Monday, November 26, 2012

Lots of Spring Flowering Bulbs Still Available...

When I am in the mood to be honest with myself, I accept that I am a procrastinator.  That is only one of my many character flaws, but it is the one that often rewards me for my behavior, and thus makes it hard to remove.

If you, like me, procrastinated on buying bulbs this fall, then you are now being rewarded with big discounts and quite a large inventory of bulbs still remaining at some of the best suppliers at the end of November.

I covered bulbs in two previous posts this fall, and many of my favorites are still available:
Spring Bulbs Part 1
Spring Bulbs Part 2

Bulbs can be planted until the ground freezes.  The only difference with bulbs planted late is that they may not be as big as those planted earlier that have had a chance to set some roots.  But... we don't know what will happen with the weather and when the ground will freeze.

Check out these sites and your will be amazed what $50 or $100 can buy for spring color.

$100 spent at VanEngelen could provide you with up to 750 bulbs (100 Chionodoxa, 200 Scilla, 200 Crocus, 200 Snowdrops and 50 Daffodils) that will give you flowers from the melting snow until late May, and with most of these being smaller bulbs they can all be planted in a few hours.



Fritillaria
Brent and Becky's (This link takes you right to the availability list)

Sailboat Daffodil
This is a great supplier of excellent quality bulbs.  They are a little more expensive than some others but worth it, and at 50% off it  just doesn't matter.

They are 50% off all inventory and they  have lots of bulbs still available.  Following is a brief summary of what I saw and some favorites.

Allium, Camassia, Chionodoxa (100 forbesii Pink Giant for $16), Fritillaria, Hyacinthoides, Rock Iris, Leucojum, Muscari (100 armeniacum for $11), Pushkinia and Scilla

Narcissus (Daffodils) - Fruit Cup, Merlin, Mt Hood, Pistacio, Sailboat, Yellow Cheerfulness among lots of others.




Snowdrop
Van Engelen (This link takes you right to the availability list)

This is my go to supplier and they are now having a 40% off sale on all inventory.  They often are one of the least expensive and with these discounts you can't help yourself but buy.

Flower Record Daffodil

Lillies (Asiatic, Oriental, Species and OrienPet), Allium, Chionodoxa (100 forbesii Pink Giant for $11),  Tommy Crocus (100 for $8), Galanthus (100 Snowdrops for $24), Rock Iris, Muscari, Scilla (100 Spring Beauty for $10), Flower Record Daffodil and lots of Tulips.








Forget about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is where you will get the biggest bang for your buck, and you will appreciate it for years to come.


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