A Note from Scott and Marsha
November 17, 2022
We are in full holiday mode this week. This doesn't mean we have given up on pumpkin spice everything, because we still have a few more weeks to enjoy all the smells and flavors of fall. We hope you are making your grocery lists, checking Pinterest for new recipes, and wrapping up your holiday weekend plans!
So, last week I mentioned I had orchestrated one of the best pranks ever. It's too long for just one story, so I will let the next two weeks be my gift to you. Who doesn't love a good laugh?

One afternoon, I opened my office window to enjoy the glorious breeze and sunshine. About 15 minutes later, when I came out of my zone, it dawned on me that some sort of Metallica, AC/DC, or hard rock music was blaring from the maintenance garage. I spun around in my chair and, as Hannah, our HR/Executive Admin would say, "The audacity!"

I realized it was Caleb, our mechanic. He was having a party and I wasn't invited. In fact, no one was invited. He was having a party all by himself. One thing you have to remember about Caleb is he's multi-talented. He can fix anything, including airplane engines, and he plays the drums. He loves dogs and I have never seen him not smiling or happy. It's the most endearing thing!

I decided if he can blare his music, so can I. So I opened Spotify and connected it to my Bluetooth speaker. I found classic Mozart, set the speaker pointing out my open window, and turned the volume up as loud as it would go, which was pretty loud. Then... I waited.

Ten minutes later, I walked outside and Caleb made eye contact and I smiled. He said, "I knew there was a disturbance in the Force." Insert my squinty eyes here.

You might wonder what everyone in the office was thinking. I believe they have learned to accept me or ignore me. Either way, I posted this little music battle on my personal Instagram story. Caleb's wife sent me a message and said, "If you really want to throw him for a loop, play 'Kissed by a Rose' by Seal."

Stay tuned for part two. In the meantime, we are prepping for all things red and green. The Garden Center looks truly magical now that the Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands have arrived. Poinsettias will be here tomorrow, and maybe this year we will have a light dusting of snow! One can dream...

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Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands have arrived! There are a variety of sizes, so you can find the perfect tree for your space and wreath for your front door.

Fresh-cut Frasier Fir trees range in size from 3-10 feet tall and their soft needles give off a nice holiday scent.

Boxwood, Frasier Fir, and mixed variety wreaths come in several sizes.

Fresh garland will elevate your decor this holiday season.

Poinsettias arrive first thing tomorrow!

Come shop for your fresh holiday greenery needs at For Garden's Sake!
Want a pop of color for your Christmas decor? Look no further than the Poinsettia! A classic holiday plant, their bright leaves are perfect for adding a festive feel to your decor. There are a variety of colors, so you can select a plant or two (or four) to match any holiday decor aesthetic.

Let them dry out only slightly before giving them a drink; they don't want to be sopping wet or bone dry. If they are too dry, they will wilt. During winter, make sure they come indoors and are placed in bright, indirect light away from heating vents, fireplaces, or any other intense heat sources.

If you're the type of person who decorates every inch of your home for the holidays, you definitely need to decorate your houseplants, too! With our new Christmas Animal Pottery arrivals, you can drop your houseplants into these adorable pots. We have cats, dogs, and polar bears and they are all ready to celebrate the holidays with you!

We have another native plant to share with you! American Witch-Hazel is a small tree or large shrub. It blooms in the early winter, offering a pop of color and sweet fragrance while other plants are settling in for a winter nap. The fringe-like yellow blooms attract all sorts of pollinators. It draws interest in autumn as well, when the broad leaves turn vibrantly gold.

Ideal for spots with full to partial sun with rich and moist soil. Make sure to check on your plant periodically during winter; rabbits and deer might stop by and view it as a snack.
Thanksgiving Weekend

November 25-27, 2022
Location: The Garden Center

Spend time with us this holiday season! Whether you’re celebrating this Thanksgiving with family, friends, coworkers, or simply enjoying an extended weekend, we’d love to be a part of your holiday tradition!
Pick out your fresh, local Frasier fir Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and more seasonal items at your favorite Garden Center. We also have a wide variety of indoor plants, pottery, trees, shrubs, and more. Check out our social media for Holiday Gift Guides!

It’s the final weekend to enjoy a drink at The Potting Shed until next spring, so come get your last round of Sunset Slush, local beer, wine, cider, seltzer, or a cup of hot chocolate!

Food Truck: Tacos Garcia

Saturday Special Guest: TrickyFaces Face Painting

Friday, 11/25 – Sterling Scott
Saturday, 11/26 – Heather Sarona
Sunday, 11/27 – Story Charlemagne

Multiple Dates & Times Available
Location: The Robin's Nest

Nothing but holly jolly holiday spirit at our Boughs & Brews Wreath Workshops! If you’re looking for something merry and bright for your front door, look no further. These classic wreaths will do the trick and you’ll be able to put your own creative touch into your holiday decor.

Fee is $60/person; includes all necessary materials and supplies, a mimosa, and light snacks. One person per wreath, please!

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach

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
Talk about magical transformations! We just completed this Durham project and the difference is incredible. We took this messy, unsafe, unusable space and created an attractive and functional stairway for the homeowners.

We're here every step of the way to help you realize the full potential of your outdoor spaces. Whether you're looking for stonework like this staircase, a facelift for your foundation beds, or a fresh and functional patio, 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: OH CHRISTMAS TREE
Is this your first year with a fresh, live tree for Christmas? Caring for live trees may seem intimidating but we promise it's not! Make sure you read this blog post before you shop this weekend. The best way to prepare your space for a live tree is to measure before you bring a tree home.

And of course, as soon as you're done decorating, snap a festive photo and make sure to tag us on your social media so we can celebrate the holidays with you! @fgsdurham

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