Tulips out of season forcing

Jan Agoston agoston.janos123@gmail.com
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 22:18:05 PDT
It is far more easier to order the flowers from a dutch tulip forcer. The
bulbs has to be stored at -1°C from this october till next july, and they
have to plant them in august or now in september, so the southern bulbs
maybe not good. It is a terrible idear! Please try to tell him/her that it
will be a disaster. Tulips will not stand the heat of the august! And it
costs much much more than the nice it will be. Maybe the tulip buds will be
killed by the heat, and it is a very very bad Idear. But there area a lot of
Nerine, lilies, or other bulbs. Forcing tulips is the hardest of all
forcings because it's life cycle.

J. Agoston

2008/9/11 C.J. Teevan <gardenstreet184@yahoo.com>

> I have been approached by a new gardener who is engaged and planning a
> wedding next August 2009.  She lives in the Northeast U.S.  This new
> gardener wants to decorate with her favorite flower: Tulips.
> I don't see this happening, but I am hardly an expert.
> If money were no object (in which case couldn't she order them from a South
> American importer?), does anyone have the precise temperature/length for
> holding next Spring's bulbs (which she is buying as we speak) those several
> months longer than Nature intended?
> Ignorance is such bliss.  But maybe I'm just not informed.
> Catherine T., Long Island, NY
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