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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Sep 13, 2011 6:58 AM CST
HI I am looking for a source to order bulk hyacinth bulbs. I would prefer to have the choice of ordering all one color if possible and at minimum 25 or 50 bulbs.

Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Sep 13, 2011 7:55 AM CST
ADR bulbs has a nice selection, and pretty good prices. They are normally wholesale, but I understand if you want quantity they will work with you. I just got my bulbs in this year, and they're really nice.

http://www.adrbulbs.com/
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Mindy03
Sep 13, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Thanks Polly.
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Sep 13, 2011 3:07 PM CST
You're welcome. I've dealt with ADR for 3 years now, and find them to be a wonderful company.
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critterologist
Oct 11, 2011 6:47 PM CST
Oooh, another good source! Thanks, Polly! Their minimums are similar to van Engelen in general (100 tulips, 50 daffs or 50 hyacinths of a variety)... and I've mostly been buying bulbs in sets of 50+ for a few years now.

Van Engelen is the source I was going to suggest, and if you haven't ordered yet it might be worth comparing prices and varieties. I just "registered" with ADR, so I haven't confirmed etc. and been able to check their price list yet.

Hyacinths are wonderful in large plantings... sweeps & swaths of color!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Oct 11, 2011 7:02 PM CST
ADR is much cheaper. They are a true wholesaler. Van Engelen is a quasi wholesaler, open to the public.
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critterologist
Oct 12, 2011 8:51 AM CST
I was able to link in to their price list last night. On the "smaller" quantities (50 daffs, for example), they were a couple bucks less than VE on the ones I checked, but if you have room for 150 or 250 or whatever the bigger box is, the savings really add up!

They're sold out of a lot of stuff at this point, of course. I might still order a couple of things, just because they look like a good source for doing a local fall bulb co-op next year -- had a number of local DGers interested in that when we were talking at the fall plant swap, but not sure I can do it this year. Before I place a group buy order like that, I want to be able to say I've ordered from them personally. :-)
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PollyK
Oct 12, 2011 9:16 AM CST
In the spring last year, they offered free shipping on the fall bulbs if you ordered then. They don't charge until they ship, so that was a nice savings, too. I think Barb has also contacted them for a co-op.
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critterologist
Oct 12, 2011 1:58 PM CST
Good to know! I can see a BIG group buy happening next year. I love MamaJ's co-ops, but if I can get several local bulb enthusiasts together on an order, we'll have a "bulb party" on distribution day... so, it's an excuse to get together as well as a savings on re-shipping. And I can "fill in the gaps" from Barb's co-op picks. :-)
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PollyK
Oct 12, 2011 2:51 PM CST
Sounds like fun! I wish I had neighbors that enjoyed gardening, but no.
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critterologist
Oct 12, 2011 7:05 PM CST
A couple of neighbors are sometimes "in" for a few bulbs (like 3 of this, 5 of that LOL), but mostly "local" in this case means online gardening buddies who live near enough that they'd be willing to drive to Frederick! :-)
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Ispahan
Nov 17, 2011 9:57 PM CST
How do you register with ADR? I looked at their website, but their registration form ALS for tax ID number, etc.

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Corey
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PollyK
Nov 18, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Corey, they are a wholesale company. You should have a wholesale license to buy from them, but I know they have allowed a couple of people to buy in quantities without a license. You do need to buy a bag or box of the bulbs, so at least 25 of one bulb.

But buying wholesale comes with clauses. You normally only have 48 hous to file a complaint if your items are not what you expected, and you can't complain later on if they are not true to name, or don't come up in the spring. Some companies that sell wholesale to the general public stop soon after they start having to deal with a non nursery person that's mad that the hyacinth is yellow instead of white. I don't think wholesale companies should sell to the public. But having said that, I love ADR.
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critterologist
Dec 30, 2011 4:15 PM CST
I emailed them explaining why I wanted to buy in larger quantities (smaller order for myself this fall, probably a big group daffodil buy next year), and they sent me an ID to use. They sent wonderful bulbs. I also got great bulbs during the sales at Van Engelen and Brent & Becky's. :-)
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Cem9165
Dec 31, 2011 10:01 PM CST
Bleek from Touch of Nature had excellent bulbs this fall. I ordered from the co-op here and I was very happy with the quality of bulbs that I received. Also, I've ordered in bulk from VE as well, and Netherland Bulb Co., and I was also pleased with the size and quality of their bulbs. Colorblends is another site with excellent prices, and nice bulbs. Hope you found a good source for your hyacinth bulbs.
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ge1836
Jan 1, 2012 4:32 AM CST
Just found this thread. I had forgotten about Van E and Colorblends. Its too early to do anything so I will hunt and seek.
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chefmike92
Jan 10, 2012 5:11 PM CST
I have done some buying of bulk bulbs and was the supplier for mindy at great prices and yes min quantity is normally 50- 100 i think she was more then pleased with her order and nice size bulbs so anyone looking give me a shout and ill tell you my prices and choices are great!!! im getting ready to order the last of the tulips and hyacinth that will be available for this year anyone interested they will hold and should be around 2 months at about 45 degrees before planting or in the ground at about same temps before they will send buitifull flowers. also have a co-op that includes glads and lillies starting noe go check it out.


can anyone tell me the most cold hardy tulips there are? have a person in chicago looking for some but im in florida so i am not sure i have herd Darwin but at a loss.

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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Apr 19, 2013 8:07 PM CST
Can anyone suggest a variety of Giant Hyacinth that is likely to be somewhat longer-lived in Zone 8b (Pacific Northwest)? I planted bulbs for the first time in 2010, and they were great the first year, fewer and smaller the next year, and almost all dead or tiny this year.

The pink ones died after the first year, but not all the blue and white ones are dead yet.

I understand they prefer or need a colder winter ... my average low is 15-20 F, but it fluctuates up and down all winter, and we have more rain than snow.

Would better drainage help them last?

Are these varieties likely to be better adapted to Zone 8?
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Achilleus'
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Snow Pearl'

Grape Hyacinth really flourish and multiply. (But I don't like them much.)

One big red Lilly is thriving and expanding inexorably. I think it started a new plant 7-8" away from its clump.

Crocus vernus are holding their own and maybe multiplying slowly. However, this year they tried to open for a week or two, then a cold snap, lots of cold rain, and some freezing rain/slush accumulation made the blooms decide to rot instead of open.

One or two tulips show no sign of fading.

Daffodils were great the first year, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 came back the next year, and only two came up this year. Are there daffodil varieties more suited to mild winters?
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Apr 20, 2013 10:17 AM CST
I can't answer much of your questions, but I know Brent and Becky lists daffodils for warmer climates.

Best of luck in your hunt.
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RickCorey
Apr 22, 2013 12:51 PM CST
>> Brent and Becky lists daffodils for warmer climates.

Thank you!

https://store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/spring/?us



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