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Steve
11-27-2006, 05:38 AM
Have you ever considered offering this service in the fall/winter? Planting bulbs for the next spring?

Plant now, sell later (http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061104/BUSINESS01/611040306/1066) - Felice Talamo prepares for winter by dreaming of the colors that will follow the ice and snow. Each fall, the Yonkers gardener plants hundreds of spring-blooming bulbs for his customers in lower Westchester County.

The payoff comes later, after the worst of winter has passed. Weeks before the lawns shake off their seasonal slumber, daffodils and tulips will poke through piles of brown leaves and give new life to soggy gardens.

Nothing adds more instant curb appeal than bunches of spring flowers, real estate agents say.

ritchiem
11-27-2006, 09:12 AM
Quote[/b] ]Although 15 countries worldwide produce tulips, 88 percent of them still come from Holland - 4.32 billion bulbs, according to the International Flower Bulb Centre.

Thats a lot of bulbs.

Steve
11-27-2006, 11:26 AM
Yea no doubt.

That country pumps them out http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

http://www.travelx2.com/Tulip_farm.JPG

tiedeman
11-28-2006, 05:57 PM
I agree.

The hardest thing when coming to bulbs is trying to figure out the colors, and when they bloom

Steve
11-29-2006, 12:39 AM
Have you had many customers request this service?

tiedeman
11-29-2006, 08:01 AM
Believe this or not, only one in the past 5 years. Usually homeowners or DIY people like to do bulbs around here

ritchiem
11-29-2006, 02:34 PM
In 4 years I have not planted bulbs...however this fall I have planted around 3000 bulbs...it better be worth it in the spring http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif