Finke Gardens is part of a proud Lincoln tradition supporting the Sunken Gardens.
Finke Gardens has had the privilege of growing annual flowers for Lincoln’s Sunken Gardens for the past four years. Follow the process during this fifth year of growing in Finke Gardens greenhouse by Rich Finke and our dedicated staff.
Some ideas for combining annuals in your garden this year – share the colorful beauty of the Sunken Gardens choice plants in your landscape.
It’s easy for healthy vigorous plants grown under ideal conditions to be too vigorous. Hand pinching will help keep the plants compact and manageable.
Injector systems apply the right amount of nutrients in readily available form so plants can flourish.
Foliage color always plays a big role in the strong color displays.
It’s time to do some specialty propagation.
Plugs arrived – these are plants that the licensed propagators can only provide.
Vigorous plants like Coleus and SunPatiens Impatiens are well rooted and very quickly start to show top growth. Hand pinching at this stage will ensure well-developed plants with lots of flowering stems.
It’s time to seed the petunias & Silver Falls Dichondra.
Transplanting of thousands of the first to arrive plants begins by Week Three.
The first signs of rooting success can be seen within one week.
Ordering unrooted cuttings requires the expertise and a vigilance to their care that Rich Finke is known to provide.