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Re: Re: Summer Bulb Details

Just sent (off list) a link I found to the NC state extention service -
they had a very lengthy list of fact sheets on summer bulbs. Hope one of
them has the info you need. If not will look later tonight when I get
back in.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: james singer
Sent: 1/8/2005 10:35:01 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Summer Bulb Details

Sorry. I don't know anything about bulbs--often amazed that any of them 
bloom for me.

On Saturday, January 8, 2005, at 11:27 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

> Hi Friends!
> I am working on a presentation about summer bulbs, which will include
> both hardy and tender (tropical & subtropical) bulbs. I'm in northeast
> Indiana so the hardy bulbs aren't going to be a problem for me, but 
> some
> of the tender ones can be a bit tricky.
> For instance, for those of you who ever got duped by the 100 free bulbs
> from Michigan Bulb Co., you know those Sparaxis, Freesia, and Tigridia
> don't bloom if you just plant them in the ground. That's because our
> summer isn't long enough up here. By the time they've finally come 
> close
> to having enough warmth and sun to think about blooming, we are on the
> decline into fall and nothing happens. So I often start tender bulbs
> early in the house.
> I realize watering and fertilizer are major factors for these bulbs, 
> but
> warmth and light are especially important for certain geophytes. My
> question is this: Does anyone know a website that provides a schedule 
> of
> weeks to bloom time for summer bulbs? I'm looking for a chart similar 
> to
> what you might see for chilling times for forcing cold-hardy bulbs.
> Thanks for helping me with my homework!
> Kitty
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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