Planting Indoor Bulbs
By: Meriel Bradley
In winter, there is nothing more enchanting than a display of spring bulbs to brighten up your home.
One drawback when you force bulbs inside is that they can become long and floppy. This means you have to support them somehow, which can be a bit of a challenge.
My method is to plant them in a tall hurricane vase, which gives the flower stems support without the need for sticks, clips, or string.
Once they are done inside, I will put them in a cool spot in their potting soil, and then plant then in the garden come springtime and they will generally flower in the garden the following year.
For this project you will need:
- A glass hurricane vase
- Potted bulbs showing 2 – 3 inches of green shoots
- Natural sheet moss
To plant, simply remove the plastic pot that the bulbs are growing in and place in the hurricane vase.
Tuck the moss around the outside of the soil, building a layer of moss between the soil and the glass
Water every few days as needed and enjoy:)
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