Thursday, February 15, 2018

Forcing Paper-Whites...

Something I do and look forward to every year, 
forcing paper-white bulbs indoors...bringing the scent and joy of Spring inside.

I use this same pot every year.

I use stones but you can use soil.

I am glad I saved this from years past, 
as the bulbs I ordered this year did not include any instructions.

All 10 bulbs are healthy and are already starting to sprout.

Several of the bulbs were doubles.

I ordered these on Amazon, because I can't drive, I try to take care of as much as I can on line.

My Basil was long and leggy, and just down right sad, 
so I restarted it with seeds from my old plant.

And my trusty old Cyclamen is in bloom with 5 flowers.
I have had this plant forever and it never fails to produce some beautiful flowers!

16 comments:

  1. thank you for this one
    was not aware of such kind of plantation Debbie!

    looks so charming with neat peebles :)

    loved the artistic mode of your photography and your flower is GORGEOUS!!!

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  2. I think it's wonderful that you have these rites for the passage of winter, or to help it pass, at least.

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  3. I’ve never put bulbs in stones! Thanks for he tip!

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  4. Good morning Debbie, that is a beautiful flower pot, I can’t wait to see them in bloom! I need to take another look at Amazon deliveries. We live way out in the country, with no town address. So the UPS drivers have a hard time finding us. Lol The wind is blowing today but yesterday I was able to plant a row of peas in a south facing bed. have a greatfull day!

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  5. Maybe if I tried that, perhaps the grasshoppers wouldn't find a way into the house. :)

    You do so many things that I envy, Debbie!

    xoxo

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  6. You are so good at getting plants to grow.Waiting to see the progress of the Paperwhites.

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  7. That's a good idea. I'm not sure if my cats would let me do it, though. I hope you enjoy your flowers.

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  8. I look forward to your yearly Paperwhites Debbie - always lovely to see.
    Didn't realise that Cyclamen could be so long lasting... it's a very happy plant :D)

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  9. I love the scent of paperwhites! I order a lot online, also - but mostly because I don't care much for shopping and I'm otherwise lazy that way :-)

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  10. Your paperwhites always look lovely, it looks like you have a great sunny spot for them too :) So nice to start spring off early in your home. I am hoping to start some seeds in the house this year, we will see if that really happens :)

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  11. I love how you start your paper-whites bulbs. I didn't know you could use stones instead of soil. I love learning about indoor planting from you. Your tutorial photos are awesome. Your Cyclamen is lovely. I do have one Lily plantin my home that I have had for years. I guess I'm not a total loss in the plant world.
    Blessings and hugs for all your great ideas!

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  12. I can't wait to see them when they are blooming! I adore the pot and pretty stones. I had no idea you could put them in stones. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. This always has amazed me and I think you've convinced me to give this a try!

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  14. I forced some paper whites right around Christmastime, and got a wonderful surprise...they were double paper whites! I did not know that there was such a thing, but indeed there are. They were really beautiful, but definitely did not have the strong fragrance like the usual paper whites. I kept the bulbs in the hope of forcing them again later this year.

    I have a really old Cyclamen too. They say that it's hard to get them to bloom again, but mine blooms almost year-round. My husband actually found some seeds on it late last summer so we planted them, and now we have lots and lots of little Cyclamen! :-)
    xo.

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