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Archive date:  December 5, 2014

The Time is: Now

Buck-a-Gallon and 33% off all plants*, pottery, bulbs, bagged EarthMix® products

One of the most frequent questions we have as humans; “What time is it?” Regardless of when it is asked or when it is answered there is one answer that is always correct: Now.  Do you know when I wrote this article?  I am writing it now.  You are reading this now.  How can that be?  It is not uncommon to hear people speak of ‘keeping it in the now’.  I do understand the concept of neither living mentally in the past, or in the future.  I did not say I was proficient in practicing that at all times. It is always now, whether we like it or not.  I find myself constantly trying to slow down or speed up now.  Perhaps the most difficult challenge I face daily, is being present in my own life, at all times, right now.  Now is elusive, yet ever-present.  Now is a snapshot in our video of life.   So when will now be then? Soon.

I would like to say a few words about procrastination, but I think I’ll put that off until later. I don’t have time now.

I will say this: waiting on the Buck-a-Gallon sale would not be wise.  Better leave now.  Every year, we collect the best of our worst and sell them for a Buck-a-Gallon.  I’ll do some math for you.   A 1-gallon, specially marked plant, sells for $1.  A 2-gallon, specially marked plant sells for $2.  That trend continues on though 3-gallon, 5-gallon, 7-gallon, 10-gallon, 15-gallon, 20-gallon, and 25-gallon plants.  Yes, it is strange, but true! On our ‘Tree Lot’ area we have collected ‘specially marked’ plants together for your inspection.  Do not let fear or common sense keep you away!  These plants are ‘as-is’; no warranty expressed or implied, but hey, they’re a Buck-a-Gallon! 

We are also extending our sale: 33% off all plants* (excluding* poinsettias, Christmas cactus, and Buck-a-Gallon), pottery, bulbs and bagged EarthMix® products.  Specials are limited to stock on-hand, so hurry…Now!


Happy Holidays from Bates Nursery,


David Bates