2018 Recap & A Look At 2019

Tricolor Mum

Hello everyone,

I first want to apologize for not posting much here. Work around the farm has been hectic since my last post in August of last year. Sometimes you run the farm and sometimes it runs you.

I wanted to briefly go over our last years programs. We had a good fall mum season. We sold out of our fundraiser mums in August last year so be sure to get your order in early.

Our poinsettia season went well too. We promote our #6 Red Poinsettia for fundraisers and those are our most popular but the #8 Red Poinsettias have been selling out first for the last few years. If you are planning on doing a #8 Poinsettia fundraiser be sure to get your order in early.

Greenhouse of #6 Red Poinsettias

There are no major changes to our fundraising programs this year. There were a few pricing tweaks, but other than that it’s basically the same.

We are making a renewed effort to keep our fundraising groups posted with pictures and updates.

You can follow our PlantForProfits Facebook page for what I hope will be regular posts about our mums and poinsettias and current availabilities.

You can also follow Parks Brothers on Instagram.

Thanks to all of you and be sure to let us know if you have any questions.

Poinsettias 2018

Here are pics from our 2018 Poinsettia season.

Mums 2018

Here are some pics from Fall 2018.

I will try to do a better job of posting pics as the seasons progress instead of waiting 9 months.

Mum Fundraiser Sold Out for Fall 2018

We are sold out of our fall fundraiser mums and have stopped taking new fundraiser orders. However, our poinsettias also make a great fundraiser and we are currently taking orders for this Christmas season.

We have good availability on the poinsettias. Fill out our Get Quote form and one of our representatives will contact you to help you get set up and started with your fundraiser.

We Have Poinsettias Available For Your Fundraiser!

Due to the hurricanes, a lot of our normal fundraisers were not able to order this year. That means that we still have poinsettias available for fundraisers.

Be sure to visit our Contact Us or Get Quote page to get more information.

Normally, we have to ask our fundraising partners to stop selling because we have run out but not this year. This year all of our partners can keep selling!

(this pic is from several years ago. our poinsettias won’t color up until early to mid-november)

Mums In The Field – Aug. 18, 2017

It’s been a while since we posted here. We apologize for the oversight.

Here is a quick picture of our 12″ mums in the field.  We are about sold out of our 12″ mum fundraisers for this fall.

Poinsettias 2015

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.

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I took these Nov. 11.

 

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The rest I took on Nov. 25.

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Poinsettia Fundraisers Update – Oct. 28, 2015

Hello everyone,

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.

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Fundraiser Update and Thank You!

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Update 9-9-15

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!

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Poinsettia Update for November 24, 2014

Here are the #6 Red Poinsettias we will be shipping next week. We will ship all of these and parts of some other houses of red too.

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