A Note from Scott and Marsha
June 1, 2019
Sooooo.....I recently had an interaction with this lovely lady, Lara Casey. She is my favorite garden guru and I wrote about her a while back if you happen to follow along. We were hosting an event she attended with her amazing, rapping husband. He took our picture because well, we both had on dresses, make-up, no dirt under our fingers or peanut butter and jelly on our clothes.  A win for sure. Oh, and "rapping" husband, you ask? Yeah. He writes songs, raps them and posts them on her Instagram. He is a big deal, too. But back to my story.

I love when you take a picture, and it actually turns out well. But then there are those times you have your picture taken and forgot to ask the Crucial Question:  Do I have anything in my teeth?   Here's what you don't see.

Before this picture was taken, I remembered the Crucial Question and quickly asked Lara, "Do I have anything in my teeth?" and proceeded with the wide horse teeth smile so she could check. I was good. 

She says, "Do I?" 

She did have a piece of pepper which she tried to remove with her tongue, but it simply wasn't moving. So what did I do? I used my fingernail and got it out for her. Yep. Stuck my fingernail right in Lara Casey's lovely teeth.

If you are a true friend, it's just what you do. Period. There is no debate on this. You don't leave a friend hanging with things in their teeth. You don't leave them walking around with their zipper down, toilet paper on their shoe, food in their beard, boogers in their nose, or flowers that need plucked and deadheaded while you are talking to them in their yard. You just don't. Be a friend. Be a good, gardening friend.  

For those of you who know Lara Casey, you may be her biggest fan where you actually wait daily for her to post on Instagram -- yeah. Be jealous. Be very jealous. I touched her tooth. Stop in for some green and we can be sure you don't have green in your teeth before sending you home. Smile people. Summer is here!  
Scented Geranium, the feature in this week's blog post , is an herb that you will be so glad you planted. It comes in many different scents including peppermint, almond, rose and even chocolate! Although it does not bloom as much as its annual cousin, it also has lovely delicate blooms!
This beautiful Bee Balm is just one of the many perennials we sell that qualify as a pollinator plant. Attracting bees and butterflies is beneficial for so many flowering plants! Coneflowers (Echinacea) are some of our favorite pollinators and they are blooming now!
We received a fresh batch of tillandsia (air plants) including the gorgeous Spanish Moss. It trails beautifully. We have many other varieties to choose from. For plant lovers who don't like the dirt, tillandsia is the perfect choice! They do require sunlight and water, but they are very easy to care for .
Show teachers appreciation this year with something a little different! Let's all avoid the celebratory candle. Choose a pot and a houseplant, or a plant and a bottle of wine, or locally sourced honey, a pot and a plant. Whatever combination you choose, it is sure to make your child's (or your) teacher happy! Teachers--we've got you covered! :)
Do you need a space to meet or gather that is off the beaten path but still close to restaurants and shopping? Our Robin's Nest is the perfect spot! It comfortably seats up to 24 people. Enjoy the beautiful views of our duck pond while you meet, or maybe have your lunch out on the back deck overlooking the woods. For more information or to request a reservation, visit our website , email Amanda at amanda@fgsdurham.com , or call (919)484-9759, ext. 403.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 
Whether you’ve grown your own vegetables or shop the roadside stand or Farmer’s Market, let us show you some fresh ideas on making healthy tasty salsa!
Presenter: Debbi Barrett, For Garden’s Sake

Registration deadline: June 12

Email  julia@fgsdurham.com  or call Julia at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. Scented Geraniums are the perfect addition to your porch, patio or garden. Find out why! Last week's post featured plants that attract butterflies! Plant your own butterfly garden and use our suggestions!
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