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Sep 29, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
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Yippy, boy was I surprised when the Fedex truck pulled up my driveway with a package and you could not read who is was from. Well guess who it was from? Brent and Becky and I got my species Tulipa bulbs, ever since C showed me the beauty of these babies I have done nuts, going to pot them up so I can move them around and enjoy them better

This is what I had ordered

Lady jane
t. bakeri Lilac Wonder (already had but like them)
t ancilla
t turkesanica
t peppermint stick
t. Ice stick

I can hardy wait to see these in bloom....

I will remember when they bloom to take pictures.

Denise Stewart
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Sep 29, 2011 2:42 PM CST
Put the names on the pots Dee and I will remember that you will take pictures. You better do...
Thank you for posting. A very good selection.
Sep 30, 2011 2:38 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Mine have not arrived yet from Tulip World. But here is what I ordered.
Daydream Tulip Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Miniature Tulip Collection
Lilac Wonder Tulip
Chrysantha Tulip (Miniature Tulip)
Little Princess Miniature Tulip
Tarda Miniature Tulip
Turkestanica Miniature Tulip
Wilsoniana Miniature Tulip

Most of these I will plant in my raised sempervivum beds.
Oct 2, 2011 5:39 AM CST
Chrysantha tlulip is not a miniature one Lynn. It is a clusiana hybrid and around 30 cm.
What do you mean exactly by 'miniature'. Small flower, small size? I would appreciate to know the right meaning in this case.
Thank you
Oct 2, 2011 5:42 AM CST
My order is as follows:

Tulipa 'Absalon'

Tulipa 'Columbine'

Tulipa 'Bridesmaid'

Tulipa 'Duc van Tol' Cocineal

Tulipa 'Fulgens'

Tulipa 'Insulinde'

Tulipa 'Mabel'

Tulipa 'Talisman'

Tulipa 'The Lizard'

Tulipa clusiana 'Peppermint' (lot de 5)

Tulipa greigii 'Marie José' (lot de 10)

Tulipa hewery

Tulipa humilis 'Alba Coerulea Oculata' (forme rose)

Tulipa humilis 'Odalisque' (lot de 10)

Tulipa linifolia (lot de 20)

Tulipa 'Little Beauty' (lot de 10)

Tulipa polychroma (lot de 5)

Tulipa vvedenskyi 'Girlfriend' (lot de 5)

Tulipa 'White Marvel' (lot de10)

Tulipa 'Zurel' (lot de10)

Crocus chrysanthus 'Advance' (lot de 10)

Iris aucheri

Iris cycloglossa

Iris graeberiana 'Yellow Fall'

Iris schachtii

Iris stolonifera
Oct 2, 2011 9:15 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Here is where I ordered from and this is what they said about Chrysantha Tulip. Sad

This is what I ordered:
Daydream Tulip Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Miniature Tulip Collection
Lilac Wonder Tulip
Chrysantha Tulip (Miniature Tulip)
Little Princess Miniature Tulip
Tarda Miniature Tulip
Turkestanica Miniature Tulip
Wilsoniana Miniature Tulip

Oct 2, 2011 9:30 AM CST
i did not notice that Lynn. Thank you for the link. Funnny but I confirm my previous comment. Chrysantha is a Clusiana hybrid and not miniature neither y the way Turkestanica and Wilsonia. Little Princess and Tarda are short stem tulips and you can add 'miniature', which is in anycase really appropriate in my opinion.
Oct 4, 2011 1:14 PM CST
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Tulipa Triumph Yokohama

When you receive your bulbs you have to check they are healthy. The papery coats have to be there and you must not see any sign of growth.These are from last year in the garden. You will notice the leaves, where they are on the stem; and the seed pod. These bulbs are happy one and I can split them before planting them back.

Oct 4, 2011 1:31 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I have much to learn. : (
Oct 5, 2011 8:17 AM CST
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Tulipa Little Beauty Bulbs

On the last row the two pics in the middle are Little Beauty bulbs compared to the size of the previous post (Tulipa Triump Yokohama). You will notice that bulbs are of a different color, some bulbs are darker, some of a more orange shade or shape as some (quite unusual) are round like a golf ball

Oct 5, 2011 8:19 AM CST
valleylynn wrote:I have much to learn. : (

We all do Lynn.
Oct 5, 2011 9:29 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Even the bulbs are beautiful. : )

Now I have to rethink where I will plant my bulbs. Evidently the information on the site I bought mine from isn't totally accurate.
Catherine can you tell me which ones in my above list would be tiny with fine, thin smaller leaves?
Oct 5, 2011 11:36 AM CST
Lynn first i am going to give you the sized of the bulbs for each of your tulips, that will give you a first idea where to plant and then will tell you more about each tulips you have ordered this fall.

Daydream Tulip Darwin Hybrid Tulip10/11xm Large flower, wide foliage, tall tulip

Your miniature tulip collection as follows:

Lilac Wonder Tulip pink wIth yellow base it is Bakeri Lilac wonder
Chrysantha Tulip Deep yellow, yellow edge size 5/6cm iT I tulipa Clusiana Chrtsanntht Slender tall tulip narrow leaves
Little Princess blood red and Spanish-orange size 6/7cm Small tulip narrow leaves
Tarda white with yellow base, outside brownish purple size 6/7 You know this one as you have been growing it
Turkestanica white and greyish-violet, base orange yellow Bulb 7/8cm slender and tall tulip with rather narrow foliage, many flowers per stem
Wilsoniana Deep blood red - size of the bulb 6/+ cm medium size rather narrow horizonatal foliage

The tallest with small foliage : T. Clusiana and T. Turkestanica
The shortest with small foliage : T. Little Princess and T. Tarda.

Hope that will help Lynn.
Oct 5, 2011 1:21 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Thank you so much Catherine. Group hug
I will print this and study it, then plan on where I will plant them.
Oct 8, 2011 11:31 AM CST
You are going to plant your tulips. First, where am I going to plant them? How deep? Which way? How many do I have? What do I want or need to do after the blooms?
As you all know bulbs from the trade fed heavily to produce large bulbs. Some can be quite huge, some others smaller.

Of course you will choose a sunny, well drained spot. In your case Lynn raised beds are the right place.
According to most of the advice you will find around, you have to plant your bulbs in a hole three times their size. Of course you can do that but you have to know a few things about the bulbs you have been putting in the ground. You can apply K (potassium) or a tomatoes fertilizer, or good compost from you compost pile during the fall and after the spring blooms. When leaves are drying you can dig them out or leave them where they are to naturalize.

Your bulbs will become smaller than when you first received them, as they will not be forced with fertilizer once in your garden.

So if you want to dig them out you don't need to plant them very deeply, but if you do not dig them up I would advise you put them a bit deeper as the bulbs will always go deeper by themselves. This becomes a problem when you want to dig them out after many years as it will be difficult to find them and you will find tiny ones where you put huge ones. The good side of planting deeper is that you will not be afraid of damaging your bulbs when cleaning your beds, the most important thing is to weed and to work the upper part of the ground.

Most of the bulbs need water for starting growth, some do not like water at all and have to be kept dry (very few species only).

According to the depth and the spot where you put your tulips they will behave differently. Some searching more sun will grow at the ground level and the stem will not stay upright. Some others love semi-shade and to be planted in an East/West axis and some love a full Southern exposure.

Mass effects are not always the best esthetic result. It is nice to plant tulips so the beauty of each one is enhanced. If you plant the same kind of tulips in two different spots you can save your variety sometimes. If the first area gets disease, the second can stay very healthy and so you are sure to find them returning each year.

When you have many tulips to plant I will plant the Dutch way. You lower the level of the ground, put the ground aside and put all your bulbs in the hole you dug and after that put soil back over them.

Otherwise make a hole with a planting tool and put you bulb at the bottom.

Oct 8, 2011 9:38 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Now I have something to come back to when my tulip bulbs get here. Hurray!
Thank you my friend. Group hug
Oct 9, 2011 12:36 AM CST
You are welcome Lynn
When will you get them Lynn? Let me have some pocs of your bulbs with one of you measurements tool when you get them.

Oct 9, 2011 8:26 AM CST
Tulip bulbs received from trade

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You will notice the different shapes, the different shades of the bulbs, including the wooly end of Tulipa Clusiana (first on the left of the last row). The name of each tulip bulb is mentioned on the pictures

Oct 10, 2011 11:24 AM CST
Size of some bulbs (centimeters)

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Oct 11, 2011 12:46 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
They should come in the next week or 2 weeks. I will take photos showing size and condition. : )

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