A Note from Scott and Marsha
September 12, 2019
If you spend any time visiting us at the garden center, you may have met Julia. Julia is somewhat new to FGS. She started as a seasonal employee, fell in love with the plants, the beauty and the outdoors.  Lucky for us, we realized she would be perfect for us full time. 

One day, I had the privilege of talking to her over lunch and her vibrancy and youth is contagious. She is so smart. She’s an avid researcher and has done a lot of different jobs, all inside, before realizing she wanted to be outside. We don’t know how to explain it but plants just pull you in with their green, their flowers, their cycle of life and beauty! Julia was hooked.  

And we are simply hooked and smitten with her too. Her kindness, her smile, and her warm personality will pull you in as well. She has already learned so much and is currently learning our ordering processes. Her contribution and support to Ann, our manager, is a blessing and we are all so excited to have her as part of our team!  

Don’t miss a chance to meet Julia in person. You will be as smitten as we are, I promise. And she would love to help you bring green home this fall, too!!
Succulents are the star of the show and for so many reasons. They come in so many different shapes and varieties. Creating a unique, beautiful and easy to care for planter is an absolute breeze. As long as they have plenty of light and drainage, your succulents should be happy! While they do need to be watered, be sure to allow them to dry out completely between waterings.
What hails fall's arrival better than the presence of pumpkins... everywhere?!? On your porches, your mantles, your table tops...heck, they are even in your coffee (well, the flavor anyway). And you are in luck because we have a HUGE selection of pumpkins to choose from that arrived this week. Come pick out your perfect pumpkins, and get your fall on!
Camellias have the most fantastic flowers, and we are so excited it is nearly time for some of them to burst into bloom. Sasanqua Camellias are fall bloomers that are evergreen, part-shade loving, and come in different colors. Other Camellia varieties will bloom in winter, and some in early spring. For flower-producing shrubs, you can't go wrong with Camellias.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Cost: $5 per participant

A special guest will be here with her box of worms and teach us about a worm's habitat. Kids will be able to hold, feed and make bedding for the worm bin. We will also have a story and snack time, as well as make wiggle worms using pipe cleaners and beads.

For more information, check out our Kids' Event page . Or register here .
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10AM – 11AM

Succulents are all the rage! 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
Registration deadline: September 17

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 !
Don't forget! The bar is now open every Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a drink while you shop in our beautiful Garden Center. The bar opens at 12PM on Fridays and 11AM on Saturdays. We'll have Mimosas, wine and hard cider. Plus, each week we will have Scott's featured wine.
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. Fall is the perfect time for planting, and that includes shrubs and trees! We have tips and best practices for shrub and tree planting . In case you missed it last week, let us remind you again that September is here and so is your monthly checklist of what needs to be done in the lawn and garden.
We post daily to Instagram and Facebook to keep you up to speed with the latest information about what we are up to, what's in stock, or all the fun we're having!
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