8 May 2018

A Sweet Autumn Crocus Bowl...❥

Undeniably Springlike Crocus are an Autumn flowering sweetie here in New Zealand.
But no matter where in the world you live, when crocus begin their flowering season, you too can create an indoor crocus bowl.

This decor arrangement is for a short term display.
You can enjoy the bulbs flowering in the bowl for two or three weeks before you will need to replant them into another pot for outside or into the garden.
Longer stems are encouraged by under-planting the bulbs beneath a shrub.
Mine were under an azalea before digging for use in this bowl.
If in full sun the flowers will  appear just above the much shorter strap like leaves.
I use a spray water bottle to keep the moss and soil damp in the bowl, but after initial planting the soaked soil is enough to keep moist so don't water it again in that first week..
Over watering will mean the bulbs will rot, and the leaves will yellow,
as a vintage leaf bowl like the one I have used has no drainage holes.

Here's how to create your Crocus Bowl:
Carefully Dig up your crocus bulbs from the garden.

Make wet mix of potting mix or garden soil.
Place in your bowl.

 Make a hollow and place your bulbs in the middle.
Hold with one hand while pushing soil around the bulbs and straighting them.

Use real moss or lichen as a cover layer on the soil.

Press the lichen or moss around and in between the planted bulbs.
This will also give them extra support to stand upright.
Then gently use a wet tissue to clean up the excess soil on the stems and the bowl.

In the wild the crocus grow in moist meadow situations.
So with bright light and afternoon sun on my lounge coffee table is a perfect position for the Crocus bowl.
And after moving here and there in my home, 
this is where it will stay.

#crocus #bulbs #indoorplanter #autumnbulbs

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1 comment:

  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing with us at the to Grandma's house we go link party!


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