In case your Home Depot does the same, mine here in SE Michigan has the hugest (?) hippe bulbs, with 1 or 2 blossom spikes, I've seen in any store. They are about $15 and come in a very thick round glass vase with big river stones. There's "the red one," "the white one," and possibly Minerva. As a newbie, $15 would work for me . . . I can use the vase for a large candle, and the river stones anywhere. They also have their clay pots on sale and I see they are made in Italy, which I find to be stronger.