A Note from Scott and Marsha
July 8, 2021
We hope everyone had an amazing and safe July 4th weekend. The weather was amazing even if it was a little humid.  At least it was cooler than the week prior. 

So last week I did an impromptu pedicure before the holiday weekend. I announced I was going to everyone in the office and whoever would like to join me, feel free! 

Amanda decided to join me and suggested we go to a place down the street from work. She has been before and likes it. There was my first mistake. 

Masking up, we enter. We sit down and of course, we are bantering back and forth through our masks. Mistake number 2.

The lady looks at me and says politely, “Is this your daughter?”

Amanda immediately says, “Ooh no, no, no, no, no!!”

Seriously, it’s too late. A bazillion no’s will not fix the fact that I actually colored my hair two days earlier with Scott’s help, that I have a mask on, and she is clearly judging me from the wrinkles around my eyes and my forehead. Too late. 

We were really bantering then and Amanda is laughing so hard, she is crying. And I’m laughing so hard I almost wet my plants. So of course, I had to snap a pic to document the occasion.

Will there be a next time--getting nails done with Amanda? I haven’t decided yet. Clearly, I’m gonna need to up my moisturizer game and work on the bags around my eyes. And I’m taking suggestions on your recommendations! 

All in a day’s work around here. Come see us and I promise we will help you pick the perfect plants. We won’t try to guess your age .... or your weight! We are a judge-free zone. ;)
For Friday's Sake
Mark your calendars!

Friday, July 16, 2021
5-8 PM

Probable Kauze will be here providing Live Music!
Don Taco Y Su Pandilla Food Truck will be around serving delicious tacos, quesadillas and more!
It will be an awesome night!
If you are looking for a tree that is fast-growing and a prolific bloomer, Crape Myrtles are an excellent choice. We have trees that bloom pink, lavender, red and white. We also have a variety of sizes ranging from a 2 foot tall shrub to the Natchez or Muskogee varieties which can grow up to 25 feet tall! Crape Myrtles are blooming now, and you will enjoy the blooms all summer long!
We love all type of succulents! Perennial succulents are cold-hardy and overwinter just fine in our area. Pair Hens and Chicks, Stonecrop and Delosperma (Ice Plants) in a container or in well-draining soil for a beautiful combination. Many varieties produce beautiful blooms! They all love to be planted where they receive full sun.
Not only does this plant have a unique and fun to say name, the foliage is pretty fun and funky as well! The Ric Rac Cactus loves bright, indirect light. While you may think cacti love to go weeks without water, this variety will be happier if you water when the soil has dried out completely--likely every couple of weeks. It really is easy to care for and fun to propagate!
Potting Shed & Food Truck Schedule
The Potting Shed
Friday 12-4:30p
Saturday 12-4:30p
Sunday 12-4:30p
If we have inclement weather, we will close The Potting Shed, so make sure to follow our social media (Instagram or Facebook) for updates!

Food Trucks
Saturday, July 10, 11AM-3PM
Gussys serves up homemade, authentic Greek street food made from the heart.
Triangle Turkey BBQ
Sunday, July 11, 11AM-3PM
Our mission is to provide our customers with valuable and delicious food service, by giving each product that we serve quality attention before it hits our customers’ plate. We smoke our turkeys low and slow over hickory wood, chop and season them to perfection with the best Eastern NC style BBQ sauce.

Happy Healthy Houseplants, Level 1
Saturday, July 17, 10 AM
Join us for an informative session on everything houseplants. We will cover how to choose the right plants for your home and how to care for them so they stay happy and healthy. You will learn about air-purifying plants and pet-friendly plants! Every houseplant needs a home and every home needs houseplants!
Class fee is $15, and includes a spray bottle and microfiber cloth.
Registration without payment will be disregarded.
Presenter: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach
Let’s Make Salsa!
Saturday, July 24, 10 AM
Whether you’ve grown a crop of tomatoes and peppers or planned a trip to the farmer’s market, let’s make salsa! FGS Plant Coach Debbi Barrett will share some salsa recipes and knife skills to take advantage of the freshness that summer brings. Enjoy some salsa and chips under the shade of the trees!
Class fee is $20, and includes a serving of salsa to enjoy during the class AND a serving to take home!
Registration without payment will be disregarded.
Presenter: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach
Meet Truman Pearce!
Role: HR/On-Site Therapist
Started at FGS: December 2020
Ice Cream: Peanut Butter
Treat: Blueberries
Toy: Whatever big brother Edison has
Last Book Read: The Last One He Chewed Up that Marsha was reading
Person: Marsha

Truman joined our team right before Christmas of last year. His big brothers, Chip (RIP) and Edison, decided they needed a little more help in the HR Therapy division of FGS. (We need lots of puppy snuggles and kisses around here.) When he isn't chasing Edison around, he is curled up in Marsha's office waiting for the next person to come along who needs cheering up. When he's off duty, he loves going for long walks on the trails by his house, chasing anything that moves, and of course, asserting his tiny authority over Edison.
Plant Tip of the Week:
Fertilize Your Houseplants
Summer is the time to fertilize your houseplants! You should fertilize every two weeks or once a month, depending on the type of fertilizer you use. We love Espoma Organic Indoor! You will be amazed at how your plants will flourish with the right fertilizer and care.
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