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.
Paperwhites Round One
4 responses to “Paperwhites Round One”
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.
Never thought of having potted Narcissus in the house.
You’re giving me ideas…
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!!!