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Archive date:  October 16, 2009

Bates Nursery & Garden Center…Best of Nashville 2009

Nashville Scene readers pick Bates best local nursery & garden center…

It is with much excitement we announce Bates Nursery & Garden Center has been named Best Local Nursery & Garden Center in Nashville Scene’s 2009 Best of Nashville Reader’s poll! What a great honor to have been bestowed upon us. Obviously, our thanks go out to you, our loyal customers. Without your continued support, this honor, and the privilege of doing business in our great city would not be possible.

Honestly, I intended to “get the vote out” for the poll. I fully intended to put forth a request to all of you to vote for us. The deadline slipped past me. “Maybe next year”, was my first thought. We take our efforts here seriously, and after not winning last year, one of my goals since coming back, was to again achieve the support we had gotten in years’ past.
Prior to 2008, we had won the award 5 consecutive years. As it turns out, it only makes winning this year sweeter. You thought enough of us to take the time to vote. Thank you.

If this isn’t pansy weather, I don’t know what is. “Pansy weather” to the less informed, might sound like some derogatory meteorological reference, nothing could be further from the truth. Pansy plants like pansy weather; that is, cool seasonable fall conditions. The weather looks to be drying out over the next several days, and it is a great time to plant the finest color of autumn…pansies.

Another motivation to get your summer annuals out is that they are significantly easier to remove before frost/freezing conditions. There is nothing much messier than slimy frost-killed annuals. Besides, getting pansy plants in now assures you of getting them well established prior to winter; that translates into maximum color.
This weekend, in appreciation of our BON award, we are offering flats of pansy plants in the Jumbo 606 pack (that’s industry speak for a flat that has six cartons to a flat with 6 plants per carton) regularly $15.99, Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th for $3.00 off per flat. BatesRewards member will receive Jumbo 606 flats of pansy plants for just $12.99. This offer is good Saturday and Sunday October 17-18, 2009 for BatesRewards members only!

We know the real Best of Nashville is our BatesRewards members, we hope you’ll come out and see us this weekend.

David Bates