Yummy! In Toronto, we have “Summerlicious” and “Winterlicious”. It takes place during the slower times in a restaurant, and was planned to bring in more business. You get a prix fixe for a set price and a lot of very expensive restaurants participate. For a lot of them, it is the only way, you will ever be able to afford to eat there.
For me, I need bulbilicious. I could never afford to plant the quantities of bulbs that I would want to in my garden, after all how much would it be for 10,000 scillas, thousands of daffs, millions of crocus, etc. I want what the English have. I want a snowdrop wood, where all you see are yard after yard of snowdrops, crocus lawns, bluebell woods. In England, they will plant them in the thousands and then give it 100 years or so, it will be spectacular. I want to see Wordsworth vision of daffodils in my back yard.
Whats a poor girl to do? In Canada, we do not have the huge number of mail order bulb companies that England and The United States have.
I was reading Gwendolyn’s Garden blog and she was talking about ordering bulbs,, so cheap from www.Colorblends.com, a wholesale mail order company.
So, I went on line and found Flower Bulbs R Us. This is the cheapest place that I could find in Canada. If anyone knows someone cheaper, please let me know. I did a cost comparison, Flower Bulbs R Us to ColorBlends. OK, there is no comparison. Scilla -FBRUS 1000/$199.60 Colorblends 1000/$120.00, Frit melagris FBRUS 1000/197.60 CB 1000/145.00, Chionodoxa FBRUS 1000/115.00 CB 1000/95.00 .
If I bought all 3000 bulbs (which is the quantities that I would need in order to achieve my dream, well, semi-achieve), FBRUS $512.20 and CB $360.00, that is a difference of $152.20.
Now don’t think that I am slagging FBRUS, they are quite a bit cheaper than all the other mail order bulb companies in Canada. So, once again I am ordering from them, just not in the quantities that I would be if I could order from Colorblends.
The dream will just take longer!