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  Topic: Spring is here!  Though we passed the Spring equinox 10 days ago, it is only just now starting to feel like Spring here in northwest Arkansas. Buds are breaking on var...
kmirvin

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PostForum: General Cultural Practices   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:45 am   Subject: Spring is here!
Though we passed the Spring equinox 10 days ago, it is only just now starting to feel like Spring here in northwest Arkansas. Buds are breaking on various trees, the Lycoris foliage is bulking up, and ...
  Topic: A few pictures-1  [IMAG...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Gladiolus   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:09 am   Subject: A few pictures-1
Just so you know, Tony, Lycoris do not lose their root system when they go dormant, unlike Narcissus, Tulips, and others. It is the losing of their roots during transplanting that slows their recovery ...
  Topic: A few pictures-1  [IMAG...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Gladiolus   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:58 pm   Subject: A few pictures-1
The absolute best time to transplant Lycoris is when the foliage has died back but has not disappeared. At that point, you know exactly where the bulbs are, they have taken in the maximum amount of en ...
  Topic: What a pitty that.....  . . . this site is ending. Sad Or is it? To many good sites have gone under because of spam. I hpe this one won't be one of them. We need to figgur...
kmirvin

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PostForum: General Cultural Practices   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:40 am   Subject: What a pitty that.....
Tony,

Your interest and thoughtful effort to contribute are much appreciated. I will try to give this a little more time and see what happens. I have seen the images you posted and very much apprec ...
  Topic: A few pictures-1  [IMAG...
kmirvin

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Views: 41028

PostForum: Gladiolus   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:26 am   Subject: A few pictures-1
Tony,

Thanks for all the beautiful pictures of gladioli. You have a very nice garden. I noticed to be what looked like Lycoris squamigera in one of the photos, also.
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  Topic: amaryllidaceae  I am a botanist and a private collector in the Netherlands . I am collecting Amaryllidaceae. I am searching species Hippeastrum, Hymenocallis species ...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:47 am   Subject: amaryllidaceae
Ton:

Thanks for joining and visiting. The advice I would give to you, you are already aware of it. The Pacific Bulb SocietyMauro Peixoto offers seeds from Amaryllidaceae, sometimes rare, and he alw ...
  Topic: Forum Future  Dear Friends, I have all but given up on the future of this forum, especially considering how popular it has been with spammers. That said, at the ...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:22 am   Subject: Forum Future
Dear Friends,

I have all but given up on the future of this forum, especially considering how popular it has been with spammers. That said, at the very least, the forum will remain online for the s ...
  Topic: Growing tulips in containers  I've come across plenty of instructions for growing tulips in pots for forcing indoors. But so far I haven't seen anything useful about growing them ...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Tulipa   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:56 pm   Subject: Growing tulips in containers
TM:

Here are some observations I have made concerning potted tulips. First, these are not pre-chilled. Second, the containers I use are not for show, but maybe you can draw some conclusions that wi ...
  Topic: stems that are too long  I've been growing tulips in my little garden plot for four years. Last year, for the first time, many of my tulips grew stems so long that they start...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Tulipa   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:42 pm   Subject: stems that are too long
TM:

Two common culprits for weak tulip stems would be planting too shallow or not enough light intensity. Since your tulips got an early start, could shading from a building have been a culprit?
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  Topic: How close together can I plant tulip bulbs?  In almost all of the directions I've seen for planting tulip bulbs, we're told to plant them 5"-6" apart -- followed by the phrase "or ...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Tulipa   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:36 pm   Subject: How close together can I plant tulip bulbs?
Dear TM:

This is just my personal opinion, but, since you are digging the tulips, your spacing is not all that important, except that it reflect the concentration you wish to view. Since the plant, ...
  Topic: Overwintering Crocosmia  I received an excellent question via e-mail, and I thought it best I should provide my answer, for what it is worth, here on the forum. Crocosmia are ...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Crocosmia   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:36 am   Subject: Overwintering Crocosmia
I received an excellent question via e-mail, and I thought it best I should provide my answer, for what it is worth, here on the forum. Crocosmia are best adapted to USDA Hardiness zones 6 and warmer. ...
  Topic: Lycoris comparison  I am hoping next week to post a Lycoris article to my blog, featuring the followi...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Mystery Bulbs & Favorite Images   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:18 pm   Subject: Lycoris comparison
I am hoping next week to post a Lycoris article to http://forum.bulbmeister.com/images/pics/Lycoris_compare070826_01.jpg
  Topic: Dormancy setting in...  My lycoris radiata here in northeast Florida go dormant every May. Many are gone in April, especially with the dry spring that we have had. They sta...
kmirvin

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PostForum: Lycoris   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:25 pm   Subject: Dormancy setting in...
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Dear xiaowei:

I do not know if this company is still in business in China, but [url=http://www.catchflower.com/P ...
  Topic: Mulch on beds with bulbs  Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 11:21 pm: Edit Post Delete Post Print Post We just put in new flowerbeds and distributed bulbs throughout. We w...
kmirvin

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PostForum: General Cultural Practices   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:03 pm   Subject: Mulch on beds with bulbs
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Dear Jennifer:

Thank you for your question. I do not believe the mulch should be an hindrance to flower bulb growt ...
 
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