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Costco bulbs are
Members will dig these “fireworks of the garden”
FLOWER BULBS ARE the ;reworks of a garden.
Needing little but water, they cozy down under a few
inches of soil, contentedly feed themselves and then
erupt with impeccable timing into breathtakingly
explosive displays of color, texture and even fragrance.
;e only tricky part is determining where and
when to plant them, as each bulb has its own internal
alarm clock tick-tick-ticking away. Rather then spending hours unearthing this information, I suggest visiting participating Costco warehouses each spring
and fall to ;nd a vast array of ready-to-plant, highest-quality sun and shade bulbs awaiting good homes.
62 ;e Costco Connection FEBRUARY 2010
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Costco buyers do all the research and worrying.
All Costco bulbs and bare-root perennials are care-
fully selected to ensure consistent premium quality.
The buyers consider each type and decide which are
best suited for each region based on growing condi-
tions and weather. Availability at Costco is deter-
mined by the correct planting order and when the
bulbs need to go underground. For instance, small
flowering gladioli arrive in participating warehouses
in the spring, crocuses in the fall.