EXCITEMENT!! Discovered not one, but two buds on the muscari bulbs growing on marbles with only water in a wide glass vase. In the early evening light, they look a bit odd. I Google "grape hyacinth buds" and see two shots that look a little like what I have.
On a day when there's supposed to be a huge blizzard, I happily pull out the camera to take photographs of my muscari and amaryllis bulbs, all growing consistently. The amaryllis bulb in the largest vase has a stem tip that is fattening, making me wonder if it might bloom on a short stem.
Change the water on both amaryllis bulbs, add a little to the muscari vase and feel encouraged about this bulb-forcing project that I have taken the time to document. I am amazed that the muscari bulbs appear to have sprouted more flower buds overnight.
See more hydroponic bulb-growing posts in the Gardening section.