3 and 6 Months of Flowers

December
The Dutch Bulb Garden is the first of three flowering bulb collections you'll receive over the coming months to keep your home filled with color and fragrance all winter long. Each bulb collection comes pre-planted in an eight-inch pot and blooms in just three to four weeks. The pots fit into the willow basket. Please keep this basket for displaying the subsequent collections.

Growing Instructions
This Dutch Bulb Garden includes red tulips, purple crocuses, light blue scilla, daffodils and a fragrant hyacinth. In just a few weeks after the bulb shoots turn green, you will be enjoying the fragrance and colors of spring flowers!

  1. Place the pot in a cool location (40 to 70 degrees F) that receives bright light. A south-facing window is best, but avoid temperatures above 70 degrees F. or you may have short-lived blooms.
  2. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. The easiest way to water is to place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and leave the pot in the water for about 30 minutes. The soil will absorb the necessary amount of water.
  3. Take care to place the pot on a moisture-proof surface and remove the flowers as they fade.

How to store the bulbs for planting outdoors
Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy so the second year the bulbs might not bloom or they could be very small. If you want to save the bulbs after blooming, continue to water and fertilize them until the foliage withers, then cut back the foliage to one inch and remove the bulbs from the soil.

In USDA Zones 3 to 8, plant the bulbs directly in the ground in the spring. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather. In USDA Zones 9 to 11, remove the bulbs from the container and store them in a cool, dry location, then refrigerate the bulbs (35 to 45 degrees F) for three months before planting in late fall. Do not store or refrigerate the bulbs with fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gases from fruits and vegetables will keep the bulbs from blooming. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather.

January
This Hyacinth Garden includes deep blue hyacinths and creamy 'Joan of Arc' crocuses. After the bulb shoots turn green, your Hyacinth garden will begin to grow and bloom.

Growing Instructions

  1. Place the pot in a cool location (40 to 70 degrees F) that receives bright light. A south-facing window is best, but avoid temperatures above 70 degrees F. or you may have short-lived blooms.
  2. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. The easiest way to water is to place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and leave the pot in the water for about 30 minutes. The soil will absorb the necessary amount of water.
  3. Take care to place the pot on a moisture-proof surface and remove the flowers as they fade.

How to store the bulbs for planting outdoors
Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy so the second year the bulbs might not bloom or they could be very small. If you want to save the bulbs after blooming, continue to water and fertilize them until the foliage withers, then cut back the foliage to one inch and remove the bulbs from the soil.

In USDA Zones 3 to 8, plant the bulbs directly in the ground in the spring. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather. In USDA Zones 9 to 11, remove the bulbs from the container and store them in a cool, dry location, then refrigerate the bulbs (35 to 45 degrees F.) for three months before planting in late fall. Do not store or refrigerate the bulbs with fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gases from fruits and vegetables will keep the bulbs from blooming. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather.

February
February brings a bouquet of 'Spryng' tulips with big cherry-red flowers. Follow these growing instructions and in a few weeks, after the shoots turn green or bronze, your tulips will be begin to grow and bloom.

Growing Instructions

  1. Place the pot in a cool location (40 to 70 degrees F.) that receives bright light. A south-facing window is best, but avoid temperatures above 70 degrees F., or you may have short-lived blooms.
  2. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. The easiest way to water is to place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and leave the pot in the water for about 30 minutes. The soil will absorb the necessary amount of water.
  3. Take care to place the pot on a moisture-proof surface and remove the flowers as they fade.
  4. Support stakes have been included. For best support, stick the stakes in the soil and tie a string around the top of each stake, forming a circle of support around the flower stems.

How to store the bulbs for planting outdoors
Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy so the second year the bulbs might not bloom or they could be very small. If you want to save the bulbs after blooming, continue to water and fertilize them until the foliage withers, then cut back the foliage to one inch and remove the bulbs from the soil. In USDA Zones 3 to 8, plant the bulbs directly in the ground in the spring. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather. In USDA Zones 9 to 11, remove the bulbs from the container and store them in a cool, dry location, then refrigerate the bulbs (35 to 45 degrees F) for three months before planting in late fall. Do not store or refrigerate the bulbs with fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gases from fruits and vegetables will keep the bulbs from blooming. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather.

If you ordered 6 Months of Flowers, care instructions are continued below:

March
Our March basket brings you a symphony of five varieties of jonquils including golden 'Tête-à-Tête,' white 'W.P. Milner,' lemony 'Topolino,' brilliant 'Jet Fire' and double-flowering 'Rip Van Winkle'.

Growing Instructions

  1. Place the pot in a cool location (40 to 70 degrees F.) that receives bright light. A south-facing window is best, but avoid temperatures above 70 degrees F., or you may have short-lived blooms.
  2. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. The easiest way to water is to place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and leave the pot in the water for about 30 minutes. The soil will absorb the necessary amount of water.
  3. 3. Take care to place the pot on a moisture-proof surface and remove the flowers as they fade.
  4. 4. Support stakes have been included. For best support, stick the stakes in the soil and tie a string around the top of each stake, forming a circle of support around the flower stems.

How to store the bulbs for planting outdoors
Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy so the second year the bulbs might not bloom or they could be very small. If you want to save the bulbs after blooming, continue to water and fertilize them until the foliage withers, then cut back the foliage to one inch and remove the bulbs from the soil.

In USDA Zones 3 to 8, plant the bulbs directly in the ground in the spring. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather. In USDA Zones 9 to 11, remove the bulbs from the container and store them in a cool, dry location, then refrigerate the bulbs (35 to 45 degrees F) for three months before planting in late fall. Do not store or refrigerate the bulbs with fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gases from fruits and vegetables will keep the bulbs from blooming. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather.

April
The April bulb collection is a basket full of 'Princess Irene' Tulips in bright Easter egg colors. Follow these growing instructions and in a few weeks, after the shoots turn green or bronze, your tulips will be begin to grow and bloom.

Growing Instructions

  1. Place the pot in a cool location (40 to 70 degrees F.) that receives bright light. A south-facing window is best, but avoid temperatures above 70 degrees or you may have short-lived blooms.
  2. 2. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. The easiest way to water is to place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and leave the pot in the water for about 30 minutes. The soil will absorb the necessary amount of water.
  3. 3. Take care to place the pot on a moisture-proof surface< and remove the flowers as they fade.
  4. 4. Support stakes have been included. For best support, stick the stakes in the soil and tie a string around the top of each stake, forming a circle of support around the flower stems.

How to store the bulbs for planting outdoors
Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy so the second year the bulbs might not bloom or they could be very small. If you want to save the bulbs after blooming, continue to water and fertilize them until the foliage withers, then cut back the foliage to one inch and remove the bulbs from the soil. In USDA Zones 3 to 8, plant the bulbs directly in the ground in the spring. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather. In USDA Zones 9 to 11, remove the bulbs from the container and store them in a cool, dry location, then refrigerate the bulbs (35 to 45 degrees F.) for three months before planting in late fall. Do not store or refrigerate the bulbs with fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gases from fruits and vegetables will keep the bulbs from blooming. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather.

May
May's grand finale basket brings a splash of spring color and fragrance with yellow baby tulips and deep purple grape hyacinths. Follow these instructions and in a few weeks, after the shoots turn green or bronze, your tulips and hyacinths will begin to grow and bloom.

Growing Instructions

  1. Place the pot in a cool location (40 to 70 degrees F) that receives bright light. A south-facing window is best, but avoid temperatures above 70 degrees or you may have short-lived blooms.
  2. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. The easiest way to water is to place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and leave the pot in the water for about 30 minutes. The soil will absorb the necessary amount of water.
  3. Take care to place the pot on a moisture-proof surface and remove the flowers as they fade.
  4. Support stakes have been included. For best support, stick the stakes in the soil and tie a string around the top of each stake, forming a circle of support around the flower stems.

How to store the bulbs for planting outdoors
Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy so the second year the bulbs might not bloom or they could be very small. If you want to save the bulbs after blooming, continue to water and fertilize them until the foliage withers, then cut back the foliage to one inch and remove the bulbs from the soil.

In USDA Zones 3 to 8, plant the bulbs directly in the ground in the spring. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather. In USDA Zones 9 to 11, remove the bulbs from the container and store them in a cool, dry location, then refrigerate the bulbs (35 to 45 degrees F) for three months before planting in late fall. Do not store or refrigerate the bulbs with fruits or vegetables. Ethylene gases from fruits and vegetables will keep the bulbs from blooming. Water the bulbs well after planting and especially during dry weather.

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