November 21, 2018

Forcing Narcissi in My Greenhouse

You don't have to wait until spring to enjoy the fragrance and beauty of springtime blooms - just force some bulbs indoors.

Forcing is the process of speeding up a bulb’s development by simulating the conditions of winter and spring - it's a way of fooling Mother Nature and tricking the bulb to bloom before its natural time. Not long ago, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, planted five separate containers of narcissi using gravel we already had at the farm. I can’t wait to see these beautiful flowers open.

Here are some photos of this very simple process - enjoy.