Lothian

What’s Growing On?
January 11, 2022

So What’s Growing On at Greenstreet?

Published January 11, 2022

The fall and holiday seasons have flown by and the wholesale crew continues to be hard at work. The mums planted in the 9-inch pots last summer sold well throughout the fall season – we had an increase in sales over the 2019 season (before COVID hit us); 80% of those mums were shipped out to commercial landscape customers and the remainder were sold through our retail centers.

Pansy and viola sales were also strong this year, and they have not stopped. We will ship out the last 35 trays of 6 inch yellow violas to a customer tomorrow morning! While pansies and violas are always the most dependable annual, their popularity is spiking among customers planting their own gardens.

The poinsettia crop was a great one this year. Sales in 4.5-inch and 6.5-inch were a bit lower than previous years, but 8-inch sold out and 10-inch sales were up from the past 2 years – guess that means consumers are looking for bigger poinsettias in their homes during the holidays season.

As the fall sales wound down, we began to see exciting upgrades to our greenhouses. New plastic roofs were installed by our wholesale managers and their team. That crew is quite efficient at removing the old roofs, pulling on the new poly film, and making it secure. Additionally, new Polycarbonate walls are getting installed by Greenstreet’s facility team. The results are already amazing.

Even before the Holiday sales were in full swing, our Liners business began to pick up for the Spring 2022 season. Unrooted cuttings have been arriving for planting into plug trays. In the month of December, we had over 61,300 unrooted cuttings arrive via express shipping – most of them from Central America. Our crew has planted them into plug trays or into an oasis medium. Furthermore, our team has also been taking cuttings of many non-patented items that we propagate on-site – such as Lysimachia, Marguerite Potato vine, Lantana New Gold, and more.

In the main office, we have officially completed our 2022 Spring/Summer Wholesale Catalog and sent it to the printer – copies should be here soon! If you can’t wait til then, download a pdf copy from our website.

This may be the closest Wholesale comes to having a “slow” season – but they are already gearing up a spring season that will be here all too soon.

2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Cuttings Liners Spring Flowers What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Cuttings Liners Spring Flowers What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Cuttings Liners Spring Flowers What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Cuttings Liners Spring Flowers What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Greenhouse Construction What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Greenhouse Construction What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Greenhouse Construction What's Growing On
2022 Greenstreet Growers Wholesale Greenhouse Construction What's Growing On

What’s Growing On?
September 16, 2021

So What’s Growing On at Greenstreet?

Published September 16, 2021

This week, 4,600 4.5″ and 5,000 6″ poinsettias have been trimmed. The 8″ and 10″ poinsettias are showing lots of new growth after their trimming.

Mums are shipping out – 2,641 mums are being delivered tomorrow; 2,486 are going to one customer alone.

Our team member Silvia has been making beautiful combo pots with a mixture of fall annuals with lots of colors.

2,000 kale have been planted in 4.5″ pots.

In the last 4 weeks, we have received 1,174,080 pansy/viola plugs. In a perfect world, we would have had everything planted by now, but delays due to soil machines breaking down, late deliveries of soil, and having all the pots have put us a little behind.

The majority of the 6in pots and trays arrived in July, but we found out 2 weeks ago that 40% of the trays had been back-ordered until November. We managed to track down some additional trays and pots – later in the season we will have some 6in pansies and violas in 6 count trays instead of 8 count trays. But we did get them!

80% of the 4in pots have been planted. About 68% of the 6in have been planted. Currently, there are 98 carts each with 40 trays of newly planted pots in our greenhouse waiting to be set down. This week the crew will be working hard to get the last 250,000 plants into their respective pots.

We hope to see some of the first crops of 4″ pansies ship to the stores this week.