here is the last ... at least I think it is the last .... blog about the 2010 Christmas Poinsettia Season. It's hard to believe that the 6 months ago, my kids were out in the greenhouse with me sticking the unrooted poinsettia cuttings. As I conclude the poinsettia blog, I will start the Spring Bedding plant season blog. Hopefully, as we go through the cold months of January and February, the images of the little seedlings and cuttings will inspire new gardeners, as well as the experienced gardens to stop in the greenhouses in the next few months.
Nothing is better than eating fresh vine-ripened tomatoes from your own garden.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
It appears that white flies have evolved and have become somewhat resistant to a very popular systemic insecticide. Close monitoring allowed us to switch to another insecticide.
Also, as we moved into November we needed to pay special attention to some fungal diseases. One of those diseases is Botrytis. Again careful monitoring and timely applications of fungicide prevented an outbreak.
Our wholesale customers have all been pleased with the quality and selections.
Note, the above two photos. Both pictures were shot at the same time. I have noticed a little fading of red with Christmas Feelings. Overall, I still like Christmas Feelings.
Hopefully, I will post one more edition of Mioux Poinsettias 2010 before Christmas Eve Day. As a update to this blog. We will change the blog's focus from Poinsettias to Easter Lilies. We have 1200 planted and need to get another 1500 planted before 22-Dec-10.