Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Grow Tulips in a Vase Indoors

How to Grow Tulips in a Vase Indoors



  1. Choose a glass vase and add enough clear marbles or pebbles to fill about a third of the vase.
  2. Add the tulip bulb (pointed end up) on top of the marbles. Cover the bulb with a few more marbles or pebbles to help give the growing root support.
  3. Add fresh water into the vase. The water shouldn’t touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow in
  4. Watch your beautiful tulips grow.

36 comments:

  1. oh thank you :) i have some queen of the night i would love to see but New England is not the best place for tulips haha

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  2. How long did you chill these before planted in vase?

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    1. where did it say to chill the bulb?

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    2. You did not say...but here in the south we place them in the ref for several months before planting them outside.

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    3. I agree... in SC we would chill them for a few weeks (3-5) to force the bloom into thinking it had been through a hibernation period.

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    4. Same here in FL... we have to leave the bulbs in the fridge at least 6-8 weeks

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  3. That is so neat! I may do that and set them all across the living room window sill. That would look so pretty!

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  4. Will these bloom more then one time or just once a year?

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  5. What do I do when the flowers die? Is there a way to cut it back and regrow the bulbs?

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    1. 1 flowering season. Will regrow after another season.

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    2. The green growth feeds the bulb, so to speak, through the hibernation period of winter.You could try force blooming it by putting the bulb in the refrigerator for 3-5 weeks, however, if it did work without the nutrients needed to strengthen for the coming year I doubt the bloom would be as healthy and robust. Maybe try rotating bulbs in and out of the refrigerator for nicer, long-term blooms.

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  6. Wonderful idea! Can you gives us an idea as to about how long it takes to bloom?

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  7. Can gladiolas be done the same way ?

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  8. I don't see any marbles in these vases..once roots sprout you removed marbles or what??

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    1. The marbles are actually flat and clear so the roots have probably covered them up and you just can't see them in the photo.

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  9. How do you keep them till next year?

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  10. I thought they had to freeze before you could do anything. They freeze in MT and come up starting February. Blooming just in the last couple weeks outside.

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  12. How do I subscribe to your blog.....I love it!

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  13. I love this idea! What a great way to bring spring inside when it's not quite ready to be spring outside yet. :)

    I featured this idea in my blog post today, "10 Fun, Fresh DIY Ideas for Spring" - check it out if you'd like, and thanks for the idea! http://www.goinchicboutique.com/blog/10-fun-fresh-diy-spring-ideas

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  14. Do you have to keep changing the water so it doesn't get nasty?

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    1. Good question!!! I would like to know that too.

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    2. The water evaporates, and you just have to add more to it every once in a while.

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  15. Great idea ... thanks. Last Saturday I so enjoyed finally planting my tulip bulbs just outside my kitchen window. I woke up Sunday morning to find my little neighborhood grey squirrel digging them all up! He's a nice little guy, but not that nice!!! : )

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  16. Although the image of tulips growing in slender glass cylinders doesn't reflect the accompaning directions, don't be discouraged. There are ample examples of the beautiful results to be had.

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  17. How long will it take until there will be a full bloom. I would like to do this with my students' for mother's day...when should I start?

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  18. The instructions say to "add enough clear marbles or pebbles to fill about a third of the vase." But in the photo, it isn't even a quarter of the vase. Was that just for a more dramatic photo, or will they do all right with so few marbles or pebbles? Do they need to be in direct sunlight?Also, what's the time frame: How long before they bloom? How long do they last? More details, please!

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  19. How often do you change the water? Distilled water preferred when planted indoors like orchids?

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  20. We wanted some tulips for our wedding in Aug, wondering how long will take and maybe wil start trying it out awhile!

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  21. We wanted some tulips for our wedding in Aug, wondering how long will take and maybe wil start trying it out awhile!

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  22. Super cool ! They look so pretty when the start to grow.

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  23. Beautiful and what a good idea, never thought of doing it like this, thank you thank you for the tip!

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