Pink Garden Party

Pink Garden Party: a Fundraiser to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure NC Triangle Affiliate “An Evening in the Garden"

Thursday, May 19, 2011 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Garden Supply Company

$50.00 per Person or Sponsor a Table for You and Your Friends

Komen N.C. Triangle Affiliate Will Receive 100% of Funds

R.S.V.P. By Reserving Your Tickets Before May 16th Ticket Information and Registration is Available HERE

Please join us for our First Annual Pink Garden Party, a premier event hosted by Garden Supply Co. to raise awareness and resources for Susan G. Komen for the Cure N.C. Triangle Affiliate. It is sure to be a great evening in the garden and a great way to give to our local Komen Affiliate who is currently serving 13 counties in N.C. (and are about to add 7 more under-served counties to our east)  some extra funds for more grants.

We will be wined and dined by our favorite Chef Mario, live music by Paco Band, and a Silent Auction filled with such great donations from local merchants you are sure to want to bid.  In addition, Deb will be raffling her Mini-Cooper this night! (There are only 100 tickets available at $150 each. *)

We invite you to bring friends and consider sponsoring a table which comes with extra perks like champagne for the table, a framed photograph of your group, a private hospitality tent, and recognition during the evening.

Keep in mind, all the money you give through ticket sales, silent auction, and raffle are 100% being donated.  Plan on bringing your checkbook and having fun!  We look forward to seeing you!

Family Fun Day at Garden Supply Co.

Family Fun Day- a Fundraiser for 13 Families Affected by the Recent TornadoJoin us this Saturday for free hot dogs, lemonade, and face-painting from our favorite painter, Shannon Carver. There will also be a bake sale with goodies lovingly donated by many friends and a raffle of a new IPOD Nano and BMX bike generously donated by Meghan Ramsey.

The recent tornado is a blip on most of our "radars" considering current events of late, but the Martin Middle School (where Garden Supply Co. owners' son Bobby goes to school) has 13 families who literally lost EVERYTHING during the storm.

So come out and enjoy the day with us as we host a fundraiser for these families. Students and parents from Martin Middle and Briarcliff Elementary Schools will be on hand to serve you and Shannon has generously donated her time and "tips" as she transform your child's face to whatever they want to be!

Shannon will start painting faces at 11:00 until 3:00, and the kids will start  cooking at 11:00 as well.

We were lucky, and while the food and face-painting is free, let's "tip" big to the kids who thought of this idea and encourage their spirit of helping others.

Also, we are celebrating North Carolina's rich history in farming Saturday.  We will be at the Second Annual Herbfest at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center as well as hosting a local farmer at the store sharing the history of tobacco farming.  It's a wonderfully informing presentation on what it was to farm tobacco and how it supported so much of our economy in this state.

We are sponsoring a contest to find the "Best Farmer". There will be one first place winner of a $300 gift certificate and two $100 runner-ups, details are at the garden center. Both events are a great opportunity to share in our heritage as North Carolinians, even if you are "transplant" like me!

Herbfest- Page Walker in downtown Cary Saturday, May 7th from 9 am- 3 pm

Celebration of NC Farming- Garden Supply Co. Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8 am

It's going to be a beautiful weekend...Happy Mother's Day!

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, Continued

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!

Garden Supply Co. Eggstravaganza

Cary, NC

Come to Garden Supply Saturday April 16th for our very first Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt for grown-ups. 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 basket. All eggs contain a discount of 10%-60% off of your entire purchase.

We're so excited to have the folks at Great Harvest Bread joining us, too. We understand their Honey Bunnies have gotten loose in the garden. We'll need help rounding them up. Whomever “rescues” the Honey Bunny will get to take the Bunny home to enjoy and will receive a “special tag” to redeem this month at the Great Harvest Bread Store. (limit one rescue per family)

So come stroll the gardens and enjoy all our beautiful new plants while enjoying freshly baked bread and cinnamon rolls available for purchase from Great Harvest Bread. And take advantage of our special Eggstravagaza sale to stock up on all your spring planting needs. Shop early, as our supply of eggs is limited. See you all on Saturday!

Garden Supply Co. Eggstravaganza- Saturday, April 16th beginning at 8 a.m.

Gardener's for the Cure

The Komen Race for the Cure is just around the corner, and we at Garden Supply Company are ready to help in the battle against breast cancer. To that aim, we have launched our Gardener's for the Cure team for the second year, and we hope that you will join us in the fight.

This year is the 15th annual Komen NC Triangle Race and we have taken the 15th Anniversary Challenge to raise even more money to support our community and end Breast Cancer forever.  Last year, our team raised over $12,000 and this year we are asking you to really stretch to meet our goal.  With challenge comes rewards...

When you join our team, you will receive our much loved t-shirt (in a different color, of course!  Survivors will get one in pink), and an exclusive invitation to join us at our team party in the garden in October.

Make the additional $25.00 donation to allow access for underserved women in our area to screenings and mobile mammography, and receive our team 12% discount card for Garden Supply Co. to use on any purchase through the calendar year.

Be the one to recruit the most team members and you'll win a $500.00 Gift Certificate to Garden Supply.

Last, but not least, be the team member to raise the most money individually and we will give you 2 airline tickets anywhere in the U.S.!

Are you up to the challenge?  Then sign up and get started!  You can make a donation to our team by clicking on the "Donate" button near the thermometer on our Gardener's for the Cure page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name at the bottom of the page.

Race day this year is Saturday, June 11th. For more information, please visit the Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Foundation.

Help us in the fight against breast cancer. Working together we can make a difference!

Advocates for Health in Action's Garden Tool Drive

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA), a non-profit group based in Raleigh, has made it their mission to help Triangle area residents live a better lifestyle through healthy eating and physical activity. In the month of March, AHA will be hosting several Garden Tool Drives to help community gardens in need, and they are looking for donations. If you have unwanted tools, sitting neglected in the corner of your garage, they could really use your help. Tools in good working order may be donated during one of three AHA drives.

Garden Tool Drive Dates:

Saturday, March 5 at AHA’s Dig In at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, 8:30 am-12 pm.

Tuesday, March 15 at the Alexander Family YMCA at 1603 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh in the WakeMed Rehabilitation office, 11 am-1 pm.

Monday, March 21 outside the main entrance of WakeMed Cary, 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, 11 am-1 pm.

AHA will gladly accept wheel barrows, hoes, shovels, pick axes, and other gardening tools in good working order. These tools will be distributed to local community gardens in need.

Community gardening is becoming increasingly popular as more people recognize the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity. Community gardens increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for many, and promotes a sense of community involvement and awareness of where our food comes from. Unfortunately, one of the biggest hurdles community gardeners face is funding for all the supplies needed to maintain the gardens.

So if you have tools to spare, if you love gardening and community, join the AHA Garden Tool Drive. For more information, please visit the Advocate for Health in Action website.

Annual Spring Festival

Mark your calendars and join us for a day of fun and activities as we celebrate the arrival of our favorite season here at Garden Supply Co. with our annual Spring Festival. This year's festival is on Saturday, March 5th, from 11 am- 3 pm.  And we're excited to be bringing you a whole line up of festivities and fun for the entire family. Already, we've been receiving weekly shipments of fresh and new plants that you are going to love, just in time for spring planting. And wait until you see all the beautiful selections we're bringing in special for our festival. If you've got questions about plantings for your yard, be sure to visit with some of our favorite local experts and take advantage of their knowledge and experience. Riverbend Nursery. perennial experts, will be on hand from 11-3. And Wyatt Quarles will also be here with help for all your organic/chemical/pesticide needs. And as always, our friendly and helpful staff is here to help with all your gardening plans.

Cary Gallery of Artists- Garden Supply Spring Festival 2010

We are also very excited to welcome back the Cary Gallery of Artists who will be sharing their unique one-of-a-kind art pieces and talents with festival-goers. Come watch local artists in action as they paint in the garden. Or perhaps sit for a charcoal portrait of you and your loved ones on the spot.

Cary Gallery of Artists- Garden Supply Spring Festival 2010

And what would a festival be without food and activities, right?  We've got it! We'll have free hot dogs, chips and drinks, and face painting for the kiddos.

Face Painting- Garden Supply Co. Fall Pumpkin Fest 2010

We're even going to bring out our new Corn Hole game. This relatively new game is all the rage, and we're excited to give it a try. If you haven't heard of it yet, you can check out all the rule and regulations at the American Cornhole Association. Although not to worry, we won't be keeping score!

We're looking forward to seeing you all at the Festival


Annual Spring Festival: Saturday, March 5th 11 am - 3 pm

Gardening Experts: Riverbend Nursery and Wyatt Quarles

Activities: Cary Gallery of Art Face Painting Corn Hole Game

Food: Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks

Happy Holidays

Cary, NC

All of us at Garden Supply Company hope that you had a VERY merry Christmas and wish you good times, good health, and good cheer for 2011! We hope you enjoy special times with your loved ones over this long holiday week.

We are closed now for the holidays, but look forward to seeing you all again at 11 am sharp, January 2nd, for our big After-Christmas Sale. It's one of our biggest sales of the year. You won't want to miss it!

See you all on the 2nd.

Holiday Hours & Deals

Cary, NC

With the rush of the holiday season upon us, we could all use a little more time these days. And at Garden Supply Company, a little extra time is what we are offering this weekend with our extended holiday shopping hours. We'll be staying open one extra hour each evening this weekend, and we have something special just for you each night.

..Friday, when you come in to shop from 7-8pm, we have a FREE Gift for you (A $15.00 Value). ...Saturday,  from 6-7pm, save $10.00 on your Fresh-cut Frasier Fir Tree. ...And Sunday evening from 5-6pm, Choose Any One Christmas Goodie for 20% off.

Take advantage of the brief reprieve from frigid weather this weekend to finish up your outdoor decorating.  Fresh-cut greens, custom wreaths, and garland  are still being made every day at the garden center, just perfect for that festive touch on your front doors, entryways, and porches.  We're here to help make your homes merry and bright for the holidays.

More Breakfast with Mrs. Claus

Cary, NC

If you missed Breakfast with Mrs. Claus last Saturday, not to worry. Mrs. Claus will be with us two more Saturdays in December to celebrate the holidays in true Christmas spirit. So mark your calendars for this Saturday, the 11th or next Saturday the 18th, and join us for a continental fare breakfast, followed by a special storytime with Mrs. Claus herself.

Be sure to bring your cameras to capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments and any letters to Santa that your kids would like to pass along.

This year, we would like to start a holiday tradition with you. Come pick out a special family ornament for your holiday tree from Garden Supply. We have so many beautiful styles to choose from, from classical and elegant, to fun and whimsical. For every ornament that you purchase, now through December 18th, you will receive a ticket for one free ride on our friendly Garden Supply Company ponies, Ginger and Snap. The ponies will be available from 11-3 both Saturdays. We will also have free face painting at that time.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus is a free event, however registration is required. Please call Garden Supply Company at 919-460-7747 for reservations.


Saturday December 11th Saturday December 18th

Breakfast at 9 am followed by story-time and photos

Pony rides available with ornament purchase from 11-3

Free Face painting from 11-3

Hope to see you all there!

Deal of the Night-Saturday Dec. 4th

Join us this evening for stress-free shopping during our special extended holiday hours. We'll be open one hour later this evening, until 7pm. And today's deal of the night? When you purchase your Christmas tree with us this evening, from 6-7pm, you will receive a free ornament of your choice (up to $10).

We have a fantastic selection of fresh-cut frasier firs in a wide array of sizes to choose from. Each tree is resting in it's own tub of water to assure you will receive the freshest tree possible. Our friendly elves are on hand to wrap the tree and load it for you, having you in and out of the garden center in no time. And with our Greenhouse full of gorgeous ornaments in every style and color imaginable, this is one deal you won't want to miss.

See you all tonight!

Extended Holiday Hours & Special Deals

With the rush and hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, we could all use a little extra time right now. So we've extended our shopping hours just for you. This weekend, and next, we're open one hour later each night. Thursday and Friday night until 8 pm, Saturday until 7 pm, and Sunday until 6 pm.

We know quite a few of you need the extra hour to get home from work and then get back out there!  For extra incentive check here at the  journal each day to find out what's on sale each evening.  Tonight come in and save 20% off anything with a deer from 7 'til 8 pm.

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, and Vixen.............

Mark Roberts Collectibles

Cary, NC For over 25 years, Mark Roberts has been creating whimsical holiday decor pieces treasured by collectors around the world. Based on the characters he heard about in childhood stories from his mother, these fairy, elf, and Santa figures bring an instant touch of magic and fun to the holiday season.

Since he began in 1984, Mark Robert's business has grown into one of the largest and most renowned collectibles in the nation and the world, with collectors in every state and over 20 countries. If you are a collector yourself, or have one on your gift-giving list this year, you are going to love our Mark Roberts collection in the Greenhouse. The display is absolutely amazing!

To date, Mark Roberts has created over 500 unique designs for his Fairy, Elf, and Santa collections. Each is a limited edition piece. Earlier designs have been retired from production and are difficult to find.

Mark Roberts travels the country each year for special signing events, where he  greets his customers, signs his products and takes photos. Included in his tour this year is a stop in North Carolina. If you can make it out to Charlotte, fans may want to mark their calendars for this event: Thursday, Nov 18 - 5 to 7pm, Frontgate, Charlotte, NC Call for more information: (704) 366-6113

The Mark Roberts collectibles are just a few of the many gorgeous holiday ornaments and decor pieces we have this year in the garden center. Stop by and take a peek at what else we have in store for you. And don't forget to mark your calendars again for our annual Holiday Open House.

November 5-7 Friday 6-9 pm spirits & hors d'oeuvres Sat. 8-6 ~ Sun. 11-5 cider & treats

Fall Pumpkin Projects

Cary, NC The air is turning cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. Halloween is right around the corner. Time to break out the fall decor, spruce up your front porches with glorious potted mums, and add a few seasonal touches with pumpkins and gourds.

One of my absolute favorite things to do this time of year is dress up my front entryway for autumn. Just a few simple and inexpensive accents can really make a bold and welcoming statement. For my front steps, I placed a potted mum and a few pumpkins next to my metal jack-o-lanterns, and in just a few minutes, created a sweet Halloween scene. After Halloween is over, I can simply remove the metal decor, and the rest will be perfect next month as Thanksgiving approaches.

More stacked pumpkins and gourds add a festive flair to my wooden bench. So simple. And with the wonderful selection of pumpkins at Garden Supply Co., you'll have fun choosing. We've got pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes and colors, too.

Garden Supply Company

Garden Supply Company

If you're looking for some creative ideas for decorating with gourds, here are a few fun projects I tried this year.

I can't decide if this looks more like a little old farmer lady or a robot, but either way, this project was fun, inexpensive, and easy to create. And with all the different pumpkins to choose from, think of all the characters you could make. Drill holes in your stacked pumpkins and attach them using bamboo skewers found in the grocery store. Add a couple of funky gourds for arms, and you are done.

And speaking of funky gourds, here's another project to try, inspired by Martha.

More gourds, more drilled holes and bamboo skewers. A little bit of carving or scraping to mark the shell. Simple. These are probably the only snails I won't mind seeing in my garden this year.

And what fun it was coming up with combinations of snails to try out. With our selection of gourds, the possibilities are endless.

I hope I've inspired you to try out a few fall decorating ideas. And don't forget to join us this Saturday, October 23rd from 10-3 for our Pumpkin Pickin'. Browse our fabulous pumpkin patch while enjoying hot dogs,cotton candy, and a few surprises for the kids. And don't forget your cameras!

We'll see you then!

Pumpkin Pickin'

Cary, NC Mark your calendars for next Saturday, October 23rd from 10-3, and join us at Garden Supply Company for our fun and festive Pumpkin Pickin'. We'll have hot  dogs and cotton candy to munch on, a few special treats for the kids, plus lots of pumpkins and gourds to chose from in our pumpkin patch.

We've got pumpkins and gourds in every shape, color, and size, just perfect for carving and for decorating your porches and homes this season. And speaking of carving, why not enter our Facebook Pumpkin Carving Contest? You could win a $250 gift certificate to the garden center, or perhaps one of three $100 gift certificates. The contest is open to all age groups, and YOUR friends and family will vote for you. Pick up all the entry rules at the front registers.

We look forward to seeing you all next Saturday! And don't forget your cameras. You'll not want to miss getting a family shot in one of our favorite photo spots.

Garden Party News

Hi everyone!  Hope you're having a wonderful week. These last days have flown by so quickly.....hard to believe we're almost at the weekend again.  I hope you all have had a chance to stop by Garden Supply for our annual Spring Garden Party this week.  We have fun activities happening daily, culminating in our big finale on Saturday. On Friday, from 11-3, we have The Meat House coming, the friendly, new butcher in town.  The Meat House offers everything you need to prepare a complete gourmet meal that your family and friends will rave about. They offer a wide selection of expertly butchered premium meats, poultry, veal, lamb, and pork, prepared proteins, fine cheeses, fresh produce, hearty breads, prepared side dishes, Boar's Head Deli products, delectable desserts and pastries, and other gourmet grocery items. They also carry over 200 varieties of wines from around the world, which are hand selected by The Meat House's Certified Wine Educator.  Be sure to check out their website for recipes and photos, and stop by the garden center for some tasty samples from their portable kitchen.

And here's our fun line-up for Saturday.

And don't forget, now through Saturday, receive 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchase!

Hope to see you soon!

Still Going Strong

Hi everyone!  I hope you've had a chance to stop by Garden Supply to enjoy the festivities of our annual Spring Garden Party.  But if you haven't yet, not to worry, the party is still going strong!  We're going to be celebrating all week with special activities and local experts who are available to answer all your gardening questions. Not only that, our sale is still going on, as well.  Stop by and enjoy 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchases now through Saturday, March 20th. All of us at the garden center want to thank everyone who came out over the weekend and helped make our annual spring party a huge success.  From our wonderful customers to our fellow community businesses, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Big thanks to Mamma Mia for the delicious pizza baked right here in our very own brick oven.  Also to Great Harvest Bread for the yummy baked goods and to Shady Arbour for the fabulous locally roasted coffee and The Wine Merchant for the tasty samplings.

Another big thanks to No Worries for the wonderful music.  We look forward to seeing you back here next Saturday, March 20th for our big festival wrap-up.

And thanks also to the Cary Gallery of Artists for sharing your talents with us. Cary Gallery of Artists is a nonprofit gallery in downtown Cary's Ashworth Village, featuring more than 20 local artists whose genres include painting, clay art, photography, stained and fused glass, and jewelry.  They also offer classes so you, too, can express your creativity.

And speaking of creativity, look at our fabulous children's community art project we're working on all week.

I think we have some pretty talented citizens, don't you?

We've had lots of fun activities for the kiddos down at the garden center.  Come back Saturday the 20th for more fun with art, seed planting, a ladybug bean bag toss, bee keeping activity sheets and face-painting.   Stop by and visit with The Grove School of Cary while you're here.  The Grove School is a fresh new preschool with a very earth-friendly approach to teaching. You're going to love their style.

We've been having a wonderful time, and the party's just getting started!  Come join us for the fun!  And I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

Let's Get This Party Started!

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday and welcome to the start of the weekend.  And what a great weekend it will be.  Our annual Spring Garden Party kicks off tomorrow, and we could not be more excited!  We have a ton of fun for the entire family with live music, food, kids activities, guest artists, and more.  Not only that, we will also have a whole community of gardening experts on hand to share their expertise and answer all your questions.  And that's still not all.  How about some really good news? *SALE  SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE*

That's right!  We're having a sale!  Starting tomorrow through March 20th, enjoy 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchase.

And for a bit of extra Garden Party fun, keep your eyes peeled for pink flamingos.  They may very well be marking some additional specials and discounts on plants throughout the nursery.

We have so many gorgeous plants for you to choose from.  The garden center is bursting with fresh beauties.  We have perennials and annuals, fruit and vegetable plants, and an amazing assortment of shrubs and trees.  We are proud to offer one of the best selections of plants found anywhere.

Come check out our new arrivals of Japanese Maples.  We've got a couple dozen species of standard or bigger maples for the landscape, plus we're super excited about the 30-40 rare and unusual varieties we have in, some of which we may never see again.

We also have a true collector's grouping of rare conifers.  Walk the grounds and prepare to be amazed!

And if you're looking for a real showpiece for the garden, be sure to ask to see our Chrysantha-Edgeworthia "Paper Bush" shrubs for a real unique treat.

Here's a few glimpses of some of our other new arrivals.

Isn't that metal planting container gorgeous?  Our helpful gardening staff would be happy to put one together for you.

Don't forget about all the beautiful blossoms inside the greenhouse, too.

We are so excited to get this Garden Party started!   You can see the full calendar of events here.  Hope to see you all tomorrow.

Two More Days!

Hello everyone!  Just two more days until the kick-off to our fabulous Spring Garden Party. We have a full week of festivities and fun planned to help celebrate the arrival of our favorite season here at Garden Supply.  Each day, locally owned businesses from our community will gather here to share.  Come "garden" with our local growers and enjoy free pizza from our wood-fire oven and hot dogs off the grill.  There's something new to do each day.  Be sure to check our calendar for a complete list of what's in store for you and your whole family! Prepare to be WOWed by all the amazing plants, trees and shrubs arriving daily down at the garden center.  Spring is in full swing and you will not want to miss it!  And in special honor of our Spring Garden Party, how about a little sale??  From Saturday, March 13th through Saturday, March 20th, you will receive 15% OFF your entire tree and shrub purchase.  And have we got some beauties for you to choose from!  Take a look at some of our new arrivals.

Weeping Cherries: Mahogany bark Snow Fountain Cherry

Weeping cherry trees must be included in any Top 10 list of weeping trees, since they are spectacular blooming specimens for the spring landscape. Snow Fountains blooms best in full sun and well-drained soil. A slow-growing ornamental, the branches of this weeping cherry cascade right down to the ground.

Winter Honeysuckle:

Winter honeysuckle is a delightful shrub for extending the seasons: its winter flowers bring spring to the garden several months early while, at the other end of the year, its foliage lasts well into winter.

Pussy Willows:

Pussy Willows are a pure treat for spring-starved eyes. Who doesn't love to  prune off a few branches studded with furry pussy willow to be brought indoors and honored as spring's earliest harbingers?

And if you're looking for a true showpiece for the winter landscape, check out these amazing Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks.  Often referred to by their common names, corkscrew filbert and contorted hazelnut, these flowering shrubs make showy ornamentals prized for their twisted, architectural forms.

These are just a small sampling of what's in store for you down at Garden Supply.  You truly have to see it to believe it!  Stop by and pay us a visit and get in on our special 15% off all trees and shrubs sale beginning Saturday.  Keep your eyes out for pink flamingos around the nursery, too.  They will be marking other sales that are changing daily.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Hope to see you all soon!

The Countdown Begins

Good morning everyone!  Happy Monday!  Here's wishing you a great beginning to a new week.  And it's a very exciting week at Garden Supply.  Our annual Spring Garden Party begins in just 6 days, on Saturday  March 13th at 10 a.m.  Be sure and mark your calendars because you guys are not going to want to miss this!  We can't wait to see you there. And in the mean time, we have tons going on down at the garden center.  New plants are arriving daily and the Greenhouse is full to bursting with beautiful spring and Easter decor.  Take a look at this glorious shipment of Variegated Winter Daphne that has just come in.

This lovely plant is noted for its fragrance, which carries long distances and can often be smelled before you even see the plant in early spring.  The flower buds are purple and as they open will reveal an almost white center which is very beautiful.

It is an evergreen, so will keep its leaves year-round.  The leaves are decorative, as well, in dark green with white edges.  It is very dense and has a rounded form that will grow from 2 to 4 feet tall and about 2 to 4 feet wide.  This particular shrub is said to be one of the best of its kind.  With its smaller size it would work well around patios or in a small yard.  It is hardy to zones 6 to 9.  If you like fragrance, this would fit the bill!

If you're looking for a burst of color and greenery, we've got you covered.  The Greenhouse is filled with a wide array of flowers and plants that are sure to please.  We've got pansies, orchids, begonias, tulips, hyacinths, hydrangeas, cyclamens, ranunculus, and primroses in full bloom.  It is absolutely magical in here.

While you're in the Greenhouse, be sure to check out our collectible Penny McAllister figurines.  They are guaranteed to bring a spring smile to these last lingering days of winter.

Penny McAllister's whimsical and sweet collections bring new charm to folk art.  The sewing bug bit Penny at the tender age of 5.  Nearly 50 years later, the former elementary school librarian has woven her passion for folk art into a dream occupation, making paper mache creations full of wit and whimsy.

"The chip on my nose, the worn paint on my clothes...they're all supposed to be there! I was designed this way, lovingly aged" by Penny McAllister

As always, there is more to see and do at Garden Supply.  Stop by and pay us a visit!  We'd love to see you!  And be sure to check back here soon for more snippets from the garden.