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Indoor Garden Hood River OR

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Mid Columbia Asphalt Co
(509) 767-1103
135 Tidyman Rd.
Dallesport, WA
 
The Home Depot
(541)296-7006
3600 W 6th Street
The Dalles, OR
Hours
Mon-Sat: 7:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Hood River Supply Assn
(541) 386-2757
1995 12th St, Rosauers Shopping Center
Hood River, OR
 
Hood River Supply
(541) 354-3000
3831 Eagle Loop
Odell, OR
 
Carson Builders Supply
(509) 427-8320
961 Wind River Road
Carson, WA
 
F.L.I. Landscape Contractors
(541) 993-5925
P.O.Box 757
Dalles, OR
 
Hood River - Auth Hometown
(541) 386-2120
1795 12Th St
Hood River, OR
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Hometown Dealers
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Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-16
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Mon:9-18
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Sun:11-16

White Salmon Ace Hdwe
(509) 493-8586
291 E Jewett Blvd
White Salmon, WA
 
Parkdale Farm Supply
(541) 352-3518
4966 Baseline Drive
Parkdale, OR
 
The Dalles - Auth Hometown
(541) 296-6111
1332 W 6Th St
The Dalles, OR
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-16
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Mon:9-18
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Sat:9-18
Sun:11-16

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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