A Note from Scott and Marsha
October 17, 2019
If you made it out to one of our Fall Fun Days, you got to see the teamwork of FGS in full swing. From planning, to promoting, to setting up, to staffing, to tearing down...y'all. It takes a village. And I am pretty fond of my FGS village.

It's pretty cool when you work with so many talented people. After events like Fall Fun Days, I am convinced all the talents in the world are contained among a group of under 50 people at FGS. It is pretty insane and the synergy that comes with it is equally as fun and fulfilling.  

Speaking of talents, let me share two of my favorites. First, we all know aging sucks. Not only do you experience pains that can change from day to day, but the hair? It turns gray. And you think why oh why did I have to get that from my gene pool ? So right now, I'm probably half gray and this poses a real issue for me. So what do I do? I turn to the person who is multi-talented and let him color my hair. Cough, Scott, cough. I know, right? Yes...I let him color my hair, but only when he is OOBER happy with me. Cause well, we all know what they say about paybacks. And so far, I've saved a ton of money and my hair hasn't fallen out.  

Second, where else can you sit in a meeting and your co-worker can french braid your hair because it's hot and you forgot your clip? I know this sounds unprofessional and most of you working in a corporate environment probably just gasped. BUT I also know a lot of you work from home sitting around in your pajamas or workout clothes, listening to the Today Show in the background and multi-tasking laundry and such while you work. This is a judgement free zone, so yes, we may braid one another's hair. I may fry you an egg for breakfast while working on emails. We might chase goats before 8am. It's what we do and what makes us so special and unique.  

Need a talent? I promise you we have it. Plant advice? Check. Design? Check. Houseplant ideas for your space? Check. Pumpkins, mums and pansies for your fall spaces? Humor and fun-loving atmosphere? Seriously. Check. Check. I mean it. There is plenty of fall fun left to be had and bought, so you should come check us out this weekend!  
JUDY'S HOUSEPLANT PICK
Purple Waffle Plant has Judy's heart this week. The chiffon-like purple and green leaves of this plant are what makes it so lovable. It is also an air-purifier so it removes toxins from the air. And if that weren't enough, it is pet-friendly! (Can I get an amen?!) These lovelies like bright, indirect light and like to stay moist. Just be careful not to overwater. Moist does not mean wet :)
SPRING BLOOMING BULBS
Good things come to those who wait. If you need some practice with this, plant some bulbs this fall! Although you won't see the fruit of your labor until the spring, it is well worth the wait! :) What's even better about this is bulbs are 25% off now! Choose from daffodils, hyacinth, tulips and irises. We also have squirrel and deer repellent to keep the pesky pests away!
ENCORE AZALEAS
The azalea is well-known for the beautiful flowers it produces. The Encore Azalea is even more delightful because they bloom in both the spring and the fall. The evergreen foliage means these shrubs are beautiful all year long, with or without flowers. Now is the perfect time for planting shrubs. We also have spring-blooming azaleas with blooms in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Saturdays
11AM – 4PM
Every Saturday in October, our bar will be open so you can sip while you shop! We'll have Mimosas, wines, or hard ciders to choose from. Enjoy a beverage while you walk around our beautiful Garden Center, or simply take a moment to relax down by the pond. Our Garden Center is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning or afternoon.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 
10AM - 12PM
Plant enthusiasts gather together to swap outdoor plants, indoor plants, perennials, annuals, starts, seedlings, cuttings, seeds, pots, tools and just about anything plant related. A plant swap is a great way to get your plant fix cheap. You can also swap plant knowledge and stories while making new plant buddies along the way . Don’t have anything to swap? Come anyway. There are usually extras to share and our garden center will be open offering a wide variety of plants and pots for your choosing as well as other items to help you take care of your newly swapped plants.  Click here for more information. COST: $5 Register today!
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. We probably should have shared this earlier, but here are Pumpkin Preservation Tips for your carved and uncarved pumpkins. Don't forget fall is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs. We have so many beautiful ones to choose from. If you need planting tips , read this post .
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