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Name: Rick Moses
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May 30, 2020 7:36 AM CST

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2020 Fall Bulb Buy - ADR and Van Engelen

WE WILL NOT SHIP BULBS.
Delivery generally works out for pickup at the Fall Swap, depending on shipping dates. If the order is scheduled to ship after the swap, then we'll have a pickup party in Derwood, MD or possibly Frederick, MD!

It's that time of year when we start thinking about fall planting. Sure, we all but annuals throughout the summer, especially from those clearance racks, but we also start thinking about amaryllis for the holidays and spring color in our yards.

With this heat wave, it's so nice to think of planting in the fall, planning ahead for a great spring show, thinking about those wonderful Peruvian amaryllises for holiday gifts...

ADR (www.ADRBulbs.com) and Van Engelen ( https://www.VanEngelen.com) both have great bulbs at wholesale prices. However, we need to order entire boxes/bags of bulbs. This can be as few 10 for Amaryllis Christmas Gift to 250 for Muscari armeniacum. Purchasing as a group lets us split larger quantities and share in the savings.

We've been doing this for many years, so those who have participated before know the drill... If you haven't participated before, I'll ask for your money before placing the order. Otherwise you can pay at pickup. If there are any issues with payment, just keep communicating with me. Things happen, and as long as we keep talking we can generally work it out!

This is a group buy or "co-op," so we all SHARE THE RISK as well as the reward. If something unforseen happens and we don't get good bulbs, YOU WILL STILL OWE $. We save money as a group, and we could possibly lose money as a group. I'm not a retailer and can't afford to "absorb" a loss. This has never actually happened, but I need to be very clear on this up front.

WE WILL NOT SHIP BULBS.
Delivery generally works out for pickup at the Fall Swap, depending on shipping dates. If the order is scheduled to ship after the swap, then we'll have a pickup party in Derwood, MD or possibly Frederick, MD!

Post below about what bulbs interest you. I will keep this thread up to date with pricing as people actually commit to quantities.

A note on pricing:
You won't be able to see the prices on the ADR site unless you have an account with ADR (I can see the prices, as can Jill), but we'll look up prices for you. Van Engelen shows pricing without an account. HOWEVER, when you are ready to order, please don't specify which company. As people place orders, I will bounce between both companies depending on who has the better price.

When you post an order, please make sure your post has ORDER as the first line of your post. This helps to sort through the chaff. If modifying, use 'ORDER UPDATE' as the first line. Any post without 'ORDER' or 'ORDER UPDATE' will be considered an inquiry only.

You will need to list in your post how many bulbs you are interested in per variety, how many you want and whether or not you're will to split a box/bag with someone else.
For example, if you want 75 of the Darwin 'Wedding Dress', you would put:

Darwin Wedding Dress, want 75, but could use 100

This item has minimum quantities of 50, 100 and 500. To fill your order, I would need to order at least 100 bulbs, which fills your max order of 100. But, if someone else wanted only 25, you would get your minimum of 75 and they would get their 25.



This may be a bit confusing, but please ask if you have questions.

One final note:
While ADR and Van Engelen have a 'huge' selection, they don't carry everything. If there is something that you want but don't see, let me know. I have a couple of other places that may have it.



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Name: Rick Moses
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May 30, 2020 7:46 AM CST

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Order Status by Buyer:

RickM
Chionodoxa forbesii, qty 200
Eranthis Cilicica, qty 200
Hyacinth Aidia, qty 20
Hyacinth Jan Bos, qty 20
Hyacinth Miss Saigon, qty 20
Ipheion uniflorum White Star, qty 200

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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 31, 2020 5:44 PM CST
So glad you're taking on ADR and wrapping my head around order this week. Is VE still in mix?
Name: Rick Moses
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May 31, 2020 5:46 PM CST

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I figure Jill has enough on her plate for the forseeable.

Yes, VE is still an option. I just haven't put anything up yet.
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Jun 25, 2020 5:10 AM CST

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Ok folks, time to get serious. I'd like to get things moving on an ADR and VanEngelen order. Things are beginning to sell out for this year.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jun 25, 2020 7:11 AM CST
Thanks for the nudge Rick.
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jun 26, 2020 11:57 AM CST
ORDER
Corydalis 'Purple Bird' qty 20
Chionodoxa 'Liciliae' qty 150
Fringed tulip mix, qty 50
Sweet Pink tulip mix qty 50
Rembrandt tulip mix qty 50
Lily flowering tulip mix qty 50
Late French tulip mix qty 50
Orienpet Lily mix qty 50
Muscari Armeniacum qty 250
Apeldoorm Elite tulip qty 50
Eranthis winter aconite qty 150

As far as Amaryllis are concerned, I like these Dutch varieties: Gervase, Naranja, Yellow Star and Charisma. For Peruvian bulbs, I like Charisma, Lemon Star, Picasso and Siberia. Given that I don't need a boatload of any of these, I would like to split an order if anyone is interested.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Jun 26, 2020 7:05 PM CST

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Lisa, which eranthis: cilica or hyemalis?
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jun 27, 2020 7:41 AM CST
Eranthus hyemalis please. LMK if you would like help sorting bulbs when they arrive.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jun 28, 2020 7:37 AM CST

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Yes, I'll definitely need help.

On the orienpet mix, I assume it's this one from VE as I don't see any lilies on ADR this year.
https://www.vanengelen.com/flo...
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Name: Lisa Olson
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5601Lisa
Jun 28, 2020 8:18 AM CST
I'm interested in VE's Orienpet mix #7140, 50 bulbs for $64.50. It's on pg 46 of the catalogue. The only other item I'm ordering from VE is Corydalis Purple Bird, which I didn't see on ADR's site. For some reason, I was able to see prices on the ADR site. Good value!
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jun 28, 2020 10:47 AM CST

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Got it. I don't recall if ADR had the coydalis last year or not.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Jul 1, 2020 8:09 AM CST
RIck, have you posted a "nudge" in other threads here? Or maybe send a note to people interested in fall swap? for the past few years, I've heard a lot of people talking in fall about joining us "next year," but we've only had a few participants. Not sure what's up with that.

Thank you very much for taking on the fall bulb buy this year! I'll be bouncing between here and Pittsburgh all summer.

I'll try to follow along and help find pricing info as needed, or give input on varieties -- especially daffodils, as I've tried a lot of them over the years!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 1, 2020 11:33 AM CST
AMARYLLIS AMARYLLIS AMARYLLIS

I just looked at the Peruvian amaryllis bulbs at ADR -- much larger selection this year!! However, I also see that they are selling in lots of 16 now, rather than 10. But the prices are still $5-6 per JUMBO bulb.

I'm really liking the new selections 'Revelation' (all lovely stripes) and 'Cape Horn' (like a rose-pink version of 'Minerva'). For gifts next year, I'm drawn to 'Red King' (double) and 'Mandela' (deep burgundy-red, a Victorian Christmas color), both of which I've grown before, so I can attest to their big blooms and sturdy stems.

I found the uncropped version of ADR's photo, which looks like natural light in morning or evening, so should show the "true" color (although with digital images we know how that goes).

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I also found a photo on Hyde's site that looks like it was taken in bright overhead sun. Either type of pink, I think it's sweet!

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I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 29, 2020 3:14 PM CST
Rick, have you ordered yet?

If so, I'll do a follow-on order for amaryllis...
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Jul 29, 2020 5:21 PM CST

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No, I haven't. I was going to put up a last call note this weekend. Right now, I'm dealing with a bad headache / migraine for 5 days now. I even took today off and spent most of it in the dark.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Jul 29, 2020 5:30 PM CST
urk. I'm so so sorry. Been there, no fun. Hope you get a good night and wake up headache free!!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Aug 15, 2020 11:49 AM CST

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You may have noticed that I haven't been keeping up with this. If you are interested in buying any bulbs from ADR of van Engelen, I need to know no later that Friday, 21-Aug-2020
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Aug 15, 2020 1:31 PM CST
ORDER. ORDER ORDER

Say, do I hear a bailiff? Rick if it's not too late, I would like to order ADR's Assorted Jumbo Amaryllis Mix, which is 18 bulbs for $133.48.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Aug 16, 2020 7:38 PM CST
OK... Did anybody see that they are offering EXHIBITION size bulbs this year? Check out Darwin Tulip 'Big Love' -- according to VE, "dusky-pink with a lilac sheen, an interior white-encircled heart of gold accented by variable steel-blue flames and garnet-blushed stems." !!!

The "problem" is that the big bulbs are only offered in a crate of 400 for $120.. but if we split a crate, that means 100 huge (size 14) bulbs for $30, rather than 100 regular size (10/12) bulbs for $37.

I'd be good with half a crate (200), figuring on giving away a bunch of them... Can I interest anybody else?

I think they'd combine really well with Muscari 'Fantasy Creation' or M. 'Valerie Finnis'. I like the way 'Fantasy Creation' starts out looking like regular M. armeniacum in bud and then opens out to this double-flowered, fluffy pyramid of blooms. ADR has 'Fantasy Creation' box of 150 for $25.50


I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.

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