Easy Decorating: Spring Bulbs

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions for our home is to keep my decorating simple this year. One of the ways I am accomplishing this is adding flowering plants around my house all year long.  For me this is much easier than having fresh cut flowers all the time. I can save the flowers for special occasions.

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With Spring a few months away, I decided to start with forcing spring bulbs.  I planted hyacinths bulbs mid December in Liberty of London for Target nesting bowls I bought last year with a little potting soil. I like using objects like the nesting bowls that I already have on hand. It makes it more personal and then there is one less thing I have to buy.

One tip – If you use a bowl or object without a drainage hole, make sure to add pebbles, broken crockery, or something similar at the bottom of the bowl to allow for drainage.

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The hyacinths are just starting to push out of the bulbs. I plan on planting more varieties of spring bulbs this coming weekend to keep the blooms coming.  Bulbs can be bought at your local gardening center. Prices range from $2-8 depending on variety and quantity.

Maintenance is easy. Just keep the soil moist and deadhead flowers, but here’s a link to some great info about forcing bulbs.

When my hyacinths bloom they will hopefully look like this. I can’t wait.

Photo – Cindy

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