Hello again everyone,
First of all, I want to thank you again for another great poinsettia season. We hope that you were all successful in selling the poinsettias we shipped to you.
We did have some problems with shipping this year as we do every year but there were a few more this year. On years that we do not have a full week between Thanksgiving and the first week of December we end up with one week to get the majority of our poinsettias shipped. We are aware of the problems and apologize to anyone whose fundraiser we affected by them, and we are working on ways to improve our deliveries.
We received a lot of comments about how nice our crop looked this year. We had a few who were not fully satisfied with their poinsettias and stated that they had some issues selling all their poinsettias due to competition with box stores and others selling poinsettias. One suggestion I would like to offer is to consider using the #8 poinsettias (approximately an 8″ pot). They cost more but sell for more and are quite a bit larger than the #6. The #8 have 3 plants per pot.
We hope to work with everyone again next year. Please let us know if you have any questions and have a merry Christmas.
Due to other duties I needed to work on, I was not able to get a lot of pictures of our poinsettias. I did take a few and the rest are from our retail garden center.
These first two are from the garden center.
I took these Nov. 11.
The rest I took on Nov. 25.
Once again I have a big Thank You for all our fundraiser partners. You all have done so well that we are now sold out of our poinsettia crop for 2015!
We are sorry to anyone who didn’t get your order in sooner. We are sold out for the year and are not accepting any new orders. We do have a few 4″ poinsettias available but that’s all we have.
Please be aware that we are out and make sure that the members of your fundraising group are not still taking orders.
Thanks again to all of you. Here are a couple of pictures of part of our early crop of #6 poinsettias that are starting to turn red.
Plants for Profits would like to express a most sincere thank you to all of our 2015 Fall Mum Fundraiser Partners!
We have sold out of mums for the season and plan to increase production next year to meet increasing demand. Apologies to those of you who were unable to host a mum fundraiser for your school or organization!
If you are still interested in a live plant fundraiser for the fall a great alternative to mums is a fundraiser featuring cool weather pansies. Please contact your Plants for Profits sales representative to discuss this highly profitable option.
Poinsettia Fundraisers are by far our most popular and we still have plenty of inventory. While we offer several different colors and are happy to ship them, most of our Fundraiser Partners stick with good old traditional red. Red poinsettias practically sell themselves and organizations love them because a red poinsettia fundraiser is so easy to manage.
Contact Plants for Profits today to book your fall pansies or poinsettias!
Here are some pictures of our early season mums. These should be gone by the time we get to shipping our fundraiser and we will be pulling those from our mid-season then last season varieties. I just wanted to give you an idea of what you can expect with our mums if you are doing a mum fundraiser or considering one for next year.
It has been a while since I have posted anything to our newsfeed here on Plants For Profits. I apologize for that. Sometimes it just gets too busy to keep everything up to date. I am sure you know how that feels.
Our mum crops is looking great. The cooler weather this summer has causes some of the early varitieties to flower earlier than usual. However, the majority of you have orders for late September or early October. I don’t anticipate any issues with the mums allocated for those weeks. They appear to be pretty much on schedule over all. We have plenty to pick from so there will not be any issues with filling your orders.
If you are a new fundraiser, the pictures below will give you a general idea about the size of the #12 mums. These early varieties are a little bit smaller than usual but the later varieties which will be used to fill your orders are bigger and up to spec.
Please note the bloom stage of these pots. Again for those of you who are new, this is the bloom stage we try to ship where the buds are just cracking open to some light color showing. We strive to never ship any mums that don’t have some color showing. Most of the time we are able to do that but occasionally we have to ship some that have buds with no color showing. In those cases we have taken steps to identify the colors for you ahead of time.
Please contact us is you have any questions. The mums are coming on fast and time it running out for you to pre-sell your fundraiser so get your order in soon and get started sell those mums!
For those of you doing our poinsettia fundraiser, we have not updated the forms online and will try to get that done soon. In the meantime please contact us for any forms you might need. You still have time to get those orders in. Please remember that we do sell out quickly once school has started and the orders start coming in fast.
I had a few minutes and thought that I would upload a couple of photos for you. I hope I have time to add parts 2 through as many as I can.
These are just about ready and will be gone by the end of next week. Don’t worry we have plenty more for the later weeks.
It’s difficult to get good poinsettia pictures. The sunlight always makes the red look washed out.