A Note from Scott and Marsha
August 26, 2021
We're all still sweating summer away here...counting down the days til cool fall temps arrive. They can't come soon enough!!

Baaaahhaaaaaaccccck to my Little Bit story from last week. Let's see, where did I leave off? Little Bit had a nice cool shower and he was wrapped in a nice clean towel in my arms while we moved his kennel to the back patio.  

Our son, Jack, walks into the kitchen from work. 

His eyes pop and laughing says, "Mom, why do you have a goat? In the house?"  

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  

I explain and put Little Bit in the kennel. Edison and Truman go nuts. Literally nuts. They spent the next hour panting with anxiety and basically freaking out wondering the same thing as everyone else.  Is he here for good? Good Lord. You would think I brought home an African Python. Everyone just needed to chill for goodness sake. 

Lots of electrolyte syringes and a bit of hay later, we woke the next morning to a much-better-feeling Little Bit. I asked Scott to help me move him into the backyard so I could clean his crate again and rinse him down with fresh water.  

We walked onto the porch and Scott immediately started to gag. Dramatically, I might add. Insert my eye roll here. 

He looks at me and says, "I am never living on a farm. I am not cut out for this."  

I clearly knew this. Duh.  

Little Bit was out of the crate and made friends with Edison and Truman who were now licking him and claiming him as their own. It was adorable. And I did convince Scott to hold Little Bit in a clean towel so that I could give him his meds. 

He said, "I'm 49 years old and never held a goat before." Ok, Scott is adorable, too.  

Little Bit went with me back to Animal Alley and John was kind enough to meet me and create a makeshift fence area to keep him in. We wanted to be sure he was on the mend and be able to continue electrolytes and meds a couple more days as needed. Thanks to Sunshine and Sean for all their help, as well as Scott, John and Tracy! These are the memories that make life more interesting!  Teamwork at its best!  

Scott forgave me (like he had a choice in the matter), and I learned this is as close to farm life as I'm going to get. But as long as I have some goats, chickens, ducks and turtles in the lake plus an amazing array of all things green (and soon orange ... pumpkins arrive in the next couple of weeks), I can embrace it. Really, it's all for you as much as me. Us downhome wanna be farm girls gotta stick together and you might live nearby in a townhome or apartment, but I've got your back. 
Saturday, September 4, 7PM-10PM
Jazz, wine, and pizza are the perfect trio for a romantic evening, so grab your special someone and mark your calendars for our next installment of Music in the Garden!

Peter Lamb and The Wolves have been serenading America since 2008, when they debuted at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. Since then, they’ve released 3 albums, been named Best Jazz Band in the Triangle twice, and won several awards – as well as our hearts! 

Presti Pizza will be here to serve up some delicious pizza! The Potting Shed will be open and serving drinks and Sunset Slush. Please note that our Garden Center will be closed during this event.

Ticket prices:
$20 for General Admission (ages 13+)
$10 for Child tickets (ages 3-12)
Children under 3 are free!

If you've tried to grow a Fiddle Leaf Fig without success, consider its cousin the Ficus Umbellata. The large, heart-shaped leaves are equally beautiful. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings and place where it will receive bright light. Once you place it, ideally, leave it there. Much like its cousin, the Ficus Umbellata doesn't like to move around.
Many new pottery selections arrive this week! Mariah has been working hard to have displays set up and looking fantastic. Whether you need pots for indoors or out, we have pots in a huge variety of colors and sizes that will suit any decor or color scheme.
It's that time of year! Encore Azaleas make their second show-stopping color debut of the year in the coming weeks! We have a variety of colors and sizes to choose from, so you are bound to find your favorite color and size ! Plus, look forward to enjoying these beauties in spring as well!
Our designers, Doug and Billy, would love to set up a consultation with you to discuss the landscape plan of your dreams. From beautiful plant design, drainage solutions, and fire pits to patios, our team can take your outdoor living space to the next level. Call us at (919)484-9759, ext. 203 or visit our website to request your design consultation!
Meet Jack Meyers!
Role: Landscape Operations Manager
Started at FGS: December 2017
Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
TV Show: The Black List
Last Book Read: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah
Plant: Live Oak Tree
Food: Bone-in Ribeye
Restaurant: Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar

Jack has been with FGS for nearly four years, and we've loved every minute of it. If you have worked with Jack on an installation, you already know why. Jack comes armed with a smile and a compliment to most of his conversations, and he is quick to laugh and joke around. Jack might border on being a workaholic, but that is because he is so committed to getting the job done right. He does love to kick back and have a good time on the weekends with his friends! He currently can't wait for football season to get in full swing so he can watch his beloved Green Bay Packers.
Plant Tip of the Week:
Fertilize Your Houseplants!
As summer will soon draw to a close, we wanted to share a friendly reminder to fertilize your houseplants one last time before fall. Most houseplants transition into a dormancy during fall and winter, so you DON'T want to fertilize from mid September- March. But it's not too late to give them one last dose of love before the cooler temps settle in.
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