buying lily bulbs from catalogues

tania_10(z4MN)February 12, 2013

Am wanting to buy some oriental and asiatic lilies. Looking through catalogues but don't know which ones are good. Read some pretty bad reviews on Dave's Garden Website for Breck's stuff. Would appreciate any into people have on where I can get good bulbs.

Thanks much,

Tania

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leftwood(z4a MN)

Of course, buying from growers/breeders is the best way to get true to name, unvirused bulbs. Places like

the Lily Garden
http://www.thelilygarden.com/

Lily Nook
http://www.lilynook.mb.ca/

Other places like B&D lilies/Snow Creek are good. Especially Faraway Flowers is very reputable, and with quite a few cutting-edge varieties.
http://www.farawayflowers.com/

Be discerning when you look at garden watchdog. Always read the negatives. Many are just blowing of steam about silly things, that often actually show how stupid the buyer is, and not the seller in question. That said, I would stay away from Brecks.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 1:40PM
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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

What leftwood said. I've been happy with all of the suppliers he listed. I don't know where you are located in MN but often the Hort Education days sponsored by Master Gardeners will have vendors. I know that Dennis Drews will be selling bulbs at both the Wright County Spring Days on March 9th and at the McLeod County Hort Ed Day on March 23rd. I've also purchased nice bulbs from him. I believe it's Oak Valley Farm (s).

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:08PM
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tania_10(z4MN)

Thanks so much for all the great information.

Tania

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:06AM
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