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

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

Fayetteville Winter Gardening Tips

Fayetteville Winter Gardening Tips After putting in a lot of time and effort into your yard during the spring, summer, and fall months, it is easy to develop “Gardener Depression” during the winter months. What’s a gardener to do in these barren, lifeless days of winter? Believe it or not, there is plenty to do during

Air Purifying Houseplants

Air Purifying Houseplants I always said working at the greenhouse I was breathing the cleanest air in town. It is true; plants are good for our mental health, and they are pleasing to the eye. Bonus, they clean our environment. Check out these little air purifying houseplants: Aloe Vera This plant is commonly known for its

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