As long as we’re not having winter. . .

By Mir
January 15, 2007
Category Hot Hot Hot!

… we may as well start thinking about spring planting.

What’s better than beautiful flowers? Free beautiful flowers!

Take $25 off of your $25+ purchase at Dutch Bulbs with coupon code XA1140F.

Want to turn that into a really smoking deal? (As if free wasn’t good enough?) Check out the Oriental lily mix, which is already half off at $9.99/bag. Buy three bags and the price drops to $9.49 each, plus you get a shipping credit. Bottom line: You pay $9.42 delivered for 60 Oriental lily bulbs.

(P.S. I bought these from Dutch Bulbs many years and one house ago, and they were gorgeous and gigantic, with stems like little tree trunks. I normally kill everything I try to grow and these lilies were unstoppable.)


  1. Thanks! I had the catalogue sitting there all dog-eared and ready to go – this helped enormously!!! You rock, pretty Mir!

  2. Thank you pretty Mir! We are in the process of moving so this will make my new flowerbeds look almost as pretty as you. I was leaning towards daffodils but my husband tells me we have some already so I took your advice and went with the Oriental Lily mix.

  3. Oriental lilies are my absolute favorites. Yes they are very hardy!! They smell wonderful, too. I can’t have enough of those planted around my place.

  4. FYI, you don’t have to spend $25 to get the discount! I put 3 peony plants in my cart and was annoyed that it came to $24.99 (isn’t that always the way?!). But I tried the code and it applied a $24.99 discount! Thanks Mir!

  5. Ooh and I needed glad bulbs! Thanks, Mir! You rock.

  6. We just bought our first house in the spring and haven’t much more than a small shrub bed in front. I am completely new at planting bulbs, but I really want to. I thought they went in in the fall, but we missed it because we had a baby. So, I bought the lilies you suggested. Do I plant these in the Spring? And when will they bloom? Thank you so much for your advice!

  7. Thanks I just put an order in… I can’t wait to get planting!

  8. I got some too. I can’t wait to see my new flowers…between this and the deal I got from you last fall, I should have a beautiful garden this year!

  9. So excited for spring! This put a smile on my face all day.

  10. We’re building a new house with a very barren landscape, I can’t wait to plant some bulbs this spring and watch them grow ~ thank you! 🙂

  11. Okay – I’m new to this game. Do I put the coupon code where it says Merchadise Credit? It keeps saying it doesn’t recognize it…did I miss the deal?

  12. woo hoo, thanks again Mir! You’re as beautiful as a crocus!

    I took advantage of the last $25 off $25 coupon you told us about and enjoyed my crocuses very much (good bulbs!) – and I just now got 39 other bulbs and a live plant, all for $9 shipped.

    Newshopper – put some stuff in your cart. Go to ‘view cart’ (don’t check out yet) and look on the bottom of the page. In highlighter yellow there should be a place where it says ‘enter promotion code’ and you type it in the white box there. Hope that helps!

  13. Someone help! Are these sun or shade loving plants? I have much shade….

  14. They’re mostly sun plants, but my mom has some that grow fairly well under a tree, so I’d give it a shot.

    Hostas are available on that site, and they do awesome in the shade. Might try that instead if you’re talking DEEP shade.

  15. alas…. just got an email from Dutch Bulbs…

    “The promotion code used to place your recent order, upon validation, was determined to be a code not issued to you. We have placed your order on hold pending receipt of a valid promotion code. If you cannot provide a valid code, as a courtesy, we are issuing you a valid promotion code that you may use. This valid code will allow a discount of $25.00 off of the purchase of $50.00 or more on merchandise. Your assigned promotion code VR8749A can be used to place an order over the internet at or by phone at 1-800-622-9997.

    “If you wish to reactivate your order that we have on hold, please call or email for the total amount due. Please use your email address to reference your order if you are unable to locate your order number. This order will be held for 14 days before being canceled.

    “Thank you for shopping with Van Bourgondien’s. If I can be of further assistance to you, please let me know.


    “Internet Customer Service Department

    at least they’re nice about it. But so much for all the free plants. :o/

  16. Me too. What a shame.

  17. I got that same email. What sadness.

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