#12 Succulent Oval Color Bowl 3-23-17

Spring is moving right along and the plants are loving it.  Here are the latest pics from our greenhouses.

#4 Begonias 3-23-17 (2)#4 Marigolds 3-23-17

#4 Annuals

#1QT Buddleia 3-23-17#1QT Huechera Palace Purple 3-23-17

#1QT Perennials

#4 Charley's Herbs 3-23-17#4 Charley's Veggies Peppers 3-23-17#4 Peace Farms Organic Tomatoes 3-23-171204 Peppers 3-23-17

Herbs and veggies

#4.5 Big Begonia 3-23-17#4.5 Bliss Begonia 3-23-17#4.5 Coleus 3-23-17#4.5 Double Impatiens 3-23-17#4.5 Osteo 3-23-17#4.5 Penta 3-23-17#4.5 Senecio Mandralis Blue 3-23-17#4.5 Sweet Potato 3-23-17

#4.5 Annuals

#6 Confetti 3-23-17 (2)#6 Confetti Nightlights 3-23-17

#6 Confetti

#6 Geraniums 3-23-17#6 Taishan Marigold 3-23-17

#6 Annuals

#10 Geranium Baskets 3-23-17#10 Wave Petunia Baskets 3-23-17

#10 Baskets

#12 Confetti Basket 3-23-17#12 Confetti Deco Pot Glossy Strawberry 3-23-17

#12 Baskets

#12 Confetti Deco Pot Purple Cleo 3-23-17#12 Confetti Deco Pots 3-23-17#12 Shade Combo Deco Pot 3-23-17 (2)#12 Shade Combo Deco Pot 3-23-17

#12 Deco Pots

J6 Ageratum 3-23-17J6 Dianthus 3-23-17J6 Petunias 3-23-17J6 Vinca 3-23-17

J6 Annuals

#12 Oval Color Bowl Succulents 3-17-17

We have all the green you need right here at Parks Bros.  Check out the pictures of next week’s availability

#1QT Perennial Guara 3-17-17#1QT Perennial Verbena 3-17-17

Quart Perennials

#1QT PW Nemesia 3-17-17#1QT PW Nemesia Lemon 3-17-17

Proven Winners

#4 Begonia 3-17-17#4 Dianthus 3-17-17#4 Vinca 3-17-17#4 Zinnia Swizzle 3-17-17

1801 annuals

#4 Charley's Veggies Peppers 3-17-17 (2)#4 Charley's Veggies Peppers 3-17-17 (3)#4 Charley's Veggies Peppers 3-17-17#4 Charley's Veggies Squash 3-17-17

Charley’s Veggies

#4 Peace Farms Organic Mint Mojito 3-17-17#4 Peace Farms Organic Tomatoes 3-17-17

Peace Farms Organics

#4.5 Double Impatiens 3-17-17#4.5 Heliotrope 3-17-17#4.5 Lobelia 3-17-17#4.5 Osteo Yellow 3-17-17#4.5 Sweet Potato 3-17-17#4.5 Tuberous Begonias 3-17-17

#4.5 Annuals

#6 Coleus 3-17-17#6 Dragonwing Pink 3-17-17#6 Kong Coleus 3-17-17#6 Marigold 3-17-17 (2)

#6 Annuals

#10 Basket Ferns 3-17-17#10 Basket Foliage Combo 3-17-17#10 Basket Fuscia 3-17-17#10 Basket Geraniums 3-17-17

#10 Baskets

#12 Confetti Basket Glossy Strawberry 3-17-17#12 Confetti Baskets 3-17-17

#12 Baskets

#12 Deco Pot Shade 3-17-17 (2)#12 Deco Pot Shade 3-17-17

#12 Deco Pots

#1QT Huechera 3-10-17It is mid-March already and the greenhouses here at the farm are bursting with color.  Check out the beautiful pictures of what we have this week.  Don’t forget to fix your clocks Saturday night and wear green on Friday!

#1QT Perennials 3-10-17#1QT Perennials Coreopsis 3-10-17#1QT Perennials Delosperma 3-10-17#1QT Perennials Delphinium 3-10-17

The quart perennials are spectacular, as always

#4 Begonias 3-10-17 (2)#4 Begonias 3-10-17 (3)#4 Begonias 3-10-17#4 Petunias 3-10-17

We are seeing more color in the #4 pots

#4 Charleys Veggies Peppers 3-10-17#4 Charleys Veggies Tomatoes 3-10-17#4 Herbs 3-10-17#4 Strawberries 3-10-17

It is time to plant the Charley’s Veggies, Herbs, and Strawberries

#4 Peace Farm Organic Mint Berries and Cream 3-10-17#4 Peace Farm Organic Mint Mojito 3-10-17#4 Peace Farm Organics 3-10-17 (2)#4 Peace Farm Organics 3-10-17

We have some incredible varieties of Peace Farm Organics

#4.5 Ipomoea Marguerite 3-10-17#4.5 Ipomoea Rusty Red 3-10-17#4.5 Plectranthus Mona Lavender 3-10-17#4.5 Sedum Ogon 3-10-17

Our #4.5 line is filling up

#6 Confetti Nightlights 3-10-17#6 Confetti Pirate's Beauty 3-10-17#6 Kong Coleus 3-10-17#6 Ornamental Peppers 3-10-17#6 Taishan Marigolds 3-10-17#6 Wave Petunias 3-10-17 (2)

Confetti, Waves, and more in the #6

#10 Hanging Basket Foliage 3-10-17#10 Hanging Baskets Geraniums 3-10-17 (2)#10 Hanging Baskets Geraniums 3-10-17 (3)#10 Hanging Baskets New Guinea Impatiens Magnum 3-10-17#10 Hanging Baskets Vinca Cora Cascade 3-10-17#10 Hanging Basket Boston Ferns 3-10-17

More options in the #10 baskets this week

#12 Deco Pot Shade Combo 3-10-17 (2)#12 Confetti Basket Glossy Strawberry 3-10-17

#12 deco pots and Confetti baskets are ready

J6 Celosia 3-10-17J6 Marigolds 3-10-17

The J6 flats are really popping

010The wait is over!  Spring is finally here and the plants in the greenhouses are happy.  Here are some pictures of the happy plants

#1QT Perennial Alcea Chaters Red 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Alyssum Golden Spring 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Aquilegia 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Coreopsis Sun Up 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Heuchera Amber Waves 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Salvia Mystic Spires 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Scabiosa Harlequin Blue 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Sedum Lemon Ball 3-3-17#1QT Perennial Verbena Homestead Red 3-3-17#1QT Perennials 3-3-17

It is a great time for these terrific perennials

#4 Charley's Veggies Peppers 3-3-17#4 Strawberries Charley's Veggies Ozark Beauty 3-3-17

We have veggies and strawberries!

#4 Peace farm Organic Mint 3-3-17 (2)#4 Peace farm Organic Mint 3-3-17

Peace Farm Organics!

#4 Hypoestes Pink Splash 3-3-17#4 Hypoestes White Splash 3-3-17

#4 Annuals

#4 Stepables 3-3-17#4 Stepables Star Creeper Pratia White 3-3-17

Stepables

#4DLX Asp Fern Plumosus 3-3-17#4DLX Asp Fern Sprengeri 3-3-17#4DLX Draceana 3-3-17#4DLX Ivy Baltic 3-3-17#4DLX Ivy California 3-3-17#4DLX Ivy English 3-3-17#4DLX Setcreasea 3-3-17#4DLX Vinca Major 3-3-17

Lots of great accent plants

#6 Wave 3-3-17#6 Wave Pink Passion 3-3-17

#6 Waves

#1002 Basket Fern Sprengeri 3-3-17#1002 Basket Geranium Calliope Dk Red 3-3-17#1002 Basket Geranium Zonal Purple 3-3-17#1002 Basket NG Impatiens Magnum 3-3-17 (2)#1002 Basket NG Impatiens Magnum 3-3-17 (3)#1002 Basket NG Impatiens Magnum 3-3-17

Hanging baskets

#12 Oval Color Bowl 3-3-17And lastly, the #12 oval color bowls

To all our AR customers,

Please take a few minutes to read the message below from Dr. Robbins and complete the Arkansas Specialty Crop survey. The current response from our segment of the industry in Arkansas is not very good. The specialty crop segment includes more than just ornamental horticulture such as segments like fruit trees and honey bees.

If we do not take the time to complete the survey, there is a good possibility that funding for horticulture support and research at the University of Arkansas will be reduced or eliminated.

These cut backs could extend to the government level as well if the powers that be use this survey to justify cut backs in areas that support specialty crop production in the state.

If we do not participate and let folks know how much of an economic impact we have in the state, we will lose our voice when it comes to asking for help, fighting regulations and having people in our corner working on solutions to problems.

It is very important that we all fill out this survey so that we can continue to grow our industry and business in Arkansas. Every response will help. Changes that happen at the university and government level will trickle down and affect us all.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Link to confidential survey:
http://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3dvkhTAdoWJeJgN

Jason Parks
President, Arkansas Green Industry Association
Operations Manager, Parks Brothers Farm, Inc.
Van Buren, AR

 

From Dr. Jim Robbins:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is currently conducting a statewide survey to assess the economic value of production, service and sales of horticultural operations in Arkansas. In addition, survey results will identify research, education, promotion, and business assistance needs for the Green Industry. The survey is similar to one conducted in 2001, however, this survey is even more critical since the National Agriculture Statistics Service no longer includes Arkansas in its Specialty Crop or Floriculture surveys.

We ask for your assistance in promoting this effort to our production and value added specialty crop businesses as well as encouraging participation in the survey. The Division is receiving heightened requests from stakeholders and clients as growers seek to explore niche production and/or diversification options as well as communities exploring value added processing and value added infrastructure investments.

The importance of this survey is recognized and supported by the Arkansas Green Industry Association, the Arkansas Turfgrass Association, and the Arkansas Farm Bureau. We want to assure all survey recipients that their individual responses will be kept confidential.

PLEASE take the time to support this critical survey. Help us to make sure that the voice of the specialty crop sector is counted and heard so that we can provide the necessary support to Arkansas’ horticulture Industries.

Link to confidential survey:
http://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3dvkhTAdoWJeJgN

James Robbins
Professor/Extension Specialist
University of Arkansas CES
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-671-2307
jrobbins@uaex.edu

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