The mums are growing and look good for the most part with the exception of a few varieties and some spots around the edges of the field that did not get enough water. However, due to the heat they are growing slower than usual. With 110 degree days and 80 degree nights we can definitely expect a heat delay. At this point it is too early to tell how much of a delay and we still have August to get through. Our forecast still has us over 100 degrees for the next 10 days. We are all praying for some relief.
Our first round of pansies and other fall annuals came in yesterday. We will find out how good we are this year and see if we are good enough growers to produce a nice pansy in 100 degree weather. We have them in a shaded house with cool cells, but no matter what you do, it’s going to be hot.
Our poinsettias are scheduled to plant next week. The young plants look great, and we have a plan on keeping them looking that way after planting until they can get established. Poinsettia pre-sells are going well. Don’t forget to get your order in early before we sell out.
By now all of you should have received your fall and poinsettia pricing. If you have not, please give us a call or email and we will get that out to you.
Only the most determined gardener has been able to keep their plants alive in this infernal inferno. There are going to be a lot of folks ready to replant as soon as it cools off and rains. I think this fall is going to be a great season for planting.