There's something about creating a beautiful display of flowers or a blooming garden that is therapeutic on many levels. The mental and physical energy that goes into the activity provides good exercise, and the added beauty brightens up each day.
Forcing tulips in water is a fun, easy, and a unique way to grow tulips that most people have not seen before. Showing the natural beauty of the bulb is a pure, modern, and minimalist approach to floral design.
In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.
Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.
24 Creative Garden Container Ideas ~ Because they’ve already got the holes for drainage, they’re perfect for potting plants! I love the idea of using a colorful vintage pasta strainer. Lovely for indoors or out.