January is the month for Paperwhites in my house. Christmas is over, all the holiday greens are gone, and the paperwhite bulbs that I started in December are in full bloom. I know there are people out there who don’t like (or can’t stand?) the scent of these delicate flowers….but in our house they are a winter mainstay.
Remember these? I had done a post and tutorial on
how to force Paperwhite Narcissus.
And, last but not least, some tulips that have been brightening my kitchen for the last week. It’s been warm and (sort of) gardening weather here and I can already see about 1″ of green above the ground… daffodils and even tulips wanting to emerge! We will certainly have cold weather again but it’s so wonderful to see the first signs of growth.
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Happy Friday Libby! I adore Paper Whites and I love the scent of them especially in the cold, dark and rainy winter months. They are like a breath of fresh air. I used to plant them in a pot when we lived in Northwest Indiana about an hour from Chicago where winters seemed to last forever. I too, am seeing the tips of tulips coming up from the ground and spent two days cleaning the dead from my plants and awaiting the new growth that spring brings. It will be interesting to see which plants have made it through the two deep frosts we have had.
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Kris: Sorry for the late reply here! I also just bought a pot of already planted hyacinth bulbs: grocery store had a ton of them. Those I love too.. And, at Trader Joes I found some Calla Lillies in the most unusual rust/brown color. I mixed them with pale yellow tulips and will have to take some pictures today. Check in to Instagram later! It’s sunny and clear here now: another great day. Enjoy your weekend.
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