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The Curious History of the Bulb Vase


Glassroots vase and is work in progress.

The web site is owned by Patricia Coccoris, a researcher and author living in Haarlem, Holland, the historical home of bulbs. She is currently working on a new book, The Curious History of the Bulb Vase, which examines the history of 300 years of bulb vases in Great Britain.

The book is due in April 2012 and will be published by Cortex Design. More details will follow shortly.

The thing is...

There is a lot more to bulbs than planting them in the ground. Forcing the growth of virtually any bulb is something of an art form that is explained fully in Patricia's book.

Many surprises will be revealed here, and even more are reserved for the book, of course!

What Bulbs?

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.