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Welcome To Jolly Farmer

Serving Growers Across North America We are growers of high-quality young plants from seed and vegetative materials. We’re uniquely positioned to accommodate the needs of small to mid-sized operations. Why choose Jolly Farmer? Since we sell our plants directly, we...

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Are Boxes and Common Carriers “Plant Pests”?

Everybody has a story or 12 of a shipment gone terribly wrong. My favorite is of several boxes of hellebores shipped cross-country to us several years ago. The boxes arrived a little worse for wear and thoroughly bundled in tape, but had mostly maintained their intended shape. We signed, took them up to the greenhouse, cut the tape and began unpacking.

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Cultural Check List

Cultural Check List Jerry Gorchels is on our team to help you with cultural advice. With 50 years in the industry and lots of hands-on experience, Jerry adds another level to our service. Help avoid costly losses by tapping into his expert advice. If you would like to...

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A New Look

A New Look

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we decided it was time to update our look. Our dear old Jolly Farmer face has served us well for many years, but his appearance, as well as the accompanying logo, better defines our beginning than who we are today. We are a...

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Designing Successful Combos

As we get into spring season, we may be making up more combos "on the fly".  Especially when we're trying to use up small amounts of this or that, the idea of mixing them in a container seems logical and economical.  A few rules of thumb are wise to keep in mind,...

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Looking back 30 years

Looking back 30 years

I've been selling plugs and cuttings at Jolly Farmer for almost 30 years and am continually amazed at the progress that's been made - as an industry and as a company.  Plugs was new technology back then.  We used to seed by hand into open flats, tearing the seedlings...

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The Fixer

Well, we've heard of fixers, and most of us hope we'll never need one.  For public personalities, a fixer may turn the tide in elections,  diffuse bad publicity, or solve financial issues.  But for us here at Jolly Farmer, we made that investment...a Combi-Fix which...

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Sowing Seeds

Despite the dropping temperatures, there are sure signs that spring is on its way.  Take the longer days for instance...don't you feel that spark of hope that winter will not last?  Well, here at the greenhouse, it energizes me to see the abundance of new life...

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Cuttings Season

This week, approximately one million cuttings arrived here at Jolly Farmer from 10 different countries.  Over 50 crew members are involved in inspecting, sticking cuttings, preparing elle pots and laying the trays out in the house.  The team spirit runs high as the...

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It Matters

Showing people that you care really matters.  We all want to matter, we all want our needs to be significant to others.  The really good companies with the best customer service show their customers that they matter and their orders are important.  In this photo, our...

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Fairy Gardens

I wonder about our fascination with miniature things...maybe it is just envisioning and creating order and beauty in a tiny kingdom that makes us feel good. A way to have our say in a mostly out-of-our-control world.  Anyway, fairy gardens are so much fun and...

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The Mums We Love, or Not?

Just completing our mum selling season might leave us a little jaded and tired of these plants, but they are pretty much a fact of life for the fall season. I love mums, the abundance of flowers, the bright colors, even their scent.  Apparently, I'm not alone...Here's...

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The Case of the Spotted Plant

reprinted with permission: Source: Greenhouse Management, October 2015, www.greenhousemag.com INSV is incurable. Protect your plants with these savvy prevention tips. September 30, 2015 Steven D. Frank The breakdown Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) is a constant...

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Work Smarter, not Harder

As we approach the next Spring growing season, I want to help you every way we can to make your season a success.  You may have questions like "How can I be sure I'm turning a profit?" or "Is there a smarter or simpler way to do what I'm doing?" or "How can I...

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Plug It In

The very first job I had in the greenhouse was transplanting after school. It was spring and the fledgling company "Jolly Farmer Nursery" needed extra hands. Do you remember when we sowed seed in rows in an open flat and tore the poor little things apart to transplant...

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The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Isn't this little guy just adorable? His grandpa who shared the photo says, "He's my little CEO, putting the final approval on my order!"  Really cute.  Shout out to Greg Caron of Winthrop Greenhouse in Winthrop NY...thanks for sharing! It's great when our kids (or...

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Inside our Greenhouse

Believe it or not, we are in the midst of house renovations...greenhouse renovations, that is!   We've been using this facility (using it "hard", I might add) for almost 20 years now.  The flooring which was made of asphalt is full of dips and valleys which collect...

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Busy, Busy!

Busy, Busy!

So much to do before winter! All around our home, the squirrels are crazy-busy!  Our massive Red Oaks are loaded with acorns which these creatures are desperate to store up before winter.  My dog barks and chases them, but they are not deterred from this all-important...

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Falling into the Season

Today, the calendar says “Autumn begins”. (Frankly, I’m disappointed for summer to be over already. Seems like it just began!) But just this week, the signs are all there…kids shivering in the early morning fog while they wait for their school bus, ducks and geese...

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Why choose Jolly Farmer…

We are growers of high quality young plants from seed and vegetative materials. Serving customers in both the U.S. and Canada, we sell our plants directly, not through the broker network. Our service is especially suited for the small to mid-size growers – no minimum...

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Everything Matters to Customers

An article from Greenhouse Grower Republished with permission By Laura Drotleff | September 13, 2013 High-quality, clean plants. Shipping plants in small increments. Returning calls. Giving access to an on-call horticulturist. Informing customers of all costs up...

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1 year ago

For current inventory of Plugs and Liners. 🌱🌿

Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! Buy one tray, get a second tray of the same variety free!

Only want 1 tray? No problem! Get 25% off single trays!

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1 year ago

SALE! BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!

The Following Items are Included in This Sale:

Anigozanthos, Bush Dawn
Begonia, Nonstop Joy Yellow (25 strip)
Canna, Cannova Yellow
Echinacea, Sombrero Tango ... See more

2 years ago

From all of us at Jolly Farmer: Happy New Year to you and yours! We wish you all the best, and look forward to serving you in 2022. ✨

2 years ago

After expanding our greenhouses in 2018 to cover a total of 13 acres, we found ourselves needing more production and office space as well! So in 2020, we broke ground on another project – this time ... See more

2 years ago

Plants add character and colour to our surroundings, and have been used to decorate and brighten both indoor and outdoor spaces for centuries. But plants do more than just look good! Here's some ways ... See more

2 years ago

To All Our Veterans and Their Families:

We thank you for the sacrifices you have made to give us the liberty and prosperity we enjoy today.

2 years ago

Late Addition - Hoya Kerrii Variegated!

We've been able to secure a limited quantity of Variegated Hoya Heart for 2022. Use the link below to book yours now while supplies last! (Sold in 50 count ... See more

2 years ago

Don't miss these new ComboKits™ we are offering in 2022! 🌸 🌼

Vintage Soiree - page 40
Whispers of Dawn - page 41
Wild Blue Yonder - page 42
Wildflower Meadows - page 42

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2 years ago

Only 1 week left to Save 10% on your spring liner orders! Order by October 1st using the link below!

https://sales.jollyfarmer.com/prebookmain.aspx?category=GR

2 years ago

Don't miss these new ComboKits™ we are offering in 2022! 🌸 🌼

Sandstone Breeze - page 33
Stargazer - page 35
Tied Up in Pink - page 38
Touch of Lavender - page 39
Vintage Soiree - page ... See more

2 years ago

Out with the old and in with the new! 🏗🚛 Irving's 300 ton crane lifted our new boiler in this week, replacing our 50 year old boiler that survived a fire in 1996 and has provided supplemental ... See more

2 years ago

NEW COMBOS FOR 2022! 🌸

Don't miss these new ComboKits™ we've introduced for 2022!

Pre-book yours online today using the link below:
https://sales.jollyfarmer.com/prebookmain.aspx?category=GR

2 years ago

NEW COMBOS FOR 2022! 🌸

Don't miss these new ComboKits™ we've introduced for 2022!

Pre-book yours online today using the link below:

https://sales.jollyfarmer.com/prebookmain.aspx?category=GR

2 years ago

NEW FOR 2022 | BELLECONIA BEGONIAS 🌸

With large double flowers and a semi-trailing habit, this stunning series has incredible flower power and heat tolerance for continuous blooming all season ... See more

2 years ago

🌵 RETAIL SALE TOMORROW!
Starting Thursday, July 29 at 8AM we will open our retail greenhouse near route 105 for a plant sale!

🌹 AVAILABILITY
You can expect bargain prices with a selection of ... See more

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