Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bizarre Weather Anomaly at HIGH-HAND

A quick browse through proves snow drifts have accumulated and several deer have taken refuge in our Conservatory.

Alarmed we turned to West Coast Senior Akkuweather Meteorologist Maniac Henry Madkooky about this unknown weather anomaly. “I don’t believe I have seen anything of this magnitude since the last Ice Age,” he said “it could be the beginning of the end.”

“This is what will happen,” said the hysterical Henry Madkooky. “All flowering plants will die. All flying insects will die. Trees will loose their leaves and appear to die. Birds must either migrate or die. This is the worst thing that ever happened,” said the sobbing weatherman.

Scratching our heads wondering, we revisited the Conservatory blueprints. It was created as a smart building. To begin with, it has radiant floor heating, hot-water tubes buried underneath the floor. The invisible waves of thermal radiation rise from below, warm up objects they touch and then radiate that captured heat. The air temperature remains constant & comfortable, because the surrounding surfaces aren’t stealing warmth.

Next, when the temperature rises, the rooftop will open, pulling the warm air that builds inside outdoors. It will close automatically when the Conservatory returns to a comfortable temperature. Additionally, paneled shutters will automatically close to provide optimal shade when the sun is too strongly shining and automatically open when the sun is better blocked.

Yet, when asked if there was any indication this cooling anomaly might stop amid the comfortable temperature of the room, Madkooky said “I think there is no end in sight to this bizarre cooling in the Conservatory. However, it’s unclear at this juncture.”

Just as we thought we’d be spending a lifetime trying to figure this thing out, a veritable stranger nailed our problem with a T-shirt they were wearing that said “do nothing when nothing works.”

Perfect! Now we can get to work on our weekend sale in the nursery.

November 21-23, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all our Japanese Maples will be on sale for 30% off. This sale is an ideal opportunity to browse a large selection of Japanese Maples that are in full splendor!

Again, November 21-23, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all our Japanese Maples will be on sale for 30% off.

The Nursery is also in its final weekend for the 4-flag Blow-out sale. Sunday, November 23rd will be the final day to take total advantage of beautiful plants discounted at ridiculously rare prices -- perfect for adding color and shape to your existing garden or landscape.

As a reminder:

YELLOW = $25
BLUE = $150

Now, the math: a YELLOW Flag plus an ORANGE Flag price is … $125 ($25 + $100 = $125).

Here we go again (just in case); should there be a GREEN Flag and a BLUE Flag the sale price is … $200 ($50 + $150 = $200).

We look forward to serving and spending time with you. Come see us soon!

Our new additions:
Café & Conservatory DINNER
Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 5:30 pm

Winter Color for your Garden:
Pink Sugar
Full sun to Part shade, easy care, blooms during winter

Electric Pink Cordyline Banksii
Sun or Partial Shade, distinctive, electric pink grasslike foliage
A great addition to the traditional spike

Upcoming Events:
Loomis Day before Thanksgiving Parade
Wednesday, November 26, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Traditions of Christmas
Saturday, December 13, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 14, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Food, fun, Puppet Show, chestnuts on an open fire, lights, a Visit from Santa, Placer SPCA will have their animals here and much much more!

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