The plugs are all rooting up nicely for our comparison trials on August 20 at GroLink in Oxnard, CA. This is a perfect opportunity to view the plants under regular trial conditions.This season we are growing out 8 inch, 6 inch, and 4 inch pots from the following key breeder client programs:
Dianthus - Whetman® Pinks Program
Gaillardia - Realflor™ Program
Leucanthemum - Realflor™ Program
Diascia - Penhow™ Program
Plus a range of other exciting experimentals. Production and sales teams are most welcome to this comparison trials event. Take this great opportunity to visit, take photos and introduce customers to new varieties for 2013, 2014, 2015.
Dianthus Memories - Experimental
PlantHaven is committed to trials. Early May is when the trials process in really starting to look interesting here in California. A number of the newer experimentals are starting to bloom. At the moment the patio container trials are looking really great. Check out the picture of Phormium ‘Blondie’ in its tall cylindrical terra cotta container alongside one of the luscious dark Begonia experimentals we are becoming increasingly impressed with.
In the early season with high's on the patio of 92° F here in Santa Barbara, both crops are coming through with flying colors.
Phormium 'Blondie' and Begonia
Jeanette has been super busy this last month coordinating shipping both here in the USA and increasingly overseas. Thanks to everyone who has assisted with new shipping details. Jeanette is working very hard to keep our systems up to date to ensure our breeder clients precious new gems arrive to you in top condition.
May is also shaping up to be a busy month in the shipping department with lots of new experimentals becoming ready to trial. Look out for offers of deep trial coming to you this month.
Also be sure to check in with your brokers and reps to see what new crops will be available from them this summer for trials in preparation for full availability later this fall.
New Dahlia Experimental
We’ve already done the Classic Cosmo and this one is a variation on the theme, using tequila instead of vodka. I really don’t know why it’s “rude…" Hope the cocktail doesn’t induce this behavior!! Anyway … Enjoy….
- 2 shots tequila
- Half shot orange liqueur
- 2 shots cranberry juice
- Juice of half a lime
Shake all ingredients with cracked ice. Strain and pour. Garnish with an orange twist!
Enjoy.... :-) Happy mixology!
Have a great May!
Geoff, Maureen & The PlantHaven Team