Tulipa humilis 'Albocaerulea Oculata'

Ceridwen Lloyd ceridwen@internode.on.net
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:35:41 PDT
Does anyone know of a source for these bulbs in The Antipodes?

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On 30/09/2012, at 7:07 AM, "Gene  Mirro" <mirrog@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I had very heavy clay loam soil, which I amended with coarse sand.  Till the soil, pile 1.5" of sand on top, sprinkle dolomite lime and bone meal generously, and till it in.  Organic matter is also helpful.  I always form my soil into raised beds.  You can get improved soil nearly a foot deep that way.  The range of plants that will grow in sandy loam soil is amazing.  
> Tulips do best in full sun.  No water in Summer.  A light sprinkling of 5-10-10 fertilizer or bone meal is very helpful in early Spring.  People say bone meal isn't good, but my bulbs love it.  Apply more lime every year.  
> Here is a photo of a group of Colchicums in Fall of 2010.  I started out with about 6 bulbs in 2006.  
> http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee69/…  
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