Growing tulips in a basket; and planning ways to enjoy your lovable flowers is; one of the most enjoyable thing to do in the chilling days!
Before the cold and grey winter days arriving each year, almost everyone of us will plan for something specially bright and attractive to decorate our home.
Imagine, putting a pot of tulips in the window sill, bright red flowers; or sparkling orange red plant will bring warmth to our house and erasing all our sadness winter nights.
If you have ever grown any indoor flowering plants before, you will know how wonderful to watch every plant trying their best to grow into beautiful shapes; with their charming colours; and cheer you with their greatful smiles.
Instead of buying potted tulips from those florist like any other year, we have done it differently last year. We have selected four deep purple black tulips bulbs to be our indoor's special.
Planting tulips indoor is simple. You can prepare some flower-pots; or wooden boxes; or baskets; or shallow earth-pots for forcing tulip bulbs partially in a fresh air greenhouse.
If you don't have a greenhouse; or prefer not to grow in a greenhouse; you may plant together the tulip bulbs with the pots outdoor in the ground; a shallow trench about 10cm (about 4 inches) deep soil; and fill your containers with fresh loose fine soil and mulch the bulbs with some straws, leaves, or peat by end of November.
Thereafter; you can transplant the tulips together with the containers in house in late winter or early spring.
We had them on a chair-top; in our sitting room at room temperature 20°C. They came into full bloom within 15 days.
These purple black tulips are single late tulips. They are actually in deep purple colour. They will grow gradually from light purple to deep purple and they will turn to black purple colour only when they have received plenty of direct sunlight.
Tulips Growing Progress
* Place the basket in greenhouse and cover with loose soil from the day 1 to the day 129 (picture 1).
* On the day 130 put in house (picture 2).
* On the day 139 the leaves were grown very well; and the buds were forming (picture 3).
* On the day 140 one little bud (picture 4) was shown.
* On the day 141 more buds (picture 5) were showing.
* On the day 143 the bud (picture 6) was in darker colour.
* On the day 144 four tall tulips buds (picture 7) were shown. And the buds colours increased (picture 8).
* On the day 145 the buds were opening (picture 9).
* On the day 146 one of the flower was opened widely (picture 10). All flowers were cut and put in the vases (picture 11).
* On the day 151 the flowers started to fade away (picture 12).
Tulips are perfect cut flowers in vases and glasses.
If you grow your own organic flowers, you can make any time bouquet of tulips when needed.
For example: Tulip wedding bouquet for new couples; or surprising year end dinner and dance party gifts; or valentine specials; or table draw prizes for dinner parties; or for your special guests in your afternoon tea party; and so on.
The length of these tulip leaves is 30 cm (about 12 inches) measured from the top of the bulb. Before these long stem tulips going too wild and falling over the container; you can cut them and they will continue growing happily in your elegant vase.
You will notice that, the flower petals would closed when they are placed in the dark.
All flowers were faded on 15th April; and the flower petals were droped into pieces.
Beware that the purple powder from the flower heart would stain everywhere, if you are not careful.
Try growing tulips with healthy bulbs and make your magic days come true?