This time of year, our greenhouses
are full of blossoming plants, many of which are repotted for display as hanging baskets. While some of our plant care is automated; e.g., a drip watering system in several of our greenhouses, there is not substitute for the human touch.
The days after a re-potting are critical to a healthy plant future. Proper fertilization and watering are essential. “Our hanging baskets can require special attention,” explains market manager Phyllis Smith. “They have been spectacular and are popular with customers. It is important that peers who are responsible for their maintenance understand the importance of their special attention.”
From providing the proper nutrients to maintaining optimal water levels, the hands-on work of many peer associates is never done. In the photo above, Phyllis Smith, left, consults with Connie Rutherford regarding the market guidelines for plant maintenance. Their successful efforts colorfully bloom around them!