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July 4th Decorations: Patriotic Container Gardens, Easy Crafts for Kids, Lighting Ideas & More

July 4th Decorations

I am a huge fan of Pinterest and have been obsessed lately with finding inspiration for a party I’m hosting on the the Fourth of July. There are so many clever ideas out there, and I wanted to share my favorites with you too. The ideas I’m highlighting here are for creating July 4th decorations for your yard, but I’ve also pinned recipes, table-setting ideas, games and more on the ... read more

24th June 2014

GGS Seed Starting Challenge: First Update

12 Days Later

The Great Garden Supply team is off and running with the Seed Starting Challenge! Our seeds have been planted and we are seeing some fantastic growth in almost all of our containers after only 21 days. What did we plant? Quite an array of tasty things: ~ Blue Lake Pole Stringless Beans ~ Early Prolific Straightneck Squash ~ Clemson Spineless Okra ~ Chadwick Cherry Tomatoes ~ Long Red Cayenne Peppers ~ Sweet Basil ~ Baby Romaine ... read more

17th April 2014

Great Garden Supply’s Seed Starting Challenge

Starting Seeds Indoors

The snow here in the Northeast is REALLY starting to get to us here at Great Garden Supply. Not that we don’t love all the shovels and ice melt we are selling but the grey landscape, the slippery walk ways, and cleaning off our cars day after day is making us long for Spring. Our team decided to start some seeds indoors to combat the winter doldrums. Great Garden Supply ... read more

12th March 2014

Some of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

For the last several days, everyone at Great Garden Supply has been chatting about their Thanksgiving plans and particularly about what Thanksgiving recipes they are planning to make and eat. We wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes with our readers…some classic and some with a modern twist but all delicious and not too difficult to make. Enjoy! Brine-Cured Roast Turkey The Ultimate Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Gremolata ... read more

25th November 2013

DIY: Customize Your Evergreen Wreath

Final Product!

Some projects claim to be do-it-yourself, but then you get started and realize the project takes expertise you simply don’t have. Making a great holiday wreath for your front door requires no expertise except for the ability to pick out colors. The rest is easy! In about an hours time, you will have a gorgeous piece to hang inside or outside of your home. What you will need: * Wreath ... read more

22nd November 2013

DIY: Initialed Pumpkin Topiary Planter

Initialed Pumpkin Topiary

While perusing Pinterest for some fall decor ideas, I came across this picture of an initialed pumpkin topiary and needed to recreate it as my own:   The one problem? Unlike many of the projects I have found, it didn’t link out to any instructions. How hard could it be? I decided to head to Michael’s craft store. Right in front of the store were large baskets of faux pumpkins ... read more

21st October 2013

How to Plant a Tree

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You’ve picked out the perfect tree for your yard. Now it’s time to plant it! Things you will need to plant your tree: Shovel Rake Tree Staking Kit Plant Starter Tree Gator PHC Tree Saver or Espoma Bio-tone Soil Moist Roots Healthy Start Planting Mix Step 1: Lay down a hose or some rope to outline the bed you want to create. This will help you visualize the size of ... read more

14th August 2013

Root Collar Excavation for Healthier Trees

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Looking out into your yard, you can’t help but think that something is missing. Maybe it’s a bare area needing interest. Perhaps a neighbor has too clear a visual of your patio. Whatever the situation may be, often the best remedy is to plant  a beautiful tree. That perfect species that will bring color and personality to your landscape. The choices are endless but you have narrowed it down and ... read more

12th August 2013

Gronomics Vertical Garden Set-up; easy as 1-2-3.

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The Vertical Garden from Gronomics is one of our favorite new products in the container gardening category. While it’s super easy to use and get started with, we don’t think people really grasp the simplicity with which this thing operates (we didn’t either until we set one up ourselves!). To remedy this, we made a video to give you a quick synopsis of how you too can have lots of ... read more

9th July 2013

Divas Do Garden: A Beginner’s Guide to Organizing a Small Space Garden

Square Foot Garden Grid

There are so many different ways to garden if space is limited. You can grow vertically, in a container, indoors, or on a windowsill. The options are endless! As I am completely new to the whole idea of gardening, and being “outdoorsy” in general, I wanted to find the simplest small space gardening idea that is not overpowering and actually enjoyable. Raised bed gardening was my answer. When I tell you ... read more

21st May 2013