Protecting Your Garden Plants from Winter Damage

Now that winter has moved into the Charlotte area, you may want to protect your sensitive garden plants from frost and freezing temperatures. While many plants are hardy and can easily survive a Carolina winter it may be a good idea to help certain less hardy species to make it through the cold months unhurt. [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:01-04:00December 21st, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Winterizing Outdoors|Comments Off on Protecting Your Garden Plants from Winter Damage

How to Care for Tillandsia Air Plants

Air plants, or tillandsia plants, are arguably some of the coolest plants out there and make great houseplants thanks to their low maintenance needs. As the name implies, air plants don't need soil to grow but rather use their roots to anchor themselves to a host like a tree in the wild or decorative items [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:02-04:00October 26th, 2016|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden|Comments Off on How to Care for Tillandsia Air Plants

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Southern Garden

Hummingbirds' fluttery flight-pattern, incredible ability to hover in front of food sources and overall cuteness always makes seeing them a happy occasion. There are several things you can do to encourage them to frequent your North or South Carolina garden including planting hummingbird-attracting flowers and placing hummingbird feeders. North Carolina's Hummingbirds The hummingbird species living [...]

By |2020-05-13T10:19:36-04:00June 22nd, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Birding, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Products|Comments Off on Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Southern Garden

A Look at What’s New at The Garden Center

With spring weather being here we're excited to show off some of things we've come up with to make your shopping experience at Blackhawk's Garden Center even more fun. We've been spring cleaning and have completely reorganized our stock. Now, finally, we have designated areas for all our items such as planters and garden statues. [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:08-04:00March 30th, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Outdoor Living|Comments Off on A Look at What’s New at The Garden Center

Garden Décor from Blackhawk’s Garden Center

Why is it that strolling through Blackhawk's Garden Center in Dilworth is always so amazing? It's like walking through a carefully crafted botanical garden. I believe it is because not only are there all the plants you could ever want but what's more, they are interspersed with amazing garden art. I always felt that beautiful [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:11-04:00September 7th, 2015|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Design, Gardening, Gifts, Good Things We've Seen, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Outdoor Living|Comments Off on Garden Décor from Blackhawk’s Garden Center

5 MUST HAVE’S TO PLANT THIS FALL

5 MUST HAVE’S TO PLANT THIS FALL Vaccinum ‘Bountiful Blue’ (Blueberry) This plant has so many cool attributes I don’t even know where to start!  In the spring it explodes with white flowers that cover the entire plant, pollinating all of your other blueberries bushes and taking in enough for itself from others at the [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:21-04:00October 20th, 2012|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden|Comments Off on 5 MUST HAVE’S TO PLANT THIS FALL

SAUCY SUMMER PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN

It's late June already and the azaleas, cherry trees, gardenias and peonies have bloomed out.  The days are getting longer and hot!  Your plants aren’t looking quite as perky as they once did just a few weeks ago and your garden is losing interest, fast.  So what next???  Let me introduce you to a few [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:26-04:00June 27th, 2012|Blogs & Articles, It's All Good In The Garden|Comments Off on SAUCY SUMMER PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN

As the cold north winds blow….you should be preparing your garden!

Here are a few tips on what to do and not to do to as the harsh winter weather approaches: Bring in tropicals. Boston ferns, tropical bananas, begonias, ficus, tender succulents like kalanchoe and jade trees, and any other houseplants that spent the warm seasons on the patio must be brought indoors pre-frost.  Check for [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:30-04:00January 2nd, 2012|Blogs & Articles, It's All Good In The Garden|Comments Off on As the cold north winds blow….you should be preparing your garden!

Cool Conifers For Hot Summer Days

(originally posted August 15, 2011) Sometimes in the blazing heat of summer we tend to shy away from the garden and retreat to more comfortable spots like the pool, the mall or just potato out on the couch.  Weeding, pruning and watering when its 100 degrees outside is not the most enjoyable thing to do, [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:31-04:00October 13th, 2011|It's All Good In The Garden|Comments Off on Cool Conifers For Hot Summer Days

Fall Blooming Camellias

It’s that time again. The breeze is cooler, the leaves are turning.  Pumpkins and mums are popping up everywhere.  Finally mild days prevail and rain has softened the ground.  Fall is in the air…and camellias are getting ready to burst into color. If you find something is missing in your Fall landscape…..that "something" could be [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:31-04:00October 12th, 2011|It's All Good In The Garden|Comments Off on Fall Blooming Camellias
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Covid-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Update: We are here for you Charlotte.  Blackhawk Hardware and Garden Center are open, but our hours have changed. We are currently open from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Curbside pickup is available for items ordered online through AceHardware.com. Thank you for your support as we get through this together.