Paper whites, unlike many other bulbs don’t need a chilling period. They can be planted in soil, more commonly they are grown in pots or dishes with small stone or marbles to anchor them in place…and water.

However, they can become top heavy. After the bulbs have grown roots and the stalks are about 1 to 2 inches grown out of the bulb, I dump the water and add 11 parts water to 1 part of rubbing isopropl alchohol. AVOID IF YOU HAVE A CAT OR DOG…IT IS POSION…best to plant in a taller container to secure the stems. A delightful container to use is from Willow House’s Hawthorne Collection. ┬áThe Trifle or Hurricane are classic column-like containters that would showcase the delicate blossoms of paperwhites very beautifully. When Spring arrives and Gentle Gardens is showcasing the garden, I will use them for tasty meringues or evening candles…and yes, Spring is on it’s way!!!

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