December 05, 2008

I'M DREAMING OF A PAPERWHITE CHRISTMAS

Senior Cottage Living Gardening Editor, Kate Karam, did a great story on forcing paperwhite bulbs and giving them as gifts for the holidays. I fell in love with this idea. Yesterday I stocked up on bulbs and I bought lots of plain white pots from Ikea. Tomorrow I'll plant them and keep them inside in a darker corner of my home. I'm trying to stunt their growth a bit so they don't get too impossibly tall. If I plant them now they'll have about 2 weeks growth {up to about 6-8 inches} before I give them away. I'll post photos when I get things going tomorrow.

3 comments:

Courtney said...

what a great gift!!!

CaraDee said...

I grew these for myself a few years ago. I LOVED them. Great idea.

Shelley said...

Tonia,

beautiful flowers!
and
you've been tagged:
http://oiseaux.typepad.com/oiseaux/2008/12/fabric-happiness.html

:)