Dad and I just got back from the Cultivate’15 greenhouse trade show. You can read about our adventure over on my herb blog:
Part 1: pre-show greenhouse visits
Part 2: the trade show
Seed room, Van Wingerden house, West 1. This is our hottest room, so it’s ideal for zinnias, flowering vinca, peppers, and basil.
W2– New plantings of Wave petunias, peppers, other odds and ends.
W3– Geraniums and zinnias.
W4– Herb bay
W4– I took over most of that right-hand table too…
W5– large 14″ mixed planters that were previously in the skinny aisles between tables are now spaced and accessible.
Outside– Extra perennials for restocking the main display tables.
Strawberries and gazanias
Extra Waves, perennials
Extra hanging baskets, 14″ planters
E5– How’s this for drastic!
E5– 14″ planters, waiting to be planted with coleus
E3– Most of the original coleus and Sunpatiens have been sold, and other things planted in their place
E3– assortment of 99¢ plants for making your own mixed planters, etc!
E2– lots of changes! Right-hand table was originally tuberous begonias, is now full of small potted petunias, calibrachoa, verbena
E2– Great flowering stuff to replace the sold New Guinea impatiens
E1, Main aisle/entry bay
E1– Veggie carts
E1– displays lining main aisle
GGS house, West 1– pepper display carts
W1– Tables were covered with zucchini, squash, watermelon, other veggies.
W2– Bedding annuals in flats have been flying out. Not literally, that would be terrifying…
E4– Dwindling flats of cabbage and lettuce
E4– Still have some roses in here
E1– Veggie aisle
E1– There’s a line of carts down the center of the aisle, so here’s the view to the left…
…And to the right.
Outside the front door– rose house
Facing towards the parking lot– low tables with displays that we keep switching up
Display of annuals
View from other end of baskets, perennials, etc
Across the parking lot in the overflow houses– You can see that since last week we’ve taken a lot out!
Overflow house, covered– lots of freshly cut off baskets. When they get too leggy we shear them off, and in two weeks they look perfect.
Overflow house, uncovered– more extra calibrachoa
Enjoy this tour of every bay in the greenhouse, and compare to March 22nd! A lot has come and gone. You’ll see things we’ve replanted or found at the auction we go to every week, but the trend at this point in the season is to leave more space around the plants so they don’t get crowded and to eliminate lines/entire bays of hanging baskets to let more light onto the crop below. You can see how much more light and spacious the greenhouse seems compared to a few weeks ago.
Much veg, so wow.
Big chunks of flats disappearing!
Gorgeous bare-root irises that we found at the auction
…Sold out in two days…
Salvia coccinea, a favorite of hummingbirds.
Hanging baskets, basking in the sun
Extra large tomatoes!
A really neat variegated impatiens
It’s true. Please, water your plants.
“Overflow” area of calibrachoa baskets; they’re spaced apart on drip lines, and as we sell from the display inside we bring these in to fill in.
Double Knockout roses
Mostly detail shots this time (my favorite…) — next entry will be another bay-by-bay tour so you can see how much has changed! Remember that this is from a few weeks ago. 😉
This was a busy week, as we pushed to get displays ready for Mother’s Day weekend/more things planted!