I planted two smart pots with fifty tulips in each. I planted twenty-five, put a layer of soil, and then twenty-five more, and topped it off with more soil.
I've done that before with hyacinths. I used a prettier pot and put it beside the front door of the house where we were living at the time. There was just a small covering so it got plenty of sunlight and the fragrance as we went in the front door was wonderful. It also looked lovely.
I don't know if these will bloom again next spring. The guy I ordered from said I would have to treat them as annuals to have tulip blooms in the spring.
I told him about the smart pot and my idea that the drainage would be wonderful, the chill factor from the wind would provide the coolness they need in order to bloom. He still said it won't work. I guess I'll find out.