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Gail's lemonade stand (Store of Cool Stuff)
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Friday, 25 January 2008
Forcing bulbs and watching birds
Topic: forcing bulbs

 Winter solstice is past and the days are getting a little bit lighter every day.  But still the blooms of my Amaryllis planted at Christmas are a welcome sight.  A week ago I pulled hyacinth bulbs from my refrigerator crisper where I stashed them last fall, and put them in a clear glass jar on top of colored marbles, with water just touching the base of the bulbs.  The roots grow almost fast enough to watch!

I also planted tulips and daffodil bulbs that I had stored in the same crisper bin.  These I planted shallowly in potting soil.  Ideally I would have had them potted in the frig all this time, but my husband considers food a higher priority than flower pots in the frig for some strange reason.   

 


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