Taking A Breather

I guess everyone took a breather this week. We were busy but not as busy as last week. We talked to a lot of people across the central U.S. and heard the same thing. Retail sales apparently slowed down last week and weekend. Sales were steady but not what was expected. Some rainy weather also contributed to the drop.

I’ve been sitting here off and one for about a half an hour trying to come up with something to talk about and have not had any luck so that’s all you get this week.

While having a chance to catch up on some stuff that we were behind on around the farm and also getting to go home before dark was nice, I am looking forward to going gangbusters next week, and we have the plants for that.

Our #8 Square planters look great and the Bacopa baskets are nice and full.

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Lots of Calibrachoas in several sizes are available in mixes and solid colors. Mix only in the deco pots.

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We are getting down to the last of our #12 Confetti Garden baskets.

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The Cora Vinca is more resistant to phytopthora (did I spell that right?) and we have both the Cora and Cora Cascade in #6 pots.

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Dahlinova Dahlias have nice color and the Dragonwing Baskets are huge.

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Fresh Look Celosia is both bright and tough. The Rose Splash Geraniums have been popular this year.

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The Caliente Geraniums baskets and the #4.5 Gerbera Daisies both look awesome

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Lots of impatiens to choose from.

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Kong Coleus and Lantanas

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#4.5 Mexican Heather (Cuphea) and Osteospermum

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New Guinea Impatiens with good color in deco pots, #4.5 pots and hanging baskets.

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Sweet Potato Vine and Ornamental Peppers – great for accenting foliage plus you get the added color for the peppers when they ripen.

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All our hanging baskets look great.

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We still have a good selection of Stepables.

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Sunpatiens with good color.

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Trailing Petunia Combo baskets

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#8 Wave Medleys

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Veggies for those who are just now getting around to planting their gardens.

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