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Planting Flower Bulbs in Pots Inside
  • Summer bulbs can be planted inside. Bulbs are planted in the fall, placed in small pots, and covered with tin foil to block the light. Place them in the refrigerator for 6 weeks, then take out the water and put them in a sunny window. You can have tulips anytime!
  • Most bulbs, spring flowering or summer flowering, can be grown inside. As the previous answer points out, you need to refrigerate the spring flowering (the ones you plant in the fall) bulbs for 6 weeks or so before planting indoors. This tricks the bulb into going dormant like it would in the ground during the winter. This is called "forcing" the bulb. You can then plant them in potting soil or set them in rocks, pebbles, or marbles that cover the bottom half of the bulbs. Keep water in the pot or bowl for the roots to grow into. This works well for Narcissus (paper-whites), Daffodils, and Tulips. The Narcissus are especial nice inside because they are so fragrant.
  • I've also grown Amaryllis, various Lilies, and even small varieties of Iris indoors. Snowdrops and Hyacinths with Narcissus or Daffodils work well in a larger flat pot, making a landscape effect. You can also buy this type of landscaped potted bulb garden at garden stores or Wal-mart, Home Depot, etc.
  • If you do plant bulbs outside, note in the planting guide which ones naturalize or come back yearly. Tulips are the worst about not naturalizing and most varieties recommend digging them up after they have bloomed and the foliage dies back. You can the store them in a cool dry place and replant in the fall. Usually the blooms won't be as nice in following years, though. Good luck!
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