Wednesday, December 7, 2011


How does a gardener get her fix during the winter months?
My answer...force bulbs.
Paperwhites are the perfect bulb for this
time of year.

They are super easy to grow and they look
great in almost any container.

Isn't this a fun idea? I think you would have to live
in a warm climate though. I tried putting some in pots
on the front porch a few years ago, but they didn't do
anything. Too cold I think.

I like to plant mine in clear vases.
The very tall vases are great for when they start
getting a bit floppy.

This year I tried something a little different.
They say by adding a little alcohol (1part alcohol to 7 parts water)
you can stunt their growth. It doesn't effect their
blooms, just the stems and leaves.
I'm giving it a try.

Happy Gardening!

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  1. I need a gardening fix. Why didn't I think of this? I love seeing your rooms with the plants making them look so cozy.

  2. I planted mine last week but nothing coming up yet. I haven't heard about the alcohol bit. You'll have to keep us updated on that. They really are beuatiful in the dark of winter.


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