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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Apr 7, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Hope the picture comes through, just got a new laptop with Windows 10 and trying to figure it out. Anyway my ex mother in law has clumps and clumps of Muscari that she is going to dig out and toss unless I wanted some. So I dug out 1 clump, wanted more, but am so weak from being sick that is all I could do, want to go for more next week. Anyway if the picture comes through I have a plan of planting clumps of these among my Iris that have empty spots will be a great filler as they will bloom early spring and the Iris later. Linda H.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 7, 2017 7:36 PM CST
It looks like it will be pretty when you get done. Hope you feel better. Group hug
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 8, 2017 9:14 AM CST
That will be lovely. I like muscari at the foot of lilacs, they can just colonize at will.
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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Freedombelle
Apr 12, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Since that picture was posted I planted more, I get them in increments from her. These look better than the picture after the rain revived them to stand up. Today she gave me 5 more big clumps of them, will plant after the rain someday! We have rain forecast everyday, I may end up planting while it rains. I also bought more Iris bulbs to fill in naked spots.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 12, 2017 7:13 PM CST
Put the ones you can't plant in plastic grocery bags - make sure there is a hole (grocery bags always have a hole someplace). Keep them damp but not soggy. Grocery bags make great emergency pots. Smiling
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Bookworm
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Freedombelle
Apr 13, 2017 6:43 PM CST
DaisyI said:Put the ones you can't plant in plastic grocery bags - make sure there is a hole (grocery bags always have a hole someplace). Keep them damp but not soggy. Grocery bags make great emergency pots. Smiling


Thanks, that is what I had them in grocery bags. I got the rest all planted today and what clumps I had left I planted by my Daffodils. Just love my free plants! Hurray!
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Apr 13, 2017 11:26 PM CST
That is pretty. They multiply like bunnies so you will have a lot soon.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Apr 15, 2017 10:03 AM CST
The best tonic is gardening ! Hope your feeling better, Linda. The muscari are great, free ones are even better !
PS - I also have Windows 10, and learned yesterday MicroSoft won't support it after August 2017.
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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Apr 15, 2017 6:34 PM CST
Oh, one short story, Linda, about muscari.
My garden surrounds the house. We decided to build a garage that would adjoin the west side of the house. Ugh - that's where my muscari was growing! I dug all I could find in a frantic race to beat the excavation crew. My husband asked if he could have that garden soil to build up around the barn. I smiled my inner smile and said sure. The evil me knew he'd have muscari galore all around his manly barn. To this day I still laugh the inner laugh when he sprays [herbicides] trying to get rid of all those purple flowers in his grass. Nothing kills muacari !
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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Apr 21, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Am a bit picky in choosing spring bulbs, but really like muscari.

The best thing about it for me, other than the colour, is that it's proven not to be invasive, at least here; that is unlike chionodoxa and puschkinia which additionally spread by seeding. Year-to-year, our muscari has stayed in, albeit expanding, clumps. As Kathy indicates above, it can however certainly be spread through human soil activity.

If I had any complaint about our experience with muscari, it's only about the flowering time; namely mid-spring, by which time a number of low spring perennials are flowering here. The blocks of blue would be nice a bit earlier, but they're still very attractive.
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