Ignore The Weather – Availability Update 2-28-14

I am ignoring the weather. Maybe if we all ignore the weather it will go away.

Sooooo……let’s talk about some plants. Please forgive the picture quality on a few of these. On days that are really cloudy, it is sometimes hard to get good pictures.

It’s just now the first of March folks. All things considered, I am surprised that we have as much available to sell as we do. However if you are looking for a lot of color we just don’t have that yet. We have some really good color in a few items, some medium color in a few more and light color in a lot more.

In our larger sizes we have some color showing up in our #6 Confetti Gardens. Some of the Confetti Gardens are showing more color than others. In most of the 1 or 2 of the 3 kinds of plants in the mix are blooming but not all of them except for the Bumblebee and Spring. These are add to the color in our geraniums, lobelia and osteospermum that were on last weeks availability. I may add some #6 Wave Petunias to the availability on Monday or Tuesday if they pop some color over the weekend.

4.5in lobelia and osteospermum 2-28-14 6in confetti garden 1 2-28-14 6in confetti garden 2 2-28-14 6in geranium pink 2-28-14. 6in geranium red 2-28-14

We have some Sweet Potato Vine ready now too.

4.5in rusty red sweet potato vine 2-28-14 4.5in margarite sweet potato vine 2-28-14

We have more color showing up on our 1204’s and J6 annuals. Begonias, Impatiens, Dianthus, Verbena and Dusty Miller are all new additions to the availability this week. Most of the Salvia will be in Buds by Monday while the Burgundy will be a few days ahead. Same with the dianthus. The red is a few days ahead of the other colors.

J6 alyssum 2-28-14 J6 red bronze begonia 2-28-14 J6 green leaf begonia 2-28-14 1204 dusy miller 2-28-14 J6 red dianthus 2-28-14 J6 impatens 1 2-28-14 J6 impatens 2  2-28-14 J6 impatens 3 2-28-14 J6 marigolds 2-28-14 J6 burgundy salvia 2-28-14 J6 snapdragons 2-28-14 J6 mix verbena 2-28-14 

The 1801 Ajuga is ready as is our vinca major.

1801dlx ajuga 2-28-14 1801dlx vinca major 2-28-14

All we have in color in baskets right now are the #10 Wave Petunias and they are looking really good.

10in bskt wave petunia 1 2-28-14 10in bskt wave petunia 2 2-28-14 10in bskt wave petunia 3 2-28-14 10in bskt wave petunia 4 2-28-14 10in bskt wave petunia 5 2-28-14

It’s really killing me that we have as many vegetables ready now. They are just sitting there looking great and waiting for someone to take them home and plant them.

This is our kohlrabi. It makes a nice #4 pot. I don’t know if there is much of a market for them in pots except to the gardeners who want to grow their own produce.

 4in kolhrabi 1 2-28-14 4in kolhrabi 2  2-28-14

The first 4 pictures below are our #4 Leeks and #4 Onions. If you haven’t ordered any of these from us in the past, I thought you might want to see that each pot has multiple plants in it. These are a more viable plants and will start growing immediately after being planted when compared to dried up onion bunches. The rest of our vegetables and strawberries are looking really good. We will have some #4 vegetables ready around March 10.

4in leeks 1 2-28-14 4in leeks 2 2-28-14 4in onions 1 2-28-14 4in onions 2 2-28-14 4in strawberry 2-28-14  1204 watermelon 2-28-14 1204 cole crops 2-28-14 1204 cucumber 2-28-14 1204 tomatoes 2-28-14

Here are some more pictures of our quart perennials. They are also looking great. The Delosperma (Ice Plant) is new this year and have some really great yellow, orange and red colors. Also new this year are the Ruby’s Tuesday Dianthus and the Passionate Rainbow Petite Guara (the pink one with the unique foliage).

Qt perennial aquilegia 2-28-14 Qt perennial artemesia and buddleia 2-28-14 Qt perennial coreopsis 2-28-14 Qt perennial delosperma 2-28-14 Qt perennial dianathus ruby red 2-28-14 Qt perennial echinacea 2-28-14 Qt perennial guara 2-28-14 Qt perennial kniphofia and guara 2-28-14 Qt perennial leucanthemum 2-28-14 Qt perennial monarda 2-28-14 Qt perennial sedum 2-28-14 Qt perennial sempervivum 2-28-14 Qt perennial verbenas 2-28-14 

Our Stepables are ready too. This year we moved them down a size into our 181/#4 sq pot which is the same pot as we do all of our 1801/#4 basic annuals in. They are full and ready to go. The Super Star Pratia and the Mazua have some light color showing already.

1801 stepables 1 2-28-14 1801 stepables 2 2-28-14 1801 stepables 3 2-28-14 1801 stepables 4 2-28-14 1801 stepables 5 2-28-14 1801 stepables 6 2-28-14 1801 stepables 7 2-28-14 1801 stepables 8 2-28-14

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