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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 6, 2016 7:27 PM CST
This is a LOCAL group buy, with pick-up at the Mid-Atlantic Fall Swap on September 10. I WILL NOT SHIP BULBS.

We're going with ADR this fall, although we may add some bulbs to this buy from Ednie, Brent & Becky's, ect.

See https://www.adrbulbs.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/home.home/inde...

You won't be able to see prices. I can see prices when I sign in. I will initially add 10% to your total to cover unsold bulbs (so we can order a box of 100 even if we've only pre-sold 90)... this is usually reduced to a couple of percent at the end to cover repacking materials. I don't make a profit from group buys.

ADR has a free shipping promotion until July 15. They also have their entire online catalog available until then. After that date, their stock is limited to what the farm has committed to shipping stateside.

We've had excellent bulbs at fantastic (wholesale) prices from them in the past. As always, by participating in the group buy you agree to share the risk -- I'm not a retailer, and if I pay for bulbs we don't receive or that are no good, I can't absorb the loss. If I have to pay, so do you. Smiling That said, we've never had an issue with our local group buys.

I'll keep a running list in the next post of varieties that MIGHT be included if there's enough interest. I'll add a variety to the list if a couple of people would like it, or if one person wants to get at least half the box/bag.

Wholesale prices mean we have to purchase in wholesale quantities! We usually have to juggle numbers at the end to come out right, so please let me know if there's a range that would work for you, eg "I would like 15-25 Red Moon Monkeybulbs." or "I'd like 25 Galloping Golden Gladiolus but could take as many as 75 -- I really want these!"

Please post orders IN THIS THREAD, not in a tree-mail or in another discussion thread. Make changes and additions IN A NEW POST, not by editing your post.

Let the games begin!


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Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Jul 6, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Bulbs under consideration. (Note that if we order amaryllises they will need to be picked up at a later date.) For simplicity in pricing and packing, let's do orders in multiples of 5. I'll show pricing per 5 bulbs, but please note we need to order full boxes/bags.

Bloom time indicated as E (early) M (mid) L (late) Spring. "EM" means early to mid spring, "ML" means mid to late spring.

Varieties in bold were ordered on July 15

ALLIUMS
125 Allium azurium 150/$23.10 -- blue blue blue! charming late spring /early summer bloomer.

CROCUS
50 Tricolor 25/$2.50 -- C. sib, cheerful magenta stars with yellow centers

MISC Bulbs
20 Cyclamen persicum (100 for $105)
75 Iris reticulata 'Harmony' ( 150/$21.90, 25/$3.65)
20-45 Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler' ( 150/$22.50, 25/$3.75) needs excellent drainage
20 Leucojum 'Gravity Giant' (100 for $35, 10 for $3.50)
0-40 Scilla siberica Blue (150/$21)
25 Scilla siberica White (150/$21)

MUSCARI
M. armeniacum -- 250 for Lisa
150 M. 'Atlantic' 150 for $18.60, or 25 /$3.10
50 M. 'Dark Eyes' 150 for $30, or 25/ $5
150 M. 'Fantasy Creation' 150 for $22.50, or 25 /$3.75
100 M. latifolium 150 for $18.60, or 25 /$3.10
50 M. paradoxum 150 for $18.60, or 25 /$3.10
100 M. 'Peppermint' (white tops) 150 for $18.60, or 25 /$3.10
150 M. 'Valerie Finnis' 150 for $18.60, or 25 /$3.10

NARCISSUS

30 N. Bridal Crown 5/$1.37 (box of 75) double, white with saffron-yellow, bunch-flowering, fragrant EM
10 N. Canaliculatus40 5/$1.20 tiny miniature white & yellow, fragrant, EM, can force like paperwhites
35 N. 'Cassatta' - (5 for $1.87, box of 75) the one in the thumbnail for this thread. fragrant, EM
40 Cool Flame 5/$1.70 white with pink-orange cup, classic Grant Mitch hybrid, ML
65 N, Cum Laude, 5/$2 (box of 75) butterfly daff, white with huge pale peach corona
40 Decoy 5/$ white with rose-red cup, Grant Mitch hybrid from Cool Flame, ML
65 N. Delnashauge, 5/$1.90 (box of 75) double white and peach-pink fragrant
25 Mary Bohannon (5 for $2.20, box of 75) classic large cupped yellow with frilly orange corona, ML, possibly fragrant
25 N. 'Prom Dance' - (5 for $1.65, box of 75) a more delicate split-corona daffodil with 2-3 flowers/stem. White with lemon yellow center. fragrant, L
40 N. 'Shrike' -- (5 for $2.83, box of 75) boldly colored butterfly daffodil, white with frilly coral-pink center. fragrant, ML
40N. 'Smiling Sun' (5 for $1.87, box of 75) white with yellow trumpet (yellow radiates onto white perianth)
0-30Yellow Cheerfulness, 5/$1.57 (box of 75)[/b] double, primrose-yellow, bunch-flowering, fragrant, L

ORIENTAL HYACINTHS
Hyacinth 'Aida' (50/ $26... 5/$2.60)
Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket' (50/ $26... 5/$2.60)
Hyacinth 'Delft Blue' (50/ $26... 5/$2.60)
Hyacinths 'Blue Pearl', 'Blue Tanto' 50/$37
Hyacinths 'Gypsy Queen', 'Gypsy Princess' 50/$27)

TULIPS
Single late Rembrandt mixture item 2738 (Lisa, box of 50 for $15.50)
0-25 Tulip Sweet Pink mixture unit 119. (Lisa, box of 500)
Tulip double early 'Double Flag' (box of 50 for $19)
Tulip double late 'Angelique' (box of 50 for $20)
Tulip single early 'Purple Prince' (box of 50 for $14)


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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 6, 2016 7:33 PM CST
I started off with three split-corona (aka "butterfly") daffodils that really caught my eye. Shrike and Prom Dance are new ones for ADR this year; Cassata is a favorite that I'd like to plant again (I think Prom Dance looks like a smaller version of it, so am thinking they'd be nice in drifts near one another.)

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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Jul 6, 2016 9:18 PM CST
Depending on interest of others - I'd be interested in any of the following:

Narcissus:
'Delnashaugh' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Narcissi-double-Delnashau...
5/$1.90 (box of 75)
'Cum Laude' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Narcissi-butterfly-Cum-La...
5/$2 (box of 75)
'Bridal Crown' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Narcissi-bunch-flowering-...
5/$1.37 (box of 75)
'Cheerfulness' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/cheerfulness
5/$1.57 (box of 75)
(total of #30 for me but can be adjusted)

Misc:
Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler' Honey scent BLUE flowers (20) https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Ipheion-RolfFiedler
150/$22.50, 25/$3.75 note that this one needs excellent drainage (rock garden) and is only hardy to zone 7a
#25 for me
Scilla 'Siberica' BLUE (10) https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Scilla-Siberica
150/$21
#35 for me (could take more)

Allium miniature 'Azureum' - another Blue - anyone else? https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Allium-Azureum
150/$23.10
#25 for me (could take more)

Tulips - would be interested in any pinks/purples/whites...esp if fragrant if there was an interest.
Iris - there's quite a few blues...anyone interested in any of them?

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 7, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Note that larger quantities have a price break, but I'm starting by figuring boxes (75 daffs for example) rather than bags (150 0r 200 daffs)

We haven't done iris germanica from them before, should we try one bag? 'Harmony is a very nice blue-violet mini iris reticulata (150 for $21.90)

N. Yellow Cheerfulness, 5/$1.57 (box of 75)
N. Delnashauge, 5/$1.90 (box of 75)
N, Cum Laude, 5/$2 (box of 75)
N. Bridal Crown 5/$1.37 (box of 75)

Scilla siberica 150/$21

Allium azurium 150/$23.10 -- blue blue blue! charming late spring /early summer bloomer.

to give you an idea on pricing...
Tulip, double late Romantic mix (pink, white, purple), 50/$17.50, 100/$34
Tulip, darwin 'Impression Mix' (pink shades) or 'Gudoshnik' (variable cream/pink/red streaked), 50/$15.50
Tulip, long-lasting mixtures ('Sweet Pink or 'Blue Ribbon'), 50/$15.50
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 7, 2016 10:44 AM CST
Ipheon Rolf F. 150/$22.50, 25/$3.75

note that this one needs excellent drainage (rock garden) and is only hardy to zone 7a.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Jul 7, 2016 10:52 AM CST
critterologist said:Ipheon Rolf F. 150/$22.50, 25/$3.75

note that this one needs excellent drainage (rock garden) and is only hardy to zone 7a.

Such amazing prices on these!! Yes, saw that about drainage...but willing to give it a go (with a LOT of grit). I would take 25 unless there were more takers to = the #150 count.

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Name: Lisa Olson
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5601Lisa
Jul 7, 2016 11:49 AM CST
Jill, so glad you're willing to do this again. I'd like the following:
Single late Rembrandt mixture item 2738, and tulip value pack Pink Charm mixture unit 119.
I'd also like some (25?) cyclamen persicum item 1432, leucojum Gravity Giant (25?) and Muscari both dark eyes and latifolium (25-50?).
I'll add amaryllis tomorrow.
Many thanks.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Jul 7, 2016 11:52 AM CST
I'm in on a fall bulb order. Will look over the online catalog later this evening and let you know.
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Jul 7, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Okay, I'll play. I would like 25 of Scilla 'Siberica' BLUE , 25 of Scilla Siberica Alba, and 25 of the mini iris 'Harmony'.
Name: Chantell
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Chantell
Jul 7, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Looking at (again only if there's enough interest) any of the following blue Iris'
'Feed Back' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Iris-germanica-feedback rebloomer, fragrant
'Rosalie Figge' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Iris-germanica-rosaliefig...
'Victoria Falls' https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Iris-germanica-VictoriaFa...


<3 That Tulip, double late Romantic mix (pink, white, purple), 50/$17.50, 100/$34 https://www.adrbulbs.com/plantname/Tulipa-double-late-Romant...
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Name: Robin Bunch
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robinbunch5
Jul 7, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Chantell, those first two are really gorgeous, depending on cost I might like a few of those. Will someone break my fingers so I can't use the computer please?
Name: Chantell
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Chantell
Jul 7, 2016 12:32 PM CST
robinbunch5 said:Will someone break my fingers so I can't use the computer please?

Rolling on the floor laughing Absolutely not...I want others to show interest so (selfishly) I can get some.... Whistling Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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Jul 7, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Note re. pricing... I am giving prices per 5 or per 25 to help people make ordering decisions... but if it says "box of 75 " or "bag of 150," that's how many we have to order as a group in order to get them.

September isn't the best time to plant bearded irises... better to have 6 to 8 weeks of good growing weather for them to root in before cooler weather, or they tend to heave out of the ground during freeze/thaw cycles. If you want cheap bearded irises, look for one of the FSK iris society rhizome sales this month... I need to check the dates on them, myself. :-)

OK.. still trying to confirm a time, probably 8 to 12 or 9 to 12... but the rhizome sale at Dutch Plant Farm is Saturday July 16. there's another sale THIS Saturday (July 9) but I'm not sure where -- it used to be at Watson's in Lutherville MD but they went out of business this spring.

Lisa, Thanks for going in on some Leucojum. Smiling I love the Muscari 'Dark Eyes'-- they just have a little more oomph than the straight species.

I'll look up more prices when I have my arm in the machine tomorrow morning... in general, you can expect wholesale to be 1/3 of retail. The onlyadr price so far that seemed a little high to me when I clicked on it was on saffron crocus, at nearly 30 cents per bulb... but I'm not sure what those are retailing for recently.

I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jul 8, 2016 8:55 AM CST
Narrowed down Amaryllis picks to these six: Dutch Apple Blossom, D. Charisma, D. Gervase, D. Samba, Peruvian Minerva and P. Vera.
I like Chantell's picks of Ipheion Rolf Fiedler and both her Iris germanica Feed Back and Rosalie Figge. I'll take 25 or so of all three.
Thanks.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 8, 2016 11:32 AM CST
The bearded iris rhizomes are about $3 each, sold in boxes of 15. I'd suggest going to the July 16 rhizome sale instead -- you'll get fresher rhizomes, grown locally. Prices may have gone up to $2 per rhizome, up to $5 for newer introductions and japanese irises... we can pick up some extra blue/purple for those who are interested.

Feedback and Rosalee F. are both good, sturdy varieties, so Lisa & Chantell if you want to try one or both, I'll add them to our order... but I'd rather talk you into coming up for the sale, maybe going to lunch afterwards! :-)

I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Hellebores Ferns Ponds
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aspenhill
Jul 8, 2016 12:41 PM CST
I'd like full boxes of the following:
Hyacinth 'Aida'
Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket'
Hyacinth 'Delft Blue'
Tulip 'Double Play'
Tulip 'Angelique'
Tulip 'Purple Prince'

Will also go in on whatever quantities are needed of the following:
Cyclamen persicum
Iris reticulata 'Harmony'
Daffodil 'Prom Dance'
Daffodil 'Cassata'
Daffodil 'Yellow Cheerfulness'

Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Jul 8, 2016 8:43 PM CST
critterologist said:Feedback and Rosalee F. are both good, sturdy varieties, so Lisa & Chantell if you want to try one or both, I'll add them to our order... but I'd rather talk you into coming up for the sale, maybe going to lunch afterwards! Smiling

I'd love to come up for the sale in lieu of buying them via swap.


What would YOU attempt if you KNEW you wouldn't fail?
http://www.stillsthatspeak.com/
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Jul 8, 2016 11:21 PM CST
cool -- you'll get a better assortment that way, too! Lisa, if you can't make it in person, we can play "personal shopper" over the phone!

I'll try to get the rest of the prices added to the top of the thread...
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Jul 9, 2016 12:10 AM CST
those who are ordering whole boxes -- unless you say otherwise, I'm going to assume you can spare a few (like 5 out of a box of 50 hyacinths, 5-10 daffs out of a box of 75, etc.)

Lisa, your value packs of Pink Charm mix are the same as the long-lasting Sweet Pink tulip mix... just in case you'd like to order fewer. (The crate of 500 Sweet Pink mix prices out the same per bulb as the 400 bulbs in your Pink Charm box... I checked)
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.

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