A Note from Scott and Marsha
September 19, 2019
I don't know if you have been to our Garden Center lately, but we have had so much happening. If you haven't come in, we hope you will soon.  

One of the changes we made recently is the inside space. We had this large checkout counter and as things continue to evolve for us and visions come into my head at 2:47am almost every other night, this one came to me. Why in the world do we have this huge counter space that we stand behind leaving 100 square feet of space that could be filled with more and more plants, more and more choices for you to enjoy?  

So pencil to paper and paper to John it goes. Have you met John, who I affectionately call the Grounds Guy? This is a guy who Chip, our Office Therapist, adores. Seriously, could they be any cuter? So John is basically the most patient person I know. He listens to me and all my crazy hair-brain ideas. He looks at my drawings. He troubleshoots my ideas before I take them to the masses. And he does it with SUCH LOVE! And then he puts my vision into action once again.  

This time it was smaller, neater and stream-lined checkout counters. I designed what I thought we needed and what I wanted it to look like and then he built them in his workshop. And viola! There you have it! Then, Scott and I arrived early Sunday morning and had our own little HGTV makeover. I can't believe we didn't set up a video of us working on it as we tore apart the register, swept up pounds of dirt, dust and things I won't bring up that you find under things when your space is in old houses. And we had to have it done by 11am when the store opened. So Scott did his I/T work while I drilled holes where cords were going, cut a few things, moved more displays and BOOM! We finished just in time with the help of some of the staff that arrived early to open. AND we did it without threatening to part ways which was real growth on my part.  It really is a group effort around here and we couldn't have made it happen without John, Scott, Sean and Julia!  

And there you go! More indoor plants and pottery for everyone! Who can complain about that? And plenty of space for things Christmas before we know it. I'm so excited. I just LOVE improvements! It's my adrenaline drug :) 
Schefflera Amate is a tropical plant Judy thinks you will adore. You may have heard this plant referred to as an "Umbrella Tree". It is pretty easy to care for, and is perfect for an area where you need a larger plant. Leave room for it to grow as it can grow to 10 feet! Let the soil dry between waterings, and keep it away from drafts or vents.
This silver-foliage boasting beauty is one of Ann's (our Garden Center manager) favorite perennials. It has a lovely fragrance, and the tall spikes produce puffy lavender flowers. The aromatic foliage is a turn-off to deer, and it is heat-loving and drought resistant. Ann's favorite aspect is the silver color Russian Sage keeps through the winter. It adds a magical beauty to the winter landscape.
You can't help but notice the American Beautyberry if you walk by. The fuchsia berries are accented by bright green foliage. The fall is their time to shine. Birds love to eat the berries, and you'll love the color they add to the garden. The American Beautyberry is native to our area and most likely grows to 3-5 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. It does prefer part shade, so use it to add some color to shady spots!
THIS Saturday, September 21, 2019
10AM – 11AM

We still have spots available! Enjoy low maintenance succulents in your home by learning about these easy to grow plants. Plant your own succulent garden to take home. Fee includes instructions, succulent plants, planting material and container.  Fee: $35  REGISTER H ERE

Presenter:  Debbi Barrett, For Garden’s Sake

Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 12

Mark your calendars! Join us as we welcome fall! The Garden Center will be fully stocked with pumpkins, mums, pansies, shrubs, trees, and perennials. The bar will be open with wine, hard cider, mimosas, and spiced mead. We'll have games, pumpkin carving, face painting, food trucks and more! Check out specifics and vendor details on our Events Page !
Our first annual Trunk and Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 5-7:30PM is going to be a blast, and you won't want to miss it! You can sign up to decorate your trunk and hand out candy, and/or bring your kids for the costume parade and the treats! Trunk decorators can win prizes, and will be announced by celebrity judges! We can't wait!
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. We know light requirements you need for different houseplants can be a little confusing, so we tried to simplify things a bit in this post . It might be a little lengthy but well-worth your time. Fall is the perfect time for planting, and that includes shrubs and trees! We have tips and best practices for shrub and tree planting .
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