3810 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 876-1014

Archive date:  June 22, 2012

Welcome to Summer!

BatesRewards members get 25% off everything* plus additional 30% off Japanese maples

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 Mission: Small Business grant application. If you intended to vote, you still can, and we’ll still appreciate it.

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!

David Bates

*excluding deliveries, gift cards, patio furniture, gazebos, and storage buildings