This Fall Has Been…Fallish?

I have talked to folks this fall and everyone has a different opinion on how fall is going. Some say that it’s tanking. Others say it’s OK but hot. I hear that a lot of growers are out of mums (or out of yellow mums). I hear that one grower will be completely sold out by the middle of next week while others have good availabilities.

Basically, no one knows what to think about how to rate fall so far. I would rate it as average but with a possible positive rating depending on how we finish up October. The landscapers just started this week. In fact, they all showed up on Wednesday. Our pansy sales will pick up as the landscape market kicks in.

As always, the cooler weather will help sales along for everyone.

Here are pics of the pansies, petunias, dianthus, dusty miler, snapdragons, panolas and violas we are shipping from now. Some of these items are sold out. We are pulling from 2 crops on most of these categories. This is the last of the dianthus and dusty miller. We will have more of the other items in upcoming weeks.

J6 colossus pansies 79 J6 colossus pansies 80 J6 colossus pansies 81 J6 matrix blotch mix pansy J6 matrix pansies 78 J6 matrix pansies 83 J6 matrix pansies 84 J6 matrix pansies 86 J6 matrix pansies 87 J6 matrix pansies 89 J6 matrix pansies 90 J6 matrix pansies 98 J6 panolas 72 J6 panolas 73 J6 pansies J6 violas J6 yellow duet violas J6 dreams petunias 66 J6 dreams petunias 68 J6 dreams petunias 69 J6 dusty miller J6 floral lace dianthus 62 J6 floral lace dianthus 63 J6 montego snapdragons 59 J6 montego snapdragons 65

This is the next crop of J6 pansies, panolas and violas. We have already stated pulling a few colors from it as seen by the empty spaces.

J6 pansy 16 J6 pansy 12 J6 pansy 13 J6 pansy 14 J6 pansy 15

We still have good numbers for most of the cabbage, kale, mustard and chard.

6in cabbage 50 6in kale 49 6in kale 51 8in cabbage 6in mustard 8in cabbage and kale 52 8in kale 58 

We finally have some #6 Cool Wave Pansies ready – yellow, white and violet wing.

6in cool wave pansy 9 6in cool wave pansy 1 

The Ferns and Petunia baskets look good but it has been too warm for the Cool Wave Pansy baskets to size up. However, I put them on the list as small if you need some.

10in fern baskets 10in cool wave pansy baskets 10in dreams petunia baskets

As of today (Friday 10-4-13) this is what the #12 mums we are shipping look like. We will be into other varieties early next week which should be comparable to these in relation to the amount of color showing. These varieties will have more color when we finish shipping them out Monday and Tuesday. Also we might come up with some #8 mums for the end of next week.

12in mums 07 12in mums 03 12in mums 04 12in mums 5 12in mums 06

We are pulling from 2 crops on all our 1801 items but we still are somewhat limited on our 1801 pansy availability.

1801 sonnet snapdragons 1801 dreams petunias 61 1801 dreams petunias 1801 pansies

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