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Default The Bulb Room...(Rhizomes, Tubers, and Corms also Welcome)

What do you grow? Amaryllis, Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinth, Crocus, Callas, Bluebells, Bearded Iris, Dutch Iris, Freesia, Snowdrops, Caladium, etc.? Daylilies? Show us your photos!

Since I am in zone 9, I don't plant the above like Tomatovillians in other parts of the country and the rest of the world. I have to refrigerate tulips, crocus, hyacinths, and daffodils for 6-8 weeks before planting outside around Thanksgiving. My amaryllis I grow in the ground and they stay there.

A photo of crocus and daffodil bulbs in the refrig.

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Default Freesia and Dutch Iris

I planted these last week for cut flowers. The Dutch Iris is in the round pots and the freesia in the rectangular pots. Now I wait until March/April for the blooms. Also saw these amaryllis bulbs at Walmart for $6.95 and the bulbs were huge. Bought three. I usually plant amaryllis in the ground and established plants bloom around Easter. I put these in pots for flowers in about 6 weeks. The pots I can move indoors if we get a frost (unlikely) because amaryllis flowers will not tolerate a freeze.

It was rainy and gloomy today, so not any sun.

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I'm not much of a flower guy, unless those flowers turn in to tomatoes or peppers....But, I've got this one wad of amaryllis bulbs that blooms a beautiful crimson red. There are 4 in the picture, all bigger than a baseball. Seems like I oughta take them up and divide...not sure of that process, tho. Any help?

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Default Dividing Amaryllis

When do they bloom for you? Mine bloom around Easter. I would divide mine either this month or in November. Does the foliage on yours ever wither and turn brown in the fall? That probably means they're dormant and you could move them then.

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Dormant is best, splitting them is easy!
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Default Not much going on right now

Looks like we all will have to wait until spring. Hopefully people grow daffodils and tulips. I planted some freesia bulbs a couple of weeks ago for cut flowers in spring. They are starting to come up. Also the three amaryllis bulbs I got from Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago are growing very fast. Normally I grow amaryllis in the ground and they bloom around Easter. But every year around this time the big box stores have them ready to bloom around the Holidays.

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