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Old October 23, 2018   #1
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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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Old October 23, 2018   #2
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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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Old October 24, 2018   #4
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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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Old November 8, 2018   #6
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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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Old December 23, 2018   #7
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Default Daffodils cresting today

I bought the bulbs and refrigerated them for 6 weeks, just like I was supposed to. Planted them around Thanksgivings, just like I was supposed to. Now they are cresting! Perhaps I'll have some early blooms.

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I planted a gazillion bulbs in a small bed randomly placed because I ran out of fall lol. I planted about 100 daffodils, some tulips and some hyacinths. I have some ranunculus croms that will go out in spring, and have also been shopping for some dahlia tubers!
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Default Asian lillies

From a mixed bag picked up in a local supermarket
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Old December 23, 2018   #10
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Default Gladioli

From a mixed bag picked up at the same time, more to come.
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Old December 23, 2018   #11
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You got those bulbs from a supermarket?? Wow!

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Old December 25, 2018   #12
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These came from Aldi, they obviously source them from one of the bulb farms locally. The darkest of the Asiatic lillies is called black charm. Maybe able to work out who packed them through that name. Meanwhile the next gladioli has opened.
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Old December 25, 2018   #13
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There's one a couple of miles from me. You bring your own grocery bags and I think it cost a quarter to use a shopping cart...but you get your coin back when you return the cart. I'll have to be on the lookout at Aldi for bulbs and seeds....they may not have anything now, in the dead of winter. Thanks for the heads up regarding the bulbs. You also have to bag your own groceries.
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Yes, they work the same way here with the Weekly specials that maybe in store for a week or two, depending upon popularity of item. This year they had the corms and later a range of general vegetable seeds, nothing special in terms of varieties, but good basics and at the right time for planting.
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I have daffodils, various alliums, winter aconite, triplet lilies, a few squills, grape hyacinth, hyacinth, and maybe some others outside in the ground.
My question is: what do you grow on that soil during the many months your bulbs are dormant? My bulb area is Weed City most of the year.
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