A Note from Scott and Marsha
March 7, 2019
Have you been outside this week??? The sun is shining and it is beautiful. Signs of spring are everywhere and we couldn't be more ready. This is Scott filling in for Marsha again. I know...I heard your collective sighs...me, too...it is not easy being the backup, trust me.
Marsha and my daughter, Erica are spending a week in Colorado with some of our best friends. A girls trip which I was not invited on. I was initially disappointed but seeing the wind chill temperatures and snow where they are, I have to say being in NC this week worked out great!
I mentioned before that my sons and I like to eat an excessive amount of Mexican food and Marsha can only take so much. So we have used this opportunity to visit our local establishment twice so far. Last night, we were enjoying our meal and a large group was seated next to us celebrating a birthday. They asked one of my sons to take a picture and somehow that resulted in all three of us wearing tiny sombreros and mustaches. We had a pretty good laugh and were reminded of why we love that little place.
Tonight, we opted to forego any additional Mexican food and are staying in for grilled burgers and tater tots with my son-in-law and one of the boys' closest friends (his mom and sister are the ones Marsha and Erica are currently visiting in CO). So, boys night will continue for the next few nights until Marsha arrives back in NC on Saturday, and we clean this all up and get back to normal. 
In the meantime, hopefully she is enjoying some well deserved rest and relaxation because I think spring is about to hit hard here and everything is going to be wide open for a couple of months- but we are grateful for that and ready. The Garden Center is beginning to stock up more and more this week, so plan a visit soon and bring a little green home.
NEW ARRIVALS in the Garden Center
If you want a shrub that bursts into gorgeous color towards the end of winter, Forsythia is it! Forsythia is blooming now with beautiful yellow flowers. It can handle almost any soil type, but prefers full sun to partial shade for the best blooms. Forsythia will arch as it grows, making it a graceful addition to your landscape if given room to grow.
Duke Garden Yews ( Cephalataxus Yews) can be hard to find, but we found them and they are arriving this week. This low-lying shrub is one of our favorites. It is drought and heat tolerant, evergreen, and deer-resistant. Yews are perfect for small gardens or low hedges. It is easy to maintain their height and shape, making this shrub a winner!
Are you ready for some spring color? We are! The bright color of the Osteospermums (African Daisy) will be sure to please. Plant them in your garden and you won't be disappointed. They love full sun and do well in heat. They are also not too picky about soil type. Also, if you want to grow flowers to cut, this annual is a great choice!
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Get up-to-date information about choosing a garden site, soil testing and amendments, planting guides and all-round care and feeding of a successful vegetable garden. Whether you are new to gardening, new to gardening in our area, or re-starting a garden, this is the information you need to succeed.     
This seminar is free, but registration is required. Registration Deadline is March 13, 2019. Email caroline@fgsdurham.com  or call Caroline at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.
I LOVE plants--all kinds! Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, houseplants--and I know a lot about them. I am passionate about caring for plants and learning all that I can about them. What I don’t know about plants, I am eager and willing to learn. I also love talking to people about plants and suggesting the right plant for the right place in their landscape. I love being outside, especially in a natural setting! Working hard is something I really value. I prefer to stay busy and moving because I have lots of energy. Lifting plants and moving them around is no problem, and if I need help, I will ask. I know how important it is to work with a team to get things done. Although I prefer being outside among the plants, I can easily transition to working behind a counter and being a cashier. Being on time and reliable is really important to me! My availability is flexible and I totally get that I will have to work on the weekends if I am working in a Garden Center, but I'm totally game! What's even better is I have my Horticulture degree and I would be a huge asset to FGS!

If this is you, we would love to talk to you about filling a position in our Garden Center. We need multiple part-time associates, but also interviewing for those interested in full-time. Apply online at www.fgsdurham.com/employment , come in and fill out an application, or email your resume to amanda@fgsdurham.com .
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. March is here, so we created a to do list for what needs to be done your lawn and garden this month! Looking for a tree to plant in a small space? We help you narrow down the choices! Our website also has information about all three div isions at FGS:   Garden Center Landscape Design and Installation   and  Lawn Maintenance .
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