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Containers, Statuary, Fountains, Antique Roses, Fairy Garden Accessories, gifts and more

We plant containers. We deliver. We have container designers on staff who can work with you to find the containers for your property.

We are a family business since 1994.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Antique Rose Workshop

Do you remember walking through your grandmother's garden and smelling the sweet hypnotic smell of roses? Marie Pavie (the Children's Rose, 1888), Old Blush, Madame Alfred Carriere (1879) are some of the over 500 varieties of Antique roses that are available. Some varieties have been around for over 200 years and they each have a story. (Wouldn't you have a story if you were around that long!)

Sombreuil (1850)has 110 petals on its roses and Old Blush (1752) is nearly thornless and relatively care-free.

What makes them antique? Well, they have been around for a while but also they are disease resistant, evergreen, and drought tolerant. Antique roses are easy to grow because it is UNNECESSARY to spray. Only fertilize them in the spring and in the fall, trim out dead wood, and enjoy them. It's truly that easy.

Learn more about the ease, history, characteristics, and varieties of antique roses March 19th. Please call to reserve your space.

(photo from Antique Rose Emporium. Rose is called Lafter, 1948)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Faery Gardening

Faery gardens create habitats for your mythical garden friends. You know, the ones that dance in your garden at night. Faeries can cause trouble IF they do not have a garden habitat.

Let us show you what's involved with making a faery garden. Our workshop will involve the basic design of which you will get to take home.
It will take a bit of imagination and whimsey, but trust us, the fun you'll have will create a lasting family memory. And warning . . . can be addictive. Call us for details!

Disappearing Fountain Workshop

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to starting planning your new water feature.

Let us show you how to design and build a fountain like that shown above., We'll tell you what you need for a disappearing fountain and what it will cost. I know I have written before about how much water is essential to your garden landscape but I'm going to write it again.

Birds like the water, outdoor dogs and cats like water and you will like the sound of water bubbling in your yard.

What will you need? A container, a pump, a basin and electricity. It's relatively simple but Larrie will go over the workings of how it works and why. There are a few tricks to the trade that he will also share with you so that you don't get into touble.

Spend an hour or two planning your water garden landscape and then come back to us to gather your raw materials. Then the fun begins! Call to sign up.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope that you have gotten out and removed the last of the leaves hiding in the beds. Have you put down mulch? Pinestraw? I think we might have made if through the worst of winter. Don't get me wrong, I think we will still have our share of cold, dreary days to come, but the worst is maybe over?? Don't wager money on it but I'm just saying . . . I'm tired of winter!
While the shoppe is clean and neat and straightened, we have decided to have a group of workshops in March. (Spring is still a bit off in the future.) The workshops include:
Disappearing Fountains
Faery Gardening
Growing Antique Roses
Container Garden
We will have registration for some of the classes so when in doubt call the shoppe. (See number to your right.) More information to come about classes.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhogs Day!!

Spring is right around the corner!!! YAH! We will just have to work quicker to prepare for spring. But what a wonderful spring we are planning for.
*photo from The Charlotte Observer