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U.S.Mo.Co. United States Mow Company
(301) 535-8867
3409 C. White Fir Ct
Waldorf, MD

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Poemlandscaping and Lawn Service
(301) 684-2097
4265 Livingston Road
Indian Head, MD
 
Jacksons Lawn care Services
(703) 403-2629
4103 Fielding st
Alexandria, VA
 
JWB Lawn Care
(703) 960-6697
5613 Norton Road
Alexandria, VA
 
Custom Mailbox & Accessories
(301) 254-0859
1622 Tucker Rd
Fort Washington, MD
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Repair / Replace mailbox installations

Raybs Lawn Service
(703) 380-7677
14114 Essex Dr.
Woodbridge, VA

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Poem Landscaping & Lawn Service
(301) 633-2303
10908 Flintlock Lane
Fort Washington, MD
 
WK CONST & PAV CO, INC LANSDCAPING DIVISION
(571) 437-5491
2012 york dr
Woodbridge, VA
 
A & R Lowest Price Landscaping Services LLC
(301) 674-9422
P.O. Box 917
Oxon Hill, MD
 
Maryland Select Hardwoods - March 2010 Specials
(301) 753-6120
7470 Mason Springs Rd
La Plata, MD

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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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