The paperwhites remind me of my grandmother who always forced the bulbs along with hyacinths. They were always in bloom at Christmas time when we visited them. Every time I smell them they take me back in time. I came across a picture of her old home today and shed a few tears missing her, and here is a second reminder of her special love today.
How do you grow these. Are they just bulbs on top of pebbles? Where does the water go, if any? I’ve never had much of a green thumb but I do have an eye for the beauty created by those who do have it. However, this is a beautiful indoor plant. I also want to do some.
You can usually find bulbs in the fall for planting before the ground freezes, but these bulbs were “forced” to bloom early indoors. It may be a little late in the season to find similar bulbs, but try checking Lowes or a garden center.
The river pebbles and glass can be found at Joann’s or Hobby Lobby. The water is refilled every couple of days to keep it just below the bulbs (careful they don’t get wet, they’ll rot). Once they finish blooming, you can toss them out and reuse the glass and pebbles.