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Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
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lilsista59
Apr 7, 2010 8:51 AM CST
I got my second shipment of bulbs and they were nice big bulbs....
But UPS knocked the box around alittle and one of the types of OT lilies was sprouted
and it knocked 2 of the bulb sprouts off... Thumbs down Thumbs down
If i'm not mistaken..these 2 bulbs won't bloom this year will they??
Just checking..to make sure i'm thinking right.... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Thanks for any help...
Phyllis
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 7, 2010 9:01 AM CST
Hi Phyllis,

I had that happen with quite a few bulbs one year, and they did not bloom that year, but came back much multiplied the next.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 7, 2010 9:29 AM CST
I had that problem with a bulb last year too, and no it doesn't bloom. But I potted it up and when I planted last fall it had probably 25 babies in it... Of course, it was an OT, too, and those things are monsters! :)
Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
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lilsista59
Apr 7, 2010 8:21 PM CST
Thanks...I didn't think they would but wanted to ask the experts...

The bears broke quite a few of my lilies last year in my front beds
getting to my bird and hummingbird feeders..and you wouldn't believe all the babies that
are coming up around the ones that got broken....
Moved all the feeders out of reach so hoping I won't have the same problem this year...

Here's one of them...

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

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PollyK
Apr 7, 2010 8:25 PM CST
And whatdo you do when bears are breaking down your lilies? Egad!
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 7, 2010 8:30 PM CST
Bears, eh, whoa! Yep, that is why I live in the middle of Eastern Iowa. I'm at the top of the food chain here and I like it like that.
Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
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lilsista59
Apr 7, 2010 9:01 PM CST
If i'm outside Run as fast as I can or hide.....did that 2X already
If i'm inside I go upstairs on the deck and yell at them...LOL
Have a can of Bear spray but haven't used it yet....
There's a big ole cocky male that I hope makes my DH's acquaintance..
as all the times he came here he was at work....I want them to meet....LOL
My daughter chased him through my back yard with her car the last time I saw him...
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 7, 2010 9:08 PM CST
Sound like fun Phyllis!

We've had confirmed sightings by our Dept Of Conservation of wolves within a couple of miles in the last two weeks. I suppose you have wolves too?

I've been down in Phyllis' area and it is lovely country.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Apr 7, 2010 11:13 PM CST

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We have mountain lions...
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 8, 2010 6:11 AM CST
I have house tigers.. Smiling LOL
Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
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lilsista59
Apr 8, 2010 6:48 AM CST
No wolves and PA game commission says No Mountain Lions Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
No one believes them.... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Been here almost 30 years and only the last 2 years have we had problems with bears..
only ever saw them once in all the years before...
Might be cause I no longer have any dogs...
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 8, 2010 7:52 AM CST
We had a cougar family once. Pretty cool.

Do the mountain lions come close, Pard?

I have a house tiger. We have to keep her inside at night because of the coyotes. And she wants to be an outdoor cat.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 8, 2010 7:56 AM CST
Mine are indoor outdoor house tigers. When it's warm and sunny they are outdoor tigers, and when it is chilly they are indoor tigers and the prefer me to turn on the fireplace and feed them their canned tiger food in front of it. Nothing spoiled about these little tigers. :)
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 8, 2010 7:57 AM CST
Ticker's tigers are spoiled, LOL.
Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
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lilsista59
Apr 8, 2010 9:21 AM CST
I have 2 wild tigers that think they live here..
They don't come inside...momma tiger brought them here 2 years ago and then last summer
she left them and hasn't been back..there was 5 but only 2 are still here...can sometimes pet one of them...
but their still leery of humans..

Cougars I think are the same as Mountain Lions..they call them by a bunch of different names..
Puma's too...But there's none around here Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Apr 8, 2010 10:24 AM CST

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The cougars are encroaching on rural areas and a couple of years ago one was seen on the fringes of Corvallis. There are a lot of them since hunting rules changed a few years ago. They are taking livestock.

The state wants to spend something like $3000 a piece to thin them out. Seems kind of stupid because hunters would gladly PAY the state to hunt them. But that is Oregon for you. This subject has been in the news here lately.

Are pumas the same as cougars/mountain lions? I vaguely recall a Smothers Brothers tune from years gone by that had all the synonyms for cougar in it. Cracked me up no end as all Smothers Brothers material did.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 8, 2010 11:15 AM CST
I loved the Smother's Brothers and still do! :)

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BUGGYCRAZY
Apr 12, 2010 10:30 PM CST
ALL COUGARS ARE SHOT ON SIGHT HERE. PITY.
Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
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lilsista59
Apr 21, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Dumb question maybe...
But is there a difference in lilies when one place says their giant hybrids growing to 6-8' tall in 3 years
then you look up the stats elsewhere same name but advertised as regular bulbs...and their listed as hybrids only growing to 4-5' tall...??
Just curious here....
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Moby
Apr 21, 2010 9:10 PM CST
I don't suppose you're talking about a 'lily tree', are you?
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?

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