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Take a look around...there are other reputable companies that offer Erlicheer. It's a magnificant daffodil!

I agree with Jay. All you have to do is scour the Web. You'll find Erlicheer at a good price.

Tulips are the one great extravagance in my life. I wouldn't spend $300 on anything else so ephemeral. But they are worth every penny.

I hadn't really thought about it, but anticipation is very likely my main gardening driver. Seems I'm always waiting, waiting for the next garden event whether it's bloom time, harvest, clean-up, or planting. In that anticipation my garden is always fabulous - the fruit trees are laden & disease-free, the tomatoes are abundant & my family & friends are the only creatures munching on them, the tiny perennial I planted is full-size & gorgeous. Even the leaves only fall on dry Friday nights so I can rake them on perfect crisp Saturday mornings. Oddly, the lack of that perfection coming to fruition doesn't make me grumpy - it just makes me anticipate even more.

I don't do more bulbs because you plant them in the fall, and by fall both my garden budget and my garden energy are very low. I'm in wrapping up, end of the season mode. Now, if I could plant bulbs in January I'd be all over them!

I buy bulbs and even more bulbs because I know that by January I will be dying to see vegetation - any kind of vegetation! Bulb-planting routine lets me mentally skip the dull months. Bulbs are my "anchors" in the future. I know that come April the flowers will be there for me.

Because I wasn't the one who planted the 200+ bulbs I bought last fall, except for the daffs in the front, everything else was a surprise, and a glorious one at that. This year, no more daffs (at least not pure yellow ones), but tulips and crocuses, yes, please.

Insulinde might has well have leapt from an 18th Dutch painting--I'd love some of those in my garden, and my MiL would love to see them, as well. We both go nuts over bulbs. We both love parrot and Rembrandt varieties for the sheer exuberance they show.

I really like McClure and Zimmerman, who carry your favorite forcer. I'll check out Old House Gardens, as there aren't many bulbs which can make it here in New Orleans, unless I'm willing to refrigerate the ground. It appears species will make it, so I'm gearing up to experiment this year.

Old House Gardens is a wonderful company with such high quality and beautiful bulbs that our springs here at the End of the Road get more beautiful every year. I added lots of snowdrops last year. I haven't decided what to add this year. Better hurry up.

I am a passionate gardener (and bulb planter w a goal of 1,000 bulbs each year), so I get it-- that anticipation is all. This makes for an interesting contrast with Twitter, which forces me to live in the moment. @gardengeri

Old House Gardens is outstanding. They have a great selection of heirloom bulbs and more. They also have fantastic customer service.

Hmmm. How much chill required? I get skim ice on my stock pond once or twice each Phoenix winter. I wonder if that would be enough?

I like to buy the grocery store forced daffs and then pot them up in more permanent homes to see if they will rebloom here. I'm getting about a 30% success rate with what I think are the Tete a Tetes(?) (I do dump some ice cubes in the pots a couple of times each winter, since I can't predict if the chill will come naturally)

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to get a rebloom out of something most folks treat like a cut flower.

Jenn, OHG recommends that the Erlicheers get 2 weeks in a cold (45-55) dark place. It works well for me.

I agree that bulbs are all about anticipation. All winter I read garden books and catalogs and dream about how the bulbs will look in the Spring.
But sometimes I'm like a squirrel who forgets where the nuts were buried. Then when the forgotten bulbs appear and bloom it's like receiving an unexpected gift - from myself.

Glad you are featuring one of my favorite places, Old House Bulbs. Been ordering from them for years. I like the term,"inexpensive luxury." I mean, where else can you get a piece of living history, like a tulip from 1595 for 8 bucks? Antiques Roadshow has nothing on Old House Bulbs.

We totally love bulbs. They are like a secret - you can plant them and only you know you've done it and how many and where. Then - emerges a beautiful Spring! We have just launched this online course in their honor

I'd add another fabulous resource for bulbs is Terra Ceia Farms. They have a great selection and first-rate customer service.

You can buy by the bulb or by the bushel for some varieties. (I did that when I put in 1500 bulbs a few years back.) Reminds me, I have a few hundred tulips to put in the ground this weekend...

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