I have been really busy or gone for the last few weeks and have not been able to do any posts. Not that there has been anything to talk about. Spring was pretty much DOA after Mother’s Day or earlier in some areas.

We stuck our mum cuttings the first week of June and are planting them this week. Unfortunately for the crew and the mums this has turned out to be the hottest week of the year so far with not much expected relief. Right now we are at 104 degrees F as of 4:00 June 18. We are planting about 20,000 8” mums and 30,000 12” mums. Plus we are doing an additional 5,000 pot trial of all the Ball Mums to get a good idea of side by side performance of each of the varieties compared to each other and to my regular production. This may not be a good year for trials since it is so hot but we will definitely figure out which ones are the toughest.

Last week I was in Memphis and saw these Wave Petunias at St. Jude’s. This appears to be Easy Wave Sweet Tart Mix. As you can see they are doing quite well as were a lot of other plants in their landscapes.

If you ever get a chance, I would encourage you to support St. Jude’s with a donation or fundraiser. This is a great place that really deserves your support.

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