I plan to convince 25 white and 25 pink Hyacinths to bloom if
not by Christmas, soon after for a Winter Treat.
I recently found some containers bought some 10 years ago and tucked away, forgotten.
I no longer force bulbs in water, these bulbs will go in soil in clay pots.
Wraped in kraft paper and labeled lest I forget when they went in,
when they are to come out or even what they are.
Tucked into a dedicated refrigerator to wait until December.
It is not uncommon to see small red spots on Hippeastrum, but when a vendor states on the web site, 'top quality bulbs that are true to name and healthy, firm and viable' then that is what I expect: healthy and firm.
I used a different vendor this year, one I had used before. Last year I used a new bulb vendor and they double-charged my credit card. The mistake was corrected when I complained, but it made me change back to one I never had problems before. I have other choices for next year. There are many vendors out there. Do you have a favorite?