A Note from Scott and Marsha
November 18, 2021
Wow, just wow. This weather has been spectacular. Glorious even. It was like someone ordered this weather just in time for the holidays. A few cold days to put us into the holiday spirit and then warm enough to actually enjoy the great flip of the outdoors!  

What is the great flip? I'm so glad you asked. It happens when we move all things orange out and bring in the red and green! It is a literal reality show around here at the moment. What are the things we have been doing? It's more like what have we not done in the last week?  

Let's see. Amber is covered in glitter from wreath making and decorating small table top Christmas trees and round centerpieces. Ann is covered in sap from tagging trees and directing the elves. John, Ryan, Richmond, and Josh are sore from driving in rebar for our tree stands and setting up FGS Reindeer Ranch. Sunshine wrapped lollipops for the road. John has thorns from decorating and hanging Christmas lights out front. Joey is decorating the store and ordering all the poinsettias that will be lovingly placed in your homes around the fresh Christmas tree. Mariah is moving all red, green, and white pottery for magical displays and giving you wonderful ideas for gifts. Morgan is the elf behind the scene receiving inventory and invoices, typing as fast as she can. Caro, Savvy, Matt, Richmond, and Sean are the elves putting up trees, garland, and adding the final touches to all things you see beautiful. Julia is the final elf buzzing about spinning holiday plates and keeping us in line and on track! It takes a village. I'm sure I missed someone important and if they read this and I have overlooked you, please come see me so I can give you a big hug. 

The best visit in the middle of all this fun chaos was WITTLE WOVE! Seriously. Look how big she is now! She was the first visitor to Reindeer Ranch. Halle is a little over 8 months now and we are more smitten each day as her personality is showing. She is a little spit fire like her momma and grand-mommy. I had a sleepover with her last weekend and spent time with her Saturday. Grand-daddy even babysat her for the first time alone! Let's just say when they left, Scott's heart was full.  

Life. Family. Friends. FGS staff. You. It's just an amazing thing that we certainly don't take for granted. We hope in the next week we have a chance to help you with all things red and green. We hope we can help you slow down and enjoy the season. If that means we must make you sit for a spell and breath in the scents of Christmas, we can pull up a chair for you. Then, we will send you on your way with the most beautiful fresh green things ever, preferably tied to the top of your car!  

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It's official: the Christmas season is here! We've got our Frasier Fir Christmas trees in, as well as wreaths, garlands, and mailbox saddles! Our team is working hard at having fun this holiday season and they are more than happy to help you select the perfect tree for your home. We have multiple size options so you can select the right tree for your space. Our experienced team will assist with wrapping and loading your selection so transport is a breeze!
Tuesday, November 23, 10AM

Looking to add something fresh to your Thanksgiving festivities this year?
Join us in this floral arrangement class where we will prepare a festive autumn themed centerpiece arrangement perfect for your Thanksgiving table. You will learn some basic floral skills while joyfully creating a beautiful piece to share with yourself and the ones you love. With different flower and greenery options, you can really let your creativity shine!

Fee is $40/person; includes all necessary supplies and materials, a mimosa, and light hors d’oeuvres.

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Lindsay Valdez, FGS Plant Coach
Wreath Making Workshop
Sunday, November 14, 11AM

Nothing but holly jolly holiday spirits at FGS Boughs & Brews 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 supplies and materials, a drink, and light hors d’oeuvres.

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach

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If you want your tree looking fresh through the entire holiday season but aren't sure where to start, check out this blog post on our website! It's a great place to get some quick tips before stopping by to pick out that perfect tree. Don't wait too long, because trees will sell fast this year!
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