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WANTED: question about trading for snowdrops

Posted by gee_oh_nyc 7 New York City ( on
Sat, Jan 3, 09 at 15:15

Hello Everyone,
I also posted this in the on-topic discussions. I am involved in a trade of some seeds for a few snowdrop bulbs.
I am in zone 7 (New York City) and the person I am trading with is in California. While this time of year is perfectly fine to take snowdrops out of the ground in California I am not sure that it is a good time to put them in the ground in NYC.
Here are my questions:
Could they freeze/die in the mail?
If I do trade, when should I plant them? immediately? after the frost? in the next fall? (can they survive for a year on the shelf?)
Any opinions are welcome

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RE: WANTED: question about trading for snowdrops

George, they will travel fine just as long as they are dry and not damaged.

Go ahead and plant them outdoors and MULCH them heavily. AS SOON as the ground starts to thaw, remove the mulch. Hardy bulbs are survivors!

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