The Curious History of the Bulb Vase
Welcome... to "Glasses in Bloom"
The web site is owned by Patricia Coccoris, a researcher and author living in Haarlem, Holland, the historical home of bulbs. Patricia's book, The Curious History of the Bulb Vase (ISBN: 9780956809612), examines the history of 300 years of bulb vases.
Exhibition of Bulb Vases
May 10th 2015: National Motorcycle Museum
Patricia will be exhibiting bulb vases at the National Glass Fair, in Solihull, Birmingham.
Entrance is remarkably cheap to this bi-annual glass fair and a must for any collector.
Directions are given here. Click the logo below for more details.
Published in March 2012 by Cortex Design and available now.
Price is £38 or €45, plus postage and packing.
UK: Please visit the Cortex Design web site for delivery to UK or anywhere not mentioned below.
USA/Canada: We are pleased to announce our new distributors, Jeffrey S Evans & Associates.
Please e-mail Cortex Design for orders outside Europe.
The thing is...
There is a lot more to bulbs than planting them in the ground. Forcing the growth of virtually any bulb on water is something of an art form that is explained fully in Patricia's book.
Many surprises will be revealed here on this website, and even more are reserved for the book, of course!
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.