A Note from Scott and Marsha
February 18, 2021
Today's story is a little tribute to my one and only. Scott and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this week. Yes. I know, right? How in the world have we accomplished this? It has been quite a feat!  

Actually, it has been an adventure. Every day with him, okay at least 6 days a week, leaves me laughing at some point. Those who spend any amount of time with him know him to be pretty funny. I feel very blessed and privileged to say he is my best friend, partner, challenger, stabilizer and comforter. He really is like ... a warm, soft Labrador. And I mean that with the most sincerity.  

A lot of people say, "I can't imagine working with my partner day in and day out. There is no way I could do it." We have our moments, of course. Our offices are still on different floors. We have an incredibly talented, kind and honest team around us. We rely on them to keep us in our seats at times and be the words of wisdom.  

I never dreamed we would be doing what we are at a time such as this and actually running a business together. But we honestly love what we do with all the ups and downs.  Mutual respect, appreciation and devotion is key. We may not get it right every day, but we would die trying!  Happy anniversary, Scott!

Thanks for traveling the adventure with us at FGS. Our entire team loves serving you in all the ways we do. We hope every time you see us, whether during weekly maintenance, landscape projects or perusing through the garden center, you feel all the love. Now, go hug a plant or something.  
Garden Center Features
African Violets are sure to delight! Really, who doesn't want an indoor plant that blooms beautifully? We love there are so many different bloom shades and shapes to choose from. Although they do like particular care, it is not too high maintenance once you get the hang of it! It's easier than you think! ;)
Camellia 'Spring Awakening' is a prolific bloomer. In fact, on its best days, the flowers may conceal the foliage!! The pink blooms begin bursting open in late winter and will continue though mid-spring. Most camellias prefer part-shade and soil that is evenly moist, but not wet.
For a really bright pop of color in early spring that blooms year after year, consider Primrose. Choose from pink, purple, red or yellow. Dur to their low-growing habit, they are an excellent choice for garden bed edges. Enjoy evergreen foliage after blooms are spent.
Let Us Love Your Lawn
Our lawn maintenance services go above and beyond. From the first time you speak with our team, you will notice the FGS difference. We prioritize communication with our clients, and weather permitting, you will see us on the same day around the same time every week. Plus, we don't just mow, blow and go. There are many services we offer that will keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and well-cared for.

Contact us today to schedule a free estimate. We can't wait to exceed your expectations.
Spring Wreath Workshop
Let’s decorate a grapevine wreath to welcome spring to your front door! Class includes design principles and instruction, wreath, greenery, silk flowers and novelties to build your one-of -kind creation! Click on the dates and times above to register.
Presenter: Debbi Barrett
Class fee: $45

Happy, Healthy Houseplants – Level 1
Do you want to add houseplants to your indoor living space and don’t know where to start? Have you purchased a houseplant and you are not sure if you are giving it the care it needs? Let us show you how to have Happy, Healthy Houseplant in your home. We will discuss light, water, benefits of growing indoors. We will also address pet and child concerns that help you make good choices. Plus! The Potting Shed will be open serving beer, wine or cider! Click on the dates and times above to register.
Instructor: Amanda Henry, FGS Plant Coach
Class Fee: $10.00

Current COVID-19 restrictions and practices will be observed for all classes.
Plant Tip of the Week:
Perennial Garden Clean-Up
Do you have a perennial garden? If so, now is the time to do perennial garden cleanup. Cut back dead stems and remove dead plant debris and leaves in garden. Use a small rake or blower to get between plants and make the job easier.

After cleaning garden debris and plants, check to see if you have enough mulch. You should have a 2-3 inch layer. If you need to add more, it is much easier to do this now before perennials start growing. Make sure mulch is not touching plants, though! It should be a few inches away from plants. Mulch will prevent weeds from sprouting, keep soil cool in the summer, and cut down the amount of watering needed. Hardwood and pine bark are best for perennial and annual gardens, rather than pine straw.
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