Archive date: March 18, 2011
THE END IS NEAR! (Winter, that is…)
Extended Spring hours begin Sunday
Well, it’s about time. Winter ends Saturday; spring begins Sunday! It has felt very much like spring the last couple of days, so I guess the official beginning is just a formality. With the change of seasons come many other changes, one of which is our hours. We are now open seven-days-a-week! Sunday, the first day of spring, we open at 12 o’clock noon and close at 4pm; beginning Monday March 21st, we’ll be open Monday through Saturday from 8am until 6pm. Our extended hours insure you of time aplenty to shop for all of your gardening and landscape needs.
Speaking of gardening, due to numerous requests we now have our first shipment of vegetable plants. We have cool season, we have warm season…and yes we have tomato plants and yes it is too early to plant warm season vegetables, so you’ve been warned.
Sustainability and buying local are on the minds of many. Our Tennessee Cedar Raised Beds are a prime example of both these axioms. We now have two sizes to choose from. You are going to want to check out our 4’ X 4’ X 12” and the newest size, 4’ X 8’ X 12” Tennessee Cedar Raised beds. The 4’ X 4’ sells for $139.99; the 4’ X 8’ sells for 199.99. As a special introductory offer, you can purchase the 4’ X 4’ with 13 bags of EarthMix® Premium Topsoil Blend included for only $199.99, that’s a savings of over $30. You can get the 4’ X 8’ with 26 bags of EarthMix® Premium Topsoil Blend for $299.99 or still better, if you have a truck or trailer, get the 4’ X 8’ with 1 scoop of EarthMix® Premium Topsoil Blend for only $255.99! Best of all, they assemble in less than 1 minute using no tools.
EarthMix® Premium Topsoil Blend is our proprietary soil mix, prepared right here at Bates Nursery. We started down the EarthMix® path because we saw a need for a superior growing media for all outdoor applications. That includes organic gardening. EarthMix® Premium Topsoil Blend contains no chemical additives or non-organic components.
We now have the ability to custom blend bulk soil materials. It’s simple. Purchase the materials you wish to blend; EarthMix® Premium Topsoil Blend, Pine Fines, Mushroom Compost, Sphagnum Peat, Perlite, Vermiculite, Espoma Organic Fertilizer, Green Sand, Blood Meal…whatever you choose, and we’ll blend that into a homogeneous mix up to 3 cubic yards in one batch for a $25.00 mix fee.
In the Green Room this week, our very own Adam Chapman will be talking about “The Edible Landscape”. Adam discusses planning, choices and care for edibles in your landscape. This interactive discussion will begin promptly at 10:45am and end at 11:30am this Saturday, March 19th. Q & A session ends each presentation, so come prepared with questions.
Hope to see you this weekend!