A Note from Scott and Marsha
April 18, 2019
What a fun week this has been so far! First, let's be thankful for some sunshine and the fact that our huge 20th Anniversary weekend went really well--the weather held better than anticipated! This week has been so much fun because we had a very special guest in the Garden Center hosting a live webinar class called Gardening 101! Lara Casey, author, creator of Cultivate What Matters , mom of three, wife, friend to everyone she meets, gardener and believer of the impossible being possible, was with us Tuesday afternoon sharing all things green and how to keep them green! I was so excited to have her that Viridian and I went out and caught a red-headed chicken to make an appearance. Y'all, I don't chase chickens unless I really, really, REALLY love you. Lara lives life on purpose and her passion is to help others do the same. She has impacted so many lives in a positive way far and wide. Lara's hand even played a part in our recent hire--listen how small this world really is. Lara comes to the Garden Center and posts on social media that she is at For Garden's Sake and doing a book signing. Hannah, who we recently hired, has read all Lara's books and is her biggest fan. Hannah's MOM comes to the garden center for the book signing. She then tells Hannah about us, the Garden Center, etc. and Hannah starts following us on social media because she was a Horticulturist about to graduate at NC State. When we posted our full-time open position, several family members sent her the job posting, as she recently graduated, telling her she should apply.  She did. And we hired here. STAT. And seriously, look at her. How can you not fall in love with both of these women??  Hannah met Lara Casey in person, received the warmest hug and had her books signed!!! I think it was her best day ever. But the other story in this? I walk in the office after arranging all this with Lara's amazing staff and say to Hannah, "We may or may not have Lara Casey coming on Tuesday to broadcast her Gardening 101 class and you can meet her and she would sign your book." Hannah covers her face, turns 8 shades of pink, and I thought she was going to start crying. She couldn't stop smiling. And then it hit me. Lara Casey is a big deal. She is like rock star status. And then I'm standing there looking at Hannah and I think, "Wow. She never covers her face, turns 8 shades of pink and can't stop smiling when I walk into the room. And I sign her paycheck! What the heck?" LOL! It was a good day for everyone, including the chicken that could now be famous and not even know it. If you haven't had a chance to talk with Hannah, you should call her just because she is the sweetest ever. She has been such a blessing and a great addition to our Lawn Maintenance Division along with her amazing love for all things blooming! So there you go ... make your calls to Hannah, and check out Lara Casey!  She has an amazing story, can help you "cultivate what matters" and even help us help you bring green home!! It's just a win-win for everyone. Period.
IT'S SPRING IN THE GARDEN CENTER
AZALEAS
Azaleas are in bloom just about everywhere you look these days, and we couldn't be more delighted! Are you wishing you had Azaleas blooming in your garden? You will be absolutely mesmerized by these George Tabor Azaleas. They adore dappled sun (so a shady spot). The gorgeous orchid-pink flowers will bring color and happiness to your landscape!
HANGING BASKETS
Whether you have a sunny spot for a hanging basket or a shady spot, we have the hanging basket for you. From hanging baskets with a variety of blooms, to hanging chock full of the same type gorgeous flowers, we will have a basket that is sure to brighten your porch or patio. Petunias, begonias, ferns...come pick one of two (or more!) out today!
FRINGE TREES
Don't overlook this native blooming beauty. Southern Living called the Fringe Tree "The Best Native Tree Nobody Grows". Let's change that, shall we? This spring-flowering tree is medium size and will only grow to be 16-20' tall. It can grow to be just about as wide. The delicate white blooms in the summer earns this tree the nickname "Grancy Gray-beard". :)
UPCOMING SEMINAR
THIS Saturday, April 20, 2019 
10AM-11AM
Tomatoes are the number one planting choice for home vegetable gardeners. Learn more about the care and feeding of these popular fruits (yes, they are). Presenter will review some of the many choices available, including heirloom vs. hybrids and include some good references for gardening in general and tomatoes in particular.
Presenter: Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardener
Registration deadline: TODAY!!
Email  caroline@fgsnursery.com  or call Caroline at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.
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