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Enjoy Bulbs Planted Indoors

GPaperwhitesrowing bulbs indoors is an easy way to add bright accents around the home. Paperwhites, amaryllis, sprekelia, precooled hyacinths and Belladonna lilies are all so beautiful indoors. Paperwhites can be grown two ways. Using a pot with drainage, fill it half way with a lightweight potting soil.  Gently press bulbs down on the soil, crowding them, but not touching. Then fill the pot to 1 from the top. The second method is to place a layer of pebbles on the bottom of a non-draining pot. Place bulbs gently on the rocks and carefully add more pebbles leaving the tips of the bulbs showing. Add water to keep the lower part of the paperwhite bulbs wet.    

All the other bulbs listed are all grown by filling a pot (with drainage) 1/3 to 1/2 full of soil, depending on the size of the bulb. Leave 1/3 of the bulb showing, except hyacinths; plant them with just the tips showing.  They can also be grown in a hyacinth jar with water just touching the bottom of the bulb. Place in a bright, cool spot and enjoy! By planting bulbs every two weeks you can brighten your home or office with colorful blooming plants all winter!

Indoor bulbs are usually available from September to January each year. Click on this link to take you to the bulb mall during these months.

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