Happy Gardening Newsletter
September 12, 2004

09/11/2001 - We will never forget!


Fall 2004 Catalog
Gourmet Cooking Sets - Perfect for Spring and Summer Gatherings 
Now available: 
Wooden Spatulas, Replacement Pans & Replacement Burners

Forcing Vases - for Hyacinths & Paperwhites

Testimonials from our Customers!  Read what others are saying about our products and service!

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Bulbs & Perennials Suitable for Naturalizing

Dutch Pottery - for Amaryllis, Paperwhites, Crocus and Hyacinths

Indoor Forcing Instructions

Garden PHOTO Contest

Search for Bulbs & Perennials on our site!

Have gardening questions?  Ask us!

Plant Hardiness Zones

Discussion Forum - Get answers to your gardening questions and challenges here!

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Touch of Nature, Inc.
1475 Buford Drive
Suite 403-306
Lawrenceville, GA  30043
Phone: 770-237-0993
Fax: 413-473-9841


Hello Happy Gardeners,
It's mid September and we're in high gear getting bulbs in and shipping bearded iris out (as well as some fall blooming items such as Colchicums and Crocus Sativus).  You can expect most of your Fall bulb orders to start shipping the week of 9/20 and later depending on where you are located and will receive shipment notifications from us once the order does go out.  Please be sure to unpack your order upon receipt to allow the bulbs to get air until you are ready to plant them!  This issue of our Happy Gardening Newsletter is to offer a quick peek at the newest additions to our gardening accessories line..browse down below and be sure not to miss a special offer through September 30, 2004 on many of these items.  Also, our September photo contest winner and our gardening tip.  Be on the lookout as well for some great bulb deals coming soon!

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Gardening Gifts and Accessories
  Most of our newest additions to this line encourage indoor forcing of bulbs such as crocus, hyacinths, tulips, paperwhites and amaryllis.  You can find forcing instructions at our site as well as get some great ideas of items that make great combinations in pots for outdoors or indoors.

Some of our newest additions include (at 15% off regular prices through the end of September!):

Amaryllis Vase - Clear

Tall vase perfect for forcing Amaryllis on water (6 1/4" x 10").  Amaryllis will bloom for the holidays if started six to eight weeks in advance.  So, for late December flowering, plant in late October to early November.  Try planting one bulb every week and have flowers from December through April!  We start shipping Amaryllis in early October, but order early to ensure availability.

Crackled Hyacinth Vase

These vases come in an assortment of colors for forcing Hyacinths and Paperwhites on water.  Simply fill with water so that the bottom of the bulb is not touching the water and set the bulb on top.

We sell these vases with or without bulbs.  "With bulbs" includes one Paperwhite and one Hyacinth per vase and are available from mid September through mid January.  We suggest starting the Paperwhite upon arrival and storing the hyacinth in the refrigerator for later blooming. 

Terra Cotta Crocus Bowl

A complement to our oval paperwhite bowl, this terra cotta crocus bowl enhances the experience of forcing crocus bulbs indoors.

Bulb Drills

NEW 3" Bulb Drill measuring 35" long - Attach to any drill to make bulb planting a breeze!  Get off your knees and let this drill dig those holes!

Garden Aprons

Keep your clothes clean while getting your hands dirty in the garden with our custom Touch of Nature logo aprons complete with 2 front pockets to store needed accessories!  A great gift idea!

Garden PHOTO Contest (How to Enter)
Our photo contest winners for September 2004 Gurram Gopal from Naperville, Illinois who sent us a photo of his garden watcher 'Freddie'.

Click here to see his photo.  By the way, Gurram wins a $20.00 gift certificate redeemable for any items in our catalogs...you can too...just send in your photos today! 

We really have enjoyed getting your pictures for our contest...we are looking forward to seeing more wonderful photos of your gardens this year!

Touch of Nature's Gardening Tip

Keep in mind that you don't have to do all of the work in one day....save some for tomorrow and keep it FUN!

If your tip is being used in our newsletter, you will receive a $10.00 gift certificate also redeemable for any items in our catalogs!  Email us your tip today!

Fall 2004 Catalog - Click here to browse!
  Our Fall Catalog is now online offering a terrific selection of top quality flowerbulbs & perennials to ensure a colorful Spring!

Our greatest accomplishment during the preparation for this Fall season is our ability to not increase our prices for a third straight season!  This does NOT mean that our quality will be less...it will be the same sizing and quality you have come to expect from us!

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For Fall, all orders over $50.00 receive 10 FREE Yellow Daffodils, and, when you sign our guestbook, you will get a 10% discount on your first online order.  Remember to order early to ensure availability!

If you need or want a copy of our Fall 2004 catalog mailed to you, send us an email at info@touchofnature.com with your address and we will be happy to send it to you!


We hope that some of these items will find a home in your garden, on your patio, on your balcony or in your home.  You can rest assured that your order will have our fullest attention and we know that you will be pleased with the quality results.

Have a Wonderful Day and Happy Gardening!

Bert Leek
Touch of Nature, Inc.

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