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Rapid Transition

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Rapid Transition

“Welcome to October”, 20% off* deciduous tree sale EXTENDED to 10/17/19!


I totally expected this.  Last week we had high temperatures near 100 degrees for several consecutive days and it was powder dry.  Since then, many of us have received as much as 4” of glorious rainfall.  I can’t say I thought we would get that much rain, but it could not have gotten here in more timely fashion, or at a better rate.  Fortunately, even with that amount of rain, runoff was minimal, as the precipitation was spread over nearly 30 hours and the ground: like a sponge.  As we discussed last week, a Cool Change certainly did occur.  There are further temperature adjustments forthcoming.


Last Saturday the heat had yet to completely subside, with high temperatures hovering near the mid-nineties.  This Saturday is forecast to be thirty degrees cooler, in the mid to lower sixties.  We could see low temperatures Saturday night/Sunday morning in the upper thirties here at the nursery and other outlying areas.  Most areas will be in the lower forties.  That, is a rapid transition.


There is an upside to the hot, dry weather of September and early October.  A great many summer annuals have taken a beating, and that makes pulling them out and transitioning to cool season color a less gut-wrenching decision.  Whether you feel good about removing your summer flowers or not, now is the time.  The pansy selection has arrived, including an abundance of their cool weather amigos.  Pansies, along with panolas, violas, flowering kale and cabbage, Swiss chard as well as many other flowering friends, await your perusal.


As I mentioned last week, more trees have arrived.  That, combined with a plethora of requests and much improved planting conditions, has helped us decide to extend last week’s “Welcome to October” sale for one additional, and final week.  All deciduous trees, *excluding Japanese maples, continue to be on sale for 20% off! Check out our inventory: Do so by clicking here for Large Deciduous Trees or here for Flowering Trees or here for Fruit and Nut Trees.


David Bates


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