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Bulbs/Plants not in our Spring 2013 printed catalog.
Our catalogs are composed so far in advance of the actual print date that we sometimes need to guess just which lily bulb varieties will be available for sale from year to year. The following is a listing of varieties that are too few in numbers to show in our catalog.
As true growers who actually produce the bulbs we offer you, we are thus limited to the bulbs we produce. Unlike others, with a lily here or there in their home garden who then describe themselves as "growers", we do not contact brokers when stock runs low, when we are out, we are out until our next crop. Most varieties are on a three (3) year crop rotation. Many of these lilies each season in this section are limited to fewer than 100 bulbs and may not be offered again until the fall of 2014 or 2015. Only at B&D Lilies are you assured the quality of truly US grown lilies.
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It is that time of the year when our gardens are beginning to warm and it is time to get those last few bulbs into the ground for summer bloom. We ourselves have been busy planting for the past 3 weeks and plan to finish up on or about May 25.
While the jobbers that offer lily bulbs will often continue to ship lilies well into the summer, it simply is not good for the bulb and often results in their loss the following winter. As true growers, we know that when the soil begins to warm rapidly in the heat of summer, even mid June planted lilies are under far too much stress to settle in properly, which is why we cut off shipping in May.
The following varieties are already in the field in sufficient numbers for the next two years crops that they are not needed for propagation. As such, we are offering these in packages of 6 at a discount of 30% off our regular package of 6 price.
Quantities are very limited with as few as 18 bulbs for some varieties. When they are gone, they are gone. There will be no back orders for fall at these special sale prices.
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base