A Note from Scott and Marsha
June 6, 2019
Today, I am here to lessen your anxiety about your plants. For those of you who are super-duper anxious and you pretty much have your PhD in it, this little story is for you. Buckle up, buttercup.  

First, I can relate. I have certain things I'm anxious about. Scott can relate. He has certain things he is anxious about. Running a three-headed monster based on weather can create some anxiety. Throw in the fact they are living things we work with? Anxiety. I was talking about the plants, not the people. Okay, sometimes people. LOL!  We all have our quirks now, don't we?  

Second, remember when I said plants? Living things? I was having an email conversation with a client regarding some plants and concerns over how they are looking. This is quite common and something we also see in the Garden Center. When you see something concerning your plants, it never surprises us. What are the things that affects a plant? Weather. Water. Food. Pruning. Blooming. Disease. Age.  

Wait, what? Yes! Let me say that again.

Weather. Water. Food. Pruning. Blooming. Disease. Age. 

I tell customers all the time, "We are basically selling you toddlers." We provide a toddler to you in a very pretty package (and a quiet package that doesn't move I might add unless you pick an invasive one) and  your job is to keep it alive . You have to roll with the weather changes. You have to learn what it likes when it comes to watering. You have to remember to feed it. You will have to give it haircuts. You have to be sure it stays healthy physically and sometimes it may need a "shot" of something. You don't want it to have too much exposure and video games. It ages and sometimes even ages out.

Last, what does this mean for all of us? Rolling between seasons is always hard, especially in this area with our erratic weather changes. The best thing you can do is understand your plants. I love YouTube and I'm not afraid to use it. If you don't know about a plant or what it likes or how to prune it? Google it. Phone a friend (us, too.) Education and understanding is key. And sometimes you have to treat it like a toddler. That might mean walk away! Sometimes you do all you can, wait, and let him/her work it out! Did I mention patience? You need patience to garden and enjoy your landscape. It isn't always roses and cone flowers.  

If you don't have patience, try rock gardening. If you do have patience, stop in for a visit. We have plenty of toddlers looking for loving homes that need care and nurturing. We just love sending the kids to new homes, but you have to do your part. Join in the gardening fun. Happy summer, and happy gardening!  
Love Lantana and want to have it in your garden every year? 'Miss Huff' is a perennial variety Lantana. As long as the winters aren't too harsh, 'Miss Huff' will show her pretty flowers for years to come. Don't forget Lantana is heat and drought tolerant, and a great butterfly magnet!
'Little Lime' is a dwarf variety of Hydrangea. It grows to between 3 and 5 feet tall. The blooms are just starting to burst open. It can tolerate sun or part shade. The 'Little Lime' can perform great in a border, container or as a specimen plant. The blooms also look great in a vase!
We can't stop promoting this lovely flower. Echinacea comes in many different colors and varieties, and we are sure to have one you need. In most cases, Echinacea will come back every year. Birds, bees and butterflies love this summer-loving flower. It will be the perfect addition to your flower garden and is an excellent cut flower.
Yep! You read it right! The Georgia Peach Truck will be here 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!
This Friday-Sunday all of our Tropicals and Azaleas will be on sale 25% OFF ! Hibiscus, Mandevilla, Encore Azaleas...they are all included!
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. June is here, and you know we have your list of what's to be done in the lawn and garden this month! Scented Geraniums are the perfect addition to your porch, patio or garden. Find out why!
Do you need a space to meet or gather off the beaten path but still close to restaurants and shopping? Our Robin's Nest is the perfect spot! It comfortably seats up to 24 people. Enjoy the beautiful views of our duck pond while you meet, or maybe have your lunch out on the back deck overlooking the woods. For more information or to request a reservation or tour, visit our website , email Amanda at amanda@fgsdurham.com , or call (919)484-9759, ext. 403.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 
Whether you’ve grown your own vegetables or shop the roadside stand or Farmer’s Market, let us show you some fresh ideas on making healthy tasty salsa!
Presenter: Debbi Barrett, For Garden’s Sake

Registration deadline: June 12

Email  julia@fgsdurham.com  or call Julia at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.
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