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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.

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.

12in mums 10 12in mums 1 12in mums 2 12in mums 7 12in mums 8 12in mums 9

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…

poinsettias first crop

…this in November.

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Fall and Poinsetta Fundraisers

We have started taking orders for fall garden mum fundraisers and for our poinsettia fundraisers. Get your order in early. Quantities are limited!

We hope to hear from you soon.

plantsforprofits fundraiser mums