Potted up in late October, now is the time of year I can begin pulling my forced bulb pots from the cold.

Forced Bulbs| Kelly Orzel

Most were potted in soil, but I did some hyacinth water forcing in the fridge. And they look ready to bust open!

Forced hyacinth bulb | Kelly Orzel

Every year I’m amazed that within one day the shoots go from white to green. It really is the magic of forcing. And just think that in a few more weeks my house – which is shrouded in wintery, cold snow (grrrr!) – will be filled with color and the sweet scent of Spring!