Have you ever introduced the fragrance of Paper Whites in to your home?
They are amazing delicate white flowers, that come from a bulb,
their scent is amazing!!
Paper Whites are the original "just add water" plant.
They can be planted in soil, but they are more commonly grown in
pots or dishes with stones to anchor them.
They are really easy to force and grow indoors.
When we visited Longwood Gardens I picked up my supplies.
I wanted to purchase the bulbs there,
so that when they bloom, the flowers will have special meaning.
They will also be a wonderful reminder of our visit!!
I purchased a bag with 5 Bulbs.
I must have "inspected" 20 bags to be sure they were healthy,
but as luck would have it, one bulb was dead.
I purchased these 2 pots...
made in Portugal, very cool and extremely over priced...
but they were made in Portugal so somehow they seemed worth it.
If the pots have a drainage hole in the bottom,
you the hubs must plug it!!
Then fill the pots, to within 2 inches from the top, with stones like this.
Saturate the stones with water,
Bury the bottom quarter of the bulb, keeping the bulb's base
above the water line. Space about 1 inch apart.
I did not have enough room to do that and I am hoping it won't matter.
The bulbs don't need sun light at this point.
Check your bulbs daily to see if they need more water
When you see roots start to develop, move the container to a sunny window.
In about 6 weeks you should have pretty Paper Whites,
these are mine from last year!!
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