Year-Round Care for your Holiday Amaryllis

Year-Round Amaryllis Care

Amaryllis bulbs are a great gift to give and receive at the holidays. In the doldrums of winter it’s so nice to see their happy faces blooming and with proper care, the bulb you receive can bloom year after year. If you are giving the bulb as a gift or have received one, the bulb should be kept in a cool, dry location with air circulation until they can be ... read more

23rd December 2013

The Care and Feeding of Your Houseplants

houseplants

Exposure, Water, Humidity, Soil, and Feeding. These five factors all come into play when fostering a houseplant and each plant has its own set of rules. By choosing an easier plant to begin with, your chance of success increases. More often than not, large commercial growers will include an informative tag on their houseplants to assist you in determining its basic care once you get it home from the store. ... read more

26th November 2013

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

Wilt-Pruf: Protect your Trees and Shrubs Through the Winter

Healthy Rhododendron

Have you ever noticed your rhododendrons looking brown, sad and droopy after the winter thaw and things begin to green up again? Your poor plant may have been the victim of what’s called “winter kill.” The drying winds and frozen ground of winter deprive plants of their natural moisture intake and cause this issue. Using an anti-transpirant will ┬áprevent winter burn and our experts here at Great Garden Supply recommend ... read more

19th November 2013

Pinterest Contest: Show Us Your Front Door! Holiday Giveaway

Front Door

What do you have to do? Create your own Pinterest board entitled “Show us Your Front Door! Contest by Great Garden Supply” that includes a picture of your unadorned front door as the cover. Fill the board with images of wreaths you adore and must have for the holiday season. What can you win? The time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s goes by in a blink. With all you have ... read more

7th November 2013

Great Garden Supply introduces Great Apparel: Arborwear

Arborwear Bodark Vest

Great Garden Supply is excited to announce our partnership with arborist clothing supplier, Arborwear. We pride ourselves on offering a broad scope of Arborist Supplies that includes everything from climbing gear to plant health tools. Our one category that needed fulfillment was clothing for Arborists and Landscapers. We chose Arborwear for their incredible quality and durability. Make no mistake, our employees wear this product line so we took their reviews ... read more

7th November 2013

Choosing and Caring For Your Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Nothing gets me into the holiday spirit faster than going to cut down our Christmas Tree. We typically go the long weekend after Thanksgiving and thanks to a few rules we have learned to follow, our tree stays green and healthy for the entire month. Selecting Your Tree Whether you are cutting your tree down or picking one that’s already been cut, you’ll want ... read more

5th 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

Pumpkin Face Planters

Two Pumpkin Face Planters

One little…two little…three little pumpkins…it’s almost Halloween and we have partnered with a company that produces the cutest planter for your decorating whimsy. Austrum Inc. is known for their colorful and earth-friendly pots and planters and Great Garden Supply now carries their Pumpkin Face Planters in both the 10″ and 12″ size. Pumpkin Face Planters are made from Timberblend, a material patented and manufactured by Austrum. It is a Fiberclay ... read more

9th October 2013