So! My solution is simply wait until the hilarity of the holidays has passes, life returns to winter glum, and everything and everyone needs a little cheering up. January 2nd or 3rd this year seemed like a good day to wash some nice glass containers, get the bulbs that never got planted in the fall together, fill the jars with pebbles, plant the bulbs, and wait. As our days become minutely longer, the dormant bulbs awaken from their year long slumber, yawn and stretch and begin to send up green shoots. Slowly at first, as if to test the air, the light and temperature, the green leaves of paperwhite, daffodill and hyacinth emerge.
|Paperwhites and hyacinth are beginning to bloom|