A Note from Scott and Marsha
October 28, 2021
This weather turning has made everyone a little bit happier with a spring in their step. And did you even realize this past Monday marked the official two months to Christmas? I know right? The holidays are coming so fast and I am really trying to be ready this year ahead of time. Are you thinking the same thing?  

This past weekend, the Bulltown Strutters, Durham's New Orleans style parade band, was at the garden center and brought a real vibe. We also invited everyone to dress up in costume and make it a day with us.  

Scott and I stopped in for a bit and the atmosphere was electric! We saw so many cuties dressed up and there are some very creative parents and kids. For example, one girl dressed up as an ear of corn. How is this possible, you ask? Well, if you take the larger bubble wrap paper, paint it yellow, wrap yourself in it, and use some strips of green poster board, you are a walking ear of corn. It was hysterical!  

My other favorite was David from Schitt's Creek. Scott and I had never watched this series until last year. It became a favorite of ours and the writing is brilliantly funny as well as the characters. So when we see "David" passing by in his black high top converse and black sweatshirt, he was a dead ringer.  

But to truly top it off was the song the band wrote for us. With a New Orleans flair, they sang, "Oh, we love you, For Garden's Sake" and then chanted, "Plants, plants, plants!" They were so much fun and we can't wait to have them back again in the future. If you missed it, don't worry. We will do it again and you can be just as creative as a corn cob! 

We think you should chant, "Plants, plants, plants!" as you head our way this week for all things green and the last bit of orange we have. We are a few weeks away from flipping spaces again for all things green and red. While it feels like another incredibly long year, we are determined to sprinkle your world with joy and all things merry and bright.
Music in the Garden
Michael Daughtry & the Drift
November 13, 2021
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Music starts at 7:00 PM

Rock on!

We've rescheduled our final Music in the Garden and we are ready to party! Join us on Saturday, November 13, as Michael Daughtry and the Drift take us on a musical journey.

Food Vibes Only food truck will be serving some delicious menu items, and we'll have smore's kits available for anyone who wants to enjoy one of our fire pits! The Potting Shed will be open to serve during this event, but please note that the Garden Center will be closed for shopping.

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Saturday, November 6, 10AM

Join us at the garden center for an hour of seasonal creativity. In our dried wreath class you’ll learn how to design and construct a long-lasting, elegant door wreath out of truly fresh materials. We’ll be using foliage harvested right here on the grounds of For Garden’s Sake and building on grapevine bases to make a unique decoration perfect for the season.

Fee is $40; includes all necessary materials and supplies, a mimosa, and a breakfast pastry

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Thursday, November 11, 6PM

What better way to blend your love of gardening and wildlife than planting North Carolina natives that will attract your favorite birds and insects? This class will be an introduction to learning how to curate your garden with native landscaping to attract birds and native insects. This class will cover shrubs, trees, and perennial plants for sun or shade!

Fee is $15; includes a pair of bypass pruners

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Julia Sampson, Garden Center Manager
Plant Tip of the Week:
October Outdoor Chores
If you haven't completed your October outdoor chores yet, this is your last chance! Luckily with this reminder, we have a blog post that helps guide you through some key steps- and this is your LAST WEEKEND to check off this list! And don't forget to enjoy some Halloween candy while you work. We sure will!
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