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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 13, 2013 3:08 PM CST
Ok, just asking because all I ever see is flowers as far as the eye can see!! Thumbs up Drooling nodding Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 13, 2013 3:23 PM CST
Well, not much lawn and lots of flowers ha-ha. Thumbs up
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Apr 13, 2013 6:10 PM CST
My kind of yard! Hurray! Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2013 4:17 PM CST
Humilis Violacea today in the sunshine are open again. Yesterday and the day before they were closed due to rain and clouds.


Sundance looks great in the backyard.


View of the front yard with tulips starting to bloom.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 14, 2013 5:04 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Apr 14, 2013 6:45 PM CST
That is so beautiful. Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2013 6:47 PM CST
I like to make things colorful. Smiling
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Apr 14, 2013 7:18 PM CST
nodding I agree Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 14, 2013 9:34 PM CST
You succeeded, Rita. Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2013 9:37 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:You succeeded, Rita. Hurray! Thumbs up


Thanks. I put a lot of effort into planning my garden beds.

Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Apr 15, 2013 4:36 AM CST
They are very colorful, I almost needed my sunglasses! Hilarious! ..I was looking on B&B but I did not see them, I really love the yellow ones, they look fabulous in a mass planting! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 15, 2013 10:36 AM CST
You will not find those yellow tulips above at B&B. I bought them from Dutchgrown.com which ships directly from Holland, has the $150 minium and the bulbs only come in 100 of the same type quantities.

At B&B I would buy the Greigii tulips "United States" In fact I am going to get some for this fall. Or at McCLure and Zimmerman Giuseppe Verdi Kaufmanniana tulip.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 15, 2013 1:11 PM CST
Tulip Showwinner today.
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Apr 15, 2013 1:41 PM CST
Very informative, Rita;
also very attractive!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Apr 15, 2013 2:18 PM CST
Greigii tulips "United States" are beautiful, I am also loving Tulipa - Toronto.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Apr 15, 2013 2:40 PM CST
I plan on adding more Greigii and Kaufmanniana tulips this fall.

I am definately getting tulip United States from B&B this year. I wanted it last year but they were not offering it so I am very happy to see it this year. I order from B&B each year anyway so I might as well get it.

Then last year I ordered (100 each) of Greigii division tulips Sundance, Large Copper, March Of Time and Gold West from Dutchgrown.com. For this fall from them I will order Oratorio, Dreamboat, Red Riding Hood and Sweet Lady (100 each).

I thought this would be a good topic for a thread since many people would love to plant truely perennial tulips.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Apr 15, 2013 4:17 PM CST
Me, Me! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 15, 2013 4:33 PM CST
All you need to do is get some this fall! Thumbs up nodding
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Apr 15, 2013 7:59 PM CST
Conflicting information. Trying to get this straight! Some miscellaneous paragraphs and the links.

Greigii tulips are famous for their decorative purple mottled leaves. Superior bulbs for rockgardens, containers, low borders and naturalizing under trees. The bulbs prefer to be left in the ground. They like well-drained soil and some sun on their heads during the spring.
http://dutchgrown.com/wholesal...

Tulips need to be pre-chilled to bloom well in Zones 7b-10. They should be placed in the refrigerator (NOT freezer) in October for 8-10 weeks, then planted in December when the weather cools down. Without chilling, plants will be stunted and the flowers will open down in the leaves. Once you take the bulbs out of the fridge, plant them right away. Don't let the bulbs sit in the sun while you are digging.
http://www.colorblends.com/sou...

The tulips shown below seem to handle the cooling process and southern heat pretty well. Some species tulips can return for several years - namely Sylvestris, Bakeri, Clusiana Lady Jane, Clusiana Tubergen's Gem and linifolia.
http://www.colorblends.com/sou...

Notice it says Bakeri is one that does well in the south, then you open up the Bakeri-Liac-Wonder and it says prechill in zones 7-10. Confused

http://www.colorblends.com/Per... (needs to be pre-chilled)

https://store.brentandbeckysbu... -Darwin, division 4. No prechill mentioned and good up to zone 9!!
https://store.brentandbeckysbu... Another Darwin, division 4.

https://store.brentandbeckysbu... All division 4
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 15, 2013 8:34 PM CST
I don't believe Darwins are good to zone 9. They definatly need a chill factor. Species in general much less so.

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