Archive for March, 2012
Wow. I did not think we could do that much that fast. We have been slammed here all week and have already started in next week’s order. Spring is off to a great start. For those of you farther north, get ready because when it hits it will hit hard.
I have been posting updates from Spring Trials in California all week from Twitter friends and from newsletters and emails I get weekly. I hope that you have enjoyed them.
Next week is looking great. I expect the availability to go down fast so I suggest you get your order in as soon as possible. The longer you wait , the later in the week you may get your order. Sometimes you can get your order in early but if we don’t have enough to put together a full truck you may get pushed to later in the week anyway. We don’t want or like to do that but we sometimes have to do that. I’m sorry that it happens.
Like I said, the inventory is looking great for next week as you can see below.
Lots of pictures for your view pleasure.
One last picture from the Spring Trials 2012. A friend of mine emailed this one to me. These are the Mighty Mato grafted tomatoes. The grafted tomatoes are getting a lot of buzz in the industry right now. They are expensive but as you can see, they are also very vigorous. Not sure how they taste. I think 2 more companies have come out with similar lines. What they do is graft an heirloom stem onto a disease resistant root stem.
(Note: we really like the Aloha Calibrachoas here at Parks Brothers)
(Not part of Spring Trials but…)
See it now. World’s Largest Hanging Basket ht.ly/9WIqB
This post is dedicated to Bill Calkins who is loafing this week. Here are some more updates for you from the Spring Trials.
Floranova’s aubergine inspiration at#springtrials -easy idea for garden centers.
Now for some videos:
That’s all I have time for this morning. Good thing I didn’t go this year. We are extremely busy here this week, and I am indespensible, of course. The place would descend into chaos with out me. With me, it is more like a controlled crash landing each day.
Since I am not in California looking at all this personally, I am sharing the highlights of the Spring Trials 2012 as I get them. Here are some more for you.
Pacific Plug & Liner
Syngenta – New Seed Varieties
Syngenta – Vegetable Flower Combinations
Golden State Bulb
Proven Winner”s Latest Perennials
New Ecke Edibles