Flashbacks To Spring, Poinsettias and Mums

Well, it has rained just about every week for the last 4 weeks.  Reports from the garden centers is that sales are down which we already knew because our sales are down too.  The cool weather has been great but no one can plant anything until the ground dries out.  One customer said he was having spring flashbacks.  Most say that sales were on track until about two weeks ago.  Garden centers who geared up then have been sitting on product for two weeks.  Down south sales are better but it hasn’t cooler off any.  Hopefully for them, the next cold front will make it all the way down to the coast. 

Poinsettias are coming along nicely.  We still have several houses to space which I think we will have done by the end of the week.  Even with all the cloudy weather we haven’t had any stretch on us except for one house but we’ll be able to take steps to rectify that. 

Mum sales are flat compared to last year which is good considering, but we still have a lot of mums especially #8 mums.  I took some pictures to show you how nice they look.  We are pretty much sold out of #6.5s which is were we need to be at the end of September.  Unfortunately, production issues again affected the availability.  We have good availability on most of the colors of #12 as well especially yellow and purple.  There are some more of the other colors coming on and as soon as they start cracking I will get them on the ready list.

Now for those #8 pics:

mum-8in-bronze  mum-8in-purple1

mum-8in-purple3  mum-8in-purple4

mum-8in-yellow1  mum-8in-yellow2

mum-8in-yellow  mums-8in

mums-8in-bronze2  mums-8in-white1

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