A Note from Scott and Marsha
March 24, 2022
We are celebrating all things spring in the garden these days- from beautiful blooms and spring blooming trees to special birthdays and work anniversaries! We are almost officially crazy and it's still March!  

March is a great month for us as we celebrate three family birthdays. March 13th we celebrated our Wittle Wove, Halle, and her first birthday. This past weekend, we celebrated Scott's 50th birthday and next week, we celebrate our youngest son Jack's 21st birthday!!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!!  It's been many "bigs" this month!

First of all, I can't believe I have known Scott since I was 15 years old and he was 14 years old. O.M.G. We have known one another for 36 years. Literally wanting to lay on the floor after typing this. I feel so old.  

We met in 9th grade and he sat in front of me during our Civics' class. Gotta love alphabetical order seating. Had it not been for that, who knows if we'd met.  

That next summer, we talked every day on the phone. I stretched the curly cord on the phone from the kitchen, down the hallway, and under my door until we got a cordless phone! We spent the next three years of high school together and he was one of my best friends.  

Fast forward. We got married. I just turned 20 and he was still 18.  Three kids, three dogs, two businesses, and many adventures later, he is thriving at 50. When asked if he felt any different, he said, "Not yet but it's bound to happen at some point!"  

We surprised him over the weekend with some of our close friends flying in from Florida to celebrate. Then this past Monday, we celebrated with cake, a balloon (of course), and fanfare during our staff meeting. His face was priceless as it turned many shades of red like any good introvert. We all know introverts HATE fanfare. He was a good sport and I think he felt serious love from everyone!  

Know what else we seriously love? We love when the garden center is officially bursting at the seams. We have so much color and tray after tray of veggies and herbs. I'm trying so hard to refrain from bringing home the Weeping Pussy Willow tree that keeps calling my name every time I walk by it begging to come home with me. It's a childhood favorite, honestly. Sigh.   

Everyone's buzzing around like bees making spring the best it can be.  You really should buzz on over :)
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Looking for an easy-care houseplant that might not be as common? Look no further than the Homalomena Selby. The leathery leaves have glorious variegated foliage that is sure to draw the eye. They love medium indirect light and they droop when they need water. New leaves will peek out with a pink underside. And of course, pink and green were made for each other!
It's that time of year when Azaleas are big drama. And with these blooms, who can blame them? With a wide range of colors and sizes, you can find the perfect Azaleas for your landscaping project. They do best in partial shade and loose, well-drained soil. They're sure to make your yard pop!
Upcoming Classes & Events
FGS Spring Market
This Saturday, March 26
9AM – 2PM

You asked, we listened! We're doing another FGS Market event and it will be even bigger than last time! We've invited local musicians, artists, bakers and chefs, crafters, small business owners, and more to visit us for the day and showcase their amazing products.

You're sure to find fun gifts for Easter baskets or Mother's Day and something special for yourself! The Durham Master Gardeners will be here as well to answer any and all questions related to gardening and plants! And of course, the Garden Center is STOCKED FULL of all things green and blooming!

Food trucks: Paddy Wagon and Crispy Gyoza

The Potting Shed will be open from 12pm - to (last call) 4:30pm.

Do you follow us on Facebook or Instagram? Enter our FGS Spring Market giveaway until Friday at midnight for a chance to win a basket of goodies!
Thursday, March 31, 6PM

Have you wanted to grow your houseplants up moss poles but don't know where to start? Come learn all about the benefits of growing plants with moss poles and how to create your own in this "Make Your Own Boss Moss Pole" class. You will learn what materials work best, how to use moss poles, and how to create one with your own hands!

Fee is $45/person; includes all necessary materials and supplies for you to create and take home your own moss pole!

Location: The Robin’s Nest

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Joey Pierce, FGS Houseplant Lead

For Garden's Sake is looking for new faces to join our team this spring season! If you like to work hard and have fun at the same time, this position could be for you!

We are hiring for the following Spring Seasonal role: Plant Coaches. If you are interested in this position, we would love to meet you! Please note this is a seasonal position lasting from early spring to early summer.

CLICK HERE to apply!

We are also looking for full-time, non-seasonal Landscaping members! Love to work outside and be part of a small team? Have no experience but are willing to learn? Looking for a change of career? If this sounds like you or anyone you know, apply today!
Landscape Design and Installation
Our designers, Doug and Billy, would love to set up a consultation with you to discuss the landscape plan of your dreams! From beautiful plant design to drainage solutions to fire pits and patios , our team can take your outdoor living space to the next level. 
We are booking for late April appointments so don't wait to put in your request for a consultation! Click here to submit an online request!
Plant Tip of the Week: The Redbud
Are you wondering about the beautiful blooming trees along the highways and byways right now? That, my friends, is the Eastern Redbud showing off its' vibrant purple blooms! Check out this blog post if you want to learn all about this gorgeous tree. And we know the perfect place for you to pick out your very own! Click here!
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