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Forcing bulbs

The hundreds of bulbs that we planted outside will take a long time to flower…but we want flowers soon!! Luckily for us, mother nature gives us some opportunities to change the course of things a little bit without making a catastrophic disaster happen. So what are we doing? We are forcing bulbs to grow inside. I saw the idea online and we are giving it a shot to see if we can grow flowers during the winter time. Los cientos de bulbos que plantamos afuera se demoraran bastante en florecer…pero queremos flores ahora ya!!! Por suerte para nosotros, la madre naturaleza nos da la oportunidad de cambiar un poquito el curso de algunas cosas si generar catastrofes. Que hemos hecho? Vamos a forzar los bulbos pra que crezcan dentro de la casa. La idea la vi en la internet y vamos a intentar para ver si podemos hacer crecer esas flores durante el invierno.
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We had a bunch of jars around the house (I have a hard time throwing them away – surely they’ll be useful someday) so we are using them as flower vases. We bought some daffodil and hyacinth bulbs – they were on sale because the season of planting bulbs is about to end – and also some river rocks pebbles. So here is what we did…we washed the pebbles and filled up all the jars. Then we filled the jars up with water just to the edge of the top layer of rocks, and then we placed the bulbs on top of the rocks. The idea is to have the bulbs barely touch the water – you don’t want them under the water because they could rot. So now we just need to wait and see if they will decide to grow! Hopefully they will so we can enjoy a little bit of spring during winter πŸ™‚ Mother nature spoils us! Teniamos un monton de jarros en la casa (siempre me cuesta tirarlos a la basura – pienso que en algun momento seran utiles) asi que los vamos a usar como floreros. Compramos algunos narcisos y unos jacintos – estaban en oferta porque la temporada para plantarlos ya se acaba – y tambien compre piedras de rio. Esto fue lo que hicimos…lavamos las piedras y llenamos los jarros. Luego los llenamos con agua justo al nivel de las piedras, y pusimos los bulbos encima. La idea es que los bulbos apenas toquen el agua – no quieres que esten sumergidos porque se pudren. Asi que ahora tenemos que esperar a ver si se deciden a crecer! Ojala lo hagan asi podemos disfrutar de un poquito de primavera durante el invierno πŸ™‚ La madre naturaleza nos trata bien!
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