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Fall offerings....a chat

Posted by kaboehm 9a (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 10:18

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!!
Kristi

This post was edited by kaboehm on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 14:32


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RE: Fall offerings....a chat

I haven't had money in years to indulge my wants... so I try to just window shop. It's perfectly okay, though... with my move comes a new set of growing challenges and I doubt adding anything before I figure everything out would be wise.

I'm actually thinking that I might switch my main interest to the orchids I've always wanted to try growing... but I'll always have a fond spot for bulbs!


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Royal Colors has some doubles that look interesting as well as Multoflora Striped and Yellow Gardens and one called Jewel of the Night that I think I will order.
Maida


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Ooh! I do like "Jewel of the Night" from Royal Colors! I may have to beg, borrow or steal this coming Hippi season! ;-)

Blooming Bulb does have some nice prices at the moment... I just love "Jewel", and "Graffiti" is so nice! Oh, and look at "Rilona", and "Dancing Queen"!

I guess I'm still addicted to bulbs! :-)


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Oops....almost forgot that Barnhoorn Hippeastrum has some prerelease specials!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Sonatini.com


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Ooh! I like "Ratatouille"!

Thanks for all the suggestions, Kristi! Even 'window shopping' is fun!

I'll know later this summer if I'll be able to order one or two... I was kinda saving my pennies for an orchid, but... bulbs keep calling! :-)


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Very nice, only the Jewel Of The Night is the same as the Black Goddess of the Russian forum. ))


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Because nobody sends out free catalogs like they used. I have to beg or pay for catalogs now. Everyone wants me to order online instead. I need to see the photos and read about the seeds before I want to buy them.


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Maybe since I am a annual customer, I've received at least 4 amaryllis catalogs. Some have always been online (RC, ETGB, BB, EB, BB, etc.). For amaryllis, you can always find an online description of the blooms.
K


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It is always a very tempting experience viewing catalogs in that it is nearly impossible from refraining in buying anything from them. They do display flowers in their best blooms...

Taking about catalogs...
A friend of mine from Queensland, Australia has sent me this beautiful photo of a very old heirloom variety 60 years+ I am attaching the photo for you all to see. Can anyone please identify it, surely you won't find it in a catalog, maybe a close descendant of it...

Big thanks for your replies, very much appreciated!


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Likely a hybrid of H. Vittatum. I love the ruffly edges and had that show up in some of my blooms this year.

I have the list of named/registered hybrids at home, but imagine that 60 years ago the list was quite limited. Also, what is from Australia may not be registered with the KAVB....Dutch Bulb Growers Association. I think an H. Vitattum hybrid is a good catch-all!

It's likely a fragrant hybrid...lovely!

Kristi


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Nagano,

I've seen pictures before of hippie flowers from Australia that look like your heirloom and the name was "something" Lace. Maybe the first part of the name will come to me. I've always admired it too.☺☺☺Donna


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Nagano,
Does that Hippeastrum have the variegated leaf I see, or is it another plant? Very striking!

I admit, I am far more familiar with the Dutch registered bulbs vs the bulbs developed in Australia. We've seen so many beautiful bulbs from all over the world!
K


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Nagano, Do you think this is your flower? I knew I had seen something very similar several years ago and I had saved a picture of it!!☺☺☺Donna


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Here is a link:

Here is a link that might be useful: Stella Lace on this website


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A Google search also returned "Stellar Lace"! Love how the names vary!!

Found an AU site that sells some different Hippeastrum.
K

Here is a link that might be useful: Hippeastrum.com.au


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Yesssss that's it spot on Stellar Lace! The blooms look remarkably the same.
Seeing through this Australian website I am seeing some new names I had not seen ever before of which Stellar Lace is one of them!

Thank you!!

PS I do not think the variegated leaves shown in the photo belong to it, I am assuming it has normal green leaves like the one in the bottom left corner.


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