them to wreaths, bannisters, and mantels...from simple to elaborate, this class covers it all.

November 8 (Saturday)-10:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Weekend Workshop with Trevor Bey-$125.00-(includes lunch)

Join Trevor for an all day workshop covering everything you want to know about professional holiday decorating. Trevor will cover the basics of putting together a beautiful tree, mantel, wreath, garland and he will show you the magic of the 5-minute bouquet. Lunch is provided.

Hypertufa Workshops

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Create rustic, textured containers and cast concrete garden accessories in our new DIY Hypertufa Container Gardening and Concrete Leaves Workshops at Garden Supply Co. Join us and learn all about Hypertufa container gardening in this exciting new two-part workshop series. In class, you will create a DIY planter and decorative concrete garden art leaf that is "green" and environmentally friendly. Once you learn the process, you will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to make lightweight, stone-like containers from just three simple materials.

Hypertufa

Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate the stone troughs that were popular among English gardeners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lightweight stand-ins were not only easier to come by, but also easier to transport. Thanks to their porous nature, the pots were ideal for plants needing good drainage. Hypertufa containers are still practical in the garden and simple to create.

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To make a pot, you'll need to fashion a mold from a pair of vessels -- the mixture is poured between them. In class, we'll  experiment with different objects and molds to create unique and personalized containers, created with you in mind. Because the medium captures subtle textures, baskets and leaves can be rendered in "stone," while clean-lined molds offer a sleek, modern look. Found objects, such as the broken china pieces seen here in our container, may be set while the medium is still wet. Hypertufa is not an exact science, which is part of the fun: Every pot has the potential to surprise.

Hypertufa and Concrete Leaves Workshops:

DIY Concrete Leaves Workshop:

Sunday, October 27th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Fee: $25

In part one of our exciting two-part series, we will be creating large leaf art pieces that will add a decorative flair to your garden or home decor. Use these lightweight, durable designer pieces as accents in your borders or beds, tuck them into container gardens for a touch of whimsy, or display them as a table accent for your next party. Add texture, colorants, or your favorite mementos for a truly personalized touch. The choice is yours.

The $25 class fee for the Concrete Leaf includes light refreshments and materials. Now is a great time to find leaves like hostas, elephant ears, etc. before they disappear into dormancy. If you don't have a leaf from your garden we will have some to choose from.

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Hypertufa Container Garden Workshop

Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fee: $30

In part two of our exciting two-part workshop series, we will experiment with basic rounded molds to create gorgeous stone-like containers that are both decorative and functional in nature. The finished containers look like antique containers that have been in the garden for years!

The class fee of $30 for the Hypertufa Container includes refreshments and all materials. If you have mementos from your summer vacation like shells, glass, etc., you can bring those to incorporate into your creation.

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Registration

Register now for both classes for only $50! Registration for our Hypertufa Workshops is available in person at the garden center, or give us a call at 919-460-7747.

View our full calendar of events.

Holiday Workshops

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Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

Holiday Workshop- Trevor Bey

We are excited to announce this season's schedule for our much anticipated Holiday Workshops with Trevor Bey from Holiday Creation, Inc.  This is our third year working with Trevor and he just keeps getting better - and more in demand. Among his credits are designing Christmas magic for public venues like the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, a string of stores in the Bahamas as well as the East Coast (including ours), and the Panther's Football Stadium in Charlotte.  

Trevor's ability to convey in easy-to-understand steps, how to decorate your home and Christmas tree like a designer is why we invite him back.  We are fortunate to have him all to ourselves for a week in October and a weekend in November.  This year we're offering more workshops with smaller class sizes so you have more opportunity for a "hands-on" experience. 

Holiday Workshops:

Trees 101

Instructor: Trevor Bey

This "Hands-On" Workshop will cover ribbon, how to choose it, and why it is important to any design.  You will make a bow, learn how to properly prepare and "fluff" your tree for decorating, as well as the key "Seven Elements of Design" for decorating any style Chistmas tree.   You will leave this class with your own DIY bow, and the knowledge to decorate your tree like a pro.

Dates:

October 15th at 6:30-8:30 pm

October 16th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

November 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm

November 8th at 10:00 am- 12 pm

Deck the Halls

Instructor: Trevor Bey 

This hands-on workshop will cover several ways to "deck your halls" this holiday season.  Learn the design elements to make simple swags and wreaths. Apply the same basic principles to create more elaborate garlands and swags on your bannisters and mantles.  Elements of ribbon will also be covered. 

Dates:

October 16th at 6:30-8:30 pm

October 17th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

October 17th at 6:30-8:30 pm

Create Your Own

Instructor: Trevor Bey 

This intermediate level class will put the words "Do-It-Yourself" to the test!  Bring in something you own which you would like to enhance for Christmas . . . A lamp, candlesticks, vase, etcetera, and we will help you create a holiday focal point using elements of design that you will translate to any room in your house.

Dates:

October 18th at 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

October 18th at 6:30-8:30 pm

November 8th at 6:30-8:30 pm

Registration for Trees 101, Deck the Halls, and Create Your Own

All morning classes will start with mimosas and muffins.  Evening classes we will be serving wine and dessert.  Workshop fee of $50 includes refreshments, $10 in Christmas Cash, and a one time 12% discount on your entire Christmas purchase!  

If you decide to take a second class, your next class fee is $40, and if you want to add the third one, it is $30.

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Trevor Bey- Garden Supply Co

Christmas Workshop Day Camp:

Trees 101 & Deck the Halls Day Camp

Instructor: Trevor Bey 

Time: 10:00am-3pm  Saturday Oct. 19th and Nov. 9th

This "Hands-On" Workshop will cover "Trees 101" and "Deck the Halls"and more in a one day session with a catered lunch served in between the two classes.  Discover several ways to deck your halls this holiday season.  Learn ribbon and bows "how-to" as well as the "Seven Elements of Design" for decorating any style Christmas tree.  Find out how to properly "fluff" your tree, shape picks, and place prop pieces.

After enjoying a catered lunch, learn the design elements to make simple swags and wreaths and apply the same basics to making more elaborate garland decor for your mantles and bannisters. 

The "all-day" camps are $125 and designed for those of you want to "knock it all out" at once.

Sign-up for all of our Holiday Workshops are open now. Please stop by the garden center or give us a call at 919-460-7747 to get registered.

Gardening in Miniature Workshop

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Join us Sunday, October 6th for the next in our series of fun fall workshops, Gardening in Miniature. Whether you love fairies, gnomes, or long for nostalgia, our Gardening in Miniature Workshop is for you, and even a budding gardener in your life.  We will help you create a garden in miniature for inside or out. We provide the soil and design expertise, you provide the rest. Choose from our recent arrivals of spooky fall mini garden decor, or add a touch of enchantment with a tiny fairy or gnome.

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Bring a container from home or let us help you choose the right vessel for your new miniature garden from our selection at the store. Leave this hands on workshop with a greater knowledge of container gardening in small scale and your own unique miniature design. 

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We are really excited about this fun and creative workshop, and can’t wait to see what you all create from our lovely assortment of miniature plants and accessories.

Gardening in Miniature Workshop

With Brittany 

Sunday October 6th

2:00-4:00 pm

Registration: $20

Please stop by the garden center or give us a call at 919-460-7747 to get registered.