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Is It Too Late to Plant My Bulbs?

or another title “Can I Plant Tulips in January?” Summary: Depends where you live, but if you have bulbs that are supposed to be perennials in your climate, you should generally plant them as soon as possible and anytime of year is better than never planting at all!  If your bulbs are crispy to the […]

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Top 5 Reasons Flower Bulbs Spread in your Garden or How Do Spider Lilies Spread?

The Summary:  Mechanical: you inadvertently spread them yourself  Squirrels, armadillos, and other digging varmints  They were there already  Possibly by seed (but not for triploid flower bulbs which includes the red spider lily)  They did it themselves  Quite often folks ask about how Lycoris radiata spread — a bulb we commonly call the red spider lily, but also […]

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2020 Review

Hello All! Thank you for all of your support over the 2020 year. We had a great year and strived to have quality bulbs shipped out fast.   I turned 40 this year, and call me old school, but we strive to answer our phones and have a real voice on the other end of the […]

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“…and mortal men cannot uproot it”

If you have ever tried to dig a mature clump of Crinum, it truly feels as if no mortal man can uproot them!  It can actually be done and I encourage everyone to try…once.  After that, hop on over to www.southernbulbs.com and browse for some bulbs we’ve already dug. I’m writing now (month of May) […]

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Texas Tulips

  I’m excited to offer the Texas Tulip today (you may purchase here).  If you received “The Bulb Hunter” newsletter, so saw that I offered to expand on the offering here on the blog.   I believe it has been about 7 years since I offered the Texas tulip. Time really does fly. I’ve had […]

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BULB HUNTER CLASSICS

BULB HUNTER CLASSICS

This Crinum ‘Stars & Stripes’ has graced Southern Gardens for many years. What a beauty!

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Back at the Cabin Again!

Back at the Cabin Again!

Just thought you all might like to know just how creative the Bulb Boy is. We inherited all kinds of interesting goods when John and Erin moved from Tyler this month, Quick Shine all purpose floor cleaner, cilantro in a squeeze tube (new one for me), and sugar free canned cocktail just to name a […]

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Lycoris incarnata

Lycoris incarnata

Lycoris incarnata in Louisiana Lycoris across the South are beginning to bloom, but one in particular that we are now growing on the farm is Lycoris incarnata. I was able to give one to a friend in Lafayette this last spring, and here it is blooming in his garden. Thank you for sharing! Remeber, the […]

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Squash in Brenham

Squash in Brenham

I am writing with Dr. Welch in Brenham, and he made the best squash casserole. Rebecca suggested blog followers might enjoy the recipe, but I’d already eaten it before I took a picture, so I scraped up what was left in the tupperware and slapped it on my plate. Sorry Pioneer Woman, but my pictures […]

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RJ Meets The Bulb Hunter, Part 1

RJ Meets The Bulb Hunter, Part 1

From Rebecca Joy: There have been several defining moments over the course of my life, but few of them compare to the day I met Chris, The Bulb Hunter. Little did I know the whirlwind of activity that would follow our blind date in April of 2009. From the first time my sister, Amy, saw […]

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