So you have blooms in the spring, then?
When you start to water them again in January or February they should soon start to send up a bud stalk. Some do and some don’t. I have on a few occasions had some start to send up a budstalk in December even before I start to water them. Then I bring those up and water them. Lady Jane seems to be an early one. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks for them to bloom at that point. I guess one reason I don’t try to start all of them growing sooner in the winter is that I don’t have much window space, and once they get green leaves they need sunshine. By waiting I don’t have the plants in the way inside for as long. I watch the dormant pots, and when I see a bud poking out of the bulb I start them. Those I know will blossom. The others have to wait until the early ones are about done blooming, since they might only produce leaves for that season. I take some when about to open to shut-ins, who often overwater them and return them to me in May. (They do not transport well while in blossom, I learned the hard way.) Some are in tough shape when they come back to me and take a year or two to recover! So far the hand-crossed seed has produced a couple red blossoms, but I still hope to get something unusual some day. Unfortunately, many of mine have gotten virus, so they aren’t marketable. They still look lovely, though, with just a little mottling on the leaves, which I overlook. I think to have blooms by Christmas, you would have to let them go dormant early in the fall, like by Labor Day. But I figure the longer time growing outside to build up the bulb, the better. I see yours are mostly in stones. I would suggest putting them in potting soil when they are done blooming, or at least before putting them out for the summer. I had mine in full sun this past summer, which seemed a bit intense for them, but they managed okay. Deer don’t seem to like the leaves, but something ate a blossom one year, that I suspect was a deer. The leaves are somewhat poisonous to eat, I have heard. An individual blossom stays open for about 7 or 8 days. Many bulbs will produce two stalks, so you might have blooms for a couple weeks or more that way. I have learned that small pots tip over easily, so I use large ones and stake the stems with green wire supports with a twist top that Menards sell. Those look much nicer than the sticks and cloth strips I used to use. Eventually the bulbs multiply and need dividing. You will end up with TOO MANY of them, but not have the heart to just throw any out. Apple Blossom seems to be the most vigorous variety. I gave a large pot with several stalks of them blossoming at once to a very talkative lady and literally left her speechless for a few moments! It was precious!