Archive for August, 2014

We have had mums cracking some color for a few weeks now. The cool July hastened the blooming of the earlier varieties. Across the field we have some wide discrepancies between when each variety was supposed to bloom and when it looks like it will bloom (if it hasn’t already started). It will be at least another week or so until we have some pansies and other fall annuals ready to go with the mums. Be sure to check back here this Friday for an updated blog and availability.

This is going to be another one of those weird falls where the mums just bloom whenever they want to. All varieties seem to be coming on fairly well in the #8’s which are show in this first block of pictures. We have some pretty good numbers in the availability.

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The #12’s are also cracking a lot of color. There is not as many blooms showing in the #12’s as there are in the #8’s but I think there are more of the early varieties of the #12’s that are cracking color than there are of the #8’s. It also looks like we might have a short window sometime in September between these early varieties and the mid-season varieties where we might have Buds only. The mid and late season varieties seem to be on a more normal blooming schedule for some reason.

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I don’t have any pictures of them but the poinsettias are planted and we are pinching them this week. Once we have them pinched, it will be time to space them. After that it’s just a matter of time until we start shipping them too.

The AGIA will be having our annual Landscape Day and Fish Fry in Little Rock on Thursday, September 11 at River Valley Horticultural Products. This day focuses on landscapers and their needs but there is a lot of good information in the education sessions that would benefit anyone in the industry that isn’t a landscaper such as new or existing garden center employee. In addition to the education there is the great food that David Culberson cooks us all for lunch which alone is worth the trip.

Below is a copy of the speaker schedule and registration form and also a pdf file to download. Hope to see you there.

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