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An Abrupt Change

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An Abrupt Change



What a difference a week can make.  Seems Mother Nature has taken the change of seasons in the most literal fashion possible.  As you may recall, this time last week, we were dealing with temperatures in the mid-nineties with a lot of dust to boot.  Since fall has arrived it has rained…every day.  It is also much cooler, nearly 30 degrees cooler today than one week ago.  It matters not whether it is coincidence or a seasonal climatic event; it has certainly been an abrupt change.


So, here we are.  Every autumn activity with regards to gardening is now in prime time.  There should be no delay.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re planting pansies, cool season vegetables, grass seed, trees or shrubs, now is the time.  The weather for this weekend looks fabulous.  Sunshine and eighty degrees is about as good as it gets.  Other activities may have to wait: it is time to dig in the dirt!


Success probability in any project becomes a greater statistical reality with proper planning.  That is to say, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  To be sure, there is a time and a place for a whimsical, devil-may-care approach.  Of course, when I say devil-may-care, I mean freewheeling, happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, rakish, slaphappy, carefree, raffish, natty and jaunty.  I’m not even sure what raffish, natty and jaunty actually mean, but that is the kind of reckless abandon I am talking about.  You can take that approach to gardening (obviously to writing also), but your positive results may be spotty, as I have just demonstrated…


Better, more consistent, and attractive results come with a bit of planning.  Yes, you can plan and still leave room for whimsy.  We are only too glad to help you in that process.  Bring photos on your phone or tablet.  Pictures really help tell the tale.  We’ll help you get the right plants, in the right place, whimsical or otherwise. 


The rain prevented many from getting out; the 10% off Tree Sale, extended one week!


David Bates


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