Sunday, November 04, 2007

Last bulb purchases—maybe


I was feeling a bit insecure about the lily situation, so I did end up ordering more from The Lily Garden. Just three: Elise (above) Madame Butterfly (below), and Miss Lucy (below that). Elise and Madame Butterfly are relatives of henryi, a reliable species type that I’ve been growing for some time. Miss Lucy looks the same as Double Prize, which I’ve grown before and really does last a long time. I had it in a container and it did not return—I suspect it may have frozen. That does happen once in a while. I know I take a chance by storing these pots of bulbs in the garage, but the fatalities are rare. Tulips and lilies do very well, but I’ve stopped keeping hyacinths out there. They just don’t make it.


Then I picked up a bag of species tulips (bakeri Lilac Wonder) at Home Depot. I had given the ones I had to mentee Ron, not realizing that they bloom at the same time as the batalini Bronze Charm, so I'll need them for the contrast. The other violet ones I have, humulis Persian Pearl, bloom earlier. These species can be tricky with their bloom times. You'd think they'd all be early blooomers, but they're not.

6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love those lilies.

Connie said...

Love the color of that Lilac Wonder....will have to look for that one!

Carol said...

You've got it bad for bulbs, real bad! I still need to plant all of my bulbs. I'm starting to feel a big panicky...

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

EAL said...

I still have a lot to get in too carol. The lilies I put right in, but the tulips I've been known to sit on for a while. Snowed a bit today, too, dammit.

LostRoses said...

"Maybe" is the operative word here, Elizabeth! But you'd better stay away from Home Depot if you're ever going to get them all planted!

Kylee said...

Gosh darn it. I thought I was done buying bulbs. You HAD to post pictures like that, didn't you. Bulb porn. Thanks a LOT.

;-)