Living in South Florida, I know I can not grow those bulbs popular up north, such as Tulips, Iris, Alliums, Hyacinth, Crocus and Daffodils. After having read my fellow Floridians' blogs for a while and the information from the Internet, I found we also have our fair choices of "tropical bulbs".
After failing to find those bulbs in the local nurseries, I turn to "Wild World Web", and luckily found lots of them. To avoid paying high shipping cost for each individual item, I had to order in batches. I know it is a little risky considering I almost had no experience with growing bulbs. But this is a risk I am willing and can not resist to take.
Here are the list I ordered so far. Some have arrived, and some are still on the way... Can not wait to receive them all!
For my own record, I borrowed the pictures from those sale sites to go with each item:
|Ranunculus asiaticus (20 bulbs/roots, mixed colors)|
|Sparaxis tricolor (50 bulbs, mixed colors)|
|SHAMROCK OXALIA BULBS (5 bulbs)|
|PEACOCK IRIS ORCHARD LILY ( 2 bulbs)|
|RASPBERRY daylily ( 1 fan)|
|WHITE RAIN LILY (2 bulbs)|
|white spider lily ( 1 bulb)|
|Red Spider Lily (5 bulbs)|
|Ellen Bosanquet Crinum Lily ( 5 blooming size bulbs)|
|Pink Spider Lily ( 1 bulb)|
When I visited one of big box stores this weekend, I surprisingly found they have Amaryllis bulbs for sale for $3.98 each! The bulbs are in nice size. Usually this size of Amaryllis bulb could cost about $10. I bought one "Apple Blossom", and one "Oskar", and think I should go back to grab more before they are all gone.
Any Floridian who have grown these bulbs, I welcome you offer any tips/experience/lessons learned. I will also periodically update the progress of these bulbs.
I will continue searching for the bulbs that are great for our climate and hopefully buy more when pocket allows... Am I being bulbs crazy?