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The Historical Hobbyist: Forced Bulbs Valentine’s Day Update

Written on: February 14th, 2013 in Historical HobbyistHorticulture

By: Edward McWilliams HCA Curator of Exhibits/C.A.R.E. Manager Beautiful blooms and fabulous flowers are the reward for a few hours of bulb preparation invested back in late October.  I thought now would be a good time to provide an update on the progress and fragrant success of the bulb project. Over the past several weeks […]


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The Historical Hobbyist 1.2

Written on: October 31st, 2012 in Historical HobbyistHorticulture

Winter Gardening and the Forced Bloom: Bulb Trays and Flower Pots By Edward McWilliams, HCA Curator of Exhibits & C.A.R.E. Team Manager In our previous article from the Historical Hobbyist, we discussed the seasonal pastime of forcing bulbs to bloom in the winter. Of the four containers that this technique involves, we covered Bulb Jars […]


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The Historical Hobbyist 1.1

Written on: October 24th, 2012 in Historical HobbyistHorticulture

Winter Gardening and the Forced Bloom: Bulb Jars and Flower Bricks By Edward McWilliams, HCA Curator of Exhibits & C.A.R.E. Team Manager When you mention the month “October,” do you think pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows? I think spring flowers blooming in winter! Yes, October is the time to start bulbs indoors for wintertime blooms. Imagine […]


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