Steps to a Perfect Shade Garden

Often we see people come into the Family Tree looking defeated because they have a shady yard and can't seem to get plants to grow.  We get excited as there are so many plant choices for the shade and you can make a stunning shade garden if you just ask us which plants to use.  Shade plants have so … [Read more...]

Start Your Garden From Seed

Starting your vegetable garden from seed can be a challenge.  It's easy to get the seeds to sprout but there are some gardening "rules" to follow for success, like planting times, water, soil, fertilizer.  The thrill of seeing your seeds sprout, grow, and produce is like no other!  … [Read more...]

Christmas Trees and Flocked Trees

Fraser Firs:  Our Fraser Fir Christmas trees are hand selected in North Carolina and shipped to us directly from the farm.  With over 2000 trees to choose from in our covered tree forest, you can see your perfect tree from all sides by using our unique hanging system.  … [Read more...]

Helleborus, Lirope, and Great Groundcovers

Do you have the feeling that your yard is missing something? You’ve got all the beautiful shrubs, colorful annuals; but the beds are lacking that “full” look? You may be missing out on the wonderful world of groundcover! Groundcovers can turn your flower beds into a luscious garden. Here at the … [Read more...]

15 Ways To Use Pansies

Pansies and Violas set the stage for a fresh bright spring season. Planting these perky winter/early spring favorites bring seas of color to your gardens and containers from fall to spring. With so many colors to choose, here are some easy ways to incorporate fresh color now before warm season … [Read more...]

Small Space Shrubs, You Might Not Know How Great They Are.

There are so many shrubs to chose from when you are landscaping and sometimes it can be overwhelming to sort out the numerous varieties and pick the right plant for the right place. There are many small shrubs that you already know about, such as Flirt Nandina, Creeping Gardenia, Buzz Butterfly … [Read more...]