Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Planting Pretty Paper Whites

Last week I ordered Paper White bulbs from Amazon.com,
 to force bloom indoors this winter.
They came a few days later, don't you just love Amazon.com...
It's so much better than crowded stores, I don't really like to shop,
I needed a few things and I found everything there.

The bulbs looked healthy, only 1 of the 10 was dead,
 that's usually the deal.

I had a plan, pots and stones ready to go,
but most of that was a complete fail.
I needed pots that would hold water, and two out of my three
 choices were not holding water.
New plan, backup plan, use glass vases.
At first I was very unhappy with the outcome/look but soon after,
things came together and I was happy with the end result.

 The tools needed for this project...
the empty pot and the cute canvas bag, which is lined with plastic
would not hold water.

 So I filled some glass vases, a mason jar and some other odd
glass jars I had and although I did not like how they looked
and it wasn't the plan, this worked.

Once I placed everything into the flowers basket and onto my wooden tray
it looked great and now I am happy!!

This information card came with the bulbs and offered great
information for planting them.

The bulbs only need support, not nutrients...

so planting them in stones and water works well.

I also gave my basil a good and much needed haircut.

My orchid is getting ready to bloom, there are a total of 6 buds,

and my Cyclamen has 2 beautiful blooms.

This is my little indoor garden all tidied up...
small but sweet!



27 comments:

  1. You are going to have a wonderful display of flowers. I am nearly home now from my trip to Malawi and Zambia, just waiting at Heathrow for my flight this afternoon but thanks for leaving me all the comments when I was away.

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  2. Looking forward to see your paper white flowers. Your cyclamen are so pretty!

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  3. I'm so jealous. I love paperwhites but the only time I ever tried to grow them it just did not work for me. Okay, now the secret is out... I DO NOT have a green thumb. Shhhh, don't tell anybody.

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    1. Latane, I am not able to click through your comment to comment on your blog. Something with this new Google +. If you can send me an email with the link, I will save it to my reading list! Thanks, Debbie

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  4. Good morning, Debbie! Your little indoor garden is cute. I just love that basket. I will look forward to seeing the paperwhites blooming.. Enjoy your day!

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  5. I am planting my paperwhites this weekend!
    I so love doing this at this time of year, when there is not much color.

    Mine always get really tall (and then fall over!). I then read that when this happens, you should mix vodka in the water that you water them with. Figured I had nothing to lose. It has worked for 3 years in a row!
    Stunts the green growth to about half, and the flowers are still beautiful.

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  6. How nice to force bulbs. I love paperwhites. I love Amazon too and just hate to shop. So I am with you on that.
    I love seeing your gardens.

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  7. Oh they are going to be such a treat very soon! Perfect plan for over winter!

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  8. Debbie, you've become a gardener?
    You'll have plenty of beautiful spring flowers.
    Greetings.

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  9. awe - you are so smart. I love watching and hearing what you're up to. :)

    xoxo

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  10. You must have a green thumb for sure.Everything seems to grow just fine for you.

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  11. cute little suzy homemaker/gardener... :)

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  12. Boa noite, as fotos são lidas, as mesmas revelam um pequeno jardim no tamanho, mas grande no carinho e no amor.
    AG

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  13. Well, I've just got to say the Cyclamen looks absolutely fantastic, what a great shade.
    It's nice to have colour / blooms around the house.

    All the best Jan

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  14. Well, I've just got to say the Cyclamen looks absolutely fantastic, what a great shade.
    It's nice to have colour / blooms around the house.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Nice job with the bulbs! After much back and forth we did the Amazon Prime thing last year and it's already paid for itself. If I need to order something online, Amazon is usually the first place I go.

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    1. Is this my friend Karen, who use to leave me comments?? Who I have not seen in a while?? I have been missing you and hoping you were ok!!

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    2. Oh how nice for you to remember me. Yes it's me. I don't leave many comments but a day hasn't went by that I haven't read your interesting stories. Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year... ♥

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  17. Oh I remember doing that with paperwhites and narcissis ... I know yours will be beautiful. I thought in the post above this that you meant you had ordered a paper white Kindle from Amazon and a hard cove book as well for your knitting shelf! ;)))

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  18. I like your little indoor garden. Can't wait to see those paperwhites! I go through seasons. Sometimes I want indoor plants, other times, I don't want the hassle. My basil also needs a haircut. I'm thinking pesto is in order!

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  19. How lovely to have the look of spring in the middle of winter, such a sweet treat and I bet it brings a smile to your face every time you look at it. Can't wait to see all the blooms ;)

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  20. I love your little indoor garden. You are so amazing and I like to follow your adventures in gardening. I admire your creativity. Blessings and hugs~

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  21. Wow! Lovely garden!By curiosity my orchid is getting ready to bloom too.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi there sweet Debbie! My, you have quite the loveliness taking place in your home! I do love Orchids and yours is stunning!

    It's a delight to have you at Roses of Inspiration. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs!

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