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...]

Allium ‘Millinium’ 2018 Perennial Of The Year

The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the Year® 2018 to Allium ‘Millenium’. This herbaceous perennial, relative to the common onion, is a workhorse of the late summer garden. Bred by Mark McDonough, horticulture researcher from Massachusetts, … [Read more...]

Pomegranates, Paw Paws – Great For Your Yard!

PomegranatesOnce considered a fruit for royalty, the pomegranate is a delicious addition to your backyard orchard or edible landscaping. Its beautiful, showy, red-orange flowers (which are beloved by hummingbirds) become decorative fruit in the fall, filled with juicy arils for you to enjoy all … [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...]