Sunday, November 25, 2007

Forcing Bulbs

Forcing Bulbs

In the cold and dreary winters months one-way to have a little of spring indoor is to force bulbs on your windowsill. Forcing bulbs is not a very hard project. There are a variety of Tulips, narcissus (daffodils), hyacinths, crocus, scillas, grape hyacinths, and lily of the valley bulbs that can be forced into flower in late winter and early spring. Hyacinths, crocus, and narcissus also can be forced in water. All that is needed are some bulbs, pots and potting soil or make your own blend. They can be potted from mid-September to December.

I you want to get creative you can get all types of pot to force bulbs either with soil or water. I like to pick up any of the Dutch style crocus forcing pot wherever I find them in a thrift shop. I just clean them really well with a soap and bleach mixture and let dry.

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Kansas State Forcing Bulbs

Forcing Bulbs Indoors

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dog Driving

Kansas 2007 first snow-2

Kansas 2007 first snow-2
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder
First Snow in the Flint Hill of Kansas