Review of Caladium Bulbs 4 Less by Trish→To add to what Trish said...

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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
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CherieCoogan
Mar 30, 2012 12:13 PM CST
When it has 10 and then the name is that 10 bulbs at that price? Or just one as it says when your'e supposed to add it to your cart. 11.95 for bulb is a little rich for Ed's blood. Especially if I want 5 or 6 or 10,
Name: Terese
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tcs1366
Mar 30, 2012 12:17 PM CST
10 bulbs

i also ordered a set of 20, that are #2 grade... so a bit smaller bulbs but 20 for 14.95
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Mar 30, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Thanks...................... here goes nothing.............. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 30, 2012 2:58 PM CST
I do hope you folk in the cold zones (like I am) will post what kind of luck you have with these Caladiums. I've tried them a couple of times (Wal-Mart and Costco's finest Hilarious! ) here with essentially no results.
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Mar 30, 2012 3:31 PM CST
Ordered 10 Arno Neh and 10 Moonlight. Then hubby came home Big Grin
Name: Terese
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tcs1366
Mar 30, 2012 3:58 PM CST
I ordered them last year - for the first time- for zone4.
it was warm early last year... i got mine in June, and i think within 2 weeks they were coming up... i'd have to go back and look at image. I think by mid-July, they were stunning, until Sept -- when it started getting into the 50's.

from what i understand, it has to do with the ground temps.

and as i just placed another order for this year... i would never hesitate ordering from Bill.
I have heard 'the big box stores' -- you just dont get the same results.

YAY Ce Ce.... I think your DH will be happy with your purchase... isn't he a EE guy anyways??
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

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Name: Trish
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Trish
Mar 30, 2012 4:21 PM CST

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I agree- there is absolutely no comparison between big box caladiums and Bill's. No joke. Caladiums were on my "will not try again- not worth it" list until Bill's.

I know I sound like a commercial, but I have been singing these praises for years, and since my name is on the line (and you know where to find me!), I will absolutely give my honest opinion in all of my reviews!
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
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CherieCoogan
Mar 30, 2012 5:08 PM CST
He just "rolled those eyes at me" and asked How much? He's getting to be no fun now. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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fiwit
Mar 30, 2012 5:52 PM CST
Sharon said:SUSAN!!! What is that yellow thing?
It's gorgeous with the caladium.
Wow.


They have that yellow thing in the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. B'flies love it (hummers too, IIRC)
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 30, 2012 11:58 PM CST
I look forward to more of this type article. It is reassuring to know safe places to buy our plants.

After reading this article and response thread I understand why I never had good luck with Caladiums. I always got them form the Big Box Stores.
This is the first time I've seem what a healthy, good size caladium bulb looks like.

Thanks Trish. Thumbs up
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jeri11
Mar 31, 2012 7:58 AM CST
Lynn you will love Bill's caladiums!!! You have but to look at them to see the differences. Best of luck!!!
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 31, 2012 9:12 AM CST
I grew coleus successfully for the first time, last year, with the help of members here at ATP. I ended up falling in love with them. : )
Now to try Caladium. I have always admired them, but never had any success with them. Time to give it a try again. Hurray!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Apr 2, 2012 8:18 AM CST
Hmmm, I haven't grown them for a number of years either. Dang Trish, now you got me hankering for trying "the real things".

I'll go take a peek at their site.

Thanks!
And yes, a good idea to offer reviews of the best of the best!

Shoe

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