Thursday, November 16, 2017

Friday Faves...Blooming paperwhites indoors for Christmas

Blooming paperwhite bulbs indoors is a fun and easy bit of Christmas cheer to add to your home. First, buy your paperwhite bulbs. In the past I've even found them at the grocery store. This year I bought them at Lowe's. In my opinion, it's best to just buy the bulbs, not the kits that come with a container included. I bought eight bulbs for less than the price of one of those kits.  

Once you have your bulbs, all you need is some sort of a container that does not have drainage holes  and some gravel or rocks.  I found little bags of rocks at the Dollar Tree.
Nestle the bulbs into the rocks with the pointy end up.  Add water to cover the root end of the the bulb.  Your bulbs should bloom by Christmas!  This year's bulbs aren't nearly ready to bloom yet, but below is a photo of some blooms from a few years ago.  I've read that if you add some rubbing alcohol to the water once the bulbs are rooted it will stunt the height so the paperwhites aren't so "leggy".  I might try that this year.

It's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a safe and BLESSED weekend!


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