My last shipment from Royal Colors for the season

kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)May 17, 2010

I just opened the box of bulbs that arrived from Royal Colors. When I ordered my Luna and Mount Blanc (mother bulb) I was told on the site that I'd get a surprise bulb. BOY DID I EVER!!!! In addition to what I ordered I got 2 surprise bulbs....Rebecca and Germa. And, the Germa is a clister that has 17 babies clinging to the side! I just looked these up online. Rebecca is a fragrant pink trumpet and Germa is yellow and a species!!!!! I must have been done something very good in life recently (hmmm...thinking....) to have deserved such good bulbs!

BTW...I opened each bag and most of the bulbs have thick, fresh white roots. SO....even ordering this late in the season, I got bulbs that look like they haven't been out of the field too long! I go home in 3 hours...I can't wait to get these planted!!

:-)....so happy!

Kristi

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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

Whah! I didn't get any surprises :(

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 4:18PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Waaaa...it said with a certain number of bulbs, you get a surprise bulb. Anna....did you meet the minimum?? Can't believe it was only to the USA! I just pasted this from the site:

SPRING SALE:

Receive 1 surprise bulb for free with each order over
EUR 25,- / USD 35,-

or receive 2 surprise bulbs for free with each order over
EUR 70,- / USD 98,-

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 4:42PM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

My order was $42.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 8:46PM
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e36yellowm3(7 Raleigh, NC)

Kristi, nice work on the freebie bulbs. You'll love Rebecca! I got one in the Yahoo coop and it was most excellent. Fragrant, beautiful, and a strong grower. It's bulblets are huge in fact, and it's seeds did a great job germinating. Both of your bulbs sound great in fact. Which bulbs did you get that you ordered? Such fun! Alana

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 9:52PM
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blancawing

Great Score, Kristi (and how very generous of Paul)!

Hi Anna,

RC's Soldes Printemps started on April 11th. Perhaps you placed your order prior to that date.

Recevez 1 amaryllis gratuite avec votre commande de plus de EUR 25, -

Recevez 2 amaryllis gratuite avec votre commande de plus de EUR 70, -

Best regards,

Blanca

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 1:18AM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

Well, that's not really fair to send an email end of March urging people to get one more order in, and then offering free bulbs 10 days later. Not fair at all - especially for a regular customer.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 10:11AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Dear Anna and all,

Gosh...I'm afraid to post anything anymore. I was so excited about getting my last bulbs of the season, and in such great shape...and with my 2 bulbs that were "surprises" as per the website...I had no idea that someone's feelings would be hurt.

Anna, I'll be happy to share some Germa babies when they get roots!

Sales happen all the time and usually I'm the one that shops on Tuesday and the big sale is announced on Wednesday.

In their emails, I think (I'm not sure) that RC was letting people know that the end of the shipping season is fast approaching. I can't defend their timing of the addition of the surprise bulb(s) for an order of a certain size. For once I got lucky...and again, I'll send you Germa babies if it's possible to send them to Canada.

Sigh.....
Kristi

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 11:42AM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

Oh gosh, Kristi - sorry to bum you out - didn't mean to. Be happy for your wonderful bulbs!

PS - plant material cannot be sent to Canada (just seeds) - but I appreciate the thought.

:)

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 11:57AM
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russ2009(9 Texas)

Kristi:
I lucked out today and ordered 3 bulbs from Brent n Beckys in VA. Their bulbs are 50% off and I ordered Apple Blossom' -Baby Star'- Aphrodite.
I can't find a double white (Alfresco)
I didnt get a bonus like you but still
pleased to find bulbs this late in the season.
Russ

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 9:37PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Kristi,

Nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could
So, somewhere in your youth or childhood
You must have done something good.

A classic. : )

Congratulations on your new bulbs! SCORE!!

Carol

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 3:34PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Carol....I LOVE that movie!!! Austria is in my near future.
Can I dance with the "young" him?????ooooooooo!
:-)
K

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 4:32PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

One of my favorites, also. For those who don't know what we are talking about, it is a song from the movie "The Sound of Music". When I was just a little kid, my mother played the record over and over. I linked the song on YouTube below. You're welcome. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Julie Andrews singing

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 9:15PM
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