February Garden Tips

February Garden Tips The month of February brings budding plants, emerging bulbs, and hopefulness that winter will soon be over. For many, winter will still linger. Regardless of what the groundhog saw, there is still work to be done in the garden! Follow these February garden tips to be ahead of the curve when spring

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Pruning Crape Myrtles Driving around town, one will notice the “Crape Murder” that is committed year after year. Unfortunately, it is a misconception that the correct way to prune Crape Myrtles is to aggressively “hack” them back. This, however, is incorrect and will have long-term effects on your beautiful Crape Myrtle. Pruning Crape Myrtles does

Landscaping with Berries

Landscaping with Berries The goal when developing a landscape design is to have different plants flowering, providing fall color, or producing berries at any given time. This is called year-round interest. Often, many gardeners only plant for flowers and forget berries altogether. If properly researched and planned, one can make sure their yard stays alive

Why You Should Mulch Before Winter

Why You Should Mulch Before Winter Many times, we do things in and around our yard because we see others doing it. Keeping up with the Joneses is a real thing! Some of the monthly garden tasks that are being performed are generally more aesthetic and may not have much of a benefit to the

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer That latter part of summer in North Carolina is probably the harshest! The temperature is high, and the humidity is even higher! It can be tough to keep cool during this time of the year. Keep reading to learn how to keep your home cool and ways to beat the

Autumnize Outdoor Space with Autumn Flowers & Decor

Jane Meets Jess!  Jane Helps Jess!  Jess thanks Jane! Jane is our plant specialist here at Green Side Up Garden and Gifts. She is happy to help all of our customers like Jess select autumn flowers & decor of their very own.  You will find everything you see here in our gift shop, on our front

Three Steps Refreshing Outdoor Space

It’s time to refresh our outdoor space with a Fall makeover. Close your eyes and imagine it. I’ll bet you are picturing pumpkins, pansies, cabbage, cornstalks and hay bales.  You’re probably thinking about the smells of pumpkin spice and apple scented candles. The thoughts of new door wreathe,  cozy blankets and assorted coffee or teas dance behind those eyelids.