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Forcing Bulbs & Fooling Mother Nature

You can have a blossoming winter – if you plan ahead
By Audrey Hillman
Published: October 1, 2005
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Photo by Tanya Nygren
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, or so we’ve always been told. But there are always exceptions – such as in the middle of winter when you’d give anything for a touch of early spring. By forcing spring-blooming bulbs, you can make spring come early. Daffodils, tulips and other bulbs that would ordinarily not show their beautiful heads until spring can be coaxed to bloom inside in February. And now’s the time to plan it.
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