Wednesday, March 24, 2010

4000 babies arrived from Michigan

I guess I'm like an expectant father waiting for the birth of his child.  Well, 3 boxes of our baby plants arrived today, 4006 babies to be exact with the remaing 1200 set to arrive in the next couple of days.  I took a picture of the group sitting patiently on a standard 8 foot table in our break room.  The most time consuming part of the greenhouse process is getting the baby plants in containers and put safely away in the greenhouse.

6-8 weeks of going through adolescents where it is our job to provide the right amount of water, sunlight, warmth, and pruning where they will continue to grow into young adults.  Hopefully, they will not be temperamental and will follow the guidance that we provide for them.  They will then be sold to our members for their gardens and or will be planted in our ornamental beds in May where they will hopefully mature to the beauty that I had first imagined back in December/January.      

Begonias, Impatiens, Petunias, Vinca, Marigolds, Salvia, Zinnia, Celosia, Melapodium, and ornamental pepper oh my.

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