Tulips grown in glass hurricane
This was a project inspired by a blog post found on Pinterest, where tulip bulbs were grown in a glass hurricane vase and flowered beautifully. The bulbs were kept in the fridge for three months and planted in mid April. They were placed on top of the glass pebbles, and water was filled just to just touch the bottom of the bulbs. While it got off to a really good start, the bulbs never flowered and the leaves started to dry out. If there are any tulip experts out there, there are some pressing questions that arise from this:
- Why didn’t these tulips flower?
- What can be done in the future to ensure this doesn’t happen?
- Can these bulbs be re planted?
The bulbs were from Amsterdam and were a rare type called Queensland – a pink and white ruffled and frayed type of tulip. Below the growth photos in this post are some appreciation photos of what the flower was supposed to look like.
If you are interested in trying to grow your own tulips like this, you will need a hurricane vase and the glass pebbles. If you do, make sure you share your results on Instagram and tag @greengrow1687
15th of May
Since there isn’t any successful flower photos to share from this story, here are some stunning examples of this rare tulip from other people!
It is unfortunate that this growth story didn’t have such a happy ending, but if you have any advice to share please comment below so others can avoid the same disappointment!
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