Planting Paperwhites

Now is the time to plant paperwhites…..

Each year at this time we begin planting paperwhite bulbs in all sorts of containers.

Any container will work..paperwhite bulbs have all that they need within in them to grow, so it is super easy.

You can plant them in pebbles….any sort. Or, you can plant them in potting soil if you wish.

This past weekend we did both.

Depending on where you plant them…they will bloom within 4-6 weeks.

So, we planted our first batch this weekend….and we will continue to plant them every other weekend between now and Christmas.

This ensures that from right after Thanksgiving….all the way through January that we have paperwhites blooming in the house!

I love it!  They smell wonderful….and are a treat to have inside. {They also do well outside, if you have a covered porch.}

Here’s how you do it:

1. Purchase paperwhite bulbs from your local garden center or nursery {they are usually around .99 each.}

2. Gather the containers you would like to plant in….my favorites are vintage silver bowls!

3. Fill your container with small pebbles or  potting soil.

4.  Nestle in your planting medium.

5. Water just a bit and place in a bright spot in your home.

6.  Give them just a bit of water each week…they dont’ need a lot.

These make GREAT gifts for neighbors, teachers, friends, etc.  If you will be giving them for gifts…..wait until closer to the end of November to plant them.

Even if you plan to plant your paperwhites later this month….go ahead and buy them and store them in your refrigerator.  Many places sell out of them very quickly.

Have Fun!

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I thought I would share with you some new items in the shop for Christmas:

Fun red-striped flour sack pillows:

Fun Red French Ticking and Canvas Christmas banners/pennants:

And some quirky vintage stuff…..

Have a fun Monday~

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Comments

  1. I love your things. Went to Etsy and checked them all out. Great job.

  2. My mom plants paperwhites every year–they’re beautiful and smell fantastic, but I’ve never done it myself. This looks so easy, though–I think I’d enjoy trying!

  3. Every year I say I want to do paperwhites and every year the time gets away from me! Thanks so much for the tips. Now onto the banners in your shop… LOVE THEM!

    We are hosting a Home for the Holidays party today on our blog and we would love for you to join us! Our readers would really love all of your great tips and creations! Take care!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

  4. Great post! We shared it on our Facebook page. Vanessa is planting some this year too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday. :)

  5. i always plan
    to plant some of these around now
    but somehow
    it gets bumped to the bottom of my To Do list

    thanks for sharing
    so that one day i can get my rear in gear
    and grow some of my own!

    alison

  6. Never tried growing paper whites. never realized it was so simple. Good luck with them!

  7. Thanks for the paperwhites reminder and tips!!! I ALWAYS wait until too late!! So glad you stopped by the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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