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Archive date:  September 20, 2012

A Weekend for Fall

Now OPEN Sundays Noon ‘til 4pm!

There can be no doubt that fall is here. The interest level for fall projects has taken a major upturn. “There’s nothing like having a major pump failure when things are getting busy”, that’s what I always say. Actually, I never say that. But that did occur last week. I have received many email requests over the last week…that have gone unanswered. My apologies. The pump has been restored to nominal functionality; I will do my best to catch up over the next couple of days!

The splendid gentle rains of the last couple of weeks, combined with sensational temperatures make the official beginning of fall on Saturday merely a formality. I don’t know when I’ve seen folks more ready to dig in the dirt. How could you not be? It’s the time when summer annuals fade and the colors that autumn brings rise. Pansy plants and mums let us all know that real fall color will soon arrive. The stage is set for spectacular woodland color. The only missing ingredient is a bit of frost on the pumpkin…It’ll be here before you know it!

Gone are the days where you couldn’t plant trees and such until a hard frost occurred. For most of history, horticulturally speaking, only field-grown trees were available, (balled and burlapped). This made for a very brief fall planting season, particularly when you consider we normally don’t receive our first frost until October 15-20th.

Nowadays, we sell exclusively container-grown trees. Since their root system is totally contained, there is no transplant shock; the moist soil conditions make it an excellent time to plant. By planting now, you will have the opportunity to experience fall color this year on your tree selections. In addition to that, things planted in the fall will be nearly a year ahead of similar items planted in spring.

Don’t forget about our 10-Off T-Shirt Tuesdays! That is where you will receive 10% off your entire purchase by simply wearing your “I Like to Play in the Dirt” t-shirt on any Tuesday!

Don’t forget, we’re now open on Sundays from Noon ‘til 4pm; hope you’ll come see us!

David Bates