As the truckloads of trees
and shrubs arrive, the reality of autumn becomes more apparent. Cooling
temperatures and wonderful rainfall make for planting conditions that cannot be
improved upon. It’s true it’s only early September, but in many ways it feels
more like October. The ever-increasing selection we have only reinforces that
It would seem we are in for an extended fall planting season. Extended on the front-end. That is a curious phenomenon. The number of requests we have received for cool season vegetables and flowering plants is a strong indication. We have brought in a great selection of fall gardening favorites, ready to enhance (or re-do) your container, square-foot, or conventional garden plot.
While many are anxious to plant early vegetables in the spring, fall is the better time. We are still having warm weather, but as it continues to cool, the lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, mustard and more continue to get better. This is prime time for digging in the dirt…or as we prefer to say, “play in the dirt”.
No doubt, you have seen us wearing our “I Like to Play in the Dirt” shirts. We’d like for you to wear one as well! Through September 12, 2012, we will be giving away a free “I Like to Play in the Dirt” shirt to our BatesRewards members with any purchase of $50 or more. Limit 1 free “Dirt” shirt per BatesRewards household. In addition to a free shirt, we are introducing “10-Off T-shirt Tuesdays” simply wear your shirt on any Tuesday this fall to the nursery and receive 10% off your entire purchase. (This promotion is not valid with any other discounts or offers)
One final reminder: We ask your support in voting us “Best Local Nursery/Garden Center” in Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2012 Reader’s Poll! Simply go to: Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2012 Reader’s Poll!. Once there, click on green Best of Nashville banner, look for the Retail/Goods tab near the top; our category is about halfway down. Remember you will need to submit a valid email address and vote in at least 20 categories.
Thanks for your support; we look forward to seeing you soon…don’t forget to get your “Dirt” shirt!