Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Fall Bulbs by the Box from ADR (local pickup only)

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 11:01 AM CST
This is for LOCAL PICKUP ONLY, hopefully at the fall plant swap for the Mid-Atlantic Gardening Forum, or in the vicinity of Frederick MD or Lucketts VA.

Let's add drifts of color to our gardens next spring!!

ADR is having a 10% off Sale through next Wednesday, May 16th. I know we will be doing a larger mix and match type of group buy, but any volume discount will probably be about the same as this preseason sale. So for those who like to pet plant in large patches and drifts of color. I thought I'd make an opportunity to join me in an early order.

https://www.adrbulbs.com/

The idea is to order bulbs by the "retail box" rather than trying to figure out 5 of this and 20 of that (since it's a short sale period). If several people want a retail box's worth of something, we can look at dividing a flat of bulbs instead -- but that can be a lot of bulbs, 400 in a flat in most of the daffodils, while the retail boxes contain 50.

I will drop by to look up prices as often as I can between now and Wednesday, at least once a day. You can expect prices to be half off or better than paying retail, with the exception of crocus bulbs, which are well priced but similar to retail. The daffodils I've been checking out today go from 30 to 80 cents per bulb (before discount).

They have given us free shipping in the past, and I expect that will continue. The usual caveats apply -- if I have to pay shipping, I'll divvy up the cost and pass it along. They don't charge my CC until they ship, but if something bizarre happens and we lose our money, we will share in that loss. I'm not a retail store; I can't absorb a loss.

I'm very excited to see that they have daffodil Bridal Crown again. It's like a shorter and more floriferous cheerfulness daff, bunch flowering and very sweetly fragrant. I think it would combine well with oriental hyacinths!

I know several people were interested in Thalia, so I may go ahead and order a 500 bulb flat of that, figuring we can split into lots of 100 bulbs.

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 11:01 AM CST
I'm jotting down notes in italics on who is interested in what, but don't worry, we won't start finalizing numbers until next week Tuesday.

These are the prices on the website BEFORE the 10% discount.

ALLIUM
Gladiator 15 for $36
box of 15 for Aspenhill

CROCUS
Crocus botanical mix (150 for $22.50)
150 for Lisa

ORIENTAL HYACINTHS
Hyacinth Blue Jacket 50 for $30, 250 for $135 (if we split a tray, 50 for $27)
50 for Aspenhill
Hyacinth Delft Blue 50 for $30
50 for Aspenhill

MISC
Camassia Leichtlinii Caerula (50 for $34) ** I think we have Alba instead, my error, will double check when my email is working again
50 Aspenhill
Camassia Pink Giant (50 for $24)
50 Aspenhill

Chinodoxa luciliae alba (150 for $19.20)
box of 150 for Lisa

Eranthis hyemalis 'Cilicica' 150 for $34.50
2 boxes, 300 bulbs, for RickM

Hyacinthoides hispanica Blue 1500 for $240 (big savings on a flat!)
Aspenhill (1200), 200 Critter, 100 Lisa

Leucojum Gravity Giant, 100 for $38, no discounted flats
2 boxes, 100 each for Aspenhill, and Critter

DAFFODILS

N. Bridal Crown 75 for $27.75
75 for Critter

N. Double Mix 75 for $27.75
1 box for Ric

N. Pueblo 50 for $15, 500 for $145
50 for Aspenhill

N. Thalia 2 flats of 500 for $135 per flat
150+ for Critter, 150 for Lisa, 500 for Aspenhill, 200 available

N. botanical mix, 50 for $14
box of 50 for Lisa
N. long lasting Holland mix, 400 for $156
Lisa, box of 400
N. large flowering mix, 250 for $72.50
Lisa, box of 250


MUSCARI
Muscari armeniacum are 250 for $35 or 1250 for $137
Lisa, 1 bulk flat of 1250
2nd flat, 250 - 600 for Rick, 300-650 for Critter,
700 available



TULIPS
Tulip Ollioules 50 for $19,
Aspenhill
Tulip Cummins 50 for $25,
1 box 50 for Aspenhill,
Tulip Spring Green 50 for $16,
box of 50 Aspenhill , box of 100 for Lisa
Tulip Ballade 50 for $19,
box of 50 Aspenhill
Tulip Alibi 50 for $19,
box of 50 Aspenhill
Tulip Purple Dream 50 for $18,
box of 50 Aspenhill
Tulip Rosalie 50 for $18,
box of 50 Aspenhill

Tulip triumph 'Hemisphere' 50 for $19
box of 50 for Critter

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 11:01 AM CST
reserved "just in case" :-)
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Name: Terri
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aspenhill
May 10, 2018 1:01 PM CST
Jill, I'm definitely interested in Thalia. I'll check out the website to see what else. You didn't mention the link but I think it is just adrbulbs.com
Name: Terri
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aspenhill
May 10, 2018 2:11 PM CST
Jill,
So far for me, can you confirm quantity and price of a full retail box of the following:
Hyacinth Blue Jacket
Hyacinth Delft Blue

Corydalis Purple Bird
Hyacinthoides hispanica Blue (could order larger volume flat on this)
Leucojum Gravity Giant (could order larger volume flat on this)

Daffodil Pueblo
Daffodil Suave
Daffodil Thalia (could order larger volume flat on this)

Tulip Ollioules
Tulip Cummins
Tulip Spring Green
Tulip Big Love
Tulip Double Flag
Name: Rick Moses
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RickM
May 10, 2018 2:20 PM CST
I'd be happy to help with pricing, just one problem... my account isn't working. The password reset appears to be offline, and when I call the 800 number, I get a message about winter hours.

Maybe a box of the Amaryllis Barbados and Christmas Gift? There are only 10 in the box, and it seems to be one that sells out quickly.

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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 4:51 PM CST
The Leucojum comes in boxes of 100 but not in a larger quantity flat.

Big savings on a flat of Hyacinthoides hispanica Blue, but it's a big quantity, 1500 bulbs, the equivalent of 10 retail boxes. But the price for 150 goes from $31 down to $24 ($21.60 with the discount) if we get a whole flat. Terri, if you want as many as 1000, I'll do it. I can take a couple hundred, and I can push some over to the next group buy if nobody speaks up this time. They are "little bulbs," so it takes at least 100 to have any impact, and a drift of 500 is better. Supposed to be great naturalizers, too.

I edited the explanation in the first post, hopefully clarifying things as well as adding the link.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 4:58 PM CST
Weird, Rick, about the password reset... I used it this morning. After you restart your computer whenever, maybe try again if you think of it.

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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 10, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Er, count me in for leucojum, muscari armeniacum and a slew of tulips.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Muscari armeniacum are 250 for $35 or 1250 for $137 (like getting 5 boxes of 250 for $27.40 each).

Lisa, let me know how many boxes of 250 you want, or if you'd like a flat of 1250.

Leucojum, I just need to know how many boxes of 100 (no additional volume discount on those).

Also, you'll need to browse through the tulips to let me know what your "slew" will consist of. Have fun!
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 6:23 PM CST
Peruvian Amaryllis -- they have several new varieties this year, $5.50 per bulb. I don't think we'll have any trouble "unloading" those, so I'm going to go ahead and order Cherry Blossom, Double King, Ice Queen, and Mandela.

Rick, I can get a box of Dutch Barbedos if you're willing to take half... with Christmas Gift, I'm not sure how much interest there will be in an $8 white amaryllis when we can get the Peruvian bulbs of Ice Queen or Denver for $5.50 or $5.

I'm a little less keen on the Barbedos because they have that deep deep red Mandela this year.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
May 10, 2018 6:26 PM CST
Also, if there are any amaryllis varieties where one of you would like the whole box or nearly the whole box (8 or 9), please let me know. If it's one of the Peruvian (cheap) bulbs, I'll then order a second box.

Thinking about ordering 1 box of each Peruvian variety and 2 boxes of the new Peruvian ones. Those are the ones that "go" when people start filling in their order with extra bulbs to give away.

The past couple of years, the quality of the bulbs from Peru seems to be a little less than the Dutch bulbs -- but at $5 rather than $8, it's a slip I can live with.
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Name: Ric Sanders
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Eric4home
May 11, 2018 7:03 AM CST
Jill, I'm interested in a bin display box of 75 Narcissi double mixture size 12-14cm. I think they're like $27.50. Smiling Thank You!
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 11, 2018 7:26 AM CST
You got it! I planted a bunch of mixed doubles a while back (when I first "tried out" ADR, the year before our first co-op with them). I planted in big clumps rather than 1 by 1, and all the colors continue to look really wonderful together as they multiply.
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Name: Di
Suffolk Virginia (Zone 7b)
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ddriver8
May 13, 2018 8:50 PM CST
Would the pick up be around the same time as last year? Dianna
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 14, 2018 7:16 AM CST
Jill, I may be adding to this list but here's my initial draft:
Chinodoxa luciliae alba bin 150
Crocus species botanical mix 150
Lilium unit 207 collection Oriental
Muscari Armeniacum flat of 1250
Tulip spring green 100
N. Thalia 100-200
Hyacinthoides Hispanica blue 100
Amaryllis Peruvian Minerva, Ice Queen, Denver and Mandela


Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
May 14, 2018 7:27 AM CST
Jill, can you also look up quantities and prices of these in addition to what I posted before:

Allium Gladiator

Camassia Leichtlinii Caerulea
Camassia Pink Giant

Tulips:
Golden Appledorn
Ballade
Candy Prince
Alibi
Aafke
Rosalie
Purple Dream
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
May 14, 2018 8:15 AM CST
Lisa, here are prices for the ones not already priced at the top. I'm going to want at least 4 or 5 each of Ice Queen and Mandala. If you want similar quantities, then I might order 2 boxes of those varieties -- I think they will sell out, and I think more folks will be interested in them when we do our "real" amaryllis buy (with additional varieties, mix & match. If you want whole boxes (10 each) of those amaryllises, that's fine too, just LMK.

Chinodoxa luciliae alba bin 150 -- $19.50
Crocus species botanical mix 150 -- $22.50
Lilium unit 207 collection Oriental -- NOT shipped in fall. maybe next spring?
Muscari Armeniacum flat of 1250
Tulip spring green 100
N. Thalia 100-200
Hyacinthoides Hispanica blue 100
Amaryllis Peruvian Minerva, Ice Queen, Denver and Mandela
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
May 14, 2018 8:27 AM CST
Question for you tulip buyers... do they come back eliably year after year, or do you just take them up when done flowering and plant fresh in the fall?
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
May 14, 2018 9:00 AM CST
For the most part, mine have NOT come back year after year. I am treating them as annuals. Other people have had more reliability. I half way wonder if I am not planting them deep enough. FWIW, I've heard that the Darwin hybrids are supposed to be more perennial than others. The only one that has seemed to come back multiple years so far for me is all the Esperanto and some of the China Town.

This is what my Side Yard Spring Bulb Bed looked the spring after a mass planting of tulips, but barely any returns the following year
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