temperatures over the past days are certainly welcome…at least to us humans.
I’m less than certain our plants concur. At the very least, seventy-degree days
that follow lows in the twenties get the plants’ internal clocks a bit screwed
up. Over the past days I have seen iris, forsythia, and a few azalea showing a
bit of color. These ‘blast’ blooms are not uncommon, but excessive duration of
warms spells will spend those flowers now instead of in the spring, when
they’re suppose to flower.
With near normal temperatures in the forecast for next week, it is welcome, if only horticulturally speaking. We do have an increased chance of rain over the weekend. That may be a bummer for you, but we really need the rain. The ‘big’ rain event from earlier in the week netted only .19 of an inch. Better than nuthin’, but only .19” better. We are not in a drought situation here, but elsewhere it is significant, so we’ll take what we can get. Hopefully, others that need it direly will get the rain as well.
Thankfully our soils are sufficiently moist enough to make for really good planting conditions. If you are so inclined to plant or get into other gardening projects, we have an excellent opportunity for you, our BatesRewards members. We are offering 40% off EVERYTHING*. In addition to all trees, shrubs, pansies, poinsettias and plants of all kind; EVERYTHING* else is 40% off as well. EVERYTHING* includes all fertilizers, chemicals, pottery, EarthMix® products including bulk materials, all 40% off through the close of business on December 13, 2012. There are three exclusions: Deliveries, Gift Cards, and consigned items. EVERYTHING* else is 40% off, but only for 1 week. Stop in, shop and Save…40% off EVERYTHING*
Actually there is one additional exception; Bella has promised to give 100% of the love she has for everyone; even if you don’t bring her a treat (like she needs one)!
She looks forward to seeing you…as do we!