Bulbs forum: Forcing 2017

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jmorth
Feb 15, 2017 5:49 PM CST
My first forcer this year - Rijnveld's Early Sensation
(2-12-17).

About 12 more pots of tulips and daffodils are presently out of their cold period and under fluorescent light in cool basement. There they are allowed to develop bud then brought upstairs to admire.
Thumb of 2017-02-15/jmorth/a70719

The dedicated refrigerator in basement is starting to look bare.
Thumb of 2017-02-15/jmorth/1c150c

After that, more to come. Here they're still in the Cold Period, in totes under rugs in our covered stairwell. (right side only, left side is lilies.
These were purchased from Brent and Becky's half off sale after Thanksgiving and potted up 12-7-6.
Thumb of 2017-02-15/jmorth/260681
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 17, 2017 10:53 PM CST
J, your RES is beautiful, and a perfect color echo for the orchid blooming close by. I'm looking toward to seeing the rest of your forced bulbs.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 18, 2017 12:46 AM CST
Thanks Annette. More to come up soon.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 2, 2017 12:39 AM CST
As soon as I get organized enough I'll set some posts here...
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 2, 2017 9:17 AM CST
The hyacinths I forced have turned out to be a very bright cheerful pink. The fragrance is wonderful. The first batch of forced tulips are now showing their buds.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 11, 2017 8:21 PM CST
2-26-17 > < February Gold > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/0dcf35


also 2-26-17, Monal >


Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/3cc2bc still 2-26 < Golden Dawn


< Britten, on 2-27-17.


Grower's Pride (2-27-17) > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/abf140


some tulips >
Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/b4b758 < single earlyJenny (2-27-17)


Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/f3b3e2 < double early Mondial (3-1-17) 1st batch


Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/037c2d < single earlyWhite Marvel (3-8-17)


back to daffodils - Martha Stewart > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/35d57f Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/9b9a26 Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/d82600


Snipe > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/e482dd on 3-9-17 also, Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/29d43b

Jersey Lace - 3-10-17 > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/738f07 Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/18c0b1

Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/8166b9 < Snowboard > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/b5315a 3-10-17 Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/de8e4f
(my newest favorite)


still 3-10-17 - Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/34a2db < Bravure > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/ba4c96


Mondail (double early tulip) 2nd pot > Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/190883 3-10-17














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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 11, 2017 8:27 PM CST
My first forced Daf. is open fully today. I will have to check on it's name. There are ten more stems developing in the pot, so it should bloom for a while It is a large flower white with a yellow trumpet.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 11, 2017 8:31 PM CST
Got any pics Gary?
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 11, 2017 8:31 PM CST
Has anyone forced Tulip 'Princess Irene'? Saw a several containers of them, spectacular.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 11, 2017 8:46 PM CST
Long been a forcing favorite
2012
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 11, 2017 9:00 PM CST
Spectacular flower!
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.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 11, 2017 9:09 PM CST
All of my forcer pots are now out of their cold period but one. There's 21 pots presently under fluorescent lights in the cool basement. As they approach blooming time, they get moved upstairs...so, there's more to come...
Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/373619 Thumb of 2017-03-12/jmorth/2ba232 < some of them

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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Mar 12, 2017 3:26 PM CST
J, your forced bulbs are beautiful! I've been inspired to try forcing more bulbs next year!
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 12, 2017 4:07 PM CST
Thanks Annette.
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jmorth
Mar 12, 2017 6:21 PM CST
Starlight Sensation


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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 14, 2017 8:18 AM CST
First batch of tulips is blooming. Beautiful color and form but very short stems? I believe they are Dordogne.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 14, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Usually the stems will lengthen after the blooms develop color, especially when in warmth and reaching for the light.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 14, 2017 1:19 PM CST
Thanks for the tip Neal. This is the first time I have forced tulips. I have a 10" bulb pot of daffodils just about ready to explod into bloom. Their buds are mostly 18-20" tall. There were 10 bulbs planted in it and 9 of them have buds. I think the dafs will bloom for a long period of time.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 14, 2017 4:09 PM CST
Cooler kept longer flowering period.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 15, 2017 12:21 PM CST
Kiss Me


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