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crittergarden
May 23, 2013 9:08 AM CST
Tulips, daffodils, and fritillaria?
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crittergarden
May 23, 2013 9:13 AM CST
This is my tenth season in this house and I have "turned a corner" in my garden planting!

Finally FINALLY, the deer are secured on the OUTside and I have killed all the grass and weeds (covered 'em in newspaper before they could seed this year.

ANd SO it is time for me to place my plants where I want them to stay!

I'll be buying tulips, daffodils, fritillaria, asiatic lilies, irises, and daylilies (in addition to random things that catch my eye....)

Where to shop?
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crittergarden
May 24, 2013 9:13 AM CST
Brent and Becky's is an obviously good choice.
Anyone care to add on?
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Cem9165
Feb 16, 2014 6:25 AM CST
I guess I should pay more attention to the bulbs forum during the late spring and summer, I totally misses this thread. Here are my favorite suppliers, not necessarily in order of favorites.

Colorblends
Netherland Bulb Company
Scheepers
Van Engelen
Blooming Bulbs
Touch of Nature
Brent and Becky's
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crittergarden
Feb 16, 2014 6:33 AM CST
good to know, Cem!
Sounds like pretty much everyone likes Brent & Becky's.

Thanks for pitching in!
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Cem9165
Feb 16, 2014 7:04 AM CST
You're welcome.

Annette
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ge1836
Feb 16, 2014 10:24 AM CST
I like these for different reasons:
http://www.johnscheepers.com/
https://store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/
for some interesting foliage but annuals here
http://www.caladiumbulbs4less.com/servlet/StoreFront
back to spring bulbs
http://www.bloomingbulb.com/default.aspx
http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/
http://www.colorblends.com/
http://www.touchofnature.com/springcatalog/cannas.htm#cannap...
I guess Annette covered most of mine above.
Good Luck
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Feb 16, 2014 10:28 AM CST
Thank you!
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Joannabanana
Feb 23, 2014 6:55 PM CST
I buy most of my bulbs from Costco. Can't beat the price and I have never been disappointed
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Cem9165
Feb 23, 2014 7:43 PM CST
I've never thought of getting bulbs from there. I rarely go, the DH does most of the shopping. I'll have to keep them in mind this fall when it's time for bulbs shopping again. As a matter if fact, I need to see what they have in for spring.

Years ago I bought peonies and hostas from SAMs. It took a few years for the peonies to bloom, but they're wonderful now, and the hostas are still going strong.
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crittergarden
Feb 24, 2014 7:00 AM CST
I grab one or two things when I am in Home Depot at that time of year. I don;t want giant bags of daffodils though - not enough room.

And I've never seen a fritillaria there!
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Joannabanana
Feb 24, 2014 7:18 AM CST
Costco has a fantastic bulb selection and I have seen fritillaria there. different supplier than Home Depot. I usually spit up the big bags with friend
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crittergarden
Feb 24, 2014 9:45 AM CST
I don't have enough gardening friends to split a bag with.
HEY!! I could DONATE somewhere.....
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I'm after some orange "Imperial Crown" fritillaria.......
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CarolineScott
Feb 24, 2014 10:03 AM CST
Make sure that you can see the bulbs and/or feel them---if buying at Box stores.
The caladiums from HD here, last year, were too small and never did anything.
But the ones from WM were excellent---large and sprouted readily.
WM has fritillaria , but make sure it is fresh.
Sometimes the stores do not use transparent packaging.
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crittergarden
Feb 24, 2014 11:49 AM CST
CarolineScott said:Make sure that you can see the bulbs and/or feel them---if buying at Box stores.
The caladiums from HD here, last year, were too small and never did anything.
But the ones from WM were excellent---large and sprouted readily.
WM has fritillaria , but make sure it is fresh.
Sometimes the stores do not use transparent packaging.


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SongofJoy
Feb 24, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Lowe's and even Walmart have been good bulb sources here.
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Marilyn
Feb 26, 2014 12:08 AM CST
crittergarden said:I'm after some orange "Imperial Crown" fritillaria.......


Is this orange enough for you? http://www.johnscheepers.com/flower-bulbs-index/fritillaria/...

John Scheepers.

When they open up their Fall season, you could get them here.

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Marilyn
Feb 26, 2014 12:13 AM CST
Easy to Grow Bulbs.

When they open up their Fall season, you could get them here.

http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/p-217-fritillaria-crown-imper...

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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crittergarden
Feb 26, 2014 5:38 AM CST
Marilyn said:Is this orange enough for you?


THAT'S THE ONE!!!

Maybe I'l order a couple from each place and compare them.

Thanks!
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Feb 27, 2014 12:39 AM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up
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