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Northerners, got the winter gardening blues? ~ Grow Bulbs Indoors ~ How to

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Growing Bulbs Indoors ~ Special techniques bring showy flowers into bloom ~ By Kathy LaLiberte


Amaryllis blooms brighten the home in winter. What’s more, they are among the easiest bulbs to grow indoors.

Growing bulbs indoors lets you enjoy the colors and fragrance of spring when it’s still months away. The key to success with indoor bulbs is to plan ahead.

Many people don’t realize that there are two types of bulbs for indoor growing: those you need to chill and those you don’t. Here’s how to tell the difference.
http://www.gardeners.com/Growing-Bulbs-Indoors/5158,default,pg.html

It’s Easy to Coax Bulbs into Bloom All Winter Long

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Forcing bulbs into winter bloom was all the rage in the 1800s. Hyacinths were especially popular, since they’re so easy. Here’s everything you need to know to start enjoying this traditional winter-time pleasure yourself.
https://www.oldhousegardens.com/ForcingBulbs.aspx

 

Zambila
http://www.almanac.com/plant/hyacinths

tulips
http://www.almanac.com/plant/tulips

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http://www.almanac.com/plant/crocuses

Jonquils
http://www.almanac.com/plant/daffodils

 

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10 responses

  1. SO FAR from the winter blues I am actually lusting after winter and its delicious cool. You can have the bulby gorgeousness so long as I can have your cool…is it a deal?

    January 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    • deal :D, -17 you ready lol

      January 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      • SOOO ready! I will trade you my 88f any day! 😉

        January 28, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      • lol, it’s a deal 😀 have to climb back here in the wall again and blow dry my water line to washer machine so it thaws out … took some pics, will post a couple later 😉

        January 28, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      • My washing is dry before I get it up on the washing line… I guess there have to be SOME good things about hot weather 😉

        January 28, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      • i love it hot, preferably not super humid but can take about 90F comfortably … farmer used to field work 😀

        January 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      • I am the opposite but it takes all kinds of us to make up a world 🙂

        January 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      • i can take subzero as well not so much when you add wind, omg i hate windchills 😉

        January 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      • No problem with that here, we only get down to about 0C max and no snow. We don’t even get much frost here but it is the heat that I hate 😦

        January 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm

  2. Reblogged this on L'amore e forte come la morte.

    January 28, 2014 at 11:33 pm

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