Archive for February, 2012

osteospermum-voltage-yellow-bloom It has been a dreary week here this week and not a lot of sun. Our plantings are coming along nicely, but we are at least 7-14 days out on having a good selection of plants in color available to ship. I expect us to be able to put some orders together for delivery by the week of February 27. For those of you picking up your orders, come on out any time you are ready. Becky has missed you

Here is our forward availability for Monday – Forward-aval-for-Mon-2-20.  This availability shows the items that are not currently available as of Friday but will be available on Monday. The Current Availability link to the right is a “right now” availability. On Monday you will need to refer to the Current Availability link to the right to get the most up-to-date availability.

Here is what we have in color now or will have some color showing by Monday (we also have some #6 Wave Petunias, J6 Ageratum and Celosia not pictured):

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snapdragons-J6 salvia-J6


In the meantime our first planting of cole crops looks great as does our Vinca Major, Hardy Ferns and English Ivy. We also will have tomatoes, peppers and eggplant in 1204’s ready next week.

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This is some of the young stuff that is oh so close to being ready and some that will need a few more weeks like the Dragonwing Begonias and Combo Deco Pots.

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first-planting-3 young-dragonwing-begonia-baskets

young-#6-confetti young-#12-R&B-petunia

young-#12-trailing-petunia-combo young-#12-wave-petunia-deco

young-fuchsia-baskets young-lettuce-#4

Also if you are interested in QR codes, here is a look at the QR code on our #6 Kong Coleus. We have added QR codes to our #4.5 and #6 sizes and a few others. Hopefully by next year all our tags will be utilizing the QR codes.


Confetti Garden 2010 Confetti Gardens are one of the more popular plant ideas to come along in a while. If you are not familiar with the Confetti Gardens, they are 2 or 3 cuttings of plants that are rooted in the same liner cell so that when you plant one liner you are planting 2 or 3 plants. Dummen is the company that came up with the idea and they actually got a utility patent on the process. Red Fox Confetti Liners Production Guidelines  v2-10-09-4

This will be our third year to grow Confetti Gardens. We are growing 10 of the mixes. New to our list this year are these two:

Spring 2012, Afternoon Delight and Liberty

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Spring 2012 with it’s vibrant contrast of yellow and blue is a new item and the new Liberty and Afternoon Delight replace the Patriot Mix and Water Colours we dropped from last year.

In addition to the new addition and replacements, will will have these popular Confetti Gardens from last year.

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Confetti_Garden_Hawaiian_Flamingo3 Confetti_Garden_Hawaiian_Kiss2

Confetti_Garden_Hawaiian_Luau3 Confetti_Garden_Peppermint3


Believe it or not, it’s time to start the spring for those of you in the South (who haven’t already started). Unfortunately, our first availability also coincides with an Arctic blast of cold air arriving tonight. It is going to be very cold around here this weekend, but we are back up in the 60’s by the end of the week.

We have made some investments in programming and are happy to announce that our Current Availability link at the top of our right side menu will automatically update every 30 minutes (as long as everything works the way it is supposed to). So no matter when you check the Current Availability, you will know that it is no more than 30 minutes old. As we enter orders on those busy weeks, the inventory is adjusted as the orders are entered. This will allow us to improve your ordering with us by showing a more accurate inventory than previous years when I was uploading an updated availability manually. We hope you like this improved feature. Please let us know if there is any other ways we can improve your ordering experience with us.

We currently have a few items ready. The ones getting the most interest now are our cole crops and onions (I was lazy and did not get a picture of the onions. Sorry.)

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We also have a few annuals and perennials available. Our dianthus will be ready in a few weeks. We also have some ageratum and impatiens ready but again with the lazy and did not get pictures of them.

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#6-wave-petunia-plum-vein #6-wave-petunia-violet-and-white

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Here are some more items, but that you can be looking forward to being ready in the future.

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#10-dragonwing-baskets #12-rhythm-and-blues-petunias-petunias



One of the new items we have added this year are Wave Petunia Medleys. Medleys are just what they sound like, a mix of colors of Wave Petunias in one pot.

We have added them into our production in a #8 pot with two colors per pot. The Wave Petunia Medleys are a great way for gardeners to add a lot of color to flower beds or containers quickly by planting a few big pots instead of a lot of smaller pots.

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denim-pink shades violet-mystic pink

denim-rosey dawn mystic pink-neon rose

Peace Farm Organics
February 2012