A few weeks ago, Amy was begging Old House Gardens for mercy. But that was only over a mere $11 a bulb for ultra-rare historic hyacinths. I’m here to tell you that The Lily Garden has them beat, but good.
Give me a minute to pry the pages open of their 2007-8 catalog, because they’re stuck together with drool. Ah, here we are. This description is from their new “Connisseur’s [sic] Garden” section. (Yeah , pretty brazen to misspell at these prices! I sort of admire the gall of it.)
New! Tetra ‘Makepeace (C-P) is a stunning new color combination, with enormous, lightly flared trumpets of intense apricot gold, edged in rose. Along with the robust stature and incredible flower size we expect in a tetraploid, ‘Makepeace’ embodies the grace, elegance, and serene beauty that inspired its name. Sweetly fragrant, too! 4 to 5 feet and taller, early to mid July. Each $50.00.
Fifty. Dollars. A. Bulb. And they haven’t even harvested these yet. No picture on the website, sorry, and I’m too lazy to scan from the catalog. However, the flower in question is somewhat like Quintessence, shown above, except thirty bucks better.