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If everyone else's plants got whacked as hard as mine... think we all will need some Perennials...
My neighbors 'may' just be running to FL before this shindig.. if so I'll have access to some nice big annuals.
Too early yet to know what I'll have in the Tropicals ... stock EE's for sure ... possibly a few surprises...
Seriously, I don't think the groper & I will be able to attend. There are alot of birthdays in June & It's all my family! So sad, but i will be sure to barge right in if the plans change, or they all go out of town... LOL
At last years RU, I unpacked all the plants I brought and set them on the ground. After the potty stop and running around to greet people, I returned to my plant stash. I found a man there that I'd never met before. He'd pick up one plant, feel it, rub the leaves, smell it, look it over real good then set it down. Then he'd begin with a second plant.
I finally said "Hi! Do you like those?" or something along those lines. At this point, I think he was slightly embarrassed and pretty well startled. I told him about the plants and I think gave him a few as he was running away. LOL After I found out who he was, I accused him of groping my plants and I did give him more plants since he obviously liked them! For the rest of that day and apparently a year later, he is still referred to as "The Groper!".
While I am thinking about it, I know everyone gets all itchy to clean out beds as soon as the temperatures hit 50 for a few days. LOL If anyone is thinning Lily of the Valley, can you pot it as you go? I know someone coming to the round up would really like some!
I see we are chatting here in the Trade Thread.
How would you feel if we started another trade thread with only trade info? I know I am being picky and over organized but I think it would be a lot easier if we had one thread where everyone could post what they wanted and what they had in one post within the thread, i.e. each person maintains one thread. Then each person could edit their post to reflect additional haves, wants, and "accepted trades". See example:
Tropicals to share.
Canna -ALL GONE [Ric]
Calla -Still available [Badseed; Jazzpunkin]
Colocasia Fontanesii -
Annuals from seed.
Perennials from seed.
Perennials from the garden.
Salvia Maynight - ALL GONE [defoecat]
Things I would like.
a man who likes to dig holes
a cat that can chase deer
For me personally, it's way to soon to discuss what I am bringing.
Normally we start a trade a few weeks to a month before the actual trade.
Maybe this one could stay as it is, with lists of possibilities then start a final trade arrangement thread for lined up trades and extra plants in May.
I usually do the trade threads and honestly, they all end up getting chatted on. I don't think it's deliberate, we just all get excited.
I just went and looked up last years trade threads. It was two years ago that we tried a final trade post because there was so much chatting on the trade list. People got confused. So last year, we just had the one trade post, with the chat and everyone had one box that they would keep editing with what they promised who, what they were expecting from who and extra plants. That did work because we could all see each other's post and what they expected from who or were taking to who.
Have you thought anything about doing the number thing with stuff folks bring other than pre arranged trades? Or, do you want to discuss it? It seemed like last year everyone was making trades on the spot is that how it normally is?
Normally most of the trades are lined up before hand probably just so we can bring what people want? I know after going to a number of these, you sometimes waste time and energy digging things people might not want or you might not think to bring something other people really wanted. I've heard of plant trades done with the number system but have not actually attended one ran that way. I will have my first opportunity to do that this year with the daylily club.
Another thought might be, for people that already have a pretty big variety, it might be hard to find something they didn't already have. I've heard of people just passing on their turn if they didn't need anything.
If someone actually wanted me to bring them a $50 rare elephant ear I would but I might not want to toss that on a table and take my chances of not getting back something of a comparable value unless I just had way too much of it. I'll be the bad guy and say it bluntly because I know it's been discussed. Most people have their "prized" whatever or very limited amount of something that they would share but maybe not give away.
I know that there are always pre arranged. I just thought everyone also brought stuff just for general trading or giving. That is what I thought there had been talk about letting folks pick, then after everyone had picked, or decided they didn't want to pick, going back through again.
I've only heard it mentioned a time or two so maybe that is why it's always been the same. At the very first RU, we all had prearranged trades and brought extra plants, then there was a number drawing for door prizes. I just wouldn't want anyone's feelings hurt if they saw someone put a bunch of different plants in one place and others in for a general swap. Maybe previously arranged trades look about the same?
Maybe you should find out what everyone wants to do. With my medical junk the way it is right now, I'm afraid to plan 3 weeks from now, forget 3 months from now!
I usually 'trade' for what I need... if... there is a small number available...
Outerwise I just bring a bunch of stuff and let fly...
I think we got a ton of extras, everyone seemed to have a few... ...
But if it grows we seem to always find room... lol
Like everyone else I don't have a clue what will be available yet... I know I'll have Tropicals... but which ones?
If dispatcher is coming... and still doing slates... she needs time to get creative though so ...
I don't have a clue right now what I will have. It will have to come up, and show itself, and the increases over the winter, before I will know for sure. But I will be starting tomato seeds sometime next week, and will be willing to start some if you have requests for something in particular. I had 58 varieties of tomatos last year, and will probably be more this year. Most are heirlooms, and I have some good ones. Just let me know in a week or so.
I'm the same as Bonnie, I've got tons of mater and pepper seeds, I just need to get the list organized and get them started.
I couldn't remember Michele, I just thought we'd talked about it at one point. I just thought it might be fun to have an extras table that we could take turns picking from. :) As far as I know I don't have a wedding to shoot this year, so I can stay til park closing if need be. LOL
That's a great idea, just a table for plants not originally spoken for. We could be assigned numbers, and choose from that table, until they were all gone.
Don't forget, everybody needs to bring some sort of door prize. I enjoyed that immensely. It doesn't have to be anything expensive, just something garden related that maybe you already have and enjoy, and want someone else to have one just like it.
Love the idea of the extra table. Unless the weather totally wiped the graden, I need to get rid of some of the less deer resistant plants, including unnamed daylilies. [These were from the NC botanical garden, so they are good varieties, but the child removed the tags and now they are NOIDS.]
Also, I would love to plan some trades so I actually leave some room in the garden for them. Come May I sometimes go on a buying frenzy, trying to fill in all the dirt. Some how I think that the weeds will be less if I fill every nook and cranny. It's an obsession for which I need to seek counseling.
Rox, I don't think the counsel you'll receive here will help, lol. I'm a 'pack 'em in' kind of gardener too, and I'm hoping to curb that tendency once I've moved (yeah, right! We'll see how long that lasts, lol).
At this point, I know I'll have the following up for grabs:
Alternathera- Purple Knight
Perilla magilla- hot pink
Lamium- White Nancy and Beacon Silver (purple blooms)
Tall phlox- Prime Minister, Bright Eyes, and others
I've got plenty of common stuff I can bring if anyone is interested, like Stella D'oro daylilies, Autumn Joy sedum, pink and yellow evening primrose, Jacob Cline monarda, and white yarrow. Also should have seedlings of various things I'm wintersowing and starting inside. Details will follow :)
Rox, you know I LOVE tropicals (esp EEs and nanners), so I'm sure you've got any number of things I'd be thrilled with! Everything multiplies fast in the loose, frothy soil where I live now; thats the main thing I'm gonna miss about this place when I move. I'll be dividing more today (weather permitting), but so far I've got Silver Shadows, Cascade Falls, Stormy Seas, Lime Ricky, Creme Brule, Silver Scrolls, and Heucherella Kimono. Pics of them here:
I'd love any and all. I absolutely adore Heuchera.
I have Lime Ricky, Creme Brule, Silver Scrolls...but I'll take a few more.
Funny, I had Heucherella Kimono, but the deer pulled it out of the ground and it died.
I don't have Silver Shadows, Cascade Falls, Stormy Seas, but would love some.
I brought back some interesting EE collected in Hawaii. A few Xanths (Robusta and two no ID - BWilliams is working on it). And a few Alocasia without ID (including one that Brian suspects is a hybrid or a yet to be described.) If they pup (and it look like they are) I'll have some to trade.
Have really lushish A. gageana.
Will have other EE, but need to see how they do in the next few months as they wake up.
Gemini..I would be interested in Lime Ricki or Creme Brule.. (both really:) And Rox I would love some of those really big EE's that you posted pics of.. I need to start thinking about what I have to share..I know I could bring some prickly pear cactus again if anyone wants some.. Beautiful yellow flowers on it but you want to plant them where you don't have to weed..they do well in dry areas or underneath your daughter's bedroom window.
Defoe, I have them planted in the ground. Perhaps I should try a pot to contain them a bit more and make the whole weeding thing easier. They are pretty forgiving. I think I have moved and or divided them every year and they just keep on trucking. I got mine from Dad and his plants covers a fairly large area. He has red Dianthus planted next to them and when they both bloom they are stunning! You definitely need leather gloves when you work with them though.. no matter how careful I am I seem to catch a couple fine needles.
Being a plant hog, I'm really easy to please, lol. I'm really loving coleus, begonias, cool foliage plants, cottagy perennials, daylilies, lilies, dianthus, dahlias, tropicals, glads...well, you name it, if I don't have it, I probably want it! If you are starting annual seeds, I love annuals too :)
hmm.. well I am going to have to thin and rearrange my one bed because I obviously can't read the size portion of plant labels. I guess I am going to have to go to plant files and see how some of these are propagated. I am going to be taking out some daylilies. maybe.. lol.. just as I started thinking about it I thought.. hey but if I moved them maybe they would be better. I am DEFINITELY saying goodbye to Joylene Nichole.. She really doesn't like it in my yard
I have had Joylene for 3 years. Last year was the first time she bloomed for me and she wouldn't open up all the way. If you peruse the ugly threads from last year you will see what I mean.. I think this pic was the best she did for me
I am open to daylily trades also. I will have some pink dianthus, that smell heavenly. Maybe a few babies from my hen and chicks. Plenty of lirope, some mums, some iris (not named). That's all I can think of right now.
Ergh this is tough. I keep seeing you all go back and forth and I want to chime in so bad, but I guess that would be pointless 'til I know if I get to come. I do have some great looking seedlings started...dozens of varieties of annuals as well as perennials. And I am a pepper freak. I have 10 different kinds of peppers started (many ornamentals) and would love it if I could find some one to take the surplus. Last year I gave my extras to friends, but I don't think they gave them the loving care that they were born into. LOL.
Keep talking guys. You're breaking down my resistance.
Lala, you have to come! LOL I grow heirloom peppers, we can swap! Bonnie and I both do Heirloom tomatoes, last year I grew about 100 different kinds, this year, I'm cutting way back to about 20 or so different varieties. Daylilies, Iris, we'll get you fixed up, just make sure you have lots of room in your trunk. :)
I always grow bell peppers, bananas peppers, thais, and jalapenos for eatin', but most of the rest of them are just for pretties. Last year I had some beautiful burning bush pepper plants with red foliage with small deep purple fruit. They were so pretty I plan to use them as a focal plant this year. And then there are the confetti peppers...and the medusas...and...
This is only my 3rd summer of being an obsessive-maniacal-gardner so none of my perennials are too mature yet, but I'm building, building, building!
My first year gardening was an accident. My elderly neighbor had three extra tomato plants. That was enough to set the ball rolling. The next year I grew my own tomatoes and peppers from seed. The following year I got real brave and started herbs and perennials from seed. I think the rest, as they say is history!
At one point, my entire seed list was heirloom tomatoes and peppers...
Hi unclehudy! I don't know if I've had a chance to welcome you or not! I especially try to get the Ohio people!
This is only our 3rd Ohio together and I think we normally have 50ish people or so including kids and spouses. We usually only have members of DG with their family and sometimes a friend or two. We don't spread the word on other sites or anything, on purpose. We aren't trying for a huge meeting but like to get together with people we talk to all the time around here. :)
We're a pretty harmless and talkative bunch! I hope you'll consider spending the day with us.
I certainly hope to attend and will do painted slates made to order for trades. I like to have prearranged trades for them . I will bring an extra or two for a doorprize. This is my space, I just put up the "staked claim "sign. I had thought about painting some old windows for trade as garden windows if anyone is interested. I am starting some night blooming jassamine and if it roots, I will have it for trade. I will also have blue bachelor buttons ,ox-eye daisies forget-me - nots, gold cosmos, purple coneflowers and paprika yarrow and lunaria. I am anxious to see old friends from last year and meet some of you new ones. I'm glad it is a little later in the year . Maybe the weather will be better for the round up. What is the closest motel that is fairly reasonalby priced? I hope we can spend the night and wonder around cincy the next day. Lou
Will post trades here:
Have to trade:
Husker Red Penstemon
Herb Robert ( (Geranium robertianum)
Hopefully, night blooming jasmine
Would like to trade for:
2 Tomato plants (Big type for sandwiches)
Salvias (Any KInd)
Really want... a great big elephant ear & Black eyed Susan Vine
Lou, I sure would love to have some night blooming jasmine, oh how good it smells. For this I would trade you my first born!! Tell me something you want, and if I don't have it, maybe I can find it.
Welcome unclehudy, if you really want to get initiated into Daves Garden, come on to the Round up. I am not officially an Ohioan, but close enough, just over the river in Ky. After all this is the Ohio River Valley Garden Forum.
WELCOME Uncle Hudy!!! Please do plan to join us!!!
I'm a sorta Newbie too even tho I was born in Cincy...I just disappeared for a few years..If I can do it , so can you !!! LOL
Miz Lou?? I won't have anything worthwhile trading if anything, but I would sell my seat in Hades for something from you, and would bend on my knees to pay...Your work is lovely...I would love a window...I would suspend it in front of my south facing breakfast room window...Colors are Dutch Blue walls, white trim, and Bird Houses Galore...Just let me know...
Dusty, you will be pleased with Lou's work. I got a slate from her last year, and turned it into a welcome for my front door. I have gotten so many compliments on it, and everyone wants to know where they can get one.
Lou, I haven't given out your name, but if you want to start a retail business, I can hook you up with a few friends from here.
Ric, Red Roof and Best Western are fine, I just wouldn't send anyone to the one behind GA carpet or Motel 6. :)
Everything at Eastgate falls into the pricey range. Lou, I've still got my signs from last year and love them!
I'm not sure what or how much I'll have, but I will bring a boatload. The one thing I know I'll have are Lilium bulblets... probabaly Silk Road, Leslie Woodriff, Black Beauty, White Henryi, Caravan, and a couple others. Also a pink hardy chrysanthemum with a lighter pink center.
I might have specialty daffodil bulbs, and also a 'Dragonwing Red' Begonia or two.
It is way easier for me to say what I want than what I'll have LOL!
I'd like a black Elephant ear and maybe some others. Also some heucheras...Geminii, I don't have any of the heucheras you mentioned, so let's see if we can trade. Rose Zepharine Drouhin.
Defoe..I would love ot have some more sun coleous. I got a bunch last year (Yes I was the newbie :) And they were beautiful! They especially looked great around the base of my bird bath and they got a bit of extra water being there! I loved them for the constant splash of color. Chele gave me a Kopper King last year and I got lots of compliments from that plant.. If anyone is looking for a hibiscus with purple foliage talk to Chele.
I have hens and chicks also. They have filled up their space.. I have a couple different types and one is spiderwebby.
I probably need to wait until thing start coming up to really see what I have. I have ground cover that I can share.. lol.
Any Lillium are welcome here!
I have dozens that slowly died out due to lack of Sun (and knowledge on my part! lol) both have been corrected.
I've raised 4 different ones for 3 years now so I feel confident w/ them.
We had Nicotiana we got from someone last year (possibly ROX or Tabasco) and it about knocked you over as you came out the front door at dusk... wonderful scent!
Edited to say: Chele must be Dusty's person as the only person Dusty answers to is Dusty (well Pillar but that goes w/o saying)
I would like things that do well in dry shady areas. I have lots of ground cover under my Spruce trees but would like something a little more interesting.. The Heuchera isn't doing too badly.. and the money wort seems ok. I think I lost my blue hosta but will have to look this year. The last couple years I have barely looked on that side of the house due to circumstances.. So if it's a plant that can handle neglect that would be great also.. lol.. all my plants need to be able to handle neglect..
Hey Chele..I have some regular hosta I can probably divide this year if you are interested. I think you said something about filling shady spots?
I'm starting my maters. I'm proud of myself, I started way too early last year as an experiment... so this year I've been sitting on my hands waiting to get started. Here is my list of Tomatoes. If anyone wants anything in particular, tell me now. I'm not growing all these myself this year, but I do have them all here just waiting to grow for you! :) if you want something in particular from me, speak up now. :)
Aker's West Virginia
Amy's Sugar Gem
Black From Tula
Black Sea Man
Box Car Willie
Dr. Wyche's Yellow
Eva Purple Ball
Granny Cantrell's German Red
Henderson's Pink Ponderosa
Japanese Black Trifele
Japanese Black Trifele
Lime Garden Salad
Neves Azorean Red
Red Fig (red pear)
Tartar of Mongolistan
Thai Pink Egg
Thai Pink Egg
Melissa, that is quite a list. I have about the same number, If I get ambitious in the next couple of days, I will post what I will have available. Not growing all of them, but will grow if you see something you want.
I would LOVE a Cherokee Purple Tomato...A friend of mine in Texas lost all his last year during that drought and wildfire, so he had none to send me...
That flowerbox out front has a bunch of things starting to come up... 2 small patches look like they may be Daffys, but the rest aren't up yet enough to tell ...What a pleasant suprise!!
Wow ya'll are really ahead on this RU. I don't know what I will have by that time. I'm sure I can help put on the ones wanting coleus. :) Melissa are your tomato seeds ones you have grown and saved or bought ones? I've been getting mine started this week. I have grown Granny Cantrell's from the original person and didn't realize there where available to much commercially yet.
Mystic, most of my heirloom seeds I have grown and saved the seed. Quite a few were gifts from VGMKY,. He helps Theinemans Nursery in Louisville, and they have a heirloom plant sale every year. Last year I went and bought about 10 heirloom varieties from them, raised them and saved seed. So I have probably 40-45 different heirlooms.
Would be happy to send you seed, or raise some, if you would like.
Mine are all bought, I haven't figured out the saving the seed thing yet, rather, I forget to save seed every year.
I grew Granny Cantrell's last year from Shoe, and LOVED it. A couple of places are selling it this year, but I bought mine from Baker Creek, I think I even have a few seeds left over from Shoe last year as well. I just ordered some coleus cuttings, so we might be able to swap some of those too Peggy. :) I'm glad you're able to come! I think I need to make a big ole birthday cake for all these birthdays!
We need to see if we can get Kathy( Misty Meadows) up here this time too.
I picked up a few more packs of seeds today... we'll see what comes up!
Bonnie, did you want any seeds from my list? I've got a few pepper seeds too, and another order coming, (I hope soon) with some different peppers in it, and a few more maters. I think I'm addicted. LOL
Melissa, honestly I don't know. I am pulling out my tomato seeds tonight, and starting them tomorrow. So I will try at the end of that process to list my seeds to see if there is anything you want. I do know that I had a giant Marconi pepper last year (heirloom) bought from VGKMY that is a very good one, and will be willing to share that one with you.
We will get together at the RU and talk about tomato seed saving, girl you can save bundles by saving your heirloom seeds, rather than buying them. then you will have more to spend on ?? daylilies, etc.
Oh, I would love to meet Kathy. Wonder if she can be persuaded to take a day off from the market and travel to our RU. I will make the offer to her, and she would be welcome to ride with me. I will d-mail her.
I might be interested in a mild-medium pepper for general use. We don't do the extremely hot ones.
I know I can save, and every year I am fully intentioned on doing it... but I'm lucky if I can get my canna's out of the ground by cold, much less keep seeds straight! LOL I had planned on using the hoophouse to keep them from blowing over in their containers last year, and I've got the method saved, and have read it a bazillion times... I just never get around to doing it.
I dmailed Kathy too, about the roundup, and I wanted to ask her what was out in the nurserys in L'Ville right now. I"m hoping that I can just make a trip down there in a couple of weeks if I don't find all the annuals I need online in the mean time. :)
I've been looking at my photos from last year, end of may/early June to remind myself what will be blooming... and how filled out my containers were at that time to try to get an idea of when I need to start them this year to have them filled out by May 27. :) If it would STAY like today and tomorrows weather, it wouldn't be a problem!
Melissa, I did the wintersowing this year, but so far, have nothing that has germinated. I am so disappointed, as I thought that I would start the flower (annuals) and have them ready to go by the time we could plant them out. So while starting tomato seeds tomorrow, I think I will toss some annuals in some flats and see how well they do there. Grrr, hate to waste the time, money, and effort for things that just won't germinate.
I will have to go back and see what I might have done wrong. They were wintersowed on January 19, and it will be 2 months next week. Wouldn't you think I would have had something by now?
I haven't d-mailed Kathy, but am going to do it right now. Hope we get a positive response.
Bonnie, I wintersowed last year, and some stuff didn't start germinating until the end of March, so don't dispair too much. But, I didn't wintersow myself again this year, it was too much hassle for me, to keep the containers on the deck with my husband constantly witching about "Hillbilly Haven's"...
Kathy has commitments that day that she can't get out of...but, if we go back to an earlier date next year, or we do another get together in summer, maybe we can convince her?
Melissa sowed my tomatos today, here is what went in: The Dutchman, Granny Cantrell, Williams Striped, Yellow Brandywine, German Johnson, Pineapple, Big Zebra, Lumpy Red, Rouge D Irak, Tennessee Britches, Aurtralian Heart, Franks Large Red, Abe Lincoln, Cow's Tit, Mortgage Lifter, Box Car Willie, Isis Candy, Big Zac, 4th of July, Mr. Stripy, Hawkins, Cour d Bue, Black Russian, Amish Paste, Oregon Spring, Black Drim, Arkansas Traveler, Kelloggs Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Persimmon, Big Rainbow, Barnes Mt. Pink, Barnes Mt. Yellow Better Boy, Heat Wave, Supersteak, Early Girl, Brandywine, Sweet Million, and Tip Top Cherry.
If there are any of those that you would like seeds of let me know.
Sure Ric, which ones are you interested in? Besides those listed above I have about 50 more varieties. Some are beefsteak, and just good eating tomatos. I have the Marconi Pepper seed too, It is a giant sweet green, instead of a bell shape, it is elongated, and I used them last year for roasting, or kabobs on the grill. They are really good. Just let me know and I will get them in the mail to you.
I've been trying to catch up on all the threads. Rox if you you still have Fontanesii I would love one, you wanted fern leave coleus I have Kiwi Fern and Kingwood Karnival that is sorta a fern leave. Ric I would love a big dipper, I don't think mine are coming back this year no signs yet. That last freeze we had really hurt my garden. I have started putting things on the trade thread if you see something you want let me know. Neal I would love the Lobelia I have coleus and tomatoes if you are not already covered for those. Lana you mentioned some things you want, let me check out this week if I can divide them yet and I will get back with you. :)
Thanks Rox, gemini_sage, and Ric. Sorry I didn't post here. I did list them in the Plants only thread. I know others ask for coleus so just yell at me. If I have any you want. I can't keep up with all the threads. I hope to update my list this week. I planned on doing it this weekend put I have had Hadlee about all weekend so didn't get it done. :) Does anybody need patio tomatoes or Aunt Rubys's German Green?
Don't forget to check the plant trading thread and check lists. It will be invaluable for what you promised and expect to get. GW made neat links which I put at the top so you can go to each person's list. :)
LOL That's okay. I've not thanked Kimberley yet for the links. LOL
There was an open house at our other house today and there was not one visitor! Of course it was a beautiful day and there were no lookers at any of the houses from what I hear. We ran down this morning, mowed, weed eated, cleaned and got the heck out right before the showing.
I came home, fixed the link and shot out the door! Why is it there are never enough hours but there is always more than enough work???
Chele -- sorry about the lack of lookers at the open house. Must feel especially discouraging after all the work you did preping for it!
My DM is a real estate agent, and I was one too, for a little while. I never had a house sell from holding an open house. We (my DH and I) go to open houses frequently. Looking for a new house is pretty much a hobby for my DH--I call him a "house slut" because he always has a roving eye out looking for another house! But we've never bought a house that we saw during an open house. Mostly we go to open houses looking to see what's available for what price--and out of pure vulgar curiosity. DH and I are both "old house" fans, so we go to nearly every open house in our historic districts...
The people who are truly in the market to buy will mostly likely come through your house with an agent --and not just ramble in during an open house. Open houses can be useful in really hot real estate markets...but mostly that is not how your buyer will find your house. Wishing you a quick and profitable sale soon!
Thanks Kim. I'm not really distraught just yet but I sure wish it would sell! It's not been on the market very long, just under 2 weeks! We've already had 5 showings and one cancellation. I wish someone would tell me they hated something so I could rush in and fix it. LOL Soooooooooo, want a house in Ohio?? LOL
Sooo, want a house in Pleasureville? No I think that our contract will hold up. I thought it very optomistic that we would hear something on Friday. I know that she has the financing, just waiting for all the inspections, appraisials,etc. Chele, I wish you luck, as it looks to be a good property. However, I on the other hand have an acre to throw in the mix!!
No. I have to dig them up every year like the amaryllis.
Basically you dig they up before the 1st frost, store them on the garage floor until the green die and put them in a cardboard box in the garage for the winter.