“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet" –Aristotle
Aristotle had this spring pegged. To be sure, it has been a test of patience. The rewards of this test are clear. Spring has finally arrived! It is at this time of year, when things start to get blurred. As though someone is explaining the events of an automobile accident, "It all happened so fast!" Spring appears to now be in full gear; we are all just along for the ride. The weather is improving daily as we go through the next week.
This spring thus far has given us a multitude of up and downs…temperatures that is. Looks like tomorrow night could be yet another frost for some; so again beware! We are at least a couple of weeks away from “It is now okay to safely plant” time. Many are gung-ho others are a bit more reserved. I advise patience on warm season veggies; you gain nothing while the soil is still cool. If you don’t have a ‘cold frame’ you soil is probably still pretty cool. If purchase you must now, be mindful to delay planting in the ground; planting in larger, but easily transportable containers is wise.
We have taken many measures to make sure you will not be disappointed in what you'll find at Bates Nursery. The tropicals have rolled in this week. Whether you're looking for Macho or Kimberly Queen fern, hibiscus, hanging baskets, or anything else tropical in nature, and we've got wonderful quality, as always. The annuals have also rolled in this week. It might still be a bit early to plant many tender annuals, but if you're ready to test the waters we are ready to show you what we've got. Of course, we have everything you would want for the vegetable garden, as well as everything you want for a more colorful decor.
Since you're looking for more opportunities to garden, we're extending our business hours beginning Monday, March 28th. M-F: 8a-6p; Sat: 8a-5p; Sun: Noon-4p
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