A Note from Scott and Marsha
December 26, 2019
We hope everyone is well and resting from your holiday festivities. We imagine you are tired, probably over-ate, and thinking of the looming New Year. This naturally forces all of us to start some goal planning or thinking of the extra pounds we are going to drop starting January 1. Yep. We have all discussed it around here. January 1 is the reset button. Who's with us?  

I was trying to think of how to end this year's story and trying to think of what I could share that maybe we didn't already. We have celebrated many birthdays, a new baby, animal additions, animal losses, weather, adding employees, losing employees, equipment breakdowns, building new things, etc. We have had countless meetings. We may have even argued over a few things. The list could go on and on. It has been a full year for sure. 

But as we plan for 2020, we reflect on the kindness and grace we have experienced. We reflect on how many wonderful and amazing clients we have worked for and with. We have even had some fun and laughter in between the days that weren't all that great. We think of the group we have around us that we work with day in and day out. We feel very blessed. Even more, we are thankful that there is a plan for all of us that goes far beyond what we can control. 

We hope you find joy as you reflect as well. FGS looks forward with anticipation and joy to create more memories with you in 2020. Helping you bring green to your home is the best job ever. And remember the best part of plants; they are living things and they simply don't judge!  Happy New Year, and let's make 2020 the best yet!
Schefflera 'Amate' is the show-stopper this week. The 'Amate' will grow wide and tall, so keep that in mind. They prefer medium light and infrequent watering. Check the soil for moisture, and water when the soil is dry. You may want to mist occasionally to add humidity. When you do water, rotate your plant to encourage even growth. (Do this with all your houseplants!)
The Winter Berry shrub is best known for its bright red berries in the winter. Although this shrub is deciduous (meaning it loses its leaves), the berries on the stems add a unique and beautiful feature to your winter landscape. The birds don't particularly love these berries, but when food gets sparse in the winter, they will eat the berries. The high fat content in the berries helps the birds survive the winter! Cool, right?!
One of our favorite features of these ferns are the curled fronds that emerge prior to new growth. Once the fronds unfurl, the new growth is a gorgeous mahogany color, hence the name. Although these ferns look like perennial ferns, they are actually houseplants. Place them in medium to low light and keep the soil moist, but not wet. Roots don't like to be soaking wet, y'all!
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As we look to 202o and all it brings, you may want to add some fresh decor (and by "fresh" we mean "living"). Evaluate the light in your home before buying a plant to know what type of plant will work best for your space. This blog post helps you understand many of the different factors concerning light. Thinking about selling your home in 2020? Here are reminders for why landscaping your home prior to selling is worth it .
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