A Note from Scott and Marsha
December 1, 2022
Welcome back, you with the stretchy pants, and smiling faces! We hope you had an amazing holiday weekend and are feeling sassy. There is nothing more magical than the smells of Thanksgiving and the sound of laughter in the kitchen with family and friends. Scott was definitely feeling sassy after his long afternoon nap on our daughter's couch. How he was able to ignore four dogs running crazy and Halle patting his head is truly miraculous. I mean, who could use that kind of nap right now?
I wish I could tell you another story that doesn't involve a prank, but apparently I am on my pranking A-game this month. I can't help I work with people that provide so much material and can't pass up a sparkle of opportunity.

Speaking of sparkling eyes (and adorable faces) ... Boone and Brewer is a few of our favorites. Could they look more like their father Doug?

A couple weeks ago, my cell phone rang and it was Doug, our FGS designer, my buddy ... my nemesis ... He was on a jobsite with Jack, who had turned on the irrigation system to mark the heads for a landscape installation. The unfortunate part was Doug was standing directly over an irrigation head. You can imagine his situation.

Doug asked me to check his car for a pair of spare pants or exercise shorts. I started digging around in the backseat and I found a pair of jeans and a pair of underwear (at which I yelled, "OMG. Is this clean underwear?")

He was desperate and didn't even care. All he was concerned about was being dry. SMH. I folded everything up and left it on his driver's seat and told him he was in luck.

I walked back in, sat down at my desk, and my little lightbulb went off in my head. Duh. I ran upstairs to our imagination station closet, found what I was looking for, and ran to his car. I turned his jeans inside out and went to town rubbing the inside with the very glittery Happy Birthday sign I found. I carefully turned them back to their right side and folded them neatly.

A bit after Doug returned, I looked up to see him standing in my doorway, looking at me. "Did you put glitter all over the bathroom floor for me?" he asked.

"No, I did not. Why?"

"There is glitter all over the floor in the bathroom,"

"Nope, I did not put glitter on the floor. However, you might want to check the inside of your pants," I said, and gave him my best dead-pan stare.

He, of course, looked at me with his angry eyes and immediately walked back to the bathroom. He returned shaking his head and stormed up the stairs, leaving a trail of glitter. Mission accomplished.

The Garden Center has also completed their final mission of 2022 with all things red and green. We are decorated, stocked, and ready to help you find your perfect living thing or special gift for someone who has everything. Surely they don't have every plant!

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Sign up and receive a one-time use coupon for $10 off a $30+ purchase! Scan the QR code or text "FGS" to 833-429-0634 to opt in.

Merry Christmas! Tropical Tuesdays are back for December!

All indoor plants and succulents will be 10% off every Tuesday.

Thinking about purchasing a houseplant for a loved one this holiday season? Houseplants make excellent gifts, so you don't want to miss these discount days! Make sure to pick out a piece of pottery to complete your gift, and follow us on social media for our 2022 Holiday Gift Guides for more suggestions.
Need a Christmas tree in every room? Not sure you want to set up the full-size tree this year? Looking for something different? Norfolk Island Pines are the answer you're looking for!

These Frasier Fir lookalikes are just what you need. Norfolk Island Pines love bright, indirect light but can be placed in medium light areas of your home if necessary. Keep these plants evenly watered and away from drafts and they'll stay happy and healthy long after the holiday season.

Holiday pottery makes the perfect addition to your home decor this season! We've got all different kinds, from snowflakes to polar bears to pine trees and everything in between. You can keep your plants in grower pots and switch out the pottery from season to season!

Pairing holiday pottery with a plant makes an excellent gift! Make sure to follow us on social media to get more suggestions and pairing options for the holidays.

Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba is a beautiful shade evergreen shrub with speckled variegation and bright, decorative berries. Just three feet high and four feet wide, this shrub makes an excellent foundation plant in areas with deep shade and drier soil. It is also pest- and disease- resistant!
We want your feedback!

Is there a class, workshop, or event you'd like to see happen at FGS? Or a time you wished you could attend a workshop, but it sold out before you could register? We want to hear from you as we plan for 2023!

To share feedback, thoughts, or ideas, or that is feedback; click below! We appreciate you!

Saturday, January 14, 10AM-11AM
Location: The Robin's Nest

You won’t see your backyard the same way again. Discover the colorful, diverse, and fascinating species of bees that live in the Triangle. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to identify the most common bees in your neighborhood; understand why, where, and how the different species nest in your area; know the difference between bees, wasps, and flies; and gather tips for attracting bees and other pollinators to your yard!

Fee is $25/person; includes a honey-sweetened, lavender-lemonade mimosa

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructors: Alfredo Salkeld and Jackson Brinkley, Buddha Bee Apiary

We're Hiring!
For Garden's Sake is looking for new team members! If you like to work hard and have fun at the same time, these positions could be for you!

  • Client Care Admin - Landscaping Division
  • Landscaper - Maintenance Crew Member/Driver

These are full-time, year-round positions that include the following benefits: paid holidays, matching 401k, discounts at the Garden Center, PTO, and health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

CLICK HERE to see the full job descriptions and apply!
Landscape Design and Installation
Before & After: We just completed this patio project in Chapel Hill and LOVE the results! If you've been thinking about updating your outdoor living space, this is your sign! Get your yard ready for spring, whether you want the perfect space for entertaining or just a cozy spot for your family to relax. No matter what you're looking for, we can make it happen.

Book a design consultation today! We have appointments available in December for winter install, just in time to enjoy for spring!

New Year, New Yard!

Tip of the Week: 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
It's here and it's packed with a variety of gift options right here at the Garden Center. There's more than just plants, and we have options for stocking stuffers as well as standalone gifts.

We've got more holiday blog posts coming, stay tuned. Bring green home this holiday season and shop local!

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