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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Apr 25, 2021 10:26 AM CST
Has anyone ever ordered from this company? It seems like I did a long time ago, but not sure. This is one place that has the pretty little checkered lilies that Loretta posted. Would love to try them, but don't want to get burned by Spring Hill and Brecks type catalogs...
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Apr 25, 2021 11:54 AM CST
Rose
Check out Brent and Becky's. I got some very nice bulbs from them.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 25, 2021 12:39 PM CST
Rose, High Country Gardens

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Name: Zoë
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NMoasis
Apr 25, 2021 6:40 PM CST
Yes, I've ordered from them, they are reliable. Plants are quite small but healthy and based on their website they seem to stand behind their products (I've never lodged a complaint, so no personal experience).
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Bob
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Apr 25, 2021 7:10 PM CST

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Rose I was looking at the checkered lilies myself and what I read said plant the bulbs in the Fall.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 25, 2021 7:22 PM CST
Bob,

I saw that they have them for 75% off if you preorder for fall shipment. Might give them a try.

Gary,

I checked with Brent and Becky's. They didn't show it available. Thanks for the suggestion though!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 25, 2021 7:38 PM CST
Are you talking about the fritillaries?
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 25, 2021 8:19 PM CST
Colorblends, extremely reasonable
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 26, 2021 6:39 AM CST
crawgarden said:Are you talking about the fritillaries?


Yes. Not an easy item to find right now! Maybe they'll be more available in the fall? I really like the blooms that Loretta posted.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 26, 2021 6:49 AM CST
crawgarden said:Colorblends, extremely reasonable


I searched their site and it came up no results. I've requested a catalog. Thanks for the tip!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Apr 26, 2021 9:13 AM CST
They are available for the Fall
10-$5025
50-$22.50
100-$41.00
500-$190.00
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 26, 2021 11:58 AM CST
Here you go Rose:

https://www.colorblends.com/wh...
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 26, 2021 3:25 PM CST
You guys are so helpful when it comes to spending my money😂😂😂 I'll check them both. Have you ordered from Colorblends?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 26, 2021 3:31 PM CST
I have ordered lots of bulbs from Colorblends, never had any issues. Large, fresh bulbs. They do have a min order of $60.00, which if that's to much, maybe go in with some others. I have built up my order on those particular Fritts to 400 bulbs over the last few years.
There customer service has been excellent.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 27, 2021 9:10 AM CST
400 bulbs?!?! Is it safe to say that these are a small plant that is better planted in groups?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 27, 2021 9:22 AM CST
I did it over 4 years, yes they are small bulbs, IMHO look better in groups. I just stick a shovel in about 3" and tilt back on it, typically put 3 bulbs in. They like partial shade and moist not wet soil. The key on the Fritts is to get fresh bulbs and plant as soon as possible, also plant them on their side, since they have a little divot in the center that can collect water. Like other bulbs, wait until the leaves turn yellow before cutting, I leave the seeds on the stems. They look like weedy grass when they come up.
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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Name: Bob
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Apr 27, 2021 10:29 AM CST

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Great pic RJ.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 27, 2021 7:19 PM CST

I agree with Bob... that's a nice picture!

I requested a catalog from Colorblends.
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 29, 2021 3:27 PM CST
Brent and Becky and Van Engelen / John Scheepers have their fall bulbs up and you can get Fritillaria meleagris at both. It usually sells out at some point. I just bought more from Van Engelen which looks like it was a couple of cents more than Colorblends but not enough for me to care since I already placed the order.
And what's up with B&B's website? The color is irritating.

SunnyinMichigan
May 3, 2021 4:51 AM CST
Isn't High Country a rose vendor?

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