(271 votes, 55%)
|Just a few to fill in some spots|
(30 votes, 6%)
(46 votes, 9%)
|Too many to count!|
(50 votes, 10%)
|I haven't ordered yet, but I will soon.|
(79 votes, 16%)
(11 votes, 2%)
How many spring bulbs have you ordered?
Haven't technically ordered yet, but I'm supposed to have some free ones coming later.
Theres always room for more! LOL. I hold a yearly bulb swap and get mine for free! Its my favorite swap of the year. If you want to participate dmail me with your email address. Last year I distributed over 2000 bulbs to lucky participants!
I'll begin to look for premium bulbs from local sources -- where I can see/touch the freshness and inspect for any blemish. Mail order only from reputable sources for rare/hard to find bulbs.
This message was edited Sep 1, 2008 9:30 AM
None. I've got to dig up and seperate what I have in the ground now. That will fill in the bare spots nicely.
I picked up some at Lowe's yesterday but am planning on a whole lot more. Irises and daffys.
None. No room! Oh, but I did buy 5 'Satin Rose' daffodil bulbs at Jumbo when I was in Geneva the other day just to cram a little early Spring interest into my wife's "Pink Garden"!
I don't order bulbs since most of them don't repeat bloom here. Besides that, they are so hard to get into the ground when you are 900 yrs. old and can't stoop so low. If bulbs were like some seeds that you could just scatter that would be a different story. Love to see other peoples' blooms, tho.
I buy bulbs locally, so don't order any. I love the little species tulips. All tulips, actually!
I haven't ordered yet because I have very little room left (repeat: "I have no room left; I have no room left!") but I know I will succumb to the blandishments of the glossy catalogs in a few weeks, as the weather cools off and I think of how I will appreciate some new tulips, daffs, etc., in April.
I ordered a few dozen tulips from the DG Bulb Co-op offered this spring.
I usually plant loads of daffodils but I haven't ordered them quite yet.
I guess I'd better get going!
None - I got some "freebies" from friends/neighbours, and need to divide them in order to fill the bald spots..........
got a Daylily from a neighbour, but it's soooooooo tall, it overwhelms my other plants - cut it down!!. Love Irises
I planted daffodils about 4 years ago & not all of them have come up. So I would like to get some but no $$ at the moment. There are some new varieties out that are gorgeous!!
If I'm still alive in Feb. or early March, that's plenty early to get my order in for caladium bulbs to Happiness Farms.
I am so bad! I picked up my first bag of 60 tulips and am now going crazy over what color(s) of pansy to plant over them. Tulip colors are: Pink Diamond (pale pink) and Queen of Night (dark purple/black). Tulip bed is oval - 8' wide by 5' deep. And do I need another 60 tulips to really fill it in?
Is it really almost fall? sniff sniff. I hate saying goodbye to my flowers at the end of summer but love planning my new bulbs.
Tampa is not a "bulb-friendly" climate. I visited grandma a couple of years ago in WV in May and all of the irises were in bloom - I had zone envy! Those catalogs tempt me, but I know bulbs won't thrive here. So I just go outside and look at my bromeliad garden and try to be thankful for what I have!
None, only because this is the first year I will try planting bulbs out here amongst all the hungry woodland critters. I got a few free tulip bulbs, so they will be experimental. I've been reading all sorts of tips about wire cages, hot pepper, etc. to ward off the little rodents. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears!
KyWoods, I sprinkle red pepper flakes in the holes on top of the bulbs, and throw in a mothball or two. It doenst hurt the bulbs and repels the critters. After I fill the hole I also sprinkle more flakes on top for good measure!
I havent had any critters dig up any of my bulbs using this method.
Hope this helps,
I can't wait to get them! There's nothing better then planting a bunch of bulbs for spring, especially in a new house that has lots of room in the beds for them!
I hate to say it, but you just can't beat the bargains at the big box stores. I get glamorous specialty bulb catalogs every year, but the prices are staggering! I will occasionally succumb to a particularly tempting bulb from one of these catalogs, but I have been disappointed too often to justify the expense. I get more pleasure from "dime-a-dozen" daffodils than anything else! Plus, the deer leave them alone!! (Planting tulips are like spreading a deer banquet at my place!)
I wait until they come into HD or Lowe's -- way cheaper!
Looks like I'm with the majority. ( NONE) I have to do some dividing, before I get more and some just need moved. I didn't plan very well.
Have an area that needs cleaned up, and a little thought put to work, before planting any thing more.
Spring?! What's that?! Oh.. I've nearly forgotten.. it's those 2-3 weeks in between bitter cold & hazy, hot, humid.. :)
I wait until the half price off sales.
But there may be a trip to the big box stores in my future.
Ordered a bunch of Snow crocus for some early color. Grape hyacinths as well.
I ordered several dozen. One thing we can do well in my zone is spring bulbs. When I run out of room I simply make more beds. I overplant them so they share space with perennials. I finished moving some exising ones around this weekend and now waiting for the new arrivals.
I voted "none" since I am in a tropical zone. But, I do buy "summer" and "fall" bulbs from the marketplace from time to time. I've really only recently discovered tropical bulbs, which is probably a dangerous thing for me!
Just a few - In my case, space is not the final frontier, it's the ultimate limitation.
None. No time, no money, no sunshine in my yard, no space. Oh well.
Thanks for the tip, Therese--and thanks for the warning, Jax, about the deer. Daffodils will be on my shopping list!
I have to order bulbs. Every year I have to. There are so many beautiful bulbs and I cannot wait to see more coming out each year. I MAKE room! The house has them indoors, and the garden outside has them. There is always room for bulbs.
This message was edited Sep 2, 2008 3:22 PM
None for me... all out of plant money for the year. :(
Bulbs are truly my passion. It has been a real stretching experience to consciously plan for perennials and things that will bloom all summer and fall, because my instinct is just to plant more and more bulbs! I despise being cold, and don't like dreary, icy weather, so the first sign of those bright colors in the spring is like a tonic to my soul!
That said, I think I have about 100 bulbs coming, if you count iris rhizomes and daylily fans. I think those two make up only about 20 of the 100, though--the rest are daffodils, crocus, and a few tulips. I'm rapidly becoming disillusioned with tulips, however, as they just don't come back for me. Except the species tulips. . .just discovered them two years ago, and I am in LOVE! LOL
Now, if my husband would just stop talking about moving to Montana or Minnesota, where it gets truly bitterly cold. . .