Tulips are traditionally a spring flower, but they can be grown year-round in a glass container. The bulb sits above water and the roots sprout down into the water, encouraging the bulb to grow. This is normally done with hyacinths and hyacinth glasses are available for this specific use. However, this method works for most bulbs, including tulips. The tulip will continue to grow above the water, creating a single flower that works as a centerpiece and adds color to a room throughout the year.
Add smooth, decorative stones to a glass jar until they are about 2 inches high.
Nestle the bulb into the stones so that it sits upright with the pointy part up.
Fill the jar with water until the water level is ¼ inch below the bottom of the bulb. The water should never touch the bulb. Keep the water at this level; the roots will grow down into the water.
Put the bulb in a cool, dark location for up to six weeks. It will bloom when it is brought out into the light.