New at Homewood!

May is for Hydrangeas!

May is hydrangea month! Our stock is increasing as the plants flush new growth and flowerbuds and right now we have a bunch of varieties in stock including this lovely newbie 'Enchantress'. Ok, a blue mophead is nothing tremendously new under the sun but what we appreciate are the dark wine-red stems and that it is RE-BLOOMING hydrangea.

Another new hydrangea in the lacecap style is the very hardy, Tuff Stuff hydrangea we just got in. Flower color will veer towards blue-purple in our soils and this is a variety that re-blooms!
 
We are pleased to bring you the outstanding Espoma organic 4 Step Lawn Program with a special formulation for each season (Spring Lawn Booster, All Season Lawn Food, Summer Revitalizer, & Fall Winterizer.)
Spring Lawn Booster also suppresses weeds.Slow release nitrogen means more uniform growth with less mowing.Won't burn lawns or leach out of the soil.Two of the formulations contain Bio Tone microbes which improve the soil, and increase root mass for a more tough & durable lawn.










Having a special event? RENT HOMEWOOD-GROWN BOSTON FERNS!
No one grows big, fat, AWESOME Boston Ferns like Homewood does, and now you can rent them for events! Boston Ferns add that serene green energy to parties, weddings, home showings, and more. Delivery and pick up available. Call us at (919) 847-0117 for more details!
​With SuperStrong 20% Castor Oil plus botanical oils IMustGarden's Mole & Vole Repellent provides nice repellency against mole, voles, squirrels, and more in the garden. Loaded with peppermint, it smells wonderful. too!
Stop by our Terrarium bar and get the plants and supplies you need to build your own terrarium! Just see if you can resist all those adorable little plants! Our selection includes tropicals, succulents and more plus terrarium kits and containers as well as pre-made terrariums. You'll find some of our containers and terrarium cases in the Gift & Home Department, too.
​Right now the Nursery Dept. smells fabulous due to the drifting waves of vanilla/coconut/jasmine courtesy of the gardenias in bloom. We have several varieties including the classic double-flower forms. This Kleim's Hardy, though, is nice because of its cold hardiness, low and compact habit, and the different style of flower which makes us think of starfish and fondant cake icing. 

Time to Plant Up Summer Container Gardens

​Mixed container gardens add color and ambiance to patios, porches, decks, and entranceways.Have fun picking out your own combinations or let the green thumbs in the greenhouse help you put together something gorgeous. We have a great selection of pottery to go with it.Need a bunch of containers potted up?See our incredibly talented Container Design Specialist, Patty, to help you pull it all together!

New Air Plants in Stock!

Air plants, a really nice little selection varieties, are in stock now including the deliciously scultural Xerographica (big, silvery ones with wide leaves at the bottom). They can be display so many ways and one is only limited by one's creativity. We do love the simple, clean look of them in our hanging ceramic holders, though!

Spring Spartina is Here!

Yummy charm bangle bracelets, new handbags, and more irresistible stuff! ​ Pretty, elegant, and FUN, the collection has that perfect balance of fancy enough for going out on the town, casual enough for every day. They won't break the bank, either! The handbags are made from high-quality Belgian linen and real leather, and have excellent clasps and zippers. And, the jewelry!! (Insert sighs here.) Speaking of which, we JUST got in a big shipment of earrings, charm bracelets and charms.

We Now Recycle Nursery Pots!

​Folks, you don't even KNOW how long we've been wanting to offer recycling services for plastic nursery pots and trays! Forever it seems. But, we never could find a service that could accommodate us. Well, times have changed thankfully! 
HERE ARE THE DETAILS 
Bins are located in the corner of our asphalt parking lot 
- NO PLASTIC BAGS, PLEASE!
If you bring pots in bags, please remove them from them before putting the pots in the bins. 
- Please REMOVE AS MUCH DIRT as is reasonable. They don't have to be completely dirt-fee but dump out the excess.
- Remove labels

It's the Peak of Perennials Season

May is PERENNAL TIME! With warmer temperatures, selection expands dramatically and you'll find so much more in the perennials section than you did in April. Salvias, coneflowers, hostas, ferns, gaura, daylilies, foxgloves, sedums, dianthus, heuchera, hellebores, euphorbias, bee balms, hyssops, coreopsis, yarrow, clematis vines, and much more are or will be in stock!

Get Growing on Herbs & Veggies!

​Procrastinators rejoice! MAY is the best month to plant warm-season veggies! The soil and air temperatures are finally where they need to be for these plants to thrive and grow, especially after a cool spring like the one we had.

Plenty of veggies and melons in stock or coming any minute! Right now there's cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers,  squash, zucchini, beans, melons, eggplant, okra, and more! LOTS of herbs in stock now including sage, parsley, basil, thyme,marjoram, savory, dill, scented geraniums, oregano, rosemary, lavender and more!

Great Selection of Palms for May

Bigger, more-convenient, ready-to-use size of our popular Deer Repellent!
       Dr. Allan Armitage's new app, Armitage's Greatest Perennials 
 & Annuals
 is a tool we at Homewood Nursery have wanted to provide for a long time. 
 Just released for iPhone and coming soon on Android, the app covers hundreds of plants, has over 400 pictures, and over 50 videos. We strongly recommend it for all of our customers because it provides easy-to-read information on many of the plants available in our store and suggests the best variety for hundreds of plants backed up by years of personal and professional experience. A "deer browsing" rating is provided for almost every species, as well, something most gardeners around here really need!  Pretty awesome deal for $4.99!
     Just search "Armitage" in the App Store!
​Redbuds are excellent spring-blooming, flowering trees for our region. Check out the NEW 'Vanilla Twist', a weeping redbud with a fountain of white flowers, and 'Carolina Sweetheart' a VARIEGATED PURPLE-LEAF redbud (gasping, must-have-it!) proudly developed at NC State University. This would be a stunning specimen tree, gorgeous near a blue Arizona cypress.