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Ebay # 5 (for me anyway)

Posted by dondeldux 6b (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 11:48

A week or so ago I purchased another lot of bulbs growing in someone's yard in Texas. I got two healthy small bulbs and they are already sending up two narrow buds! Let's see what I end up with this time!...Donna

The picture on Ebay is a bit blown out but I kinda liked the side view picture on the left...take a look

Here is a link that might be useful: linc to ebay # 5

This post was edited by dondeldux on Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 11:03


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RE: Ebay # 5 (for me anyway)

That eBay pic looks gorgeous! I hope yours look just as great!


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Donna, I bought a lot from the same seller also. The second bulb is smaller and she send a bulblet to compensate for it. The other bulb is sending up a scape.


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Lily,
Both of my bulbs were quite small. So small infact I was quite surprised to see buds emerge from them! So maybe your smaller one will send up a bud in a bit. I hope so, we'll have to compare...Donna


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Yes Donna, they are quite small. Can't believe for such small bulbs, they are capable of sending up flower stalks.

I too am hoping it will send up a stalk. I received them Friday with the stalk bent in the box, luckily it wasn't broken. I just potted them up today.


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Yours look great too,how lucky for you that scape didn't break!! Great roots on all of them I see...Donna


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That scape will be at least as big as the bigger ones in another year. If you give it enough light and large pots, they grow pretty fast.


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Funny, I had previously bid on these same flowers! I decided I didn't want to get into a bidding war, so I didn't win them. They are pretty though. I hope they have a scent when they bloom... you'll have to let us know! -Tina


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Well OK, we're blooming now and it's not quite what I expected, not bad though but I don't think the shape of the flower looks like the picture that was on Ebay.
Might be just stress. These are 4" flowers, 2 to a stalk, and quite a creamy green. The leaves are quite narrow which is nice, I'd call it a semi-miniature at the moment, no telling what next year might bring but I'd assume they'd be better. No fragrance that I can detect at the moment.

Now my bulbs were small so I'm hoping you guys will post your pictures when yours bloom.

Donna


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Aww...its just a baby - with potential :) I want to see it next year when its all grown up!
-J


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Hmmm... You didn't save a photo from the posting on eBay did you? I'd be interested to see what they offered.
K


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The link is there is one of the earlier posts.


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They do look neat but judging from the pictures on ebay, I can see the disappointment. The petals on these are very narrow when you're expecting a big white flower with faded red streaks.

Maybe next spring the flowers will be more full after it has established itself. :)


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Well, it's growing on me. Not what I expected, but cute none the less. Not too bad for only 4 flowers.

Donna

Here's my last picture:


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I don`t know the name of that one but it must have been sold at a local nursery as it grows everywhere down here. The house down the street has them growing in the front yard in full sun and I know of several houses around Alvin that have hundreds of them in the yard. That and a big old red are the most common in yards. They are just starting to bloom in the yards here.
Tally HO!


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I like it Donna. I can imagine it would look especially beautiful in an outdoor setting where the sun would really make it shine.


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Angela,

If you're interested, I could self a pod or two for you. I don't imagine they'd some true but if they're growing by the hundreds they must at least offset very easily..let me know in a post as I still have time to self a couple, or for anyone else that might be interested in growing them!.

Donna


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