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Crinum ‘Bradley’ Blooming

Hello All,   The Crinum ‘Bradley’ are blooming and they look great. This first phots is from the garden bed in front of our shipping warehouse where they have mixed in nicely with a salvia selection. I took the photo this morning.  We just posted some online for sale. The have one nice open bloom […]

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Crinum ‘Mrs. James Hendry’ available

This is one of our favorite crinum bulbs, and we value it for the open blooms, good fragrance, nice foliage, repeat blooms, and strong stalks that don’t fall over when loaded with a big bloom. We never seem to have enough! However, our one gallon potted crop is coming along nicely and we are releasing […]

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Pink Rain Lily – Habranthus robustus

I’ve written about my favorite pink rain lily quite a bit in the past, but unfortunately some of my old blog posts have been deleted. As we head into the summer months, this is a good time to mention it again. About now, many of our spring bloomers are wrapping up and we’ve all been […]

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Spider Lilies are Up

Hello All, Just a quick note to let you all know that we have posted two different selections for spider lily sales this year. Please see these links and enjoy! We’ll be sending out the full newsletter this Friday.   As a pack of 3 jumbo bulbs for $12 As a pack of 3 regular […]

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From the Farm! Blooming Now.

A quick check-in with Crinum x herbertii at the farm. https://www.southernbulbs.com/crinum-milk-wine-lily-small/ By the way, we had a sad moment in BulbHunter.com blog history. Our WordPress hosting with GoDaddy lapsed and our archives were deleted! We collected as much as we could with the Wayback Machine (https://archive.org/web/) but it was only so much. We’ll just have […]

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From Bumps to Bulbs: Summer in Review Part 8

From Bumps to Bulbs: Summer in Review Part 8

***This is the second to the last blog of our summer review.  It is a short one.  The last one will take us up to the fall.  By the way, our website incorrectly marked our oxblood lilies as sold out. WE STILL HAVE SOME! I have made the change at www.southernbulbs.com and they are now […]

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Planting Crinum Lily Seeds

Planting Crinum Lily Seeds

Question: “Hi Michael, I went to a family reunion in the country and old church. Well the dark pink crinum lily was blooming and some had set seed. I took the seeds home and some had sprouted a root. I want to know how to plant and will a bulb develop? Thanks, Joan” Answer: Hello, […]

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The Red Spider Lily Photo Contest Winner Is…

Congratulations to Cheryl Hodges of Union Grove Community, just outside of Gladewater, TX. She is our red spider lily photo contest winner! Cheryl has been gardening for 25 years and has transplanted multiplying red spider lilies around her yard. She said the following about growing red spiders: “…my tip would just be patience – they […]

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Brenham Herb Society and The Cloister Garden Easter Lilies

Brenham Herb Society and The Cloister Garden Easter Lilies

Last week I had the honor of speaking to the Herb Society of America Pioneer Unit in Brenham, TX. I had a wonderful time in the Round Top area, including a very nice margarita at Los Patrones (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Patrones/266211846746281) followed by a twilight tour of Fesitval Hill (http://www.festivalhill.org/) and the Cloister Garden. Hard to believe all […]

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‘Mrs. James Hendry’: fragrance, beauty, and now…

‘Mrs. James Hendry’: fragrance, beauty, and now…

Today I am speaking at The Arborgate in Tomball, TX and the road trip down here from Tyler, TX gave Rebecca and me an opportunity to swing by one of our growing locations for Crinum ‘Mrs. James Hendry.’  There were some hardy clumps, so I divided some and shot a short video.  I am putting our […]

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