Using the Force: Forcing Blooms in Winter

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Using the Force: Forcing Blooms in Winter

Categories: Blog, Newsworthy

1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31
If you are like me, your green thumb is itching for spring. Forcing bulbs and branches to bloom indoors during winter is a favorite hobby of avid gardeners but takes planning especially when it comes to bulbs. Long periods of chilling followed by two to three weeks in a darkened, cool room means if you want to enjoy spring bulbs in winter, you really need to start the prep work in the fall.

But don’t fret! It’s not too late to enjoy beautiful hyacinth blooms this winter. We have done the prep work for you. Stop by Powell Gardens from 1-4 p.m. this weekend and take home a pre-chilled hyacinth bulb, a forcing vase and care instructions. You will enjoy fragrant, colorful blooms in a matter of weeks. (Colors may vary.)

All materials provided (vase, bulb and instructions). Fee: $10/project (while supplies last).