Archive for September, 2014

J6 panola 9-26-14 9This week have been a very busy week shipping. We have moved through a good portion of our #12 mums. We also sold the remaining open availability on those this week so we are pretty much completely sold out. There are some small numbers of a few #12 colors available.

Sales for our fall pansies, snapdragons and other fall color are going well. We are at the end of some plantings and should sell out pretty quickly next week. Once we are sold out we will be temporarily out of some items for a week or so. We are also going to be in between crops on our 1801 pansies for a few days next week until that next crop gets ready.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Our next crop of dianthus is a little light on color compared to what is on hand from the current crop. Inventory numbers reflects both crops.

J6 dianthus 9-26-14 1J6 dianthus 9-26-14 2

Pansies and Panolas have very good color. These are what we are currently stocking and shipping from.

J6 pansy 9-26-14 1J6 pansy 9-26-14 2J6 pansy 9-26-14 3J6 pansy 9-26-14 4J6 pansy 9-26-14 5J6 pansy 9-26-14 6J6 panola 9-26-14 7J6 panola 9-26-14 8

This is our next crop of pansies, panolas and violas. Our inventory numbers include what is left from the current crop plus the next crop.

J6 pansy new crop 9-26-14J6 violas 9-26-14

J6 petunias and snapdragons. Our next plantings of these two won’t be ready next week so the numbers in inventory are all that we have until the next crops.

J6 petunia 9-26-14 2J6 petunia 9-26-14 1J6 petunias 9-26-14 3J6 snapdragons 9-26-14 2J6 snapdragons 9-26-14 1

We have a few 1801 petunias left. One lonely flat of white petunias. Once these are gone, we will be out for the rest of next week. Our next crop of 1801 snaps has buds and a few blooms. However, we still have some good color in the solid color snapdragons.

1801 petunia 9-26-14 11801 snapdragons 9-26-14 51801 snapdragons mix 9-26-141801 snapdragons 9-26-14 21801 snapdragons 9-26-14 3

I have one more planting of #6 Wave Petunias but it is not ready yet. There are a few blue and white left. The yellow and white Cool Wave Pansies are ready in the next planting. We also have good availability on most of our ornamental fall plants.

6in calibrachoas and wave petunias 9-26-146in cool wave pansy 9-26-146in ornamental mustard 9-26-146in swiss chard 9-26-14cabbage and kale 4 9-26-14cabbage and kale 9-26-14 1cabbage and kale 9-26-14 2cabbage and kale 9-26-14 3cabbage and kale 9-26-14 5

J6 Fall Cole Crops

J6 cole crops 9-26-14 1J6 cole crops 9-26-14 2

As you can see from these pictures, we have a wide range of color showing in our #8 mums. What you get will depend on when we ship your order. We were still pulling mums to load Sunday when I took these pictures and I know that some of these purple are already pulled to ship. The picture of the bronze, white and yellow are all we have left in the field.

Regarding the #12 mums – we will probably be looking at growing more next year to keep up with demand.

8in bronze 9-26-14 18in purple 9-26-14 18in purple 9-26-14 28in red mum 9-26-14 18in red mum 9-26-14 28in white mum 9-26-148in yellow mum 9-26-14

The Burgundy Velour, Red Velour, Blue and Violet Wave Petunias baskets in our next planting are ready or part of them. I did not enter all the red or white. Some of them need to grow a little more along with the colors I did not enter.

10in blue wave petunia basket 9-26-1410in burgundy velour wave petunia basket 9-26-1410in red velour wave petunia basket 9-26-1410in violet wave petunia basket 9-26-1410in white wave petunia basket 9-26-14

I will key in a few of our Dreams Petunia baskets, but as you can see some colors are bigger than the others. I will look at them again Monday morning and add in any more that get ready. Sometimes a few days can make a lot of difference in the size. And sometimes they need 2 weeks.

10in petunia baskets 9-26-14 110in petunia baskets 9-26-14 2

We must have gotten some cuttings mixed up when we were planting. We ended up with some purple mixed in with a few of our orange #12 mums. Luckily, these look pretty darn good together so we added a Bronze & Purple Mix item in to our #12 Mum category. We have about 160 of these if you like them.

12in mum orange purple mix 9-22-14

J6 pansy greenhouse 9-19-14[4]I am running behind today. We are working diligently to get our spring production booked to ensure that we get the plants we need to make your customers smile next spring.

So straight to the pictures.

#6 cabbage dynasty red 9-19-14#6 cabbage dynasty white 9-19-14#6 kale chidori red 9-19-14#6 calibrachoa apricot 9-19-146in lavender calibrachoa 9-19-14#6 Swiss chard bright lights 9-19-14

Wave Petunia Baskets

#10 basket petunia easy wave white 9-19-14#10 basket petunia wave blue 9-19-14 (3)

1801 Pansy, Petunias and Snapdragons

1801 Pansy matrix clear blue 9-19-141801 Pansy matrix clear mix 9-19-141801 Pansy matrix light blue 9-19-141801 petunias 5 9-19-141801 Snaps white 9-19-141801 snapdragons 5 9-19-14

J6 Fall Annuals

J6 dianthus floral lace crimson 9-19-14J6 dianthus floral lace mix 9-19-14J6 dianthus floral lace white 9-19-14J6 dianthus 5 9-19-14J6 dusty miller silverdust 9-19-14J6 Panola beaconsfield 9-19-14J6 panola jewels and jazz mix 9-19-14J6 panola orange 9-19-14J6 panola true blue 9-19-14J6 pansy colossus blotch yellow 9-19-14J6 pansy colossus formula mix 9-19-14 (2)J6 pansy colussus tricolor 9-19-14J6 pansy matrix clear mix 9-19-14J6 pansy matrix clear yellow 9-19-14J6 pansy matrix light blue 9-19-14J6 pansy matrix morpheus 9-19-14J6 panolas 9-19-14J6 petunia dreams appleblossom 9-19-14J6 petunia dreams mix 9-19-14J6 petunia dreams red 9-19-14J6 petunia prism sunshine 9-19-14J6 petunias 5 9-19-14J6 petunias 6 9-19-14J6 snapdragon red 9-19-14J6 snapdragons 5 9-19-14J6 violas-19-14J6 viola yellow 9-19-14J6 viola yellow diet 9-19-14

Mums

12in tricolor 9-19-1412in bronze mum 5 9-19-1212in purple mums 5 9-19-1412in red mums 5 9-19-1412in white mum 5 9-19-1212in yeloow mum 5 9-19-128in mums 5 9-19-148in mums 6 9-19-148in mums 7 9-19-148in mums 8 9-19-148in mums 9 9-19-148in mums 10 9-19-14

We currently have 2 different tricolor mums ready and ready to go. Be sure to get some when you place your order. They were really popular last year and probably look better this year. What do you think? Do these look better?

tricolor mums 3 9-15-14tricolor mums 1 9-15-14tricolor mums 4 9-15-14tricolor mums 6 9-15-14tricolor mums 5 9-15-14

6in cool wave pansy summer n wine 1 9-12-14We finally have some cool weather and some rain to boot. Fortunately, it looks like the rain will be gone by the weekend then hopefully the customers will feel like getting out and working in their flowerbeds.

We think that the cooler summer allowed people’s flower beds to flourish and that those beds still look good. Which means that most likely for the first few weeks of cool weather, people will probably not jump right on planting their pansies. We see better demand earlier in the fall when we have had a long, hot summer. Those of you who landscape know that your customers won’t let you pull a bed that is still looking good and will make you wait until later in the fall to plant. The home owners will do that too.

We have a lot of color in our pansies and fall annuals with good availability on everything except J6 alyssum, dianthus and snapdragons. The next plantings of those 3 items are not ready yet. I will check the dianthus again on Monday. We might be able to start pulling from the next crop sometime later next week. The snapdragon plugs were not rooted well when they arrived here and we had to let them sit for about a week before we could plant them. After this short delay, we should have them available for the rest of the fall while the inventory lasts.

We have also added our first planting of 1801 Pansies, #10 Wave Petunia baskets and #6 Cool Wave Pansies to our availability in case you have been waiting for them.

#6 Cool Wave Pansies – new for 2014 is Sunshine N Wine which is pictured at the top

6in cool wave pansy 1 9-12-146in cool wave pansy 2 9-12-146in cool wave pansy 3 9-12-14

J6 dianthus floral lace mix 9-12-14J6 dianthus floral lace white 9-12-14J6 dusty miller 9-12-14J6 panola true blue 9-12-14J6 panola beaconsfield 9-12-14J6 pansy colossu blotch blue 9-12-14J6 pansy colossu blotch yellow 9-12-14J6 pansy colossu white purple wing 9-12-14J6 pansy matrix clear yellow 9-12-14J6 pansy matrix light blue 9-12-14J6 pansy matrix morpheus 9-12-14J6 pansy matrix purple 9-12-14J6 petunia dreams appleblossom 9-12-14J6 petunia dreams midnight 9-12-14J6 petunia dreams mix 9-12-14J6 petunia dreams red 9-12-14J6 petunia dreams rose 9-12-14J6 petunia dreams white 9-12-14

First crop of 1801 Pansies

1801 pansies 1 9-12-141801 pansies 2 9-12-141801 pansies 3 9-12-141801 pansies 4 9-12-14

Next crop of J6 Pansies, Panolas and Violas

J6 pansies 1 9-12-14J6 pansies 2 9-12-14J6 pansies 3 9-12-14J6 pansies 4 9-12-14J6 pansies 5 9-12-14J6 pansies 6 9-12-14

Ornamental Kale and Mustard and J6 fall veggies are available.

6in kale white 9-12-146in ornamental mustard 9-12-14J6 collards 9-12-14

This is the first crop of 1801 snapdragons.

1801 snapdragon sonnet bronze 9-12-141801 snapdragon sonnet crimson 9-12-141801 snapdragon sonnet mix 9-12-141801 snapdragon sonnet yellow 9-12-14

The second crop has color too.

1801 snapdragon sonnet mix 2 9-12-14

6in claibrachoa apricot 9-12-146in wave petunia blue 9-12-146in wave petunia white 9-12-1410in bskt wave petunia red velour 9-12-1410in bskt wave petunia white 9-12-14

It’s raining now so all you get are some pictures of mums in the loading house that are ready to go out on Monday. In the field we have about 1/3 of our mums that look like these, another 1/3 to maybe 1/2 that have big buds ready to crack or are cracking some color and the rest have buds that should be cracking color around the end of the month.

8in mum bronze 9-12-148in mum purple 9-12-148in mum red 9-12-148in mum white 9-12-148in mum yellow 9-12-1412in mum purple 9-12-1412in mum red 9-12-1412in mum yellow 9-12-1412in mums 1 9-12-14

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