December 2011 Results
This question had to do with Spring planting vs. Fall planting.
59.4% said they like to plant both in Spring and in Fall, 25% fall only. Asking about fall delivery only, 87.5% the bulbs arrived for planting without any difficulty most years and 12.5% of the respondents said they had some frost but the soil was still workable.
“I love digging in the dirt as soon as the ground is not frozen and snow has melted. [Spring planting] Fall, I am taking a chance as to when the weather turns so cold I can't work outside.”
“Well honestly, I live on the coast, RIGHT on the coast. It never gets Really hot, not over 76 in the dead of summer. And it never Really freezes. There might be frost on the ground in the morning, maybe 12 to 15 days a year. But the ground is NEVER frozen solid! [but] It seems like it's always a rainy day when my bulbs arrive. Thanks for asking!! Customer service is nice , but GREAT customer service is GREAT!!”
“Some years, I have more time and energy for fall plantings, but spring is a good time to spot gaps in my lily beds -- or to add more to a too-boring perennial bed. And sadly, sometimes my budget determines when I order lilies!”
“... it gives me the option to add or change my landscaping without making major changes.” [planting both seasons]