Entertaining in the Garden

When I was young, my Aunt Ellen never came for a visit without cutting roses from her garden as a hostess gift for my Grandmother.  I remember the beautiful multicolored and scented bouquets and how my grandmother would rave about them.  I can hardly picture my Aunt’s face without thinking of her prized roses. Years […]

Gardening is Good for Your Health

Your Garden’s Okay…So You’re Okay Now is as good a time as any to remind all of you dirty, sweaty gardeners about the benefits of your hard work.  It’s also a good time to point out the benefits to those who haven’t taken the leap of faith to get out and dig, yet.  Gardening is about […]

Blooming Spring Perennials

Spring has sprung and so have the perennial flowers!  We are enjoying all of our colorful spring blooming perennials right now and want to share our favorite blooming perennials with you!  These plants return year after year, provide brilliant blooms and attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds: Foxglove (Digitalis) Hummingbirds like the flowers on this old […]

5 Hot Plants for Pollinators

Nice hot summertime weather gives us a great selection of plants to choose for our pollinator gardens.  Butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and birds will flock to these summertime favorites (in no particular order)! 1. Asclepias (Butterfly Weed, Milkweed) This plant is vital for Monarch Butterflies.  Asclepias is the only plant that the Monarch butterfly utilizes in […]

Fresh, Local Produce Delivered

Fairview Garden Center has partnered with local produce farm, Smith’s Nursery to provide our customers with fresh, sustainable-grown fruits, veggies & more through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program called the Doorstep Market. A CSA is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly […]

Welcome to Our New Website

Fairview Garden Center is all about providing our customers with the highest quality products available — why not expand this idea to our website? Our new website provides our customers with all the information they could need about our Raleigh garden center including: Gardening class and event details Custom containers Wreath design Gardening tips and […]

Lawn Care: Year-Round Tips for the Raleigh, NC Area

Creating and maintaining a beautiful lawn is well worth the time and effort. With a little planning and regular maintenance, you too can have a lawn that will make you proud and be the envy of the neighborhood. Below, you will find a year-round lawn care schedule, offering timely tips and instructions to keep your […]

The Scoop on Mulch

Everyone knows the importance of mulching. It helps to conserve water, insulate your plants roots and helps your plants to retain moisture (among other things), especially during the hot summer months when rainfall may be scarce. Most people will mulch during the spring or fall or when they plant something new. As fall approaches, it […]

Memorial Gardening – A Living Scrapbook

After my Grandpa passed away, Grandma Lila tended to the rose garden he planted for her until her death over thirty years later.  When I lost my Sheltie, Taylor, to cancer, my Grandmother sent me a sympathy card with money in it and told me to buy a rose bush and plant it in her […]

Fairy Garden How To

7 Steps to Create a Magical Fairy Garden 1. Container Find a container to suit the area in which you would like to place your fairy garden. 2. Gather Materials Materials Needed: Light-weight container mix Miniature plants and trees Rocks Fairy house, furniture or decor to suit the theme of you intended display 3.  Focal […]