As though we needed to be
told: It is official… summer is now here. It has seemed like summer since about
mid-May. This is the time of year where it pays to be an early riser. The cool
of the morning is sublime. That sublime feeling quickly deteriorates to a slimy
feeling. I’m a member of the 4 a.m. club; yes I admit it, some are sicker than
others. Membership does have its advantages. I have gotten back into the
running groove over the past months. I rather enjoy running when it is cool,
but it is getting harder and harder to find the cool time. In the mornings,
dawn is still quite nice. That changes all-too-quickly. The temperature seems
to switch from 65 directly to 80 degrees, bypassing any gradual increase. The
good news is: the days are now getting shorter… I guess that’s good news.
Us outdoors types adopt an impervious attitude, and drink plenty of water. Some projects simply can’t wait. When you next come out for a visit, you will notice we have a large section of pavement cleared of plants. We are in the process of re-sealing our sales lot. We have put up ‘Crime Scene’ tape to call your attention to the fact that we don’t want you to pay any attention to the fact that we have a project underway. Don’t forget to watch your step!
Thanks to all who took the time to vote for us in the
I was amazed at how fast we went through a considerable amount of free annuals last week. I really thought we would have enough to last until Saturday; we were completely out by early Thursday afternoon! Whew. Even though it’s not the same as free, we are still offering a great value for you this week. Now through Wednesday June 27th, BatesRewards members will receive 25% off their entire* purchase plus an additional 30% off on all Japanese Maples.
The weather is hot; but the free bottled water is cold, come see us!
*excluding deliveries, gift cards, patio furniture, gazebos, and storage buildings