Taking Your Gardening Dollar

What?! I can haz bulbs? Still?

Far be it from me to encourage anybody to spend more money
on bulbs, BUT. Brent and
is still shipping a surprisingly good selection of indoor-forcing
bulbs. And they’re 50% off. Normally, by this time in December, you would not expect to
be able to get such exotic tazettas as Grand Soleil d’Or (above) and Golden Rain (the
double form, below) but they still have them and a lot of other varieties, including
some nice hippeastrum and freesia. Most bulb houses have shut down their fall sales by this time.

I have already ordered mine, so felt it only fair to post
this, in case any of you were interested. They really do make terrific gifts,
in a nice glass vase with river stones. I have been giving them for years, and
the recipients always report successful blooming.

So there you have it.  I felt sharing
this information was the right thing to do.

Posted by on December 15, 2009 at 10:00 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.
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4 responses to “What?! I can haz bulbs? Still?”

  1. Thanks… now I’m going to have to exercize the strongest possible will power to keep from rushing off and buying more bulbs! I’m already thinking, “Oh, I’ll just LOOK…” but we all know where “just looking” at the Brent and Becky catalog gets you.

  2. Randy says:

    We bought about $125 worth of bulbs from Brent and Becky just before the discount…. Oh well.

  3. trey says:

    Bulb sales we’re miserable this year. We didn’t really start selling them until we marked them down 50%.

    We will order even less next year. It may end up that the best selection of bulbs will be on the internet. At 50% off there is little or no profit.

    Maybe someday it will turn around, but I think it will be awhile.

  4. greg draiss says:

    Same here Trey….Not down 50% but down anyway. Deer have ravaged the bulb biz in New York. I think it is indicative that fall gardening is not on the minds of average gardeners. The “Fall is For Planting” campaign in the 80’s flopped.

    However indoor gardening is booming! My paperwhite/amaryliis sales doubled this year including the super premium 42cm+ amaryllis that retailed for $22 a piece!

    Hydroponics, grow lights and tropicals continue o do well.

    My synopsis: the population is aging, last several OCtobers have been cold, people give up and stay inside.

    The TROLL