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Archive date:  April 6, 2017

Quandarificus Confounditis

A quick cool spell… and back to spring!

We’ve gotten spoiled.  There’s nothing that screws with our collective springtime psyche worse than cold, windy conditions.  That is what we have in store for the next couple of mornings…then back to spring.  Is this the last gasp of Old Man Winter? Yes, I’m confident. At least I’m pretty sure.  Well, I’m reasonably certain. I definitely, maybe believe, as of Saturday, the cold is over.  I cling desperately to the hope that within 39 hours, sub 40-degree temperatures will be no more.  Maybe.

If you have planted warm season annuals and garden plants you may want to take a couple of extra measures before Friday night/Saturday morning.  Forecast low temperatures are for the mid-thirties.  The exact low temperature depends on where you live.  Frost is likely for many areas, particularly outlying rural areas including Bates Nursery.  There’s no need to panic; simply be mindful to cover those tender annuals.

You’re not alone if you are in a bit of a tizzy as to which plants to plant where.  With all there is to choose from, it can be overwhelming to come out to visit and try to make an informed decision.  There are a seemingly limitless number of combinations to choose from.  If you attempt to consider them all, well that’s when quandarificus confounditis can set in.  We all know the pain associated with any confounding quandary. We can prevent this dreaded condition, at least with respect to your landscape.

Our treatment is simple.  Take pictures of the landscape area in question with your smartphone or tablet.  Come to Bates Nursery; make sure to bring aforementioned device with you.  Our landscape specialists will look at your unique landscape situation with you.  We will ask intelligent questions about areas of concern.  We will find out what you like, and just as importantly, what you dislike.  We will help you get the right plants, in the right place, the first time.  We will also help you get the most out of your selections by using EarthMix® Garden Products when planting.

David Bates