Springtime Cottage Garden, 62 bulbs in 13" wicker basket
Springtime Cottage Garden, 62 bulbs in 13

Springtime Cottage Garden, 62 bulbs in 13" wicker basket

SKU: X84252
$99.00
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Forced Bulb Collection
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: Jan-Feb
Height: 16" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid December 2016, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details

The colors and fragrance of spring burst forth from this cheerful medley of pinks, purples, blue, and white with rays of sunshine yellow. Two dozen Tulip bulbs ('Christmas Dream', 'Christmas Marvel', 'Purple Prince', and 'White Marvel') and 16 Daffodil bulbs ('Golden Echo', 'Sailboat', and 'Sweetness') star at the center of the garden surrounded by Hyacinths 'Violet Pearl' and 'White Pearl', with 3 varieties of Grape Hyacinths nestled around their feet for a generous effect. Sixty-two bulbs total in a 12" woven vine basket. Full instructions for care are included with every order.

Our forced bulb collections will provide you or your friends with color and fragrance during the winter. We carefully pot and hold the bulbs in cold temperatures for the required time to ensure a carefree and reliable performance. Set in a sunny window in a cool room, these indoor bulb gardens designed and tested here by our head gardener will yield a delightful tapestry of bloom. They are ready to begin growing on arrival, and will flower in about 4 to 5 weeks. Shipment begins in early December.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Sasha from Boston

I wasn't paying attention and expected it to be like the picture--with a wicker basket. The slate container is UGLY and definitely detracts from what could have been great bulb garden. For the price, I should not have to go out and buy another container. Very disappointed in the overall presentation

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Growing guide

Growing guide

The bulbs in our forced bulb collections (which may include Crocus, Hyacinths, Iris, Muscari, Narcissus, and Tulips) arrive potted, with a layer of protective Spanish Moss on top. With a pair of scissors, snip the rubber band that holds the Spanish Moss in place. You may discard the Moss, or use it as a decorative element on top of the pots. (As the bulbs grow, rearrange the Moss so that it does not become tangled in the foliage.)

Set the pots on a sunny windowsill in a cool room. A nighttime temperature of about 50-55°F, such as is found near a window, is ideal. Water when the potting mix is dry to the touch. We recommend removing the pots from the basket or cachepot before watering. Push any Spanish Moss aside, water the pots thoroughly and let them drain before replacing in the basket. Rearrange the Moss around the leaves.

There is no need to fertilize. Please note that the growth of the bulbs will be slower in a cooler part of the house.Warmer temperatures may speed growth, but can result in weaker flowering stems. Bulbs usually begin blooming 4-5 weeks after arrival.

What you do with your bulbs after they bloom depends on your climate and your inclinations. The bulbs can't be forced to bloom indoors again, but they can be planted outdoors--if they are hardy in your area. (Most of the bulbs in our collections are winter hardy to at least Zone 4 [-30°F]. Narcissus 'Avalanche' is hardy to Zone 6 [-10°F].) Continue to water the bulbs after they bloom and keep them in a sunny window. When the threat of hard frost has passed, plant each bulb with a trowel at a depth equivalent to about three times the bulb's height. Expect 2 or more years to pass before the bulbs bloom again. In our experience, Tulips will rarely bloom again. In fact, we think caring for the bulbs after bloom and planting them out in spring is rarely worth the effort, so we prefer simply to toss the bulbs out after they've finished blooming. However, we know of customers who enjoy the process and don't mind the wait.

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