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Old 11-06-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Bulbs..Addicting Little Things

I've got to stay away from Home Depot, True Value to!

What started out as physical therapy ( Dr Nag suggested it ) to help with my lack of circulation. I've taken up the job of redoing every border in the front back and side yards. Went to True value yesterday, ( just to buy a new ladder mind you) walked out with 242 in total of bulbs. $130.00 bucks later. Holy cow I'll be planting all week just to get them blooming by spring. This is a problem now. It's been addicting learning about them, what will grow in my area, designing new areas with rocks, keeping it pet friendly and such. Just can't help myself.

3 types of Crocus's
Lots of Lillie's
Freesias
Mountain Bells
Scillia's
Snow Glories
Hyacinths
Dutch Iris's
Not forgetting the spring / summer Iceland Poppies seeds I've saved this year.

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Old 11-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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SO loves to garden. We live in a condo complex and she gardens a corner that borders the lawn.

Last Spring, we found a site online where we ordered 200 bulbs for $11.04. She went on a planting frenzy. We got some very nice summer flowers out of the batch. Well worth the money!
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:58 PM   #3
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WOW Andy you got an excellent deal! Still know of the place where you bought them from?

Besides Burbee, knowing that they are a reliable company. I haven't gone the online route. It's hard to tell who's reliable and who's not. Really liked this one. I had a few in mind but was too late to order before they sold out. Next year though.

Van Bourgondien - Dutch Bulbs and Perennials Since 1893

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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Wow, what a huge job, Monkey. I've never had any luck with bulbs, in this part of California (Ventura County), it just never gets cold enough for them I'm told. What is your County in this huge state? Way up north I would guess?
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
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This link is really good! oh I wish I have some good space for a garden to plant those bulbs.
I really love those. :)
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
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I had a friend who used a power drill with a router to plant his bulbs. He got it down to six bulbs per minute.

I should go look at bulbs....hmmm....
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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Wow, what a huge job, Monkey. I've never had any luck with bulbs, in this part of California (Ventura County), it just never gets cold enough for them I'm told. What is your County in this huge state? Way up north I would guess?
LOL Kayelle...

Same location as you. Just a bit up and over from ya. Monterey County.

What I bought will be planted in the back yard where they can be protected from the wind for the most part. They will be planted in locations that get full sun. Once the rose bushes are pulled out they will be replaced with ornamental grasses that won't require too much care or water. And have the company of the Nighttime Jasmines trailing the fences. It's going to smell nice in that particular area. We spend a lot of time on the patio on the weekends. Get the fire pit going and just relax for a while.

Ventura County gets hot. We lived in Fresno a few years I had a hard time keeping a house plant alive in that kind of heat. I'm no bulb expert, just being careful that what I have bought are fresh as possible. Suited for a particular area. We will see if it works out.

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #8
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Here's the link:

https://www.bulbsdirect.com/
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This link is really good! oh I wish I have some good space for a garden to plant those bulbs.
I really love those. :)
It's amazing how you can force a Hyacinth to bloom in just a jar and grow it indoors. Containers are great for bulbs to.

Hyacinth

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #10
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Bookmarked.!!! Thank you.

They have a better selection of Lillies.

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