Tuesday, March 4, 2014

remember those tulip bulbs...good news!


Do you guys remember in January when I noticed the bag of tulip bulbs in my friend's
 garage? Life got in the way and she missed out on planting them in the fall, they were
 headed for the trash. :( I hadn't ever tried forcing tulips before, but thought it was worth
 a try and if I got lucky we'd have beautiful red tulips for Valentine's Day. I told you about
 them here when I tossed the bulbs in my DIY Ikea Stainless Bowl
Well, it took longer than expected, despite that I'm happy to report that they are alive
 and well! I was trying to hold off on showing you because they have about 10 buds and
they're going to be really beautiful in a few more days...but I couldn't wait!  


I planted these on January 26th, so you could estimate about 5 weeks before they bloom.


I'm putting it on my calendar right now to pick up an extra bag in the fall.
I usually buy mine at Costco and they're about $12 for a package of 90 bulbs.
I'll also note to plant them around the first of January and maybe next year
we'll have tulips for Valentine's Day!

Although, in my book any day would be a good day for a bowl of blooming tulips!


   

22 comments:

Julia Konya said...

SO pretty! I never tried this.

My Little Bungalow said...

They're beautiful! I like how you transformed that bowl, too!!
Claudia

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous! i need some spring in my life!

chateau chic said...

What a fun way to brighten up your room! Gorgeous!!
Mary Alice

Kim said...

What a beautiful treat you rescued from the trash!!! I love how you force bulbs ... I need to do this, it's on my list!!! xo

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

These are so refreshing and beautiful! I had no idea to force these indoors. They are among my very favorite flower. I wish they would last longer when they bloom. Enjoy! xo Nancy

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Beautiful! What a pretty hint of Spring!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

How happy to have those bloom now! And such a gorgeous color too. Makes me want to stop by Trader Joes today and pick up some cheery red tulips for myself!

Brandi said...

So pretty! I bet you smile every time you see them.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Gorgeous! Will have to give this a try next year!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That makes me so happy! And what a great idea. I never thought about planting bulbs inside. I love it!!

Leslie said...

Your tulips are so pretty Pam! It's so gray at this time year in Seattle .. I need the flowers indoors. Fresh or planted in containers works perfectly! I love variety of colors available too:)

Vel Criste said...

Yey! They are lovely, I should take note of that too Pam and you should remind all of us to grab those bulbs! Enjoy!

StagerLinda said...

You really did take something from trash to treasure! I know they make your heart sing. They are sooo beautiful.

Peggy said...

OH so pretty! and to think i had already thrown our old bulbs out when you first mentioned this... but I have already put it on my calendar so that we can pretty flowers in December, January, and February of next year. I am so excited!! Thank you for the inspiration!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

How pretty, what a great idea, Pam!

Genny said...

How beautiful! I am currently doing the same thing with an amaryllis bulb. The leaves popped up and the flower is beginning to emerge. But I did it all wrong! I followed the directions they gave on "The Chew" for planting a bulb in the house during the winter. I did it over rocks. Must be dirt! You can do any other bulb this way but NOT an amaryllis! It's still growing though! Going to do tulips next time!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well congrats!..you did it!...they look so beautiful in that gorgeous bowl!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Yay!! So glad the tulips are blooming for you - enjoy!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Get out! You go indoor girl. I love how pretty they look.

Dana Frieling said...

I'm pretty sure there's a green thumb involved here. I need you to come rub a little green on mine!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

They are beautiful!!!! I have never tried working with bulbs! You have me thinking...............

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