Indoor Tulips How To: (Step 1) Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. (Step 2) Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles, pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered for support. (Step 3) Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow in! | imgfave.com
How to Force a Hyacinth Bulb.*This method is a particularly easy way to bring a bit of spring into your home before plants outside have warmed up enough to flower. You can use vases created especially for this purpose, or any jar or vase with a small enough mouth to support the bulb, without letting it fall in the water. The point of a forcing glass is to hold the bottom of the bulb away from the water. SEE WEBSITE for specifics: http://www.janeausten.co.uk/how-to-force-a-hyacinth-bulb/
You know that wonderful smell when you walk into Williams Sonoma? Here’s how to get it: water, sliced lemon, 3 springs of fresh rosemary and about a teaspoon of vanilla. Simmer on the stove....this smells amazing! I used 2 lemons, 3 sprigs of rosemary and about 2 tablespoons if vanilla. It only took 5 minutes to make the whole house smell fresh!