Best Nurseries for Daffodils/Hyacinths/Tulips

jmcbackyarddigger(z6b So IL)April 3, 2010

I want to purchase bulbs that will in all likelihood bloom the first spring after fall planting

What internet/catalog nurseries would you recommend?

I know about Breck's and Dutch Gardens. But are their others.

The reason I ask is that not every nursery offers the specific bulbs that I am looking for.

Thanks.

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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

Brent and Becky's bulbs and Colorblends both great places for bulbs!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 6:41PM
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carla1(5)

There's also Spring Hill Nurseries.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 7:50PM
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Cindy zone 6a

I really like Van Engelens. I have ordered from them for the past 10 years and have been 100% happy. Everything blooms the following spring. I also had ordered from Blooming Bulb and was happy with my order. Happy shopping Cindy

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 9:45PM
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mike519(z7AL)

jmc,

David Burdick has a good selection of lesser known varieties.

Odyssey Bulbs is another. http://www.odysseybulbs.com/

Mike519

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 2:49PM
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sunandshadow

Last year I ordered tulip bulbs from Brent and Becky's, American Meadows, and tulips.com and almost every bulb I planted came up; the only ones that were in questionable condition when I got them were the Paul Sherrers, which looked moldy. On the other hand I placed an order with Michigan Bulb and they couldn't or wouldn't fill it in a reasonable amount of time, and canceled the whole order. -_- I found out after trying to order from them that they have a bad reputation.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 10:01PM
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maureeninmd(z6 MD)

Brent and Becky's is a great company with fair prices. Avoid Michigan Bulb, Spring Hill and Brecks: They may be cheaper but the quality is poor. Check ratings at gardenwatchdog before you buy.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 1:42PM
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sandyslopes z5 northern UT

I second the suggestion for Van Engelen for all kinds of bulbs, or try their sister company John Scheepers if you want a smaller quantity. I add more bulbs every year and they're always nice quality with good results.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 3:58AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Brent and Becky's!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 12:45PM
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cynthianovak

I agree with everyone

I've started moving toward Colorblends over Van Engelen when possible. Last fall I ordered the same amaryllis from both and some of the same tulips. Colorblends gave me bigger bulbs and more dramatic blooms. I wish CB would list the variety names in their blends but I have not once been disappointed.

I ordered alliums from Netherland Bulb co. and was literally stunned with the size, and quality of their bulbs. They are up and budding now. I can't say the same about VE's alliums in the past. I haven't ordered other bulbs from Netherland but have heard they are good and no one mentioned them

happy planting!
c

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 2:25PM
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