Paperwhite Arrangement Project

Paperwhites are a staple in my home in winter.  I buy a big bag of bulbs in fall and pot a few up every week between Thanksgiving and Christmas so that I will have continuous blooms from December through February. 

I store paperwhites in my refrigerator until I'm ready to plant them, taking care to keep them separate from fruits such as apples, which emit gases that damages the bulbs.

You can find paperwhite bulbs in almost any garden center. They are pre-cooled so they don't need the usual chilling time that many of the bulbs you plant outdoors require.   Anyone can grow paperwhites because they are so easy; they'll thrive in just gravel and water!

One thing you should know about paperwhites is that when they bloom they can become top heavy & need a little support.  This can be done with decorative stakes or by planting the bulbs in a tall clear glass container.  The flowers are held upright and the fragrance floats out of the top.

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