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Author Topic: Crocus crossing  (Read 54722 times)

Guff

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #180 on: December 31, 2021, 08:38:27 PM »
Yann thanks.

Will be starting on this bank after collecting seed this year. Making trenches this time and filling it back in with leaf compost. Making small holes to plant crocus seed didn't seem to work so well. Some seedling showed, but not like I thought it would.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #181 on: March 21, 2022, 05:50:00 PM »
Starting to see flowers on bank. Suppose to get cold again, so most of these will be gone by the time it warms back up next week.
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #182 on: March 21, 2022, 07:05:34 PM »
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Good crocus display. pity you will not see them last for much longer.
I see that your thib plant continues to re appear, the battery does show just how diminutive the plant is.
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #183 on: March 24, 2022, 03:50:38 PM »
Jeff thanks.
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #184 on: March 27, 2022, 06:39:14 PM »
Winter has returned.
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #185 on: March 27, 2022, 09:00:50 PM »
Damn shame it was looking so great.


 

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #186 on: April 04, 2022, 03:57:19 AM »
Hello Tony, you have a very nice web site. Thanks for the links.



I went ahead and pickup some crocus at K.Van Bourgondien's. I'm alittle disappointed though, seems that that the ones they have listed as buy now, not all will come this year. But I did get the 50% discount.
I was wondering over there are the crocus any cheaper or are they more expensive? The price listed below are 50% off normal catalogs price.


In my experience, K.Van Bourgondien does offer very reasonable prices on some of their offerings; but their products are not worth having at any price.
Heres what I picked up.

1. SPECIE CROCUS PRINCE CLAUS (CH (10331) Qty 1 (Bag of 100) 
     Price $7.50/each $7.50 Ships After 12/16/06 
 
2. GIANT CROCUS SILVER CORAL (10016) Qty 1 (Bag of 25) Price $3.25/each $3.25 
     Ships After 09/12/07 
 
3. SPECIE CROCUS MIX (10335) Qty 9 (Bag of 100) Price $4.00/each $36.00 
     Ships After 09/12/07 
 
4. SPECIE CROCUS SNOWBUNTING (CHR (10334) Qty 1 (Bag of 100) 
     Price $4.50/each $4.50 Ships After 09/12/07

In my experience, K.Van Bourgondien does offer very reasonable prices on some of their offerings; but their products are not worth having at any price
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #187 on: April 05, 2022, 05:21:21 PM »
MarcR, that was a long time ago, those prices were cheap...........compared to today.

Jeff, most of the early crocus were ruined from winter and rain. Now the Dutch Giant crosses are popping up. Deer seemed to have finally found the bank and ate away last night. Mostly doing crosses with Heuffelianus type pollen on Dutch Giants this year.

Some seedlings.

Nice dark Heuffelianus type seedling. Tricolor seedling, didn't think that set seed, but must have at some point.


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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #188 on: April 06, 2022, 06:44:31 PM »
I need to flag these and dig them up and replant in a new bed when they die down. Between the weather and the deer eating them it's very disappointing.


4 Heuffelianus type seedling.



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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #189 on: April 10, 2022, 07:37:57 AM »
I'm sorry to hear deer have found your crocuses. Dark heuffelianus types are really nice!
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #190 on: April 11, 2022, 06:10:37 PM »
Leena, thanks.

Two more heuffelianus types seedlings.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #191 on: July 19, 2022, 09:29:32 PM »
Have decided not to start on the small bank. Seeds will be planted on the big bank. Did some select crosses and some of my Heuffelianus type seedling hybrids did set seed . Made a new bed for those seeds.



I did get around to planting these daffodils at the top of my small bank in front of my Tree Peonies. Was going to plant them in between each plant but that was going to be a pain, so I dug up the top 1.5 ft wide and the whole length of the bank and replanted.



Logs are to keep animals from digging, until I can get grass seed planted. I'm hoping some of the Tree Peonies flower come May......

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