Indoor Flowers

Indoor Bulbs

Planting bulbs for indoor blooms is easier then you think. Who doesn’t want Spring color in the Winter months?! Here is how to achieve this:

 

Hyacinths (using a Hyacinth Vase)

-Fill the lower part of each jar with water- just to the base of the bulb.
-Place the bulb in the upper part of the jar.
– Place the hyacinth jars in a cool, dark location for 6-8 weeks while the roots develop.
– Optimum temperature is 45 degrees. Do not freeze. Your garage or a cool basement may work
-Check frequently to maintain water levels. Do not let them dry out.
– Once the roots have developed, place the bulb in a bright indirect light for about 10 days. Once the leaves turn green- move to a bright sunny spot.
– As the foliage and flowers grow, turn the jar daily to keep the stems from leaning towards the light.

Amaryllis:

– Place Amaryllis bulb in a pot of your choice with proper drainage.
– Water regularly until you see the green sprout emerge.
– Keep in a sunny window.
– Water as needed (when dry).
– As the foliage and flowers grow, turn the jar daily to keep the stems from leaning towards the light.

 

Paperwhites:

-Paperwhites can be planted in a bulb jar, on a bed of rocks or in low soil.
-Keep water level to the base of the bulb, just to root level.
-Check frequently to maintain water levels. Do not let them dry out.
-Best results from indirect sunlight and turn them as blooms begin to show to prevent leaning.
– Blooms will grow very tall ( over 16 inches) it may require a light string to tie them upright.

Now is the time to plan for Spring!

Fall bulb selection starts now!

Remember those bright colored blooms that popped up last Spring? Do you remember what they were called?

Everyone loves when Spring breaks ground, but once summer comes and Fall is upon us- few can remember what blooms they enjoyed the most.

Select your fall bulbs now, with care and then start a bulb journal.

The selection is going to best in September. Chose your favorite bulbs based on the following traits:

  • When they come up
  • Where you want to plant them
  • Color of preference
  • Combination planting

Use the link below to download your Spring Garden Journal. Track the bulbs you purchase and where you plant them.

Spring Garden