Happy Spring to all our favorites! We have enjoyed a glorious weekend of beautiful weather in the garden. We even had an opportunity early Sunday to add more color via happy, colorful, blooming faces in our own landscape. I have an FGS logo on my car and it says, "Dig in or get out of the way!" My guys think that sounds harsh, but really? Every mom knows you either help or get out of our way. This goes for the garden, too!
Last week, I had an epiphany. I would say most of you already do this, and I'm known to be about 6 months behind on technology, or maybe it's a year. But either way, I spend quite a bit of my time helping put together our landscape design proposals. This involves measuring lots of designs and adding up square footage for stone, mulches, sod and such. It can be quite cumbersome measuring and then doing the math on the calculator. I don't know why, but I came in super early one morning to enjoy uninterrupted time and work on estimating a design. Suddenly, it hit me.
I said, "Hey Siri. What is 85 x 8?"
She replied, "85 x 8 is 680."
Wwwwwhhhhaaaaaattttttt????? I KNOW RIGHT? What the heck? Not only that, I said, "Hey Siri. What is 680+425+720+50+150+80?" And she will say it all back and the answer, "2,105." This allows me to double check my numbers! Siri is such a help! I don't even know how to share my excitement with you. Literally, mind blown. The increased efficiency this allows me is INSANE. And when I shared it with Viridian, Angela and Doug? Three minds blown.
Outside of my Efficiency 101 story, have you noticed the variety of trees at the garden center lately? If you haven't, you must. And know why? Let me introduce another garden center team member that is magical--Aurora (I mean, even her name is magical). Her joining our team has been a God-send. She joined us right before the madness of spring began. But there is a problem. As she is ordering trees, she keeps finding these amazing cultivars of Japanese Maples. Then, she sends pictures to Scott and Scott is obsessed with them. We could end up with a Japanese Maple and Redbud forest in our backyard. For real. I'm scared I'm going to come home one afternoon and have 8 different trees in the backyard, and we do not have a backyard for 8 trees! What I need is customer support. I need your help. You need to stop by, see these trees in person, and take them home with you before I have another crisis on my hands. Right now, we have an "Olsen's Frosted Strawberry" Japanese Maple he is threatening to bring home. Please send help as soon as possible.
Help stop the madness and bring your own green home. We do not have any more room for trees, annuals, tropicals, houseplants or hanging baskets at home. SCOTT? NO MORE HANGING BASKETS EITHER! Are you listening to me?????!!!!