Getting Better Every Day – Availability Update 3-7-14

10in potunia papaya 3-7-14Every day seems to be getting a little warmer and a little sunnier. And we need it.

We are getting lots of calls about next week’s availability. It sounds like the garden centers are getting ready to pull the trigger on both barrels next week. If you are looking for some ideas on how to get folks into your stores, you need to check out Bill Calkin’s Flourish blog post about getting all those people who have been cooped up this winter because of all the bad weather to come out to your place. Bill even has some ideas to help you out. You can read his post here –

If you are on Twitter you can follow Bill’s tweets too @BillCalkins.

Like the weather, all of our plants keep looking better each day. Although I will admit that the weather has us behind on quite a few items. A lot of what you will see on our availability is listed as Buds/Light Color or Light Color and even just Buds in a few instances. I think we will have more color than that showing by Tuesday or Wednesday so make sure you have the latest availability when you order so that you won’t miss out on any updates or last minute additions to the availability like maybe #6 Wave Petunias that I am going to look at first thing Monday morning.

I have quite a few pictures for you so let’s get on to the flowers…

J6’s are looking good. We will have petunias available next week too. Be sure to look at the Future Availability that shows what we will have available starting Monday.

J6 bronze begonias 3-7-14 J6 green begonias 3-7-14 J6 coleus 3-7-14 J6 dianthus 3-7-14 J6 red dianthus 3-7-14  J6 impatiens 3-7-14 J6 disco mix marigolds 3-7-14 J6 marigolds 1 3-7-14 J6 marigolds 2 3-7-14 J6 pansies 3-7-14 J6 blotch mix pansies 3-7-14 J6 burgund salvia 3-7-14 J6 snapdragons 3-7-14 J6 verbena 3-7-14

Our 1204’s are about on schedule. We don’t usually have many of them ready until later in March. These will have at least twice as much color showing in 4-5 days.

1204 red dianthus 3-7-14 1204 ageratum 3-7-14 1204 dusty miller 3-7-14 1204 impatiens 3-7-14 1204 marilgolds 3-7-14

1801’s – we are a little behind on these, but the zinnias are coming on fast for those of you down south. Once they bud out they are usually in color in 5-7 days. We have quite a few of our 1801 Deluxe items ready like ajuga and sprengri ferns.

1801 zinnias 3-7-14 1801 red salvia 3-7-14 1801 sprengri fern 3-7-14 1801 ajuga 3-7-14

We are a little behind on some of our #4.5 Premium items but we are gaining ground. Next week we will have some calibrachoas to add to our other items.

4.5in white bacopa  3-7-14 4.5in pinik calibrachoa 3-7-14. 4.5in purple calibrachoa 3-7-14 4.5in sweet potato vine 1 3-7-14 4.5in sweet potato vine 2 3-7-14

#6 Confetti Gardens and Marigolds. The Confetti seem to be putting a lot of energy into plant growth instead of blooming. We are making some adjustments and hope to have more color out next week. About half of the #6 Marigolds should have some Light Color by the middle of next week.

6in confetti gareden 1 3-7-14 6in confetti gareden 2 3-7-14 6in marigolds 3-7-14

1 gallon Clematis is filling out and I saw a couple of blooms too. Some of our Quart perennials are blooming.

1gal clematis 1 3-7-14 1gal clematis 2 3-7-14 qt perennial scabiosa 3-7-14 qt perennial delosperma 3-7-14
Here are some close ups of the Delosperma.

qt perennial delosperma topaz 3-7-14 qt perennial delosperma peridot 3-7-14 qt perennial delosperma ruby 3-7-14

#4 Herbs and Veggies. We have #4 Tomatoes and Vegetables available too but I didn’t get a picture of them.

4in herbs 4in kohlrabi 3-7-14 4in leeks 3-7-14

1204 Vegetables, Tomatoes, Peppers and Cole Crops

1204 tomatoes 3-7-14 1204 cole crops 1 3-7-14 1204 cole crops 2 3-7-14 1204 cucumbers 1 3-7-14 1204 cucumbers 2 3-7-14 1204 cucumbers 3 3-7-14 1204 peppers 3-7-14

We have a pretty limited basket list. They are one of the lines that we are running behind on. You might take a look at the Potunia Papaya baskets. They add a unique petunia color to our selections. The Wave baskets are getting big. If we don’t sell them all next week, we will probably have to take the off the list and cut them back.

10in calibrachoa 03-06 14 10in calienta geranium 2 03-07-14 10in calienta geranium 3 03-07-14 10in fern 3-7-14 10in foliage combo 03-06 14  10in potunia papaya 03-07-14.jpg 10in swedish ivy 03-06 14 10in wave petunia 1 03-07-14 10in wave petunia 2 03-07-14

The Spring Confetti Garden (blue and yellow petunia mix) is ready.

12in deco confetti garden 3-7-14

1801 Stepables – I like these. I wish I had time to do a lot of landscaping that used them.

1801 stepables 7 3-7-14. 1801 stepables 1 3-7-14 1801 stepables 2 3-7-14. 1801 stepables 3 3-7-14. 1801 stepables 4 3-7-14. 1801 stepables 5 3-7-14. 1801 stepables 6 3-7-14.

Our Qt Proven Winners should be ready in about another 7-14 days.

qt proven winner verbena 3-7-14 qt proven winner lobularia 3-7-14 qt proven winner nemesia 3-7-14 qt proven winner petunias 3-7-14

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