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Amaryllis gift and box kits explored

Right out of the box, not so good

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Well, this was never meant to be a full-on box kit kind of season. Good thing, too. The results are in, and they do not speak well at all of the low end of the amaryllis market. So, here we

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Let there be Kit

  Once again, despite being well versed in the (sometimes) wicked ways of the box kit world, Emaryllis has been weak in the face of glossy images lavished upon thin cardboard cartons. What can I say, marketing works. Ah, but

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“No name red” shows its true colors

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Ahh, the final box kit of the season. This purchased at a local full service nursery a week later than the ‘Minerva‘ ‘Mambo’ kit, just as the weather was getting quite chilly. Since they were outdoors, under a shed roof

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Opal Star: a kit that gleams

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OK, first, the stats: Cost: US $6.00 (on sale, regular price $7.99) Date purchased: October 24, 2014 Date planted: October 26, 2014 Bulb size, in circumference: measured 28.5 cm, claim on box 26-28 cm Pot size: 5″/13 cm Bulb origin:

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Minerva box kit 2014

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Well, here we go!  First up, the stats on a Minerva box kit bought at a small local nursery chain: Cost: US $8.99 Date of purchase: Nov. 11, 2014 Date planted: Nov. 16, 2014 Bulb size in circumference: 25cm actual/26-28cm

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Box Kit Tri-nanza?

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Trust me, Emaryllis well understands that the famed Box Kit Bonanza series has been a favorite feature for many a visitor. This season, the Emaryllis bench is jam packed pot-to-pot with new varieties to photograph and describe, and the Emaryllis bank

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