A Note from Scott and Marsha
June 30, 2022
Here is your PSA (Public Service Announcement) for the day: Tomorrow is July, which marks the middle of the year, which means we are officially sliding into Christmas. You're welcome :)

This weekend is a different holiday (of course we are excited for Christmas but we aren't totally crazy... yet) and we'll be spending the weekend with good food, loved ones, and maybe even some fireworks shows. We hope you have some amazing plans this coming holiday weekend and celebrate in style!

I wish I could say we are celebrating wholeheartedly, but sadly, we are not. Why, you ask?

Nick is leaving us. He is abandoning ship, cutting it short, taking off, peace out...
bye Felicia.

Can you believe he would leave us to go back to school to become an architect at NC State?! Kids these days. How dare he have dreams, desires, and reach for the stars?! Insert my eye roll here.

I kid, I kid. Nick has worked alongside AmberLeigh as our Client Care Assistant. They have laughed every day, solved problems, and AmberLeigh has even eaten her lunch on his desk. Every day. Sometimes the office staff join in too! Nick and AmberLeigh are two peas in a pod. It really is the cutest, especially when he calls her "Grandma" with her knitted blankets always at hand.

For the last couple weeks, I have taken it upon myself to keep track of how many more hours he works with us. He won't leave until July 29. Every other day, I ask "The Google" how many more hours until his last day, which I then emphatically and loudly announce to the office.

Recently, I walked quietly into their space since AmberLeigh was on the phone. I whispered, "Nick. Can you Google something for me real quick?"

Naturally, he responds, "Of course."

He immediately puts his hands on the computer ready to type.

Whispering, I say, "How many (click, click, click on the keys) hours until (clickity, click, click his fingers fly) ... July 29th?" Literally dying as I receive the death stare.

I'm not sure what AmberLeigh, Dylan and I are going to do with ourselves. At the same time, we are excited for his next adventure and maybe, just maybe, he can design something for me in years to come!

In the mean time, if you are looking for an adventure, we are always hiring for the best and brightest, plant loving people! And I can honestly tell you we do our best to have fun every day. Otherwise, what is the point?

Azaleas and Cleyeras are 25% off!
Meet Marco!

Role: Bartender
Started at FGS: July 2021
Favorite Plant: Neon Pothos
Favorite Snack: Oreos
Currently Watching: going through all the Marvel movies (finally)
Favorite Local Restaurant: Gussy's food truck!
This year, I'm looking forward to: being able to reveal the gaming project I'm working on
Thoughts, Theories, & Trivia: One of my favorite memories of being in my college's marching band was playing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
What easier genus than philodendron for indoor gardening? We have over 15 types of philodendron to offer at the Garden Center, come add that new variety to your collection!

Pro tip: Philodendron love medium to low light and like to dry out in between watering.
These huge, showy red, pink, and white blooms add a tropical vibe to any sunny garden beds! Perennial Hibiscus's are cold, hardy, and can tolerate wet areas.

Pro tip: Stalks can be as tall as 4ft!

Upright, white oakleaf hydrangea produces massive creamy-white flowers in the summer and produce vibrantly red foliage in fall.

Pro tip: These hydrangea's show year-round interests for shade or part sun gardens!
Upcoming Classes & Events

Thursday, June 30, 6PM-7PM
Location: The Potting Shed

Is your plant dying and you want to save it? Do you want to multiply your plants without spending money on new ones? Do you love watching plants thrive under your care? Learning how to propagate your plants is just what you need!

This class will cover the basics of propagating different types of plants from existing plant material you already own! We will cover several methods of propagating in different mediums using different parts of the plant. Cuttings will be provided to show examples of different methods. All aboard the PROPAGATION STATION!

Fee is $15/person; includes plant clippings.

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Joey Pierce, Houseplant Lead
For Friday's Sake!

Friday, July 15, 5PM-8PM
Location: Garden Center

Need more time to shop? Well you're in luck, because we are extending our Garden Center hours until 8PM!

The Potting Shed will be open and serving beverages and Sunset Slush until 8PM, so come and enjoy the ambiance on the patio and take in the sunset.

Featuring the musical talents of Josh Branch

Food truck info will be shared on our website soon!

Admission is free!
July's Events Newsletter will be coming to your inbox this Friday!
Keep an eye out for our events, class, and workshop lineup!
We're Hiring!
For Garden's Sake is looking for new faces to join our landscape team! If you like to work hard and have fun at the same time, these positions could be for you!

We are hiring for the following roles:
  • Landscaping Client Care Associate
  • Lawn Maintenance Foreman
  • Landscape Installation Operations Manager
  • Landscaper - Installation Crew Member

These positions are full-time, year-round, with benefits. CLICK HERE to see the full job descriptions and apply!
Landscape Design and Installation
Need a beautiful paver patio? Steppers? Fresh and vibrant landscape or simply a vision for your home? Our designers love to turn your lawn and landscape into a gorgeous and usable outdoor space! Our team can take your outdoor living area to the next level. We have available appointments in late July!

Tip of the Week: JULY'IN TO ME?
Tomorrow is a new month! Which means new gardening tips from your favorite plant people. With the holiday weekend coming up and all the parties and gatherings going on, you'll want your outdoor space to look gorgeous! But once the festivities are over, make sure you dedicate some time to your outdoor spaces - we want your plantings to survive the summer heat!

If you have early tomatoes ready to flavor your burgers (or veggie burgers!) this weekend, snap a photo and tag us on Instagram! We LOVE to see what you do with your FGS plants!

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