Did you think I was talking "Star Wars"? Nope, I'm talking bulbs for the indoors...
Of course we could talk about the movies... but then I'd have to confess that I'm one of the approximately 5 people that has never seen "Star Wars"... I did see the "Empire Strikes Back" but never felt the need to go back and see the first or third or the prequels or the sequels or whatever they all were.
And I must say, I did purchase the Blu-Ray set for my soon to be son-in-law as a recent holiday gift... he was very excited... he went on to say how he can still remember the first time he saw them and couldn't wait to watch them again... does this make me a cool soon to be mother-in law? I hope so... who says money can't buy love? Of course I can't let on that I've only seen number 2, which probably isn't one of the better ones... I'd probably loose some points.
But obviously I've really, really digressed here.... I started out wanting to say a bit about forcing bulbs and ended up talking about movies from the 70's, 80's and 90's with spaceships, robots, hairy beasts and women with donut hair (yes, I do know some of the characters).
So before I get off topic again.... I've been forcing paper whites for the last 4 or 5 years. So very easy and such an inexpensive way to brighten up the indoors when not much else is happening.
I do purchase new bulbs for forcing... I also like to change up the containers.... but I always put them on the dining room table. This year the container is a galvanized tin container with another galvanized mold, vintage of course, inside holding just one of the bulbs.
I don't usually get my gravel/rocks at a garden store when I pick up the bulbs. I like to use aquarium gravel from the pet store instead... it's cheap and it comes in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes.
This year my flowers grew and blossomed quicker than ever... maybe it was the cold snap and the heat wave indoors from running the furnace and gas stove a bit more that got them going so quickly.
No matter, they certainly have brightened the place up... which is exactly what I need during a cold, grey and sometimes white month. And now I need to get over to Netflix and add "Star Wars" to my queue... don't want to mess up my "MIL" status before the wedding!