I don’t know where you are, but here in NC it’s a rainy, dreary day! One of those days where you could stay in bed all day or curl up on the couch and watch a movie (or a book I suppose but I’m not much of a reader). This morning I decided I needed to add some spring to the house so I planted the hyacinth bulbs I picked up the other day at a local nursery. Why wait until Spring for them to bloom?!?
I set the bulbs in a little bit of water so the roots could start to grow (they already had a few leaves sprouting up when I bought them). Then I filled a vase with stones (you could use marbles or rocks as well) and nestled the bulbs in place so they wouldn’t tip over. Next I filled the container with water, just enough so that the bottom of the bulbs were touching the water.
And that’s it! Now I’ll watch them grow for about 4-6 weeks, until I can smell their yummy scent! You can do this with just about any spring bulb: tulips, paper whites, daffodils, crocus. If you don’t want to grow them in water you an always plant them in soil. Make sure you put them in water a few days before planting so their roots can grow.
Here are tulips grown in a cylinder vase of water…love it!
I will post pictures once they bloom! Happy planting…indoors!