I FORCE OODLES OF FLOWERING BULBS IN WINTER. Their scented bouquets lift my spirits, and their dazzling colors make my house look happy. A super-fast bulb for indoor bloom is Narcissus ‘Winter Sun.’ Back in November, I sang the praises of this tropical tourist after it unleashed a torrent of heavenly-scented, yellow and white blossoms in my music room window. Winter Sun will bloom for you, too. And that’s why I’ve purchased 3 packages of the bulbs to give away to 3 readers in this month’s random drawing.
Placed in a bright window, ‘Winter Sun’ will bloom for you in just 3-4 weeks’ time. You can plant the bulbs in a pot of soil, or in a bowl of pebbles and water. I planted mine in pebbles and water. After roots formed for a week, I poured the water off and replaced it with 5 parts water to 1 part gin. The addition of gin (or any alcohol which is 40-proof) keeps the flowering stalks from growing overly tall. Yet the flowers grow just as big and fragrant as usual.
To enter this giveaway, do these three simple things:
First, sign up for my weekly newsletter (if you haven’t already).
Next, leave a comment below, telling me how you’re spending the holidays. Or, just mention your favorite bulbs.
Finally, click the Facebook “like” button below.
Enter soon! This random drawing expires at 11:59 PM on Friday, December 23, 2011. As always, I’ll use Random.org to select the winners. The three winners will be notified by email.
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