Forcing Daffodil Bulbs {DIY}


While the East Coast has been slammed with record snows and freezing temps, it's been ridiculously warm here.  People are running around in shorts enjoying our 70 degrees plus.  It feels more like April than February, and it's gotten me in the mood for Spring.

I've been working on adding more decor in the living room and I'm trying to use things that I already have.  Last Fall, I had gotten some daffodils, one of my favorite flowers, to plant in my yard.  Well, they never got planted and the bag has been sitting in my garage.  I decided that I'd try to force some of them and the rest I'm going to still plant outside.

I already had the great black and white pot and the moss.

I made sure that the bulbs weren't dried out before I planted them, otherwise, they're pretty much dead and you won't get any blooms.  I'm not sure if these will bloom or not, since they've been sitting around for so long.  We'll see!
You don't necessarily need soil to force bulbs.  They just need water, drainage and sunlight.  So, I added some pea gravel from the yard for drainage.
I put three bulbs on top of the rocks and then put some more rocks around them to stabilize them.
I watered the bulbs then moistened the moss and put it on top.  This will help keep the daffodil bulbs moist and adds a little pop of green to the room.

Do you remember the little piping plover (aka thrift store duck) from this post?
Well, he's going on this table along with the pot of daffodils.
I also added some fresh flowers for some color until the daffodils bloom.

How's the weather where you are?  Are you snowed in or enjoying a false Spring like we are here?  I'd love to hear about it, leave me a comment below and let me know.

Thanks for reading today.

2 comments

  1. Oh my goodness - I love that pot! The pop of green from the moss is great and I can't wait to see how they bloom! Also. The duck is amazing.

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  2. I love having bulbs in the house for spring time! And I agree with Deme... that pot!! Where did you get it?

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