Where Do You Get Your Bulbs?

riverinewnySeptember 4, 2006

It's nearly time for fall bulb planting. Where do you get your bulbs? Catalog, or local store? Divide and share with friends?

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von1(z4 NY)

I usually make the rounds of all the local nurserys. I share in the Spring when they are in bloom so I can see what variety I'm giving away. Tags were lost eons ago!!!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2006 at 5:27AM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Sometimes catalogs (Brent & Becky's Bulbs and Scheeper's/Van Engelen send very nice bulbs), sometimes locally (if I find really nice bulbs at a good price). If I want something special, I'll order it. If I'm just looking for a splash of color at a distance, I'll go local. Looking at catalogs is great fun. Sometimes local nurseries and Agway-type places get some unusual things, and are usually much better quality than the box stores.

Dollar store gladiolus - a nice surprise.


    Bookmark   September 4, 2006 at 8:46AM
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I was going to say just what Laurel said, same exact catalogs even : )
The only addition I have is, if you do buy some bulbs from the box stores, even if they are in a bag with a picture, they may not be the same color. This happened to me a few times, so I won't buy them any more unless really cheap. Then I plant them where the color won't be too critical.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2006 at 11:28AM
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tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)

I just ordered from colorblends. Great choices and service, plus gardenwatchdog was 100%.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2006 at 12:14PM
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