Favorite Bulb Catalog

reball517(z5-MA)July 2, 2013

Does anyone have a favorite bulb catalog? They are all coming in the mail, and I can't really say which is the best to order from (with the exception of Mihcigan Bulb) - I've probably at one time or another used them all. Anyone have a favorite?

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I like two companies: Brent and Becky's Bulbs (www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/âÂÂ) as well as John Scheepers (www.johnscheepers.com/âÂÂ) and Van Engelen (www.vanengelen.com/âÂÂ) which are the retail and wholesale sides of the same company. I've had great success with both of them and find that their bulbs are larger and so have more flowers than those from catalogs like Brecks which may cost a bit less on some things. I also really like that they have some of the less common bulbs, like Colchicum, reticulated iris which start blooming in March here in the frozen north, fall-blooming crocus, or split corona daffodils.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:46PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

I like John Scheepers best. I get probably 99% of my bulbs from them, and then I get a few sale items from Brent and Becky's.


    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:49PM
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ditto: Brent and Becky, esp on sale
I have also ordered from Colorblends, which does all the work of putting colors together for you. Their bulbs are huge!
However, the bulbs come in a big plastic crate which really offends my eco-conscience and they are expensive.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:53PM
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asarum(z6 Boston)

My two top choices would be the same!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 11:58AM
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thanks so much! I like Scheepers as well - but have never tried Brent abd Becky.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 8:45AM
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I love old house gardens! They are just amazing.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 9:47PM
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Jillyluis - I've used Old House Gardens as well - really nice for old forms of blubs!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 9:18AM
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Interesting: almost a total consensus on Scheeper's
and B&B. . .although I've been seriously tempted a
few times to try "The Lily Garden". . .anyone tried them?


Here is a link that might be useful: The Lily Garden

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 6:23PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Carl, I've used the Lily Garden in the past, and did like them. I switched to Ednie when I needed greater quantities. I would use the Lily Garden again for smaller orders, although they can be a bit pricey. But good quality and good customer service.


    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 8:17PM
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