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Ending, Beginning, and Continuing

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Ending, Beginning, and Continuing

The weather forecast is favorable for relief from excessively high temperatures.  With daily highs in the upper 90’s and relative humidity numbers, seemingly trying to match, it has been a dangerously uncomfortable past week.  Sunday, it seems, a serious break from the swelter will begin.   Actually, after today, the discomfort index will begin to fall.  Temperatures on Saturday will be in the low nineties, lower eighties by Sunday. 


Saturday also marks the ending of July.  Historically, that is the time where we recommend ending severe trimming for the year.  There are always exceptions, but for most broadleaf evergreens and deciduous shrubs, the final trim time of the year has arrived (one note, early flowering deciduous shrubs, forsythia, quince, etc. should not be trimmed now, unless you’re okay with losing most of your flowers for next spring; the bloom buds are already set).  Waiting, and trimming into August and beyond, increases the likelihood of the resulting new growth becoming damaged due to freezes/frosts in October/November. However, it is okay any time to remove errant branches!


Beginning today, voting for ‘Best of Nashville’, in The Nashville Scene, officially kicks off.  We remain forever appreciative for your past support.  You have made it possible for Bates Nursery to be voted, ‘Best’, a record 17 times; the last twelve years, consecutively.  So, again we ask for your vote.  Simply click on this link for voting.  You must vote in 20 categories for your vote to count.  While you’re voting, there are a couple of category shortcuts we hope you’ll consider.  Click here: Home & Garden, for Best Nursery/Garden Center ballot. We have other suggestions in Media & Politics section. For best blog (local), In the Garden with Bates Nursery, (this newsletter) and best Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page categories are there as well; simply type in Bates Nursery, wherever you deem appropriate.


We are continuing, one final week, 15% off EVERYTHING* Sale ends August 5.


David Bates


*excluding gift cards and deliveries, in-store only!


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