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

Archive date:  October 15, 2010

Plan to Plant Your Pansies Promptly

GROUPONS extended through October 31!

With the cool of October comes the decline of summer annuals. Perhaps your annuals still look pretty good, that’s great, but their end is inevitable. If you are planning to have great color in your landscape throughout the fall/winter/early spring, it is time to make the transition. The availability of pansy plants is now at our season high, as we have received nearly a full semi-truck load this week…that’s the good news. The bad news is that growers have greatly reduced their production. Once the current supply we have on-hand is gone, we will be unable to re-order more plants this year.

What that means for you is this: Do not procrastinate pansy planting. Our selection is truly awesome… currently, but that will steadily decline over the next couple of weeks. We will be out of pansy plants much earlier than we ever have been before. As a BatesRewards member, consider this your heads-up.

Our GROUPON redemptions over the last couple of weeks have been remarkable. We have been grateful to have the opportunity make so many new gardening friends. That said there are still over 400 GROUPONS that have yet to be redeemed by 250 different GROUPON purchasers. If you have friends that have still not used their GROUPONS, or perhaps you still have one unused, here is your last chance. We are extending redemption of GROUPONS through Sunday October 31, 2010. Don’t delay and don’t let the date get past you again as there will be no further extensions.

We are now certifying all remaining GROUPONS prior to use. Simply step into the main office and we’ll quickly research your GROUPON before you proceed to the checkout and verify exactly what you have remaining.

Once you checkout, you’ll also see that we stamp your receipt with a FONTANEL stamp. Your stamped receipt will entitle you to 10% off your next meal at The Farm House Restaurant or buy one tour of Fontanel Mansion and get an accompanying ticket free! Fontanel has fall festival activities going on each weekend this month, so come on out to Historic Whites Creek and see all the great happenings.

We’ve gotten a bit of rain now, so it’s officially time to prepare to over-seed your lawn. Remember, we have special pricing on Gold Standard® Fescue through the end of the month (our prices about 20% less than the “box” stores).

We look forward to helping you get your garden right this gorgeous autumn weekend,

David Bates