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.


From the top down…



About two weeks after being planted, they seem happy!


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.


See you next week with some fun new products!