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Lawnscapes Lawn And Garden Care
(970) 226-0883
3315 Milfred Lane
Fort Collins, CO

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Executive Lawn Care
(970) 232-8342
719 N. Overland Tr
Fort Collins, CO
 
Word of Mouth Landscaping LLC
(970) 308-0691
PO Box 270196
Fort Collins, CO
 
Sam's Landscape Supplies and Materials
(970) 539-5871
5636 Cr-46
Johnstown, CO

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The Home Depot
(970)224-1239
1251 E Magnolia Street
Fort Collins, CO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Hyland'S Lawn And Tree Service
(970) 493-8489
216 Racquette Drive #4
Fort Collins, CO

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Eclipse Outdoors
(970) 420-9255
121 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins, CO
 
Creation Landscapes
(970) 518-1771
229 1st Street
Windsor, CO
 
The Home Depot
(970)206-0774
4502 John F Kennedy Pkwy
Fort Collins, CO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Woodcraft - Loveland, CO
(970) 292-5940
3718 Draft Horse Drive
Loveland, CO

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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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