'This trick is general practice with the Dutch, but in Germany only recently become known' 'Der neu-angekommene Holländische Gärtner' p15, (published in 1731). So begins the first known account of forcing bulbs.
Hooray! Garden Club is waking up from its summer nap and will be opening its doors again on September 24th. A timely reminder from Gwen regarding Fall division of perennials prompted me to "root" around for some helpful information.