If brought to bloom in water, special vases are fun but any vase with a narrow neck and flare that will hold the bulb above water allowing the roots to reach water and stay hydrated with the bulb dry.
After years of water growth, I now prefer to place bulbs in little clay pots of soil with at least half the bulb exposed. This year I gave away single pots of Pink Pearl and had pots with 4 or 5 filled with White Pearl.
Pink Pearl in the Garden 2014, planted years back.
Yes, that's a butterfly. 2012. I want this color again.
Next year's plan is for Blue Jacket and more China Pink. I may put them straight into the ground and save greenhouse space for other projects.
By next fall, I may forget this plan and decide on 3 shades of purple, or some City of Haarlem yellows. Maybe some hot pink Jan Bos and pale lavender Top Hit. It's hard to settle on a favorite.
Which is your favorite?