I had two packages of tulips that just never got planted last fall. So, I threw them in the basement. And lucky for me, they sprouted down there! I accidentally “forced” bulbs! I’m so proud of myself!
When I discovered them with their little “horns” (as Adam calls them) I decided to plant them inside the house. And naturally, a toolbox came to mind as the perfect place for them.
To begin, I sprayed the inside of the toolbox with some clear sealant. I don’t have a picture of this process because I did it long ago, when I first bought the toolbox. I like spraying rusty containers with a clear acrylic because it helps keep the rust on there, and helps prevent further rust.
Then, I lined the bottom with press n seal. I’m pretty sure the toolbox is waterproof, but I didn’t want to take any chances.
Next, the containers. I used my drill to put holes in the bottom of two ice cream buckets. They fit in the toolbox perfectly.
Ignore the level. It was for another project.
Finally, planting. When you plan bulbs outside, they have to be several inches deep. But some googling told me that when they are inside, they can be right at the surface. So, Adam helped me plant the bulbs with just their “horns” sticking out. We did it in our nasty, yucky, old bathtub.
This was pre-googling, when they were several inches deep.
February 21st We must have planted the right side a bit lower, because it has been behind the left side all along.
Still lopsided, but also quite lovely, even with a firehat in the vignette. (It is, afterall, our dining/PLAY room!)
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