Paperwhites Round One

My first batch of paperwhites (Narcissus Papyraceus) are just starting to bloom. They were a pleasant surprise when I went to make my coffee this morning. They look so cheerful on the kitchen windowsill. Once these expire I’m going to plant them in the yard for next year. I started this batch fairly early this year so I can continue to force more bulbs during winter. I think I’ll get more creative with the vases next time. I like to keep my eyes open for interesting bowls and cups at thrift stores.







4 responses to “Paperwhites Round One”

  1. Jill Ongley Avatar

    love paperwhites. I usually start them now so they will be in bloom by Christmas. I also force hyacinths. They bloom around February or March and fill the house with a powerful perfume. The hyacinths I plant in the garden, the paperwhites don’t make it through our cold winters.

  2. Patsi Avatar

    Beautiful flowers!
    Never thought of having potted Narcissus in the house.
    You’re giving me ideas…

  3. Julie Avatar

    My friend just asked me about paperwhites just today! What a timely post for me! Thanks. I will share your blog with her as well. These flowers are so crisp white, I just love them. I think my friend and I will try forcing some here also!!!

  4. nkristis Avatar

    Jill: It’s great to hear from you. I tried forcing hyacinths last year and they showed up stunted and didn’t fully bloom. So this year I am just sticking with paperwhites inside but hyacinths outside. It’s great that you have such good luck with them.

    Patsi: Thank you, for coming by and commenting. It’s really easy to force paperwhite bulbs. Just place bulbs in a dish with shallow water and pebbles and in about six to eight weeks you have flowers.

    Julie: Thanks, you should try to force bulbs this year. They are so easy and such a treat.

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