Blooming bulbs make a fresh, fragrant holiday gift--and a welcome reminder of springtime, as winter closes in.
Forcing bulbs for Christmas blooms is easy and inexpensive, but it does take time.
If fresh amaryillis is on your gift list, the time is now! These bulbs will be at their best eight weeks after forcing, so start them today.
Need some tips? Try this site for information about forcing bulbs for winter blooms:
When the kitchen sponge has reached the end of useful, give it a new lease on life! Rinse it well, then place in the bottom of a flower pot when planting. The sponge will retain moisture and prevent soil from washing away.