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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 1, 2010 12:16 PM CST

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Although the economy is not in the greatest of shapes (to say the least) I will continue to support the growers (and vendors) who have a great passion for the genus lilium. These are most often smaller companies that are scratching out a living with their passion and hard work, can personally answer any question you might have and delight in doing so.

First I will include being involved in your local lily society, if you have one. I am involved in the Pacific Northwest Lily Society, and although I do not live in the Northwest, where it is located, I found a way to be active in it and help with their twice a year mail order bulb sale. I get a chance to get my hands on some great bulbs at great prices from growers. Must pay membership to be included.
http://www.pnwls.org/


Okay......here's my list of favorites that have a history of being passionate about what they do and providing me with great lilies over the years. Quality never compromised!

Buggy Crazy
http://buggycrazy.vstore.ca/

Faraway Flowers
http://farawayflowers.vstore.ca/

B&D Lilies
http://bdlilies.com/

The Lily Garden
http://www.thelilygarden.com/

The Lily Nook (Canadian)
http://www.lilynook.mb.ca/

Valley K Lily Ranch (Canadian)
http://plantlilies.com/

Tracey
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 1, 2010 4:29 PM CST

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Thank you for the list.

I have purchased from The LIly Garden, and The Lily Nook. I'm hoping for Buggy to still be in business this year, so I can get some of her famous lilies. I will check out the other sources.

Anyone else have any great sources, or is that about it?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 2, 2010 9:03 AM CST
These are the ones I use.I try to limit my LilyNook purchases the extra charge for the certificate makes a big diff.
Everywhere else is great for lilies,service is good B&D lilies really try to please when things go wrong.
I also use Brent and Beckys Bulbs even tho they dont have a wide assortment as the above.

Wandasflowers
Feb 2, 2010 10:11 AM CST
I think belonging to a Lily Society is really a great way to go. We not only have beautiful bulbs, but we want you to buy more, so we sell them at great prices!

We offered 59 cultivars to our Iowa Regional Lily Society membership last fall including martagons, species, OTs, Asiatics, LAs and more!

Going to Lily Shows & visiting Lily gardens gives you a chance to see which lilies thrive. And I've found some wonderful friends....

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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 2, 2010 10:55 AM CST

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Wanda is right. I can't tell you what it means to have a place to go where people don't roll their eyes or fall asleep while you tell them about lilies and how much you love them. These are people that share your interest and often end up as good friends. Besides that, giving back and pitching in feels really good. Plus, you get to share your love of the lilium!
Tracey
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 2, 2010 2:02 PM CST
Is that Garden Treasure?
Its just beautiful.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 2, 2010 7:27 PM CST

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My guess was Altari. It sure is gorgeous.

Wandasflowers
Feb 4, 2010 8:17 AM CST
Orienpet Altari wins! It's a beauty!

I've gotten some nice lilies trading with friends too.
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
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waterbird
Feb 4, 2010 12:04 PM CST
I wish we had a lily society in our area. Live in just a burg compared to some of you gals. I have gobs of lilies. I got a lot of mine from eflowergarden (bert and Ingrid) They were the best bulbs I had seen for ahwile. Hugh! Smiling
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Feb 4, 2010 1:32 PM CST
Do you belong to NALS? (North American Lily Society) You could probably start a local lily society in your area... Smiling
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
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waterbird
Feb 4, 2010 3:36 PM CST
NO I have never heard of it. Learn something new every day HUH !
Do you have a web address for it? I'm all ears!
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Feb 4, 2010 3:57 PM CST
Here ya go:

http://www.lilies.org/

They also list lily clubs. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Feb 6, 2010 3:12 PM CST
Hello! I have had beautiful bulbs from our favorite BUGGY, like you all. And another supplier provides big, beautiful Lilies at a good price. It is Hallsons. They also send out huge perennials.
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jmorth
Feb 7, 2010 3:16 PM CST
Buggy Crazy is by far my favorite, however Faraway Flowers have excellent lilies as well. I like Hallson for their vast selection of miniatures. When thinking quantity, John Scheepers and Brent and Becky.

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digndirt
Feb 15, 2010 5:31 PM CST
I have received excellent lilies from eflowergarden.
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
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chocolatemoose
Feb 15, 2010 6:49 PM CST
Buggy Crazy & Far Away are tied for first...I also do well with The Lily Pad and B & D tied for second...
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Feb 15, 2010 9:12 PM CST

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Recently every time I try to go to B an D my AVR tells me it's virused.
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
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chocolatemoose
Feb 15, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Polly...AVR took me a minute to figure out. I thought it was some Lily Guru I didn't know about who was telling you a bunch of B & D's lilies were virused...I did figure out it's your computer protection...

I haven't been to their site in a couple weeks. After the NW Flower Show and then doing an actual inventory of my lilies last week, I am trying to stay away from every lily vendor in the Western Hemisphere...at least till I see if someone critical didn't overwinter in the fridge. In which case I will be forced to replace that bulb...LOL
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
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PollyK
Feb 15, 2010 9:48 PM CST

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Oh, I am so sorry. No, I certainly don't wish to say their lilies are virused. My anti virus computer control won't let me on the site saying their website is virused. It never did that before. last week, so I hope the website didn't pick up something bad.

I'll have to be more careful what I say on here.

Wandasflowers
Feb 23, 2010 2:19 PM CST
I've had mixed resuts with Buggy Crazy's bulbs. Some have bloomed one summer & rotted (LOs), others are alive and doing well. Some of my species are from BuggyCrazy, too. Could be just the shock of going to my garden.

I love this "Henry's Surprise" she sold me.

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