I was really interested in planting some Crocus Bulbs for next spring. I was looking at some for sale on line. The shipping costs are very expensive. Are these reasonable prices for shipping bulbs? (about $7) I really love seeing them in people's gardens in very early spring! I even saw Skwirl Resistant ones for sale! Do they spread by themselves? I was wondering how much to order for a small area - about 12? Do the big box stores still sell them you think???
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
A phone call to local full service nurseries should tell you whether they still have bulbs for sale. The big outlets I'm sure still have some thinking maybe Christmas gifts, the small outlets are probably out of them.
'Course too, early shoppers get the biggest bulbs so you might have to settle for smaller versions. Since crocus are spring's earliest arrivals, the choice bulbs are probably gone.
Major recognized dealers often mail-order bulbs to customers. They might though prefer to mail a specific number; possibly in groups of dozens so you may have to purchase more than you had your sights set on. The cost you have to decide whether its worth it.
Fall is still a wonderful time to get out into the fresh sunshine and visit nurseries who dress up their dealerships in winter wonderland themes. The trouble is finding those that are still open.
Wavy - Wal Mart, Home Depot & Lowes still have some bulb bags on display. Also, check out Brecks on line. I usually order from them for a larger selection (haven't ordered any bulbs for years). Your crocus should multiply yearly, just like daffodils & grape hyacinths.
It's not too late to plant....you can plant bulbs until the ground is frozen...you're in zone 7...you could even chill the bulbs in the fridge until the first of the year and then plant and they'd do well.
edited to add: you might be too late in the season for ordering as Loonie said. Normally shipments are for proper planting times for your zone. Zones & nurseries don't always agree and you might not get your bulbs until next fall. If you do order, check out when they will ship the bulbs before finalizing the order.
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Our Home Depot has had the bulbs for half price for the last few weeks. I was VERY tempted to buy more! Mostly tulips, some muscari and crocus, even iris (though I do think it's too late to plant that in my area. Maybe left over from summer?)
Anyway, they did have a lot, so check yours. I'm sure other places have good mark downs this time of year.
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