Tulips… aren’t they such beautiful flowers? I must admit, they are one of my favorites. And who wouldn’t love to have some gorgeous tulips beautifying their home? Why have a vase of cut tulips that will die in a few days when you can get to watch these amazing blubs grow into gorgeous flowers over a few months’ time? I find it so fascinating to watch them grow in glass. You get to see all of the action of nature at work. I just love how all of sudden that plain bulb just starts to spring to life! The roots start to grow and out of the bulb, a stem starts to grow, then watching that stem stretch upward as leaves and a flower start to take form. The final prize is a gorgeous tulip! Actually, growing tulips indoors is extremely easy. The bulb has all the food built in, all you need is some water and sunlight. Here are a few easy steps to get you started to having tulips grow in your home.
Step 1 – Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks of your choice leaving plenty of room for the roots to grow.
Step 2 – Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones with the pointed tips of the bulb facing upward. Carefully surround the bulb with a few more marbles or stones so the tulip bulb is supported in its position but do not fully cover it.
Step 3 – Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn’t touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow.
Step 4 – Place your vase in an area with indirect sunlight and watch it grow.
Step 5 – Enjoy!