If you want some wonderful indoor color this winter, now is the time to plant indoor bulbs. I plant amaryllis every year. It’s so much fun watching them grow. Some days, I swear you can almost see them growing right before your eyes.
You can pick up indoor bulbs at any home or garden store. They come in several different colors, but I like the Red Lion variety the best.
These bulbs are easy to grow. Plant each bulb pointed end up, root end down, with the top just above the soil surface. Make sure you work the soil down around the roots.
Then, water thoroughly and place in a warm room, avoiding direct sunlight. Water a bit more frequently when the leaves start to grow and the plant sends up a flower. The flowers can be top heavy, so you may need to support the plant with a stake. If you don’t stake, you just might end up with an amaryllis suicide on your hands.
Just a little preparation now, and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful burst of color this winter.
Do you plant indoor bulbs? What’s your favorite?