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How to Force Bulbs Indoors for Early Blooms

If you love the colorful blooms of Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths but can’t wait until spring, try forcing bulbs indoors for earlier flowers. The process is fairly simple and fun — A great activity to do with children.

November 6, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Hyacinths: A Treat for the Senses

Hyacinths are some of the most versatile spring-blooming flowers. Their fabulous, colorful blooms bring a sweet fragrance to the garden, pairing well with almost any other spring-bloomer. Hyacinths grow well in pots and can be chilled and forced to bloom indoors in the colder months.

August 28, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Playing Mother Nature: Forcing Fall Bulbs

For gardeners in frost-free areas, or for those who simply can’t wait to see their Hyacinths bloom in the spring, forcing bulbs is an easy, fun gardening solution. Bulbs such as Tulips, Hyacinths, Crocus and Allium require a chilling period to grow and bloom. We have some helpful tips and tricks that we have learned from forcing bulbs in our test gardens at American Meadows and in our own homes.

November 14, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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“Force” Bulbs Now for Indoor Blooms in Early Spring

Imagine your house filled with pots of blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, brightening your home while winter lingers outside. You can enjoy indoor flowers like these by “forcing” bulbs into early bloom.

December 8, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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