Traditions

Traditions

Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs

All you need is a pretty bowl, some pebbles, a few bulbs and sunshine.

Paperwhites only need 3″ of root space and bring the water up to the root line.

Planted at Thanksgiving for December blossoms.

A family tradition.

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Cold Treatment

Cold Treatment

To force bulbs for February blooms they need the cold treatment.

35 to 48 degrees for at least 12-13 weeks.

The greenhouse or potting shed work well for this or even the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator.

Bring out when they are done chilling and force in jars or pots.

You can enjoy blooms indoors long before the garden wakes up in the spring.

Paper Whites

Paper Whites

The little star shaped blossoms sprouting from beautiful tall green stems.
When my kids were small we would measure them in the morning and at the end of the day.
They would grow sometimes as much as 3 inches in a day. They loved that little experiment.
Trying to slow down and enjoy the days leading up to Christmas.