We ran this slide show last winter, but we thought we would bring out this perennial this week as this is the perfect times to prepare your bulbs for forced bloom throughout the winter.
When February blizzards roar, a preview of April arrives in my window garden. [Learn how I build my window garden.] This is when a lengthy parade of bulbs begins to bloom indoors.
I prepare my bulbs for a February bloom date in the fall. October is the time to plant a few of these bright harbingers of spring as most bulbs require dark, cold rooting periods.
In this slide show, I'll teach you a trick to stunt the height of fragrant paperwhites, as well as covering the basics of some common methods for forcing spring bulbs.
Are you forcing any bulbs this year?
Kevin Lee Jacobs blogs at A Garden for the House. He was introduced to gardening when he was no taller than a delphinium. Today, his home in upstate New York features formal rose gardens outdoors and lavish window gardens indoors.