Friday, January 28, 2011

Growing bulbs indoors...

is super easy.

While picking up a few things at the hardware store I came upon some bulbs that were on sale for $2.00 per package.  Some of them had 6 bulbs, some 8, and the tulips had 12 bulbs.

There were packages of  purple and white hyacinths which I dearly love for their wonderful fragrance. The bulbs were large and already sprouted, so I grabbed a few packages. 


I rooted around (no pun intended) and found a nice low clay pot.  After putting a bunch of broken clay pieces in the bottom for drainage, I added a bit of soil and stuck in the bulbs.  After covering the top with bark the pot was watered and placed by the window.  When I'm bored I can always sit and watch the hyacinth grow.



Hyacinths come in many beautiful colors


My pot will have a mixture of white and purple


 
Hyacinths and other bulbs can even be grown in water.  My grandma used to put them in a beautiful low bowl surrounded by rocks with just a bit of water.  They also make cute little bulb vases.






 In just a few weeks I'll have a beautiful blooming pot of fragrant hyacinth for about $1.50.  The bulbs I didn't use for the pot will go outside. 



5 comments:

Adrienne said...

I have a black thumb, but I think I can do this.

Thank you for the idea....it will be a little weekend project for me!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How much fun this will be. As you said, besides being pretty, hyacinths have the most glorious fragrance. Enjoy!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wished I had bought some bulbs to force. I really need a touch of Spring here.
Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

Susan said...

Oh, Adrienne. I lOVE hyacynths. Pink are my favorite but all are appealing. Their fragrance is the best. Great job! Share the blooms in photos when they come out.Susan

Diann said...

Hi Adrienne,
I have been thinking of trying the bulbs in water. I don't have a lot of sunny windows but, I think in the dining room window, this would just be so pretty and give me a little bit of Spring!