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Southern Outdoor Home Improvements
(423) 647-3333
338 Old Gray Station Rd
Gray, TN
Blue Tree Lawn Care & Landscaping
(423) 930-6005
Green Valley Dr
Johnson City, TN
Lawn Care and Landscaping

Big Dogg Lawn Service
(423) 239-4676
341 Woodcrest Dr
Kingsport, TN

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The Home Depot
3207 Peoples Street
Johnson City, TN
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

(423) 547-1340
925 Patriot Drive
Elizabethton, TN
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 9 am - 7 pm

Bruces Lawn Care LLC
(423) 388-0230
PO Box 62
Unicoi, TN
Country Boys Lawn Services
(423) 483-6284
1306 Ben Gamble Rd
Jonesborough, TN
lawn care, lawn service, decks, patios, lawn services, lawn maintenance, lawn mowing,tree removal, lawn aeration, fertilization, lawn fertilization, stump removal, stump grinding, tree trimming, shrub trimming, landscaping, landscaping renovations, landscape design, landscapers, leaf removal, gutter cleaning, fall cleanup, pressure washing, power washing, junk removal, debris removal, hauling, yard cleanup, hardscaping, stone walls, retaining walls
8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon - Sat
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(423) 383-1752
Woodcraft - Johnson City, TN
(877) 282-9973
2913 Boones Creek Road
Johnson City, TN

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Fastenal- Elizabethton
2120 West G Street Elizabethton, TN, 37643
Elizabethton, TN
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Indoor Garden

Forcing Bulbs for Your
Own Indoor Garden

home remodeling articles and tips

By Kathy Hester

I really miss my garden during the long dark time of winter. So I make a winter garden by forcing spring bulbs to bloom inside. In garden stores, you'll see kits that have paper whites, hyacinth, and amaryllis, but you can save some money and make your own.

Most bulbs need to be chilled before planting to simulate the winter months. However, paperwhites and Amaryllis do not which is one of the reasons they are so popular for forcing. You can also grow freesias, bluebells, fairy lily, and calla lilies to break away from the standard fare. They also do not require chilling to bloom.

You can purchase a special bulb vase that has a thin body that opens to a wide mouth to keep the bulbs from getting too wet. Sometimes you can pick them up at a thrift store or on sale right before the spring. This is sometimes called 'water forcing'. You can even force Hyacinth bulbs without it. Insert toothpicks and put into a drinking glass like you grow an avocado seed as a house plant. They also look beautiful in a Noritake coffee cup. Make sure the roots stay wet, but the bulb stays fairly dry. Hyacinths, crocus, and narcissus love to be grown this way.

Use a waterproof pan or bowl and fill it with gravel or small river rocks. Now sit your bulbs into the pan so that they can stand up on their own, and that there is enough gravel below the bulb to keep them from rotting. I like to use a glass bowl so I can check the water level just by looking. Paper whites do great with this method, and they look amazing since they grow in bunches.

You can also plant them in pots of dirt. This is the way most bulbs that require chilling are forced. You usually need to plan this ahead of time since you will need to chill the bulbs for 8 - 12 weeks before they can be forced. They need the cold, but should not be subjected to freezing temperatures, so leave them in a root ce...

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