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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Oct 28, 2016 3:33 PM CST
I've used Colorblends for the last 3-4 years, have always had great luck with them, large bulbs, fair prices. Never tried the bulb blends, not enough sun and I like them to make it for a few years.
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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Oct 29, 2016 2:23 PM CST
Hi all. I'm the lady with the mixed species tulip bulbs. HERE is a photo of the mixture, sorted as best I could:
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They are:
TULIP clusiana var. chrysanthemum
T. da system on
T. humiliation viola near
T. Little Beauty
T. saxatilis
T Taco
T. clusiana Tina
T. turkestanica
Someone (I'd have to scroll back to see who it was & I am using my cell so this is not easy to do, forgive me) suggested that a mix can be pretty so I think what I will do is plant separately the bulbs I can distinguish & then just throw the others in together & hope for the best!

Oh my I just previewed my photo. IT does not look at all helpful.
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Oct 29, 2016 2:26 PM CST
@crawg arden what are colorblends?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Oct 29, 2016 3:28 PM CST
A company associated with Scheepers

https://www.colorblends.com
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jmorth
Oct 31, 2016 2:11 AM CST
I've now planted 28 pots to force - 3 amaryllis, 18 daffodils, and 5 tulips. The refrigerator has 10 pots at present; the rest were finished last night and will be given a week of root growth initialization before joining the others in the dedicated refrigerator. The 3 amaryllis are upstairs already.
I planted 5 alliums in the garden a couple of days ago.


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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Oct 31, 2016 6:30 AM CST
Someday I will get a second frig and try that!
I admire your efforts!
Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Oct 31, 2016 6:50 AM CST
JMorth which alliums did you plant? I put out more varieties this year as well.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 31, 2016 10:33 AM CST
[quote="crawgarden"]A company associated with Scheepers

]https://www.colorblends.com[/q...

Colorblends isn't associated with Scheepers.

John Scheepers is associated with Van Engelen Inc.

https://www.johnscheepers.com/

https://www.vanengelen.com/

Colorblends is a Schipper & Company U.S.A. Inc.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Oct 31, 2016 5:13 PM CST
You are correct, i before e Smiling
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jmorth
Oct 31, 2016 11:10 PM CST
@Legalily - The allium planted outside recently is 'Graceful'.
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 31, 2016 11:19 PM CST
Wow, so much work guys! Congrats on that !
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Nov 1, 2016 4:44 AM CST
Thanks Crawgarden & Marilyn. I will look for Colorblends next year.

I have ordered 9 amaryllis bulbs for x-mas gifts. When should I pot them up? I will be mailing most of them so I would like just a bit of green emerging, obviously not a flowering stalk!
Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Nov 1, 2016 6:35 AM CST
jmorth said:@Legalily - The allium planted outside recently is 'Graceful'.


I haven't seen this one. Where did you find it- is it a new one?
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jmorth
Nov 1, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Here it is -
https://brentandbeckysbulbs.co...
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Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Nov 1, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You! I googled it and I think it would look awesome combined with a couple others I have.
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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Nov 1, 2016 9:47 PM CST
This year, I am going to force some bulbs again after a few years hiatus. I have no fridge for forcing and I was looking for jmorth's post where he put the pots in totes and put them under a covered porch or something. I couldn't find it. I'd like to try that method. I have some paperwhites, hyacinths and daffs to force. I can force the paperwhites in the basement but the hyacinths and daffs, I think they needed colder temps. Jmorth, would you please share your forcing techniques with me? Thank you in advance.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 1, 2016 11:45 PM CST
Here's the link >
http://garden.org/ideas/view/j...

Under a covered stairwell that leads to the basement from outside...
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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Nov 2, 2016 7:23 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! !
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 2, 2016 8:30 AM CST
@sgardener
I noticed Erlicheer in your box of bulbs; here's info on forcing them,,,there's several links to forcing at Old House Gardens ...
http://oldhousegardens.com/For...
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Nov 2, 2016 2:30 PM CST
There is so much info. I also would like to try to force some Lilies of the Valley, seeing the pic below the linked page. Thank you so much, jmorth!

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