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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 4, 2010 1:33 PM CST
What are your favorite bulbs to grow in containers?
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 4, 2010 7:33 PM CST
Good evening gemini sage. Some these are approaching the force time.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 4, 2010 10:31 PM CST
Hi Neal!

This will be a great cubit. I plan on being here a lot.

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 5, 2010 5:44 AM CST
Looking good, jmorth! I figured you'd be having some early blooms soon :-)

Thanks Polly! Do let me know if you have suggestions- I'm a dummy at stuff like this, LOL. Also open to any forum suggestions.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 5, 2010 11:03 AM CST
When I click on the invitation to join this cubit I'm not being successfully acknowledged and have to go to the whole cubits page and click there to get here.
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Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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stormyla
Feb 6, 2010 12:00 AM CST
Jmorth, you are amazing.
Ladson SC
tranquil
Feb 9, 2010 6:47 PM CST
I bought a little refrigerator to keep my bulbs , I got to use one season.. Itis filled with soft drinks and bottled water by my family.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 10, 2010 8:57 AM CST
Ditto here. I shove the drinks aside and make room though.
Name: Lori
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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McGlory
Feb 10, 2010 10:19 PM CST
Ah, yes! Hydration is secondary to bulb storage. The drinks go in the kitchen fridge. I have my own refrigerator too. :-)
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 12, 2010 9:14 PM CST
Any suggestions on how to best hold over the hyacinths, tulips and daffs I get in bloom at the local grocery. I have been able to keep some alive. Not many. I realize they are forced, but how can I give them my best shot.

They're kinda sentimental, as my husband gets them for me instead of bouquets for events. At my request. I know a bouquet of roses is wonderful, but a hyacinth scents up the kitchen for weeks.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 15, 2010 9:55 AM CST
Polly, I just keep giving them light and some moisture till the foliage yellows naturally, then allow them to dry completely. Then you can pop them in the ground any time before the next cold season. Sometimes I give them some weak fertilizer solution while the foliage is still green too.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 15, 2010 10:14 PM CST
Thanks Neal. I will certainly give it a try.
College Station,TX
zone 8
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teacup754
Feb 21, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Neal, your info was just what i was looking for too! I forced some paperwhites after Christmas and was wondering if and when I could put them out in the garden.I'm going to give it a try.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 22, 2010 5:55 AM CST
Teacup, if its warm enough there, you can keep the pot outside where it will likely get more light. The more sun the leaves get, the better job they can do of replenishing the bulbs for next years blooms. Paperwhites aren't winter hardy here, but I believe they should be just fine in your zone :-)
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
College Station,TX
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teacup754
Feb 22, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Thanks Neal,We just got a forecast of probable snow 3-6 inches! (more snow than anyone can remember in 30 years)for Tuesday/Wed after having a high of 78 on Sunday. Guess they will stay inside a few more days before going on the porch. After the foliage dies back can I just remove them from the pot and store for a while while I wait to see where I want to plant them(winter has probably killed several plants but I'm not sure) or would it be better to immediately go into the ground somewhere?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 22, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Right, the bulbs will be fine to just remain dry and dormant till fall.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Karen
Northern Michigan
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Siliolegma
Mar 13, 2010 5:22 PM CST
I've never done this before, I bought some daffodil bulbs that I would like to plant indoors. They have one to two inches of stem showing. I would like them for table decorations in a month, When should I pot them? If it makes a difference, they are Peruvian Daffodils.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 13, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Are these bulbs you just purchased? If they're growing, you should definitely go on and pot them up. I think they'll have a good chance of being in bloom in a month- they're in the Amaryllis family (I think), which makes me think they'll bloom quickly. It's been several years since I grew them, but as well as I recall, they were fast.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 18, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Forced crocus detail - King of the Striped

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 18, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Flare - from on top

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