It's That Time Of Year........
Yes now is the time to stock up on Spring Bulbs that you want to force for a winter bloom and also get those Holiday Bulbs in their blooming containers. Yesterday I spent some time in our Greenhouse working on Christmas Plantings. I prepared Paperwhites and a few Amaryllis.
If you are out shopping in just about any retail location you will find a section of Spring Bulbs. Now in my neck of the woods these items are being clearance already. I am not sure if it is because of the poor economy or just retailers are ready to move in the Christmas Trees. Either way I am taking adventage of those deep discounts finding some bulbs as low as 75% off retail price.
After storing them you can plant them indoors for an early winter bloom. You will love having some color and spring scent in your home on a gloomy winters day.
Planting Paperwhite and Armaryllis indoors can be fun and super easy. Today I planted 12 paperwhite bulbs in a favorite wicker basket. Remember to plant in loose soil only a few inches deep. Store in cool and dark location in your home. Once the bulb begins to put out some green leafs move to a sunny location in your room. Do not place in direct sunlight and be sure the bulbs do not dry out. For longer blooms place in a cool location each night but not letting the flower go below 50*.
You will have wonderful blooms in 10 - 12 weeks!
I hope I have inspired you to get out and get your bulbs ready today!