A Cold Start To Spring–Availability Update Feb. 23, 2014

rose caliente geraniumWe are beginning to see some color in the greenhouses. It’s not much but spring has started. This post is mainly for all of you down south where it is not so cold. I am not sure what to say about spring. We are in a quandary as to whether or not we should keep production on schedule or start trying to hold some of it back in case March is cold. We haven’t really had a winter so I guess winter has decided to show up late. Either way, here are some pictures of what we have ready or close to ready.

Frist off we have some color in our Ageratum and Impatiens in the J6. We will be updating the inventory Monday because we have Marigolds, Petunias and other items that we think will be ready later next week that are not in inventory yet. We also have some of our #4.5 Annuals ready along with our #6 Marigolds that are showing color in their buds. They will be blooming soon too.

J6 blue ageratum 2-20-15J6 crimson dianthus 2-20-15J6 dusty miller 2-20-15J6 dazzler impatiens 1 2-20-15J6 dazzler impatiens 2 2-20-15J6 mix verbena 2-20-15J6 mix snapdragons 2-20-15J6 orange snapdragons 2-20-154.5in lavender pentas 2-20-154.5in pink pentas 2-20-154.5in white pentas 2-20-154.5in lysimachia 2-20-154.5in sedum ogon 2-20-156in taishan marigolds 2-20-15J6 marigolds 1 2-20-15

Our 1801 accent plants look good.

1801 english ivy 2-20-151801 plumosus fern 1 2-20-151801 sprengri fern 1 2-20-151801 sprengri fern 2 2-20-151801 vinca major 2-20-15

In addition to these onions, strawberries, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes that are shown, we also have a full inventory of cole crops and onion in 1204’s ready.

4in onions and leeks 2-20-154in ozarks beauty strawberries 2-20-151204 eggplants 2-20-151204 peppers 2-20-151204 tomatoes 2-20-15

We have some ferns ready along with our Wave Petunias that are in full color and look great. Not shown are our foliage baskets that are ready so be sure to look at the availability.

10in bosten fern bskts 2-20-1510in sprengri fern 2-20-1510in wave blue and brugundy velour petunia 2-20-1510in wave neon rose petunia 2-20-1510in wave red velour petunia 2-20-1510in wave white petunia 2-20-15

I said this last year and I will say it again, I think the Burgundy Velour Wave Petunia will be a best seller this year. The Red Velour Wave Petunia (above next to the neon rose) is a good color to and a much better red than the Easy Wave Red.

10in wave brugundy velour petunia bloom 2-20-15

We can pull some of our Hardy Ferns next week as well.

1G japanese holly fern 2-20-151G korean rock fern 2-20-151G shaggy shield fern 2-20-151G southern wood fern 2-20-15

Here are some of the items that are ot quite ready yet. A few of them will probably be ready by the end of next week.

6in confetti 2-20-156in confetti glossy strawberry 2-20-156in confetti shocking purple 2-20-156in confetti spring 2-20-156in confetti spring break 2-20-156in wave burgundy velour petunia 2-20-156in wave mystic pink petunia 2-20-1510in caliente coral geranium 2-20-1510in caliente mix geranium 2-20-1510in caliente rose geranium 2-20-15

This is a new color that you may have seen in the trade magazines. It’s call Johnny Flame. I think it will be a good seller too when it gets ready.

johnny flame petunia bloom 2-20-1510in johnny flame petunia bskt 2-20-15

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