Tag: bulbs

lessons learned: on paper whites and epiphany

Last year when I started my seeds in January, I stumbled across a couple of bulbs that hadn’t made it into the ground.  I filled a tall mason jar with dirt, tossed the bulbs in, and set the jar with the rest of the… Continue Reading “lessons learned: on paper whites and epiphany”

remedy for grey autumn and winter days–forcing bulbs

Tonight, I have the joy of a few quiet minutes on the couch before heading to bed.  As I look around me, I see bowls, pots, and mason jars filled with bulbs bursting forth with green shoots.  Made me think I should repost this… Continue Reading “remedy for grey autumn and winter days–forcing bulbs”

remedy for grey autumn and winter days–forced bulbs

When the grey, cold days of November start to put a damper on my favorite season, I love being able to look around my home and see fresh, green shoots preparing to blossom.  In autumn, we don’t just plant bulbs outside here at Growing… Continue Reading “remedy for grey autumn and winter days–forced bulbs”

if there’s dirt under the fingernails, it must be Spring

After two weekends of designing, sawing, and measuring shelving, I had had enough of a project that just wasn’t working out.  I finally looked at the kitchen and said “I give up,” then I headed outside for some time in the gardens. I threw… Continue Reading “if there’s dirt under the fingernails, it must be Spring”

remedy for grey autumn and winter days–spring blossoms from forced bulbs

When the grey, cold days of November start to put a damper on my favorite season, I love being able to look around my home and see fresh, green shoots preparing to blossom.  In autumn, we don’t just plant bulbs outside here at Growing… Continue Reading “remedy for grey autumn and winter days–spring blossoms from forced bulbs”