A Note from Scott and Marsha
March 21, 2019
Join me as we give the weather a round of applause for FIVE gorgeous days without rain. In fact, we should stand up for this (I'm clapping right now!). You do realize we all have complained about too much rain.  And you also realize we will be complaining when it goes too long without rain. We don't mean to be, but sometimes we are a complaining group of people. I'm happy for Vitamin D, and I can't get enough of it. What I can get enough of is change. I have said it before and I will say it again. I. Hate. Change. I. Despise. Change. But for some people, it's easier. Let's take Caroline for example. Caroline attended NC State, but then moved to Colorado. She moved back to the Triangle area and found us here at FGS. Apparently, the weather this past year has made her decide to return to Colorado. Or maybe it's my weekly story time, or maybe it is simply, The mountains are calling and I must go.  Having recently been there to capture this image, I may stuff myself in her car and go as well. How do we compete with the grandeur of the Rockies? Snow in winter? No humidity in summer? The endless possibilities of being lost with breathtaking beauty? I mean we do have our own beauty, but I can understand the desire. The Rocky Mountains are a sight to behold. Magnificent. Caroline is going to hang with us until end of April and since we are in the downward spiral of complete craziness of spring, we are grateful for the extra time. She has been a great addition to our team and such a help to the Garden Center overall. We will miss her fun and easy-going personality and what she brought to the group. And secretly, we will all be jealous of the views, so she better not be posting pics on social media! In the interim, we are searching for someone to join our team who talks to plants, needs Vitamin D, likes to jump in and get it done, and is creative, spirited and flexible with their time. Maybe you know someone sitting inside at a desk all day and hates their job. Maybe they are a plant nerd and guru like most of us, but haven't taken the plunge to work in an environment that would appreciate their gifts AND nerdiness! Send them our way. We are looking and won't quit until we find the best person. We love helping you bring green home and the one we hire will, too! 
April 13-14, 2019

We will be fully stocked and have fun for the whole family!
We'll have a food truck (Saturday), Master Gardeners (Saturday), wine, hard cider, raffle, and custom T-shirts!
NEW ARRIVALS in the Garden Center
Peonies are everyone's favorite perennial. The blooms are simply stunning, large and fragrant. They bloom in spring and offer lush green foliage when they finish blooming. We will have pink, red coral, and white arriving on Thursday! Now is the perfect time to plant peonies. Find a location that is part sun and they should do great for you. These long-living lovelies will delight you year after year.
An ornamental weeping cherry tree will bring you joy every spring. The pink and white blooms are a show-stopper. We have Snow Fountain, Okame, and Pink Cascade varieties in stock now. Most weeping varieties can grow to between 8 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 12 feet wide. Plant them in full sun and you will be fully pleased with their performance!
The name alone makes you want to buy this adorable tree. The Teddy Bear Magnolia has been cultivated to have wider, wavy leaves that are a gorgeous green on top and brown underneath. They are a great choice for a smaller landscape since they do not grow very fast, and only reach 16 to 20 feet in height, and 10 to 12 feet in width--perfect if you have a smaller lot.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Back by popular demand!  ONLY FOUR SPOTS LEFT!! Learn how to create a bonsai: what kind of plants to use, materials involved, how to shape a nursery plant into a beginning bonsai and how to maintain your bonsai. Participants will create a bonsai from a juniper by shaping through pruning, wiring and planting in a bonsai container. All that is needed for the workshop will be provided: plant, pot, wire, soil, loaner tools for use in the class and handout about care. Space is limited so register early.  
Fee: $40
Presenter: Harold Johnson, Local Bonsai enthusiast and Podcast host of “Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners”
Registration deadline: March 24
Email caroline@fgsdurham.com  or call Caroline at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.
Our  blog   is updated weekly with posts to educate and help you bring green home. Now is a great time to plant your vegetable garden. Read our post on Early Spring Vegetable Planting and get started! Last week, we created a list of our favorite shrubs to screen unsightly locations around your home. Our website also has information about all three div isions at FGS:   Garden Center Landscape Design and Installation   and  Lawn Maintenance .
It is the time to start mowing and caring for your lawn again! You are busy. We are here. Let us maintain your landscape! We mow, trim, blow, prune, mulch...all the things you need to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood. Allow us to give you an estimate. Request one today!
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