Forced Dragons Blood Tulips have to be one of the MOST beautiful forced bulbs out there. I rarely, if ever, have red flowers in the house. Red is a little bit jarring to me and contrasts with the soft grays and creams we have used throughout.
There is a big but here. But...I recently decided on the richest charcoal gray for our new library space. It reads as a little black but not so black that it sucks the light out of the room. Against this charcoal, the forced Dragons Blood Tulips pop.
To force tulips you will need to either refrigerate them or keep them in an unheated space for at least 6 weeks. At that point, you will simply pop them into a bulb forcing vase, like the one pictured above. You should fill it with water just enough to reach the roots at the bottom of the bulb, no higher. I am hoping to be able to offer these vases in our store this Spring!
I've been working hard on the new library space. The built-ins are taking me longer than I expected because of all of the rain we have had here. I mostly use the saw outside and so the rain just ruins it for me. Here is a pull back shot where you can see a little bit of the gorgeous gray. The built-ins will be painted the same color and filled with antique leather books. I'll share more about the space when I have better pictures.
Do you love tulips? Have you ever forced Dragons Blood Tulips? Other bulbs? Let me know in the comments below!
Hi! I'm Amy, the current owner of beautiful Boscobel Farm! Named the "beautiful woods" (Italian) in the early 1700's. Our nearly 60 year old home the newest structure to be built on the foundation of a historic Virginia Plantation.
Boscobel cut flowers
Launching Spring 2018