Jon Crispin's Notebook

Paperwhites

Posted in Family, Flowers, Nature, Plants, Seasons by joncrispin on 17/01/2014

A few years ago my sister Karen gave us some paperwhite bulbs and told us how to get them to flower.  The process seemed to mysterious to me; put some dried up bulbs on some stones, add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bulbs and  in a short amount of time…voila, you have the most amazing smelling flowers in your house.  In winter!  So we do it every year now.  Give it a shot.  It is a great way to brighten up a household.

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  1. Lisa Gordon said, on 17/01/2014 at 11:56 am

    Mine are in full bloom now, and they are wonderful.
    So perfect when everything else is so gray.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Patty said, on 17/01/2014 at 2:22 pm

    take another pic when they are blooming, please—I can almost smell them now! Narcissus are my favorite—well, except for lilacs…and roses…and magnolias…

  3. herbaltherapist said, on 17/01/2014 at 5:56 pm

    The most beautiful scent when it is so cold and so not conducive to live flowers. Remarkable juxtaposition

  4. Hank. said, on 17/01/2014 at 6:42 pm

    The very essence of spring! They certainly make January/February more bearable to everyone but Hank, who is pretty content with all months that start with “kibble” and end with “snack”.


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