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Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Just In! Bottle Trees

Bottle trees are really cool to display your bottle collection. These just came in. They are 4 different sizes. From $99 to $199. Bottles not included.
Bottle trees are believed to capture evil spirits during the night. Once inside the bottle the evil spirits are trapped and desolved in the morning light. So if you need evil spirits desolved or if you just like how cool they look, come by and get your bottle tree.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

What is an Armillary?

Brass Armillary Sundial
 An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky which consists of a spherical framwork of rings of rings. They are centered on the Earth.
Erastothenes (276- 194 BC) invented the armillary from the armilla or circle or bracelet. It's modern use in the garden as a focal point and centerpiece is common.
The flag of Portugal contains an outline of an armillary which was used as a navigational aide for Portugese sailors.
Who knew?!

Still Room For Fairy Gardeners!

TODAY Fairy Gardening starts at 1pm. Call The Royal Gardens 704-334-3764 to let us know you will be attending.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fairy Garden Workshop

Our next Fairy Garden Workshop will be February 23rd from 1pm to 3pm. Bring you own container or choose one from our selection. Call to register your spot.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Did you know???

Herbs are great perennials that add fragrance and are useful cooking.  No matter what kind of container or garden you have, herbs should be part of it. People think that you have made something special when you cook with herbs. (And they think that you spent all day in the kitchen!) One of my favorite simple recipes is:
Rosemary Skewered Chicken
Chicken Breast
12 inch of rosemary cut at angle (easier to skew)
Salt and pepper
Cut Chicken breast into 1 1/2 inch cubes. Skew onto rosemary skews. I cut the rosemary at an angle so it is easier to push the chicken onto. Leave the leaves on if you like or you can remove them, whatever your preference. Salt and pepper to your taste. Put on sheet pan in a 375 degree oven and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Make extra for next day salads. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Did you know???

Most plants and shrubs that you might plant in the ground can be used in containers. This creates a unique long lasting planter that can be spruced up with annuals to freshen look.
Alternatives to the low light boxwoods might be Fatsia, camellias or Varigated Aucuba. 
Sunny containers are easier to plant because Palms, grasses, little gem magnolia, or arborvitae.