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Old August 8, 2017   #31
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They actually grow from corms, which are similar to bulbs. I have never grown either of these in a pot, just so you know, but I have grown then in the ground. Ranunculus are fairly high maintenance (you really have to bundle them from the cold), but they are just beautiful, and I saw a florist once selling them in pots. Anemones have been incredibly hardy for me. I had some in beds this past year that I babied and some by the mailbox that I ignored and they both did great. Of course, my growing climate is a lot different than yours.

Also, have you thought about daffodils? There are some really early-blooming ones too. One of my favorites is Erlicheer. It's short, early-blooming and smells amazing. Even my husband loves when it comes into bloom. I've bought anemones from Terra Ceia farms in the past and they performed well for me. This year, I'm buying daffs from them too. They also sell ranunculus. I've been pleased with them so far.
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Freesais and hyacynths come from bulbs and corms. They are both easy in pots and they smell great! Hyacynths would need some chilling to induce blooming though. My grandfather would start 200 gloxinia bulbs in early spring. They were spectacular in pots and everyone that he gave them to loved them. I think that they would be a huge success.
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Thank you for the recommendations, both of you (and everyone else). Do you think a 1-gallon pot is about the right size to try those flowers?
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You could easily use half the size of that for any and all of these.
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Old August 9, 2017   #35
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I was also thinking that you might try selling "lasagna" pots of spring bulbs in the fall. It's where you layer bulbs in a pot for continuous blooms throughout the spring. There are plenty of tutorials out there on these. Yours could be as simple as pansies for fall blooms and tulips that will pop through them and intermingle with them in the spring. Maybe market them as a "spring surprise"? I would think you could charge good money for these depending on the size.

Here's a link to the potted ranunculus I was talking about. https://instagram.com/p/BDYloYRCCfL/They were charging $10 for just one! Also, I think if you keep the pots small they feel sweet, charming, and like a nice little impulse purchase.
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