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Cornerstone Garden by Diana Digs Dirt

414 State St***Greensboro Plant & Seed Swap***NO LIRIOPE or MONKEY GRASS

Saturday October 19th*** 10am***392.4031

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Please bring plants and seeds with an identification label in a container or plastic bag with color of bloom. Register by commenting on this post with your name and plants you may bring or call Diana at 336.392.4031. The plant swap will coincide with the order of registration. There will also be a drawing for a Wine and Roses Weigela shrub. A list of plants being swapped by Diana Digs Dirt is listed below.


Image  Image Chocolate sunflower and all participants will receive complementary hyacinth bean vine seeds

ImageImageImage 3 types of ajuga

ImageImageImageAnenome, hardy begonia, pineapple lily

ImageImageNana coreopsis, hardy geranium

ImageImageImageEenie weenie daylily, green and gold, pastel yarrow

ImageImageHardy geranium, helleborus

ImageImageGentle shepard daylily, sweet woodruff

ImageImageHolly fern, rudbeckia triloba

ImageImageMexican petunia, prairie coneflower

Honeybee gold and fairy tale pink daylily

honey fairy

Crape myrtle and japanese maple treejap

Carolina jessamine vine, red yarrow


Vervain, hyssophys

Amazon mist and muhly grass

Red hot poker, daisy, russian sage, blue spruce sedum, stonecrop, maggie dalley astillbe, daisyhotasti

Jewels of Oparjewels

Myself, Diana Digs Dirt is looking for purple, white and pink flowered perennials. I hope to see you there 🙂

Diana Digs Dirt Plant Swap


Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Cornerstone Garden, Events, Plant Swap


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Cornerstone Garden Plant Sale for Chihuahuas

Saturday September 8th from 10-1pm Cornerstone Garden (414-B State Street in Greensboro) will hold a plant sale fundraiser for the Chihuahua Rescue and Transport. Most plants will be donated by Diana Digs Dirt Landscape Design and Installation company, located at Cornerstone Garden. Door prizes will be offered by various businesses including; plants, planters, jewelry, hair cuts/color and meals.


We are also accepting plant donations for the fundraiser. Please bring your plants in a pot with a label (plant name and color of bloom) prior to September 8th anytime Wednesday through Friday from 12-3.

The Chihuahua Rescue will kindly accept other donations in the form of dog beds, toys, baby blankets, round pens or Purina dog food in the green bags. More information regarding the Rescue can be found on their website Chihuahua Rescue and Transport

The Chihuahua Rescue will be on site with adoptable dogs or fostering opportunities. The rescue strongly need to find homes because of the increasing number of animals coming into the shelter due to accepting half chihuahua breed mixes. The rescue does not turn the mixed breeds away, however, people coming to the rescue looking for Chihuahuas are limited because shelters are being overcrowded by caring for the others. If you can open your home to foster a mixed chihuahua breed, please contact Carla Johnson at

Cornerstone Garden will also offer discounted prices on reblooming daylilies, (A reblooming daylily will have an extended or more than one bloom season. Some will bloom in the spring and then repeat in the fall) salvias, peony, catnip and more.


Come out and support the Chihuahua Rescue and Transport by adopting or fostering pets, purchase or donate a plant, give a monetary donation or one of the items listed above and say hello to our four-legged friends.


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Reblooming Perennials at Cornerstone Garden

Reblooming perennials or those blooming for 2-3 months are highly valued in the landscape world and many of my landscape design clients desire them. At Cornerstone Garden we have several shade or sun perennials in these categories.

 Armeria blooms for 3 months. the foliage is more like a tuft of grass with the flower stems reaching 6 inches with a pink pom pom bloom. These can be placed in the front of the garden or in a rock garden like the one above

 Fairytale Pink Daylily is just so delicate and lovely for any garden. We would hate it if this did not repeat.

“Marcus” Salvia, I know just glorious in its deep rich color blooms from June to October. This salvia is one of the shorter, only reaching 12 inches and spreading 18.

Mazus is a groundcover and blooms for months in the part shade garden. This perennial needs regular water too.

 Platinum Plus Daylily is very unique and is a bit paler than the picture, almost ivory in color. This is an easy drought tolerate plant for those with black thumbs.

This United States native wildflower called Green and Gold is for shade gardens and blooms a very long time. The bright yellow blooms brighten the darker landscapes. It only reaches 6 inches tall and spreads slowly.

 Little Grapette Daylily is maroon in color with a green/yellow throat. This repeat bloomer is great for erosion control or directly into the landscape with other warm colored bloomers

Come visit Cornerstone Garden- 414 rear State Street from Tuesday-Friday from 11-4 or Saturday from 12-4. We also sell plants during our farmers market Saturday mornings from 8-12.  




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Free Peony at Cornerstone Garden Farmers Market

May 5th and May 12th 2012 at Cornerstone Garden Farmers Market-414-(Rear) State Street from 8-12 there will be a drawing for a free Peony perennial and other goodies


Purchase an item from a vendor and receive one ticket for the drawing. If several purchases are made from different vendors, your chance of winning this beautiful peony perennial increases.

Peony plants are considered the queen of all plants because of their magnificent blooms, fragrance and nostalgia. They are excellent cutting flowers and sure to brighten anyones day. Mothers Day is around the corner and this could be hers

They need some shade from the heat of Greensboro’s summer. Morning sun would be ideal and make sure it is planted in a place where it will not be disturbed. They dislike being transplanted.

Cornerstone Garden is filled with affordable and unique Mothers Day Gifts

 this is the deepest purple iris called Before the Storm

 Armeria blooms for 3 months and is drought tolerate

 Akebia vines are evergreen and will turn ordinary structures into charming cottage style architecture

   False Indigo is a meadow or cottage style plant with gorgeous blue spikes to be followed by ornamental black seed pods. We have the blue and the yellow.

 Lace Artistry Iris is so delicate and lacy with a hint of white throughout the apricot blooms

 Many varieties of Clematis…..and don’t worry if your Mom does not have a spot, they can be grown in containers.

Other pretty plants too            

Pick up a hand-made Mothers Day Card at the market, created by a local artist. Mom would love this


Remember those Mothers who have angels too


See you at Cornerstone Garden Farmers Market this Saturday and remember, We are Pet Friendly     

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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Cornerstone Garden, Events


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Cornerstone Garden Farmers Market April 7th

Cornerstone Garden (formerly, My Secret Garden- 414, in the back) has begun a floriferous Farmers Market

The vendors set up in the rear of the garden shop. A quaint alley where there is plenty of space for additional participants. We are striving to keep variety unique and exclusive.

 The second Saturday of each month, Chihuahua Rescue will have doggies for adoption or fostering. Georgia the baby goat will be present each week.


Larry Kirwan will perform for the market tomorrow. His music is tranquil and if you have never heard a hammered dulcimer, come on down to Cornerstone Garden. Thanks Larry!

   Sweetgum Grove Farm provided upcycled earrings, purses, bags, pins and buttons.

   Cornerstone Garden offers fabulous pots, bluebird houses and hummingbird feeders. Come take a peak Saturday mornings from 8-12.

 We also have thyme and parsley.

Artemisia is a beauty, having medicinal properties and great in containers.

We also carry clothing for those needing some assistance in determining their body type. Each piece is labeled with the following:

 Lines include Neon Buddha, Comfy USA, Surrealist and more.

Other Farmers Market Vendors include:

  • Le Petit Bakery- Dinner Rolls, Jams, Banana Bread, English Muffins, Scones and Breakfast Bars
  • Alson the Artist
  • Libby’s Perfect Portions-Cake Bites, Cookies, Brownies
  • Organo Gold-  Organic Coffee and Hot Chocolate the doctor would approve of
  • The Secret Tea Room Cafe- Hot Tea and Tea to Go. Grab and cup and a complimentary cookie
  • The Fat Fighter- Health Coach (usually brings a yummy and healthy snack). She, herself has lost over 215 pounds and can help you reach your goal
  • State Street Florist- Gorgeous Fresh Bouquets
  • Cornerstone Garden Clothing Line-Clothing Complementing Your Body Shape
  • Able Earth Clay Creations-Unique Birdhouses, Wind Chimes, Pet Tags and more

Other Vendors Joining us soon are:

  • Riverbirch Vineyards
  • Earth Things
  • Sassy Gems, LLC by Geri
  • Soap and Stone Essentials
  • Green Box Gardens
  • Running Dog Bakery
  • Donna Hodges Jewelry
  • Sweetgum Grove Farm
  • Jewel’s Produce

You never know who will be playing for you

Come on over to 414 (rear) State Street in Greensboro, where Cornerstone Garden supports local businesses.


 At our farmers market, there are plenty of seating areas to enjoy the surroundings. Many customers ask if this is my home and they do not want to leave the serenity.

Here is a link to our first market,

We are looking for additional vendors. Please contact



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Holiday Party at Cornerstone Garden-2011


Cornerstone Garden Christmas party pictures at 414-B State Street in Greensboro, NC.









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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Cornerstone Garden, Events


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Free Wassail Tea at Cornerstone Garden

Wassail Tea Event at Cornerstone Garden-A Toast of Good Health for the New Year
Pets and Families are Welcome


Saturday December 3rd from 2-6pm Cornerstone Garden (414-B State Street) in Greensboro is hosting their annual Wassail Tea Event, free for the community. The warm beverage will be offered by various merchants along State Street including; Cornerstone Garden, The Secret Tea Room, Lillo Bella Shoes, Linnea’s Plus Size Boutique, Rubenesque for Less, The Saltbox, Mark Holder Jeweller, Tyler White Art Gallery and Eclectic by Nature. Wassail started out as an Old English greeting dating back to 1066 and meant “be hale” or “be of good health.” State Street Shoppes would like to share the toast of good health with you.


At 2:00, St PiusX’s hand bell choir will begin their Angelic performance among the beautiful greenery at Cornerstone Garden. The sound of the bells and the passion in their hearts are sure to bring chills, easily warmed with various recipes of Wassail Tea. A surprise from the North Pole will take requests from children to Santa Claus, ARA trio will provide banjo acoustics and Ginger Waynick & Phil Sparks will provide jazzy song throughout the garden from past holiday favorites.


Operation Smile will accept donations for their cause during the event. Since 1982, Operation Smile through the help of dedicated medical volunteers, has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. For more information visit,

One version of Wassail Tea

4 c. Hot Tea (not herbal tea)
2 c. Pineapple Juice
2 tsp. Almond Flavor (Extract)
2 tsp. Vanilla Flavor (Extract)
Sugar – to taste
Lemon Juice – to taste

We hope to see you on State Street Saturday December 3rd from 2-6pm.

Stroll State Street Shoppes for that Small Town Feel!


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