We are officially well underway. One day down, a few left to go. We are picking them up and putting them down. I am referring to our dealing with nature’s gift of unseasonably cold temperatures. We’re rolling up and stowing away the frost cloths. The racks of carefully loaded plants will now be moved out of the buildings, and just as carefully unloaded. For the third time this season, we (I mean all of us) have drug in the plants and drug out the sheets. I think I can speak for everyone when I say, “I do hope this is the last severe cold spell.” I do not believe this to have been the last cold night, only the last severely cold night. The difference might seem insignificant, but from an effort standpoint, it is stark.
I am frequently asked, “What does it cost to move all of this inside?” I have never calculated, but I do know the cost if we fail to do it. The cost of labor is significantly less than the cost of severely damaged/dead plants, not to mention professional reputation. We don’t have to like doing it. But ‘do’ we must. All of this is to say, if things are not exactly as you usually find them when you come out this weekend, we are working on it and getting close to having things restored to a more normal state. The primary goal has been achieved; once uncovered and exposed, it is apparent that everything came through in great shape; we hope you had equal success in your landscape!
If nothing else, the cold weather makes this coming Monday’s official arrival of spring even more anticipated. The longer days have us all motivated. We know you don’t want to miss an opportunity; starting this Sunday, we will be OPEN from Noon until 4pm. The timing couldn’t be better. This weekend’s forecast looks wonderful, and we have what you are looking for! Take a few pictures of your landscape area in question and bring along.