Back in the fall I should have planted a bunch of tulip bulbs I had set aside.
But a combination of events and "states of being" (doesn't that sound better than saying on some days I was just too lazy) kept me from ever planting them.
So they languished downstairs until this past weekend when I noticed that despite my neglect, nature won out and they were actually starting to grow.
Turns out where I had unwittingly stored them provided the ideal conditions for these bulbs to winter. They apparently got cold enough then warm enough to mimic their natural growing cycle.
I can't explain why they did this despite a complete lack of water but I'm happy they did!
A few years ago I bought a huge glass jar of tulips, the bulbs grew in no soil just a little water, which you kept filled as the tulips grew. I thought I could do the same thing so I've put them all into containers, given them some water, and put them near a window. So far most of them have grown between a half to a full inch.
Hopefully they'll keep growing and I'll have some gorgeous indoor tulips this year.