It is sunny and 65 degrees today!
We're having a beautiful Indian Summer here in Jefferson WI!
As a matter of fact, all throughout South Central WI!
The perfect day to set up some wonderful staging props for next spring!
I took a master gardeners class and passed several years ago and use it in many ways to enhance my staging. This is one of the ways I do so.
In Springtime I love to use pots of color inside and out, so,.... if you want these;
Now is the right time to do this;
Pick out your favorite bulbs and bulb combinations. Plant in depths according to label directions. Cover with dirt. Store in garage, on a cool porch, or deck. My favorite is to layer snow drops, crocus, daffodils and tulips all in one pot. This creates a few months of flowers for you to use.
Those of you who live in small places. Pack bulbs into a container, lined with paper towels and peat moss. Put into the coldest part of your fridge at least six weeks prior to when you want them to bloom. When your ready for them, plant them, water them and watch them pop up!
For a dramatic affect, how about these forced Amaryllis?
~ Remember ~
You only need about 6 - 8 weeks of cold for bulbs to "chill", then pot them and let them add a pop of color to your staged properties! Follow directions on labels as to how early they can be set outside. Snow drops and crocus can handle a lot of cold. Many others cannot.
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