A Note from Scott and Marsha
June 25, 2020
Summer is here! YAY for summer, warm days, blooming flowers and late evenings on the lawn! I don't know about you, but I am ready for some more sand in my toes. And before we know it, we will be ready for all things orange and pumpkin spice lattes!  

Now about this picture. Meet Edison Pearce. He is the latest and greatest addition to our family, and we are smitten. He is a Cavapoo, and I have shared about our long-time friendship with a family that breeds. Edison was born from Raven and Bear's litter with Red Top Mountain Puppies. Mike and Heather breed, but these dogs are their family.  

This has been quite a process for us. While we know Chip is aging, my concern was not making his last years miserable with a puppy. I have passed over puppies for two years. Since Chip has selective hearing, we decided he may not even hear Edison half the time. The timing finally felt right and a tri-color coat was just adorable.  

So far so good. Edison is doing some socialization with our daughter's dogs and her dog, Koa, has assumed a big brother role in training Edison to read dog cues and the ins and outs of life. And the puppy kisses and snuggles are making up for the fact that we are getting up in the middle of the night crate training. It really is like having a baby all over again.  But Chip is loving the middle of the night potty trips! Old dog probs...

It's possible you might meet Edison in the garden center this summer! You never know when he will show up, do a photo shoot with some flowers and offer some unconditional love. Dogs, cats and flowers are pretty much happiness in life. We highly recommend it. If you aren't up for a lot of babysitting or raising a four-legged friend, we have some amazing houseplants that require little water, cough, succulents, cough, or the perfect houseplant that requires you to ignore it. Yes, I can turn any story back to our first love. Bring green home. See you soon! 

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Unlike the popular blue and pink French Hydrangea, 'Annabell' is a Hydrangea variety native to the United States. 'Annabell' has blooms that can be as wide as a foot across! She will be happiest were she can receive morning sun and afternoon shade. However, you can also plant in a shady spot with dappled sun. In the spring, cut back to about 6 inches in order to encourage lots of new blooms!
Not just pretty in pink, the Dianthus Frewitch can be appreciated for so many other reasons. It is an evergreen perennial that loves full sun. It is fragrant, so it also attracts butterflies (which we love) and it is deer resistant. Dianthus Firewitch is not very tall. It only grows to about 10-12 inches, so it can be used as a border or even a ground cover. If pink is not your style, consider the Mountain Frost White Twinkle Dianthus!
If you are looking for a small tree with unique foliage, this beauty needs to make its home with you. Zelkova Green Mansions has gorgeous variegated green and white foliage that is quite striking. In the fall, you will love the red-orange color that it will add to your landscape. It is a small tree that grows to about 15-20 feet in height and 10-15 feet in spread. It prefers part sun, but can handle full sun as well.
That's right! Starting this Friday, Jun 26- Friday, July 3rd, you can help us by taking home some things we have a little extra of before the holiday weekend. Here is a list of what you can save on:

  • Dogwood trees, Rhododendrons and Azaleas- 30% off
  • Veggies in 4-pack and 4" pots- 30% off
  • 4" and Quart sized perennials - 25% off
  • Purchase 18 (a full tray) of 4" annuals in the black square pots and receive 20% off the entire tray. You can even mix and match different varieties!
"THE POTTING SHED" will be open Thursday-Sunday this week serving beer, wine, cider, seltzer, mimosas and Sunset Slush!! Sunset Slush is a smooth Italian ice that can be enjoyed by all ages! It is dairy-free, gluten-free, full of flavor and amazingly refreshing! Adults can enjoy Sunset Slush topped with white wine or champagne for a cold and delicious adult treat! We will have multiple flavors available. Enjoy a cold beverage as you shop with plenty of space for social distancing! Click HERE for hours and menu.
This popular class is back! Join us for an informative session on everything houseplants. We will cover how to choose the right plants for your home and how to care for them so they stay happy and healthy. You will learn about air-purifying plants and pet-friendly plants! Every houseplant needs a home and every home needs houseplants! Cost is only $10 and includes a spray bottle and cloth to keep your plants clean. Register here for the Wednesday evening class.   Register here for Saturday morning class.

Georgia Peach Truck Returns!
Wednesday, July 8
Mark your calendars today! The Georgia Peach Truck will return Tuesday, July 8 from 3:00-4:30PM. You will be able to pre-order your peaches or stop by and grab a box. We will make it a fun afternoon for all! Check out our website for more details. We will also share more information on Facebook and Instagram . Let's pray for sunshine and blue skies!
Speaking of Happy Healthy Houseplants, this week, we posted a new post about caring for Haworthia ! If you aren't familiar, Haw0rthia is a variety of succulents that are beautiful and easy to care for. Find out how to keep them living their best life in this post !

In case you missed it last week, we posted in honor of Pollinator Week (which is actually this week, June 22-26). If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to plant a butterfly garden .
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