I Fiat, Tarev has had good success with her method, it can take a few weeks for the buds to appear. I started 2 bulbs about 2 weeks ago, 'Limona' and 'Elvas, I planted mine in planting mix, Limona has 2 bloom stalks showing and is also getting leaves, nothing so far on Elvas. I planted another one today, picked it up at the nursery yesterday, it is 'Exotic Star', we shall see how long it takes to show buds or leaves.
I also have 10 plants that I am letting rest, I have withheld water since August, amazingly the leaves on several are still green, I wait until they turn yellow then cut them 1 or 2 inches from the bulb, then I store them in a cool dark cabinet for 6 to 8 weeks. I take them out 2 at a time so that I have blooms over a long period of time, and start watering, it can take a few weeks for the bloom stalks and leaves to appear.