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by daylily77 on October 07, 2006 10:43 AM
Hi everyone! I got some Anemone bulbs at the store tonight. I've never seen any that look like these before, they're like daisies! I love them so much and I'm so excited to plant them! Does anyone else have these? Is there anything I should know about planting them? This will be my first time planting bulbs! When should I have them planted by? Thanks so much!

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P.S. Is it true that they only flower for one or two months? That kind of stinks! What do you guys do once they're done blooming? Dig them up and plant something else there? I don't think I'd like a bare spot in my garden for that long, especially since I don't have enough room as it is. Can I dig them up and save them to use again for the next fall?
by TulsaRose on October 07, 2006 05:55 PM
Just a suggestion...have you considered planting them in a container? Then you wouldn't have to worry about the space they would take up in a flowerbed. [Wink] I bought a package of Anemone the first year I gardened and they performed beautifully that spring...never saw them again after that. I don't know if the squirrels dug them up or what! They are pretty little flowers for sure. [Wink]

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by alankhart on October 07, 2006 11:56 PM
I have mine planted next to a daylily that fills in the empty space when they finish blooming. You should plant them now, and not very deep.

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by ND farm girl on October 08, 2006 01:45 AM
Hey - I just planted these! Can't wait for spring!

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by daylily77 on October 10, 2006 02:14 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm debating about whether to plant them in a container or in the ground. How long do I have to debate? LOL! I'm hoping I can make up my mind today as it's a nice day here for planting! [Smile] I got 30 of them (3 packages), by the way! I hope they'd all fit in a big container if that's what I decide.
by weezie13 on October 10, 2006 03:44 AM
I have them and they are the sweeeeeeeeetest little flowers/plants...
I love them..

They come up early spring..
They do eventually spread/naturalize...
but they are verrrry far from aggressive..
*very dainty actually*

They do only bloom for a short period,
and they do disappear in the early summer,
*so, to me that's the only bad part, as I don't dare plant anyyyyyyything where they are, cause they are very easily disturbed or not to come up
if you let something agressive go over it..
*I know that from experience cause I let some creeping phlox by it, thought it would still come up thru it, but it engulfed it*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by daylily77 on October 10, 2006 09:57 AM
Thanks so much for the info, Weezie! I'm thinking I should go with the container idea on this one.. although I'm not much of a container person! If I plant them in containers, will they be ok over the winter above ground like that? I don't have a garage or anything. Sorry if that's a dumb question.. I'm new to both bulbs AND containers! Thanks!
by Deborah L. on October 10, 2006 10:08 AM
I just bought a bag of mixed tulip bulbs at Home Depot - only $6.99 for a bag of 40 ! I hope they're a good quality. The low price is kind of scary. The package does say Dutch bulbs though.
They're in the crisper drawer of the fridge until February 1st. [tears]

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by weezie13 on October 10, 2006 11:37 AM
Daylily,
I have never grown them in a container,
so I am not versed on them..
Mine are grown in a raised bed...
but they seem to be a pretty hardy bulb,
we're zone 5 here and they come back..

Remember, it does take them severalllllll years to establish themselves..

Can you do a test/experiment and plant some in a container and some in the ground and see which is easier and better for the plant/bulb????
Just an idea!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by daylily77 on October 10, 2006 12:10 PM
Thanks again, Weezie! I just may do that experiment [Smile]
by daylily77 on October 12, 2006 02:27 AM
Ok, to anyone who can answer this.. does each bulb only make 1 flower? That's what I'm assuming, but I really don't know. Sorry if that's a dumb question!
by daylily77 on October 13, 2006 03:37 PM
*bumping in hopes that someone can answer my dumb question* [Wink]
by weezie13 on October 13, 2006 09:35 PM
You know to be honest,
I am not sure...
It's usually so cold or cooler at that time...
I'm not out there everyday or after a while,
they've multiplied so much, and all mixed together.. that it's hard to tell..

I do know that when I first had them, I picked a few flowers here and there for vases.. and they weren't fast at doing much..
Then I decided to stop picking them, and after the last handful of years, they've really picked up in multiplying...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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