Every fall I buy a few bags of bulbs from Costco (using their coupon), and plant them in my front and back yards.
This year I had extras that I did not have time to plant! So the bags sat in my garage through the winter, where it was dark and cold.
Don’t let bulbs go to waste
Every time I walked into our garage I saw those bulbs staring at me. And I started feeling guilty, like they were going to go bad if I didn’t get them in the ground, and soon.
We’ve all seen bulb jars – they’ve been around forever. But I’ve never made one myself! What a perfect idea, as we're wrapping up the winter season.
And why not make one to give away?
One for me, one for Hoppi
Some new readers may not be familiar with my friend Hoppi, and the Thursday Night Dinners that she provided for our family for over a year! To make life easier on our family, she graciously agreed to cook dinner and bring it to our family every Thursday night! You can read more about it, here.
So out to the yard I went to gather rocks to start the process of making my bulb jars.
One for me, and one for Hoppi.
Growing bulbs indoors
• Find a vase or two (garage sale finds!)
• Gather rocks, place at bottom of vase
• Place bulbs on top of rocks (roots sinking down)
• Add a small amount of water, not letting the bulbs touch the water
• Put in cool, dark cupboard (my coat closet!)
• When the bulb starts to shoot, move into more warmth and light
Even though Hoppi is not as much a part of our lives these days, we are still so grateful for the gift of hospitality that she exhibited to our family. Each one of us still talk about it. It’s etched in our minds.
I bet our kids will tell their kids about it!
So as I take this small gift to her house this week, I hope she will be reminded of the gift that she bestowed on our family – and in return these beauty-producing flower stems that will be shooting up any day.
Flowers really are a sign of friendship, aren’t they?
(Meatloaf birthday cake: Hoppi always had a way of making my kids' birthdays extra special!)
Keep Hospitality Simple - is what I wrote about today on Divine Caroline. Check it out!