A Note from Scott and Marsha
July 18, 2019
Hello, my peeps! Sweating here at FGS BUT I’m not going to complain. Why? Because I’m grateful for ALL the seasons and ALL the flowers that bloom with each one.  As well as the clean pores and natural weight loss we are experiencing.  

Remember the peach truck in June? Amanda filled you in with a great story. I’ll fill you in on our take. It was hysterical and terrifying to watch. We have cameras at work and apps on our phones that allow us to watch. Super helpful to see if it is raining on the kids. Helpful to see if a deer shows up. Helpful to see if we need to jump in the car and help out on a crazy weekend. Helpful to see if our crazy staff simply needs to go home because we all know--it’s gonna still be there the next day.  

We watched car after car after car pull in for peaches. Scott was literally giggling on the beach. And panicking. And counting. Giggling. Panicking. Counting. REPEAT. To the point I finally said, Put your phone down!  

To which he says, But I can’t stop myself!!!   

This was his crazy idea. We were so proud of our staff who jumped in and helped with every crazy part of it. We work with the best people ever. I always say at the end of the year I wouldn’t want to be doing this with anyone else. Truly. And our customer base? You guys?! We sold the most peaches of any garden center in NC! You made it fabulous, and we do it again TOMORROW, July 19 from 5:00-6:30PM!!! These hours are for our working base who couldn't make it midday last time, so run by after work, have a drink in the garden, and get your peaches on!  Our box of peaches was AMAZING. The flavor? YUMMM.... So even though we won't be there this time either, don't worry. We'll be watching! Come tomorrow and bring peach and green home with you!  
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019
5:00-6:30 PM
Mark your calendars!! The Georgia Peach Truck is coming tomorrow Friday, July 19 from 5:00-6:30PM . We are making an evening of it and we'll have Peach Bellinis at the bar starting at 4PM. Dang Good Hot Dogs will be selling hot dogs, and Andia's Homemade Ice Cream will be here with homemade peach ice cream! Stop by on your way home from work, or bring the family for a fun evening!
Azaleas, Roses, and Nandina will be on sale 25% OFF Friday and Saturday!
Tropical Tuesday is every Tuesday in July and August! Tropical Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to fill your home with houseplants for less! All of our houseplants are 10% OFF every Tuesday in July and August.
Judy choice this week is Schefflera Arboricola, commonly known as an Umbrella Plant. This popular houseplant needs bright light. It will love being outdoors during the summer, but make sure it is not in direct light. Keep the soil moist (not wet) and conditions as humid as possible. You can mist a Schefflera Arboricola to help keep it happy.
Blooming now! You will love the pink blooms on this native shrub. The blooms are beautiful, fragrant and attract pollinators! Clethra Ruby Spice can tolerate full sun, but can also be planted in part shade. If you have a wet spot in your garden, this shrub is a great choice! It tolerates wet soil that most other shrubs can't handle.
Are your pots or containers looking tired? Not holding up to the intense summer heat? You should check out our beautiful selection of glazed pottery. We have many colors and sizes to choose from. Glazed pottery is an excellent investment. Whether you use them indoors or out, they will look gorgeous for years to come!

Come learn about a garden or plant-related topic, create a themed craft, enjoy a snack and a walk around the Garden Center. Cost is only $5 for kids ages 4-10.

Next Event:
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For more information, check out our Kids' Event page ! Or register here !

Saturday, August 3, 2019 

Growing cool season vegetables in the Triangle presents unique challenges and rewards. Topics will include species and varieties that can be successfully raised when the tomatoes and peppers have finally finished. We'll discuss planning early for late-season planting as well as the different demands of fall temperatures, moisture and soil depletion . We'll also cover techniques and materials that aid in over-wintering of certain crops, as well as how to prepare beds in the fall for spring planting.
Presenter: Brenda Stone-Wiggins, Durham County Master Gardener
Registration deadline: July 26

REGISTER HERE . For questions, call Julia at (919)484-9759, ext. 101 or email julia@fgsdurham.com .
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