The old becomes new: Traditional outdoor spring flowers get a jump start indoors in modern vases.
Begin by stacking a few rocks in the bottom of the vases. I chose to use bud vases and glass rocks for a sleek look. Place one bulb on top of the rocks in each vase. BE SURE THE POINTED END IS FACING UP.
It was fun for my son and me to see the alien-looking tentacles reach down to the water. He had already learned a bit about the parts of plants in preschool, so he knew that the roots acted like little straws to bring the water up to the plant inside of the bulb.
As the roots take up the water, you will need to add tiny amounts of water back into the vase. Again, you don’t want to submerge the bulb in water or it might rot or mildew.