Last fall I purchased a box of mixed bulbs at the grocery store and in it came 10 Anemone De Caen corms. I didn't plant them because I didn't have much luck with them 2 years ago when I did a mass planting of them in my garden. The ugly corms produce beautiful flowers that look like poppies and make great cut flowers but they don't overwinter in my garden. So instead of going through the motions with these corm I'm giving them away to a reader of this garden blog. I know it isn't much of a freebie but I'd rather not plant them or end up forgetting about them and find them growing under my tv like the Allium bulgaricum bulb. I'll pay for the shipping of the corms to you if you don't live in Chicago but only within the U.S.
Here are the rules:
1. U.S residents only.
2. First person to send me all pertinent info on shipping via my contact form gets them.
3. You must make a food donation to your local food bank that is at the very least equal to what it costs me to ship them to you plus $1.00. (I don't anticipate it costing more than $2.00 to ship)
4. Void where prohibited.
Obviously I can't enforce #3 but I hope you follow through because a lot of people are hurting right now. You don't have to be a garden blogger or even an experienced gardener to get these just someone who likes plants and will appreciate them. Above I said 10 came in the pack but I'm only giving away nine of them.
I'll be keeping the corm that looks like the mummified remains of Mickey Mouse because it makes me laugh.
This giveaway is closed. The first reader to respond was Steph M of Collierville, TN. I'll mail them out soon and I'll update this post with a link on how to plant these in case you need the info.