Evergreen’s logo

This is where Evergreen’s logo started several years ago. (circa 1970). There was a national initiative created to fund a marketing campaign to get people aware of Green Survival – […]

Control grubs in your lawn

There are several types of grubs that are active in our lawns. I broadcast an insect control and watered the product into the soil. Look what I found wiggling on […]

Karen Gibson

I have been employed with Evergreen for 18 years. I grew up in Gate City, VA and was introduced to gardening at a very young age by my Daddy. He […]

Climbing Plants on a Trellis

Join The Green People at our Colonial Heights location this Saturday, March 21st at 10AM, as we present an instructive and enlightening seminar on how to grow stunning plants on […]

It’s Potato and Onion Time

One potato…two potato…three potato…more. Yes folks, at Evergreen this year we have five varieties of seed potatoes…the old time favorite Kennebec, Yukon Gold, Red Pontiac, Irish Cobbler and Blue Adirondack. […]

Planning Your Veggie Garden

Looking for ways to reduce the food bill? Wanting to try a new project with the kids? Just want to get outside and enjoy the spring…whether you are brand new […]

Indoor Houseplants 101 Seminar

It’s cold outdoors and you are probably already getting tired of winter. At Evergreen Home and Garden Showplace, we have a perfect solution to chase away your winter blues. Come […]

Preparing a New Garden Bed

By Charlie Nardozzi Fall is the perfect time to get your new flower or vegetable garden beds ready. If you are considering starting a new bed in a lawn area […]

Sprouting Exotic Plants with Kids

By Charlie Nardozzi With the outdoor garden tucked in for the season in most areas, all the gardening attention has moved indoors. Finding winter gardening projects to do with your […]

Teaching Kids about Holiday Cactus

By Charlie Nardozzi With the holidays on the horizon, one plant that will be featured in many homes is the holiday cactus. This succulent not only offers beautiful holiday color, […]

Shrubs for Fall Color

By Charlie Nardozzi October means beautiful colors in many of our native forests and landscapes. While much of the attention in autumn is on the beautiful foliage of trees, many […]

Layering Bulbs in Compact Spaces

Now is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in most areas of the country. While we delight in seeing large swaths of daffodils, crocus, and tulips in bloom, many gardeners […]

Getting Amaryllis to Rebloom

Amaryllis bulbs form beautiful, large flowers in winter to help remind us of the warmer weather to come. Amaryllis bulbs can also be grown for a number of years and […]

Naturalizing Bulbs

By Charlie Nardozzi Fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. While these bulbs are beautiful and a joy to see in spring, other […]

Fall Lawn Care

By Charlie Nardozzi If you live in a part of the county where you grow cool-season grasses such as fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass, then fall is the time […]

Composting for Your Garden Workshops

You’re invited to Evergreen’s School of Gardening workshops on Composting in Your Garden this Saturday at 10AM at both of our locations. Ben Hunter, Certified Master Gardener, retired chemist, retired […]

Winter Survivor Pansies

Winter Survivor Pansies are guaranteed to come back next spring. Plant Winter Survivor Pansies now for brilliant color, then enjoy them again next spring. We have many, many colors of […]

Apple Activities with Kids

By Charlie Nardozzi   Fall is apple time in much of the country. One of the most popular outdoor activities to do with your kids is to go to the […]

Ripening Your Vegetables

By Charlie Nardozzi September can be an overwhelming month in the vegetable garden. With lots of tomatoes, melons, zucchini, and cucumbers still pouring in on top of the greens, roots, […]

Climbing Vines for Fall

By Charlie Nardozzi Our gardens get lots of fall color from shrubs, trees, and annual and perennial flowers. But you can also use climbing vines to brighten the fall landscape. […]

Revitalize Your Fall Containers

If your spring/summer planters need to be revitalized you have a great opportunity to get them replanted FREE next week. Starting on Thursday at 9AM, at either of our locations […]

Fall Garden Mums

Now that the summer flower season is coming to an end and cooler temperatures are on the way, many gardeners in East Tennessee flock garden centers in early fall browsing […]

Making Salsa with Kids

By Charlie Nardozzi The vegetable harvest is coming on strong, so this is the perfect time to engage your kids in a little garden eating and cooking. One fun and […]

Growing Rudbeckias

By Charlie Nardozzi Rudbeckias, or black-eyed Susans, are a favorite late-summer wildflower in many areas. These plants are easy to grow, naturalize quickly, and give your yard or meadow years […]

Preserving Cut Flowers

Charlie Nardozzi We all love the beautiful annual and perennial flowers of summer that our gardens are producing. And it’s always a treat to cut some of the best blooms […]

Powdery Mildew Disease Controls

By Charlie Nardozzi In summer, certain plant diseases really take off in the garden. One is powdery mildew. This fungal disease loves the cooler nights we can get in the […]

Preserving Basil

By Charlie Nardozzi Basil is booming in gardens this time of year, and it is hard to keep up with the harvest. While tossing basil in pasta, adding it to […]

Controlling Hornworms

Hornworms are large, ominous looking insects that love to feed on tobacco and tomao family crops. They can grow up to 5 inches long and have a hor” on one […]

Summer-Blooming Shrubs

We often get spoiled in spring by all the flowering shrubs in the landscape. Forsythia, lilacs, rhododendrons, azalea, spirea, weigela, and mock orange are just some of the shrubs that […]

Start your Fall garden seeds today

The holidays are history and eBucks are winding down for another year. My gardening calendar reminded me this morning that its time to start planting fall garden seeds. Its hard […]

Varieties of Mint

Mint is a groundcover that often gets overlooked. Because of its reputation for being an aggressive spreader, many gardeners avoid planting it in the yard. However, if you plant mint […]

Easy-Care Landscape Roses

Many gardeners love roses but don’t want the fuss of taking care of them. Hybrid tea and floribunda roses, in particular, require regular fertilizing, pest control, and winter protection in […]