A Note from Scott and Marsha
June 13, 2019
This guy. My smallest little bear. Life as we know it is coming to an end. Like our flowers, it's a season. This happened to be an 18 year season, but a season nonetheless. An awesome season.  

This is Jack, our youngest. He is our final child of three to graduate from Panther Creek high school. You may remember him as Mr. Catamount 2019. His head has deflated "slightly" but his crown still sits on his dresser. We had to nip the "wear it around the house and act like a king" charade quickly. After an hour of that nonsense, Momma Bear was done.  

What is Jack like you wonder? He is my "twin" on the outside and spitting image of his father on the inside. Since Scott and I married at 18 and 20 years old (that's another story for another time), living with Jack at 18 is like re-living with Scott all over again. Mannerisms, wit, humor ... I told Scott just last week all our kids are like the worst versions of ourselves at this stage! And I meant that with the most love. If you have children, you basically watch yourself go through the stages of maturity on the sidelines. I think all the time, "Oh my gosh ... I did that...tried that..procrastinated that...acted like that...loathed that."  We did all that with the experience and mentality of an 18 year old (which really is only a 5 year old with a license and the ability to vote).  

If you know Jack, you can't help but love him. He is quick to connect with others on an emotional level. He has a kind heart and is the most non-judgmental person I know. He never met a stranger when he was little. And he is the last one to give his opinion. If you want it, you have to ask for it. But don't ask if you don't want the truth. You might want to even cringe a little when he opens his mouth.  

Congratulations Jackson Tyler...Jack-Jack...Little Bear! We are so proud of the man you are and can't wait to see what God has in store for your future. Life isn't always the easiest being the littlest bear in the house (I'm sure some of you can relate to being the baby of the family)!  But this we know--we love you and remember:  when life gives you lemons,  you need flowers.  And you know where to find them.   Congrats to all the 2019 graduates and parents this year!   If you are feeling excited or sad, stop in for some flowers. Bringing green home ALWAYS cheers me up!  
CRAPE MYRTLES
Crape Myrtles are a Southern favorite for their long bloom season during the summer. They love full sun and excellently tolerate the heat and drought typical of our summers. Crape Myrtles are also deer resistant. We have many different colors--white, pinks, reds, and lavender. And we have the size you are looking for. We have trees ranging from 3' to 25' tall!
HAPPY HOUSEPLANTS
The Garden Center is chock full of houseplants all summer long. We are sure to have the perfect houseplant for that spot in your house needing some green. You will also find the perfect pottery for your plant. We recently received a new shipment of pottery you are sure to love.
JAPANESE MAPLES
Can you think of a more popular tree than a Japanese Maple? From this tall, richly colored Blood Good to the lacy-leafed Tamukeyama, we have the Japanese Maple you have been wanting to take home. Japanese Maples are a perfect specimen tree for your yard or garden.
HAVE YOU MARKED YOUR CALENDAR?!
The Georgia Peach Truck is rolling through FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 12:00-1:30PM. They offer amazingly delicious peaches and pecans from Georgia! Peaches are sold by the half-bushel for $45. Grab a few friends and come enjoy your lunch break with us! We'll have homemade peach ice cream from ANDIA'S, grilled hot dogs, and the bar will be open serving peach bellinis, wine and hard cider! The Garden Center will also have hot deals for our Summer Solstice Sale that day! Don't miss out on this special event!
S UMMER SALES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
This Friday-Sunday, all ROSES are on sale 25% OFF. Next week, June 21-22 we will have our annual Summer Solstice Sale ! You will not want to miss it! There will be great deals on perennials, annuals, and flowering trees!
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