FRIDAY FLOWERS IN DECEMBER

By |2014-05-13T22:37:01-04:00December 6, 2013|Friday Flowers|

Look what we have in the garden!
These beautiful paperwhite narcissus are actually blooming outside, in my garden.
Yes, today is December 6th.
We inherited these with the house and they make me very happy!
And our “Kwanzan” cherry tree in its fall attire:

HOW TO GROW PAPERWHITE NARCISSUS BULBS

By |2014-05-13T22:30:15-04:00December 2, 2013|Flowers|

If you have never had Paperwhites in your house during the winter, I strongly advise that you try some!
Paperwhites are a bulb that are easily forced indoors, in almost any pot or container.
But as in many gardening endeavors, there is a “recipe” for success!
These paperwhites are from last winter in my house:
You can grow them several different ways.
The most common is to place them in a pot, as the one above, with pebbles. Layer some pebbles, place the bulbs on them, then fill in with more pebbles all around the bulbs. Add water to just below the bulbs i.e. do NOT have water touching the bulbs. When the bulbs start to show some green growth, add some more water, but never have the bulbs soaking in the water….. only the roots should be in water.
You can also simply put a few bulbs in a glass cylinder vase. How easy is that? I use a vase that is 5″ in diameter and which will hold 2 bulbs (3 if the bulbs are small, […]
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