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Archive date:  October 30, 2009

One Year…Already?

The Big ONE, this weekend

It is hard to believe it has been one year today since I returned to Bates Nursery. Harder still is realizing just what we have had to overcome to “right the ship” and return Bates Nursery & Garden Center to what we all have come to expect. The play-by-play by Al Michaels of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team defeat of the Soviet Union, keeps ringing in my ears, “Do you believe in miracles?...YES!” The recovery we have been able to achieve comes as a result of a lot of hard work and sacrifice from our staff and your continued support. Without both of these major contributions, this could not have happened. Yes, I do believe in miracles.

There is no shortage of seasonal directions to ponder this weekend. Halloween is Saturday night, Sunday is the first of November (by the way, don’t forget to “fall-back” this Saturday night, as time changes and we all get our hour back) and, we celebrate our first year back. We have dusted off our “Bates Nursery Ghoul Train”, a wooden stand-up with 3 cut-out face holes for having your picture made with. (okay, it’s really made for kids, but if you’re willing to squat down very low or lie on the pavement…) Bring out the kids and your camera, take a few pictures, and enjoy some of our sweet treats and get a head start on trick or treating…for kids of all ages!

We are offering, this weekend only, a host of special offers, each for just $1.00. This is our way of saying “Thank You” to our BatesRewards members, for making our recovery possible. The big ONE event can only happen ONcE! Here are a list of items you can get this Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st for just $1.00: Jumbo 606 Carton of pansies (that makes a flat just $6), 4P (inch) pots of Pansies, all 4P (inch) pots of groundcovers, including English ivy, pachysandra, mondo grass, liriopes, purpleleaf wintercreeper, and vinca minor…and last but not least, all bagged EarthMix® products regularly $5.99 this weekend ONLY…$1.00. All items in the Big One Event are first-come-first served basis this Saturday, October 31, and Sunday November 1, 2009 only, while supplies last…

Thanks, for all you do for us!

David Bates

Bates Nursery & Garden Center…still Beautifying Nashville…since 1932