Forced bulbs in pots are the perfect solution for anyone who just can't wait for spring to come. Unlike the flower bulbs planted in the autumn for flowering in the spring, these forced bulbs in pots become available as early as January. So we can enjoy these spring flowers before their natural flowering period, growers have a little trick up their sleeves.
Today, hyacinths are so popular that it's hard to imagine these bulbs being so exclusive that only the wealthy could afford to buy them. So aren't we lucky? After all, their curly little florets add a nice bit of sparkle an colour to these gloomy months.
When most houseplants are hibernating, Hippeastrum seizes its opportunity and towers above all its fellows, stately and radiant.