ISSUE 55  |  Roman Holiday

A Trio of Glass Vases for Forcing Bulbs

January 17, 2013 8:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

We love to see what’s happening beneath the surface. The roots are some of the loveliest parts of the flowers that our correspondent Erin Boyle is raising in jars of water in her Brooklyn apartment. In “DIY: Bottled Fed Paperwhites,” she cradled bulbs in wide-mouthed bottles she’d collected. If you don’t have a trove of vintage bottles on hand, here’s another option:


Above: A trio of Hyacinth Bulb Vases is £18.50 from Cox and Cox. For US gardeners, a hand blown Paper White Narcissus Glass Bulb Vase is $25.20.

For step-by-step instructions, see “DIY: Bottled Fed Paperwhites.”

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