The Curious History of the Bulb Vase
The web site is owned by Patricia Coccoris, a researcher and author living in Haarlem, Holland, the historical home of bulbs. Patricia's new book, The Curious History of the Bulb Vase (ISBN: 9780956809612), examines the history of 300 years of bulb vases in Great Britain.
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The thing is...
There is a lot more to bulbs than planting them in the ground. Forcing the growth of virtually any bulb on water is something of an art form that is explained fully in Patricia's book.
Many surprises will be revealed here on this website, and even more are reserved for the book, of course!
The amount of bulbs that can be forced on water is amazing: hyacinth, muscari, tulips, crocus, daffodils, amaryllis, snowdrops, leucojum, iris, scilla, allium, and even acorns have all been grown successfully on glass and can give many days of pleasure.