A Note from Scott and Marsha
June 23, 2022
We are having a roaring good time this week. The first day of summer is upon us- believe it or not after last week's weather- and all the effort you put forth this spring should be paying off. Look at you blooming in your own backyard!

We certainly appreciated the small reprieve this past weekend. A little "cold" snap in the 50's never hurt anyone's feelings. We noticed the Tobacco Trail was packed Sunday with bikers and walkers. Who didn't want to be outside?! It was truly beautiful.

But I can tell you who didn't want to be outside: Rex, for fear he would fly away.

This is Jack, our Landscape Operations Manager, with his new friend Rex. T-Rex, that is.

To lend a hand last week, I ran out to pick up 1-0-K balloons to celebrate our @fgsdurham Instagram account hitting 10,000 followers. We have been hard after this for about four years now and it really has been a group effort. Many people have contributed to this milestone; some here and some past. We wanted to be sure we celebrated this big day. It isn't as easy as it may look!

As I was heading out, I asked Jack if he needed anything and he said, "I want a balloon!" Of course, he was kidding.

One of the things we love about Jack is his ability to eat whatever he wants. There are MANY things we love honestly, but this might be my favorite as I live vicariously through his lunches. I have seen him eat 4 hot dogs with buns. He can slam down 3-4 bratwursts and a bag of Pizza Rolls. (You know the old school frozen ones? I didn't even know they were still making these.) One time during a meeting, he brought bread, peanut butter and, jelly and proceeded to make four sandwiches. This was because he needed to "gain weight;" I think that might actually have been the day I tackled him out of his chair and yelled, "Don't ever say that to me again!"

We have to make sure Jack is watered and fed like a plant. When he doesn't eat or forgets to eat because he is so busy, he becomes hangry. No one likes Jack when he is hangry. Like most people, he will become short, curt, and salty, which is not normal for him. When he is like this, we immediately find a snack for him. It's just best to do this so no one gets hurt.

Keep this in mind when your plants are looking at you with their angry eyes. Maybe they need watered and fed, too. That way, no one gets hurt and no one has to die!

Azaleas and Cleyeras are 25% off!
Petunia, Geranium, Marigold, Calibrachoa, and Dahlia are 30% off!
Vegetables are 50% off!
Meet Caro!

Role: Pottery Sales Department Lead Assistant
Started at FGS: September 2021
Favorite Plant: Honeysuckle
Favorite Snack: Popcorn
Currently Watching: Horror Movies
Favorite Local Restaurant: M Sushi
This year, I'm looking forward to: Fall plants and decorations at FGS; it's my favorite season!
Thoughts, Theories, & Trivia: When I studied abroad in Thailand, I found my love for houseplants.
This friendly houseplant is a smart choice for beginner plant admirers. Not only are they forgiving plants, but the spectacular variety of colors and textures available within the species means you can collect a fascinating collection of plants for every style and space, all of which require the same care!

Pro tip: Peperomias have succulent leaves, indicating these plants don't need frequent watering to maintain good condition.
Is your Monstera growing out of its current pot?
We have lots of different sizes and colors to find the right match to upgrade your plant!

Pro tip: Our Aqua pots, Grey Glazed Pottery, and the pottery pictured above are all 25% off!

Rosa's Blush Blueberry bushes are colorful evergreens for full sun. They tend to have unusual purple tips on every branch, which makes them even more appealing. This bush produces masses of tiny edible fruit for fresh eating or to feed local birds!

Pro tip: This bush can grow up to 4ft tall with a spread of 4ft in maturity, and tends to be a little leggy and grows at a medium rate.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Q & A with Buddha Bee Apiary

Saturday, June 25, 12PM - 1PM

Our friends at Buddha Bee Apiary recently installed a hive at FGS! Now that it has had some time to settle and the bees have adjusted to their new home, we want to invite you to come say hi to the Buddha Bee Apiary team. Ask them questions about bees, hives, and anything in "bee-tween!"

This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages. Children must remain supervised by their grownups during this event.

Check out Buddha Bee Apiary's website by clicking here!

Thursday, June 30, 6PM-7PM
Location: The Potting Shed

Is your plant dying and you want to save it? Do you want to multiply your plants without spending money on new ones? Do you love watching plants thrive under your care? Learning how to propagate your plants is just what you need!

This class will cover the basics of propagating different types of plants from existing plant material you already own! We will cover several methods of propagating in different mediums, using different parts of the plant. Cuttings will be provided to show examples of different methods. All aboard the PROPAGATION STATION!

Fee is $15/person; includes plant clippings.

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Joey Pierce, Houseplant Lead
We're Hiring!
For Garden's Sake is looking for new faces to join our team! If you like to work hard and have fun at the same time, these positions could be for you!

We are hiring for the following roles:
  • Landscaping Client Care Associate
  • Lawn Maintenance Foreman
  • Landscape Installation Operations Manager
  • Landscaper - Installation Crew Member

These positions are full-time, year-round, with benefits. CLICK HERE to see the full job descriptions and apply!
Landscape Design and Installation
Need a beautiful paver patio? Steppers? Fresh and vibrant landscape or simply a vision for your home? Our designers love to turn your lawn and landscape into a gorgeous and usable outdoor space! Our team can take your outdoor living area to the next level. We have available appointments in late July and August!

We haven't even hit the first day of summer yet, but boy, this heat is something else. Your garden, lawn, and landscaping will feel the effects of the heat, so make sure you stay on top of watering! While we hope the weather mellows out a bit before the truly hot months, some of the heat is here now! The silver lining? It's a good excuse to break out the sprinklers and play in the yard with your family!

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