A Note from Scott and Marsha
November 23, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We hope you have saved all your recipes, checked off your grocery lists, and survived the stores. Racing around on Wednesday with all the other procrastinators might be my favorite thing to do. It's the fastest way to have conversations with interesting people as you collectively reach for the same items in the same aisles, smiling and rolling your eyes! I was given the carbohydrates menu: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and mac'n'cheese. Good thing Scott loves to shred cheese and peel potatoes. We've got this!
I'm returning to finish part 2 of my prank story from last week. Ashley, our mechanic's wife, informed me of Caleb's most hated song: "Kissed by a Rose" by Seal. She simply said, "Play it."  

I had to think of the best way. I waited until Caleb was in the kitchen, since my office sits right next to it; I know, convenient, right?  

Doug was talking to Caleb in the kitchen. I hit play on Spotify and the song started playing. Bada da bada da da da dahhh bada dahhhhh..... I could see him, but he couldn't see me, and I saw him cut his eyes in my direction. Doug kept talking as Caleb was inching his way backwards out of the kitchen, as if he could not get away fast enough. Caleb looked in my office and asked, "Do you like this song?"  

I looked at him with this incredulous look, like "what is your problem," and said, "Yeh. Why?" Even going as so far as shaking my head ... duh. 

It was so bad Caleb had to catch Doug later and apologize for leaving so rudely. Yes, it was that bad.  

An hour or two later, I saw Caleb heading back in to the kitchen to fill his water bottle, so I hit play before he got inside. He walked in and you could feel the annoyed energy coming off him. I tried to strike up a conversation but he was obviously perturbed and quickly went back outside.

At the end of the day, I was leaving and he was working on one of our trucks. I jumped in and connected Bluetooth to my car and rolled the windows down. I drove away with the song playing. Then I realized I forgot to grab a check for the Garden Center, which meant I had to go back to the office. I turned around and drove back, blaring music across the property. Now he was glaring at me to the point I had to turn my head and not look because I was going to start laughing.  

Fast forward to Friday evening when Ashley filled him in on our scheme. He said, "I can't believe I have been betrayed by so many." He began texting me. All the while, I was wheezing. Ashley was wheezing. He even went so far as to say, "This was the most well-executed prank ever."  Mission accomplished.

While I am pranking Scott at some point this weekend, we aren't joking when we say how excited we are to to make the rest of your weekend festive!  Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias, and more are filling the garden (along with live music) and we can't wait to celebrate the entire holiday season with you!

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They're back! We just got our Christmas Cacti in and you don't want to miss these fun little winter bloomers. Pink, white, red, and peach options are sure to add another pop of color to your holiday decor. If you take good care of them, they will last for years to come!

These winter friends are easy to propagate and beginner-friendly. While they are cacti, they are not as drought tolerant as other cacti, so treat them more like a regular houseplant when it comes to watering.

Want more buds? Christmas cacti require 12 hours of darkness, less water, and temperatures around 55 F to enter dormancy and set buds. Once buds have formed, they should be good to resume normal watering and relocate to a brighter area.

If you missed your chance to register for a wreath workshop, we have a limited stock of professionally decorated wreaths that will look stunning on any front door! There are different decor styles available - a bit of something for everyone. Start the holiday season with a beautiful wreath to welcome friends and family. Make sure to stop by today if you want it up for Thanksgiving!

This tiny Christmas tree is great for pots and small space gardens, front porches, and patios. It is also perfect for our Evergreen Designer Drop-Ins. You can hang miniature Christmas lights and pick up a bright red ribbon to add a pop of festive holiday color!

The densely conical form is natural and requires little to no pruning. Dwarf Alberta Spruce is slow growing, so there's no fear of it taking over your space. After the holiday season, you can keep it in a pot or plant it; it only grows a few inches each year.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce will grow in full sun to partial shade; in summer, this tree may need dappled shade. Make sure the soil has proper drainage, especially if you're keeping it in a pot.

The admin offices will be closed 11/24 and 11/25 and will reopen as usual on Monday, 11/28.

The Garden Center will be closed on 11/24 and reopen as usual on 11/25.
Thanksgiving Weekend

November 25-27, 2022
Location: The Garden Center

Spend time with us this holiday season! Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family, friends, coworkers, or simply enjoying an extended weekend, we’d love to be a part of your holiday tradition!
Pick out your fresh, local Frasier fir Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and more seasonal items at your favorite Garden Center. We also have a wide variety of indoor plants, pottery, trees, shrubs, and more. Check out our social media for Holiday Gift Guides!

It’s the final weekend to enjoy a drink at The Potting Shed until spring, so come get your last round of Sunset Slush, local beer, wine, cider, seltzer, or a cup of hot chocolate! PLUS beer, wine, and cider will be $4 - help us clean out The Potting Shed!

Food Truck: Tacos Garcia

Saturday Special Guest: TrickyFaces Face Painting

Friday, 11/25 – Sterling Scott
Saturday, 11/26 – Heather Sarona
Sunday, 11/27 – Story Charlemagne

Multiple Dates & Times Available
Location: The Robin's Nest

Nothing but holly jolly holiday spirit at our Boughs & Brews Wreath 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 materials and supplies, a mimosa, and light snacks. One person per wreath, please!

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach

We're Hiring!
For Garden's Sake is looking for new team members! If you like to work hard and have fun at the same time, these positions could be for you!

  • Client Care Admin - Landscaping Division
  • Landscaper - Maintenance Crew Member/Driver

These are full-time, year-round positions that include the following benefits: paid holidays, matching 401k, discounts at the Garden Center, PTO, and health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

CLICK HERE to see the full job descriptions and apply!
Landscape Design and Installation
Before & After! We just completed this patio project in Chapel Hill and LOVE the results! If you've been thinking about updating your outdoor living space, this is your sign! Get your space ready for spring, whether you want the perfect space for entertaining or just a cozy spot for your family to relax. No matter what you're looking for, we can make it happen.

Book a design consultation today! We have appointments available in December for winter install, just in time to enjoy for spring!

New Year, New Yard!

Tip of the Week: OH CHRISTMAS TREE
Is this your first year with a fresh, live tree for Christmas? Caring for live trees may seem intimidating but we promise it's not! Make sure you read this blog post before you shop this weekend. The best way to prepare your space for a live tree is to measure before you bring it home.

And of course, as soon as you're done decorating, snap a festive photo and make sure to tag us on your social media so we can celebrate the holidays with you! @fgsdurham

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