Archive for October, 2008

First is next weeks availability:  availabilityoct31

Next are some pictures of what some of our poinsettias currently look like.

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Last, I will be out of the office most of next week and part of the week after that so I may not have time to do another blog post.  If I do it will be short and sweet.

We have about 1000-1500 flats of J6 and #4 pansies left plus another 500-1000 J6 petunias and dianthus.  So we are still working on getting those moved on out.  Here is the lastest availability.

availabilityoct28

Poinsettia sales are strong and despite a 30% increase in production we are once again sold out of poinsettias.  We have started what we call the “Wish List” and are keeping a record of who still needs poinsettias.  Sometime we have some last minute changes that frees up a little bit of inventory.  It also helps us plan what sizes and colors we need to increase.

Spring is in the process of being finalized.  We start sowing the first seed this week.  Our first shipments of fuchsai and ivy geraniums were stuck last week.  In the coming weeks I plan to feature some of the new items we have added to our spring item list.

My apologies for not posting as much this week.  I am still very much under the weather.  Here is next week’s avalability.

availabilityoct24

I am out sick. If you need an new availability, call the office and have them you one. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Things are winding down here, but we still have some pansies available.  Despite our best efforts, we ran out of some of the more popular colors before everyone got what pansies they needed.

Please, let us know if you needed more of certain colors and when you needed.  The more information we have from you, the better job we can do in providing all you fall bedding plant and mum needs.  We will be contacting a lot of you in late October or early November to talk to you some more about your fall annual needs.

Here is the lastest availabilityoct17.

Keep in mind that we are selling on these numbers all day today.  I will post an updated ready list first thing Monday morning.

In the meantime, here is a link to Sara’s Greenspace Blog and a poll of Growers and Garden Centers about the current economic situation.  From what we are seeing here, there seems to be very strong demand for mums and pansies on the wholesale side of things now.  Anecdotal reports from the retail side suggests that retail sales are down some from last year especially in September.  This could be due to the weather.  Overall demand is strong on the wholesale side which should translate into strong retail demand.

I just wish we had the product to supply it.

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