Growing Tulips Indoors


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A few days ago, I bought 10 tulips bulbs and planted them in water. They've just started growing! I'm so excited!:D

Here are pictures of vase #1:

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And this is vase #2:

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I chose two tulip varieties, Snow Crystal and Normandie:love:
Have you ever tried growing tulips in water? All advices are very welcome!:)
 
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That is it! I am heading out to the store to pick up some bulbs today! Your success is contagious! I can always use some more tulips in my garden as the squirrels dug mine up and ate them from last year.
 
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Wow- I want to do that too.

I'm going to add bulbs to today's shopping list.

Thank you for posting this and starting a new spark!
 
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Veel success, Claudine! (good luck in dutch). Your bulbs look super healthy, I'm sure they will be blooming very soon! By the way, the normandie variety is a really beautiful one! I hope to see the pictures of their blooms soon. Do you know what colors you are going to get?
 
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Thank you all very much!:) I'm super excited about this:D
Snow Crystal will be white, Normandie will be pale purple. I chose these colors, because most things in my apartment are either white or gray.
 
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Thank you Pat:) Growing tulips indoors is a lot of fun. They grow very, very fast! I'll keep posting pictures of them.
 
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Lovely idea and although I've seen tulips grown this way before - I have to say that I really like your idea of using glazed pebbles in bottom of the vase - in the meantime will be looking forward to seeing pictures of them in bloom - especially as I'm sure that they are going to look just gorgeous :)
 
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Thank you:) Actually, I wanted to use glass pebbles, but they didn't have them at the store, so I bough the white ones instead. I think it was a good decision, because they look really nice and clean:)
 
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Thank you all very much!:) I'm super excited about this:D
Snow Crystal will be white, Normandie will be pale purple. I chose these colors, because most things in my apartment are either white or gray.


Omg!!!!! Your apartment sounds awesome!!! I've always wanted to have a Scandinavian style apartment... all white, grey and some purple. i bet it looks so darn neat :O Beautiful choice of colors! I bet your apartment looks very neat!
 
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Thank you!:D
I love Scandinavian style apartments, because they look clean and elegant:) Unfortunately, the previous renters of our apartment left us two really ugly wardrobes and we can't get rid of them:( I think I'll try to hide them under climbing plants:D
 
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Thank you!:D
I love Scandinavian style apartments, because they look clean and elegant:) Unfortunately, the previous renters of our apartment left us two really ugly wardrobes and we can't get rid of them:( I think I'll try to hide them under climbing plants:D

Oh nooo! What color are those wardrobes? I hope they are not brown! It's a shame you can't rid of them! Are they too ugly? Gosh, I hope you can get your apartment to look even more neat after getting rid of those ugly wardrobes :)
 
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Haha, yes, they're brown! And they have gold details, lol. I can honestly say they're the ugliest wardrobes I've ever seen. But we won't live in this apartment forever, so it doesn't have to be perfect. One day, we'll buy our own place:)
 
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Some of my tulips got bigger. I think they'll bloom soon:D:love::

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Ah they're looking great! I wish I had more space to do the same. I love tulips so much. I used to go to a festival up in Mt Vernon WA every spring for the festival.
 
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You don't need much space to do it. For example, my mom grows one tulip bulb in a small glass:)
I'm a very greedy person, so I bought myself as many bulbs as I could, lol;)
 
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I've never grew tulips that way though I know people have been doing it for ages. I've always had them grow potted or just in the ground. Have you had issues with mildew/mold?
 
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Unfortunately, yes. I had to throw away four bulbs because they started to rot:( Growing tulips in water isn't easy, but in my opinion it's worth a try, because they look very pretty.
 
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:/ It does look really pretty but it also seemed like a very easy way for mold and mildew to eat away at the bulbs. I wonder if there's a way to help wick some of the moisture to prevent rot and still have the pretty effect.
 
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I wonder about it too. I know that bulbs can't be soaked in water, so I put white pebbles in both vases, but it didn't help much:(
 

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