Indoor Forcing
Amaryllis After Bloom Care Tips

Amaryllis After Bloom Care Tips

Your friend got you a lovely amaryllis bulb this holiday season and you have enjoyed the blooms. What’s next for this amaryllis bulb? The aftercare of your amaryllis all depends on the type of amaryllis as well as your motivation for blooms the next year. Amaryllis bulbs will typically put on 1-3 sets of flowers....
10 Ways to Jazz Up your Amaryllis Plantings

10 Ways to Jazz Up your Amaryllis Plantings

If you thought I was going to teach your amaryllis how to play the trumpet or enjoy a little jazz flute I am sorry to disappoint with the news that I can’t teach those things. I don’t know how to play the trumpet. I like to use the term “jazz up” when adding a little...
Amaryllis Care: 6 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Amaryllis Care: 6 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Easy to Grow Blooms for Your Home Growing plants indoors is not always the easiest thing to do. Even people who have a green thumb can watch their thumb turn black when they try to grow a potted plant inside their home. I speak from personal experience on this; I tend to be able to...
Waxed Amaryllis: The Hottest Gift of the Season!

Waxed Amaryllis: The Hottest Gift of the Season!

What the what? A waxed amaryllis? What is a waxed amaryllis? Perhaps those were things you said when you read the title about Waxed Amaryllis. Well, one thing they are not are flowers made out of wax. A waxed amaryllis is an amaryllis bulb that is hand-dipped in melted wax with a ring-shaped stand attached...
10 Steps to Growing Tête à Tête Daffodils in Pots

10 Steps to Growing Tête à Tête Daffodils in Pots

Tête à Tête Dwarf Daffodil: World’s Most Delightful Yellow Flower I see them in my local grocery store’s floral department, on websites like Holland Bulb Farms available for fall planting, and for sale as pre-chilled bulbs from retailers like Tulip World! What is this most popular daffodil for indoor forcing and growing in pots? It is...
Give the Gift of Blooming Bulbs

Give the Gift of Blooming Bulbs

It is the season for family, food, friends, sharing, caring and more than likely also the season for gift giving. Thanksgiving meals with family to holiday parties with co-workers and family, there always seem to be a reason to celebrate. While gift giving is not always required on these special occasions, it is a nice...
Paperwhites: 5 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Paperwhites: 5 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Paperwhites are some of the easiest flower bulbs for indoor forcing. Besides amaryllis, paperwhite bulbs rank as the best choice for people who are forcing blooms in their home. While they are among the easiest bulbs to grow inside they are also among the most fragrant of blooms for indoor forcing. The fragrance is a...
Organic Sprouts 101

Organic Sprouts 101

What are sprouts? Sprouts are tiny immature plants grown without soil. Visit our sprouting seed page for more sprouts! Why grow sprouts? Growing sprouts can make for a great New Year’s resolution. It allows you to keep growing fresh and healthy produce indoors year around. Even if your space and light are limited. Not to mention,...
Forcing Hyacinths For Indoor Blooms in 8 Simple Steps

Forcing Hyacinths For Indoor Blooms in 8 Simple Steps

Most fall-planted bulbs (such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth) require a “chilling period” in order for them to bloom and grow correctly. In climates where the winter temperatures remain cold enough for an adequate period of time (zones 2 through 7), this “chilling period” is provided naturally when bulbs are planted outdoors. However, if planting...
Bringing Life Indoors

Bringing Life Indoors

Despite the lack of a snowy (or even cold) winter we’ve been experiencing this year, the “cold and flu” season has not been a stranger. Since I was unfortunately plagued with one of these lovely head colds this week, the fourth 3×3 Garden is going to have to wait. However, lucky for you, this means...
Forcing Flower Bulbs - Part Two

Forcing Flower Bulbs – Part Two

Part II: Starting the Forcing Process Ok. So you’ve decided to try your hand at forcing some flower bulbs (or your lack of time to plant the fall bulbs you purchased has decided it for you). Let’s start the process! First off, you will want to decided HOW and WHERE you want to chill your...
Forcing Flower Bulbs

Forcing Flower Bulbs

Part I: What is Forcing??? We’ve all been there: for one reason or another you didn’t get to planting your spring-blooming bulbs this fall. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo where you have no yard, maybe the weather turned colder faster than you expected, or maybe you just plain didn’t get to it....