Yes, the calendar says it’s spring, but it might not feel much like spring in your garden. Even if you have daffodils and hyacinths poking up in your beds, there probably aren’t any blooms to pick and bring inside.
Get a taste of springtime with an indoor bulb garden. They’re available at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.
They’re wonderful for your own home and make great hostess gifts, too.
As we told you at the end of last year, if you want to force spring bulbs, you have to buy them in fall and expose them to a period of cold temperatures. Mischler’s has done all that for you, so that even if you didn’t plan ahead, you can enjoy these early blooms.
When the flowers have faded, transplant the bulbs and primrose into your garden so you can enjoy flowers next year.
Make sure you don’t cut off the leaves of the bulb plants. Through photosynthesis, the leaves will work to recharge the bulb. The plant needs the energy stored in the bulb to produce a new flower next year. Let the leaves fade to yellow and brown in your garden.
The primrose leaves will stay green all summer.
While you’re at Mischler’s, pick up seeds for favorite plants and unusual plants, too, such as the gourd that you can dry to make a loofah.
Cool-weather annuals, such as pansies, are almost ready.
Mischler’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.