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Poinsettias Nov. 2013 Part 1

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.

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Mums and Poinsettias Update for August 16, 2013

I wanted to let every see where we are at with our mums and poinsettias. The mums are doing very well due to the great summer weather we have had here in Arkansas. They are going to be a bit ahead of our usual schedule. Our usual schedule is that the early varieties run behind then they all bloom at once instead of blooming as the early, mid and late season varieties that they are supposed to be.

This year it appears that they are actually going to bloom as they are supposed to. The majority of our fundraisers are set to be pulled and shipped from our mid-season varieties. We are really looking forward to a great looking mum crop.

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We just finished planting our first crop of poinsettias on Monday this week then went right into planting the second crop on Wednesday. We should have them all planted by next Tuesday. The really don’t look like much right after they have been planted. The hard part starts right after the planting.

Poinsettias have to be monitored each week to make sure that they are on schedule and if not, we make the necessary changes to the growing to get them back on track. Some people wonder about the cost of poinsettias but when you take into account that poinsettias take 15-17 weeks to grow there is a lot of time and care taken into growing these crops.

These poinsettias will look like…

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…this in November.

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Poinsettia Update Nov. 26, 2012

Here is a quick video of the poinsettias we will be shipping out tomorrow. The video quality shows the colors poorly but you can get a general idea of what they are looking like.

A Look At Poinsettias Shipping Nov. 19, 2012

Here are some pictures of the poinsettias we are shipping today (November 19,2012). It is cloudy today which is great for taking poinsettia pictures. It is very hard to get good pictures of poinsettias. Sunny days make them appear pale and do not show their true colors.

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The poinsettias pictured above were packed up when I went back out and the crew had moved on to the next house shown  below. Today is not even a big day but it is amazing how fast we can clean out a house when we start packing.

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Poinsettia Update for Nov. 9, 2012

Here are what some of the poinsettias are looking like this week. More color is showing each day!

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Poinsettia Update for Nov. 2, 2012

Here are a few pictures of our #6 Poinsettias for this year’s crop. This is only from one house. I will try to post more pictures from the other houses as well as from this house as month progresses and time allows.

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Red Poinsettia Video

A Bunch of Red Poinsettias

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Poinsettias Week of Nov. 21, 2011

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All of these shipped out today. Coming to a fundraiser near you!

Gearing Up For Poinsettia Fundraiser Season

Poinsettia season is almost here. Our poinsettias are looking great. We grew have almost 86,000 pots of poinsettias on the floors now. Our sales team has done a great job selling them. As of about noon today this is all that we have left.

695    6" Merlot
522    6" Ice Punch
653    6" White
676    6" Marble
136    6" Maroon

1475  8" Red
  816  8" Maroon
 
277  8" White

  87  10" White
106  10" Pink

The Merlot is a dark red with an “oak” type leaf. I think it is my new favorite color. It is very close in color to the Maroon which is another darker red color. Here are some pictures of what the poinsettias look like this week. It is hard to get good pictures of poinsettias. On sunny days the colors look faded out. Ice Punch is another great poinsettia with punch colored leaves and a creamy-white frosted center.

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