Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stop and smell the roses

Spring tree harvest has come to end and we are wrapping up shipping these loads to our customers. With my focus now completely on the container farm, I spent a recent afternoon touring there with a customer to see the plants ready for spring shipping.

Up and down temperatures and a lot of rain has made it difficult for landscapers and garden centers to get the ball rolling. The flood gates will open and soon the typical craziness of spring will hit us all. Hopefully, we will take a little time now and then to stop and smell the roses. 
 BewitchedAt the container farm, the hoop houses full of budded roses is an impressive display. And, the fragrant viburnums are coming on strong and loaded with buds. The tree roses look great and our new selection of garden roses should be ready to ship soon. Red Beauty Holly, a recent addition to our inventory mix, is shown below. The #7 containers have very good height and form.

ILEX Red Beauty #7

Our spring perennial crops are pot full and many are starting to flower. The quart size perennials and groundcovers including sedums and coralbells are also very nice.

Northern Red Oak liners

Oak tree seedlings are growing strong in one of the propagation houses. This is just a sample of what we are growing.

Give me a call if you would like a tour of the container farm. If you don't have available time, our bud and bloom notes can be helpful in putting together an order and selecting plants that will make an instant impact.

Enjoy this upcoming spring for that is what we all got in this business for! 
Steve Bridges, Sales Representative, Loma Vista Nursery 

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