Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Growing Paperwhites

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I love this time of year!  Preparing for the Family gatherings, the baking, the decorating, the shopping on Black Friday.  It's also the time that I plant my Paperwhites.  

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Paperwhites just say "Elegant" to me.  
Whether they are planted in a beautiful silver bowl 
or a rustic wooden box.
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 Paperwhites are one of the easiest bulbs to grow indoors.  
I gathered some containers together along with my bulbs.  The package on the right was a gifty from my bestie.  
Funny how we think alike as I had just bought some at the garden store the day before!  
My plan was to plant the bulbs in the larger white container but with the extras I now had enough for two more bowls.  You can find anything around the house from Mason Jars 
to Silver bowls like the one I found on clearance 
at Tuesday Morning.  
The more unique the better!  
I thought the red transferware covered dish 
would look so pretty with the paperwhites 
tied up with a red or green ribbon.  
I bought it at an Estate Sale on half off day.
I loosely filled the containers with potting soil 
(you can use pebbles too).  
Place the bulbs with the pointy side up, 
cover them 3/4 
of the way with soil 
and water them every day to keep them moist.
Plant the close together, almost touching so when they grow up the blooms are massed together.
Place them in a sunny location.  
I put them all in my kitchen window so that I wouldn't forget to water them daily.  
They grow quickly!
It's fun to watch them sprout up 
and bloom in just a few short weeks.
Before you know it you will have beautiful blooms 
to chase away the winter blahs!  

Until Next Time, 
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy I love paperwhites!! Love the pretty bowls you planted them in too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mom E. said...

Ooooo.....I love these and want to do this but it will have to wait until after Thanksgiving. My friend sent me an Amaryllis and it is growing like crazy!...Thanks for the beautiful pictures and great suggestion!
I will le tyou know how it goes!
Betsy

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love that old covered vegetable for the paperwhites! They just say Christmas to me! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Mrs.K loves pink and green said...

Love your containers! beautiful!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Love paperwhites, so easy to grow in any container... Yours are lovely
Happy Thanksgiving.
Ciao for now..

Anonymous said...

You can "stunt " the growth of paperwhites so they don't fall over by adding diluted alcohol.

http://gardening.about.com/od/forcingandprechilling/qt/PaperWhites_Alc.htm

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is awesome!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Cynthia said...

I totally LOVE "Living Arrangements". You've done a lovely job with these!

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