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If you’ve ever seen gorgeous flower arrangements with bulbs blooming early or entirely off-season and wondered how it was done, here’s your chance to trick Mother Nature! Learn the art of forcing hyacinths with this step-by-step tutorial that Melanie Falick shared on the Creativebug Blog and enjoy a bit of indoor springtime all winter long.

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I really like the idea of staggering the process so the hyacinths bloom one at a time, giving you weeks of cheerful color!

Want to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s done.

Note: Unless you live somewhere with a particularly cool climate, it’s a little bit late to have blooms this winter, so just keep this project in your back pocket until fall rolls around!