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Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
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nmumpton
Jul 27, 2013 9:10 AM CST
Hi Sheryl,
I happened on your review of Easy to Grow Bulbs. I also live in the Phoenix area and wondered what bulbs you have purchased to grow in this area? Do you plant them in the ground or in pots? Thanks, Nancy Mumpton

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jul 27, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Oh dear... what Haven't I Ordered, lol?

A lot that I did, I ordered during the 6 years I was in Tennessee, so those don't count for much. We returned to Phx last year, to a different home. My previous home was on an irrigated lot, so that isn't quite the same.

Things I've had success with were the Amaryllis bulbs -pot culture here, not sure how they would do in the ground, but I have seen other people re-sprout them after planting, so I'm going to give it a try. Cannas did great on the irrigated lot, I'm going to try them in some planters I have, along with some Tuberoses. I also had them successfully on the irrigated lot, as well as Lycoris, Rain lilies (also killed them by putting them in too sunny of an area) and Rhodophilis. If you have a bed that you irrigate, but not more than once a week in the summer or once a month in the winter, I think all of those will do fine for you. Oh, and not too heavy of soil. If you need soil amendments, I can help you with that!

I haven't tried Daffodils here, but have certainly seen them do well. I'm currently working on Iris, but have once again put them in a site where they aren't getting enough protection, grrrrr....

I had some lovely Freesia (my favorite flower) in a pot this last spring. I have stored them in their pot and will see if they resprout for me this winter. Supposedly the white ones are the most fragrant. But now that I think of it, I should probably stick some of those bulbs in a protected area and see how they do....

Anything you've tried? I'd be interested in hearing your success and not-so-success .... perhaps we should start a thread on the So'west forum?

Sheryl

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Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
I'm NancySLAZ on DG
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers hot summers Cat Lover Container Gardener Dog Lover Region: Southwest Gardening
Region: United States of America Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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nmumpton
Jul 27, 2013 12:06 PM CST
Hi Sheryl,
That's a good idea to move over to the Southwest forum. I would like to copy your response to me and then I will answer it there. Okay with you?

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Jul 27, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Absolutely fine, see you there!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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