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The At Last® Rose is Finally Here!

Watch the video below to see our newest and most exciting rose for 2017, the At Last® Rose from Proven Winners®! A disease resistant, re-blooming, FRAGRANT rose. Watch the video and go find it in the products page to get yours today!    

Beautiful For a Day – And So Many More!

Hemerocallis A fantastic addition to any garden, the highly versatile Daylily stuns with a huge color palette and tolerance to adverse conditions. Daylilies fit right an old-fashioned country garden or bring pops of color to a more upbeat landscape. Each flower, like the name suggests, only lasts for a day before wilting the following evening. […]

Visit Us at the Carolina Strawberry Festival This Saturday!

This Saturday, we will be celebrating everybody’s favorite red berry at the Carolina Strawberry Festival in Historic Downtown Wallace, NC. There will be food, entertainment, games, rides, a car show, and vendors. There is something for everyone. Come check out our booth located across the street from the Woodmen of the World office on SE Railroad […]

Let’s Dance

The Proven Winners® Let’s Dance hydrangea series are full of color and re-bloom from spring until fall. Among them is one of my favorites, the Let’s Dance Rhythmic Blue which has multiple flowers ranging from shades of pink to blue, depending on the soil pH of course. This hardy hydrangea will look good anywhere you […]

An Easy Recipe for Container Gardening

Here at Gardens Direct, we love color and a great way to brighten up any landscape, is container gardening. A common way to create your own container is the ‘Thriller, Filler, Spiller’ concept, commonly used by Proven Winners to design their container garden recipes.  This technique uses three different types of plants to create a […]

The Herbal Divide

Herbs are valued in the landscape because of their vigor, low maintenance and natural resistance to pests. They are also heralded for their beauty as well as their function in flavoring, fragrance and medicinal purposes. Many perennial herbs can be divided easily so you can grow your garden or share with friends. Simply dig up […]

Wonderful Wisteria and the Start of Spring

Whew, we made it through the crazy cold weather.  We were at the beach in February and had our winter coats on in March. One thing I know… we can’t control the weather. However, things are looking great here at the nursery, so don’t miss out on some of the awesome plants beginning to bloom. […]

Spring is Here, Finally!

If you’re like me, spring can’t seem to get here fast enough. Luckily, it will be here Monday. The arrival of spring doesn’t necessarily mean we are done with cold weather, but it does bring a promise that the end is near. So, to celebrate the official end of winter, here are 6 interesting facts […]

Gardens Direct Sale Starts Today!

Our first partner sale starts today!

Our first partner sale to benefit Penderlea Elementary School starts today and goes through Thursday, March 16! Go to www.Gardens-Direct.com, choose your plants, place your order, choose Penderlea Elementary School as your shipping location and pick up your order at the school on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 20% of all sales will […]

The Elephant in the Room…

Elephant Ears. A fun, big-impact garden perennial in zones 8-11, that brings a bit of tropical whimsy to any landscape. But what is the difference between an Alocasia and a Colocasia? To quickly identify between the two, look at the leaves. Alocasia stems continue into the leaf to form its central ‘vein.’ This causes the […]

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