Fall offerings....a chat
Well, it's nearly mid-July and in past years the list has been buzzing about who has received what catalogs, who is offering what specials (order them before they are sold out) and what are the new offerings for the year.This year, you can hear the crickets chirping, it's so quiet!
So, why isn't anyone posting anything?
I've only received a couple of catalogs so far, and one of the early arrivals (van B) has definitely raised their prices by nearly $2/bulb or more; this is the company that you have to buy in "lots" of 3 and prices had been 3/$21-27 last year...now it's 3/$32!
I am not making any recommendations with the following text and I can't attest to the health/condition of anything that you'll receive from some of these sellers (reports of mealy bulbs from some and virused bulbs from others). Royal colors has their offerings up for the fall shipping dates. I stopped by Living Gardens (nothing) and ETGB/WCG (nothing new except a double white...? Snowdrift?). Brent and Becky's have 4(!) amaryllis offered. WFF doesn't have the fall selection posted yet. Edens Blooms has only 13 Hippeastrum and the prices also seem higher. Blooming Bulbs is having a sale and has a nice selection....but nothing new and higher prices than usual. American Meadows has listings...expensive. Michigan Bulbs has one I've not heard of before (H. Irish Legend...a green double?) and....Eden Brothers doesn't have fall listings yet. SO WE WAIT!
OH...forgot that Barnhoorn Hippeastrum has many pre-release sales...new blooms not available anyplace else (see 4th message in this thread for link).
IF YOU WANT A HUGE LAUGH, go to TyTy....they aren't clear on what anything is: "Exotic Star Amaryllis (also called Papillio), Nymph Amaryllis (also called Aphrodite), Ferrari Amaryllis (also called Red Lion), Samba Amaryllis (also called Star of Holland)" BTW...their site is still very suggestive!
HMMM....wonder what wholesalers are paying? (my price lists from suppliers look unchanged from 2013)
So, that's all I can report this morning!!
This post was edited by kaboehm on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 14:32