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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Sep 3, 2016 4:00 PM CST
I'm putting together a list of hyacinth that I want to get and I'm in a bit of a quandary. There is a somewhat 'rare' bulb that I've been drooling over for the past couple of years. It's called 'Dark Dimension' and is pictured below.
The problem is that it is rather pricey at $6.90 each. A group of 5 runs $32.00. Granted, I spend more than that on a hosta usually without thinking. But with the squirrel and deer having a tendency to dig up my bulbs, I'm wary of taking the plunge. Thoughts?

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Could you cover them with a plastic netting after they have been planted? Than hit them with a deer and rabbits repellant in the spring when they emerge? How do you protect your hostas from deer?
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Sep 3, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Using the netting last year seemed to work ok. As far as the deer are concerned though, they are used to the various products on the market. (And I can just put down so much netting!)

I'm probably going to bite the bullet and get 5 and mix them with either white or yellow to bring out the 'black' color.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Sep 3, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Rick, cool looking hyacinths. Yep, kinda pricey. If we should buy a slew of them, we will get better price. Count me in for ten bulbs.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 8:57 PM CST
That should really be nice looking.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Sep 4, 2016 5:41 AM CST
Good heavens Lisa!

Ok, here's the price breakdown

     Qty           Cost         
     1……    $6.90……  ($6.90 each)
     2……   $13.60……  ($6.80 each)
     3……   $19.80……  ($6.60 each)
     4……   $26.00……  ($6.50 each)
     5……   $32.00……  ($6.40 each)
  10……   $62.00……  ($6.20 each)
  25…… $147.50……  ($5.90 each)
  50…… $230.00……  ($4.60 each)
100…… $450.00…… ($4.50 each)

The bulbs won't be shipped until the end of September, so please keep in mind that you would have to meet me to pick them up.

They also have Carnegie, Gipsy Queen, Jan Bos (bright, deep pink), Miss Saigon, Woodstock, Pink Pearl, Pink Surprise, Blue Eyes, Hollyhock, Blue Tango, Royal Navy and Yellow Queen. The prices for these start at $5.95, $9.90, $16.00, $29.50 for 5, 10, 25 and 50 bulbs respectively.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Sep 4, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Yep, I'm in for 10 bulbs. No big deal about picking them up although I will be out of the country late September. Will return Saturday October 15. Corsica calls.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Sep 4, 2016 8:27 AM CST
Hang on a sec! You mean I get to baby sit your bulbs while you're off in the Mediterranean? I somehow think I'm getting the wrong end of the deal here. Rolling on the floor laughing
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Sep 4, 2016 8:53 AM CST
I'll send snaps.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Nov 24, 2016 5:27 PM CST

@5601Lisa

I got an E-Mail today from Brent and Beckys Bulbs.... Half Off ! ! !

Here's the Dark Dimension page.

https://brentandbeckysbulbs.com/Hyacinthus/orientalis--Dark-...
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Nov 25, 2016 10:51 AM CST
Rick, thanks for the link. I had a cart full of bulbs, then noticed the shipping charges. Hooboy! My $40 subtotal became $80. Not gonna do that.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Hostas Ferns
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RickM
Nov 25, 2016 12:57 PM CST
yeh, that's the problem with the half-off sales. shipping ends up costing $$$$ because you want so much!

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Dudley Warner
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
Nov 25, 2016 1:22 PM CST
@5601Lisa It looks like the 50% off discount is not applied to Total Due until you reach the final checkout page!! Here is a copy reflecting a sample order of 20 'Dark Dimension' bulbs. Shipping is 10% of undiscounted price. So, about $3 for each of the 20 bulbs including shipping.......HTH.

Description Qty Item Price Discount Sub-Total
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Dark Dimension'
Item Number: 26-0140
10 $4.98
50% ($24.90)
$49.80
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Dark Dimension'
Item Number: 26-0140
10 $4.98
50% ($24.90)
$49.80
Pre Sub-Total $99.60
Discount -$49.80
Shipping 9.96
Total $ 59.76
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
Butterflies
MariposaMaid
Nov 25, 2016 1:27 PM CST
@RickM see my post above .

Lisa's order of $40 would be $80 without half off, so shipping would be 10% or $8.00.
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Nov 25, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Thanks Judy. Shipping worked to be about $8 when I placed my order. That's still nearly 20% of the subtotal but the bulbs are distinctive.

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