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Growing Paperwhites for Christmas is one of my favorite holiday traditions.

There is something about their tall stems and pristine pure white blossoms that dress up a room so perfectly.

 

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Plus, with everything so bleak and barren outdoors, fresh new life and bright green stems just make me happy.

 

If you would like to add this lovely touch to your holiday decor, you need to purchase your bulbs now.

I have had Paperwhite bulbs start blooming two weeks after planting them….but some years they have taken three weeks or more to bloom.  Bloom time is not an exact science.  But, hopefully this will help you to plan to plant yours soon.

 

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Last year I shared a tutorial detailing how to plant and grow Paperwhites here.

The post appeared mid December…a bit late.

So, I’m sharing it again so you’ll be able to get your bulbs purchased and planted in plenty of time.

I am so blessed that the post was also just featured at Infarrantly Creative.  I know you’ll want to check it out.

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God Bless You!

 

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Diane

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  1. Wow, gorgeous! And new to me! I’m very excited about reading this post because I’m always looking for new holiday traditions. Where do I find the bulbs?

    • Rosann…you should be able to find bulbs in packages or loose at most garden centers…even Lowe’s. I purchased mine from the Agway/feed store.
      Have fun with this….we always do!! I’m certain your girls will love it. 😉

  2. I’ve never tried to grow paperwhites, I really should! Thank you for remembering and honoring our veterans today.

    • Oh Madge…you should. But, keep in mind they have a bit of a fragrance that can be strong in certain settings. That being said….I am totally smitten with Paperwhites. 😉
      Blessings!!

  3. I grew them in the ground and I don’t think that was the best place. I may have to try this as I have some pots that would work! Oh if only I can remember!!!!
    I’m glad you have the tutorial as I forget. And would be fun to plant several pots and see if plant time varies!!
    How cheerful!

    • I know you would enjoy it Gwen….they really are so pretty for Christmas.
      If you have several pots…I would suggest staggering your planting times…Plant one pot a week for several weeks…that way you’ll have the whole holiday covered. :)

  4. My Dad was a veteran. He was in India and then in China. As a cadet he was trained to fly. He was at the instruments when his plane flew The Hump. (Over The Himalayas). He spent time at the base there then ended up in Shanghai. He said the USA gave him a trip around the world. He said though that he felt it took away his youth. He was in four long years. But he wasn’t bitter. We had a neighbor of Norwegian descent who called it Vetners Day so Dad would call it that with a twinkle in his eye. When he was about 83 the Air Force called and said he had such an exemplary military record, the Air Force really needed men like him to re-enlist. Had he considered??? Well, he told them they’d made HIS day to know his country still wanted him at 83!!! Umm they were a bit mixed up!! But it gave Dad such a kick!! Happy Vetners Day to all who serve and have served. I cannot imagine all you have given up for us.

    • I love this story of your dad, Gwen! :) Thank you so much for sharing it. Your dad must have been an extraordinary man. I’m pretty sure it’s rubbed off on you, too. :) Praying you have a great day.

  5. I love paperwhites! I’ll have to see if I can find some bulbs to start. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • You should still be able to find bulbs about now Shannon. I hope you get a chance to enjoy planting and growing Paperwhites. It really is a nice treat for the holidays. :)

  6. Your paperwhites are gorgeous.

  7. Your paperwhites are gorgeous, Diane. I have never grown them myself. Thanks for sharing.

    • Oh Sandi, if you’ve never grown them before you must try them. I can imagine how lovely they would look in one of your sweet vignettes.
      Blessings!!

  8. Beautiful. I love paperwhites and am growing them too!

  9. They really are impressive flowers. And the timing of the plant makes them even more impressive in these parts. Everyone should have a touch of fresh blossoms in the thick of winter. It does a soul good methinks. Now if I just didn’t kill indoor plants…. LOL. 😉

    • Haha! The beauty of these…it something one can do for a short period of time. And when the blossoms are spent…they get thrown away. Growing houseplants are not usually my forte either. You’d think if I can take care of a garden I could take care a few potted plants. 😉 Mine are usually limited to the Paperwhites and then the Primrose that appear at the grocery store just after Christmas. I love those. 😉 But…keeping them alive until I can plant them in the spring…well it’s a good thing they are hearty. 😉

  10. Hi Diane
    Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

  11. Gorgeous flowers! Thank you for sharing your post at the Cottage Style Party :)
    Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla (Guest Host)

  12. I did paperwhites one time years ago and enjoyed them so much. I think I’ll try again.

    Diane, another blogger and I were chatting back and forth yesterday about how wonderful and encouraging your blog is. Thank you.

    • Oh Stacey I’m so glad this was a reminder to grow Paperwhites again. They just make happy elegance in a room! Plus their aroma is amazing.

      Stacey….You just made my day!!! {{{{hugs}}}}

  13. Diane,
    This is a great reminder, I love to plant bulbs for the different holiday’s and always forget. I am pinning and sharing on google+ and fb.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    • Awwww…that is so nice of you Wanda Ann….thank you!!!!
      Now hurry on out there to get your bulbs before they’re gone. [wink]
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  14. Paperwhites are so pretty. Thank you for sharing how to grow them this time of year at TTF!

  15. The flowers are beautiful, and it would be wonderful to have fresh flowers this time of year.

  16. I have never grown them, but you have inspired me to try. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two.

  17. I’ve always wanted to grow these! For the first time ever, I have planted tulips and daffodils for Spring. Maybe I’ll try these too. Thanks for the timely reminder :)

    • How wonderful to be able to look forward to tulips and daffodils next spring!! Yay!
      Yes…you absolutely need to plant paperwhites. It is sooo fun and they are so elegant and beautiful, too!

  18. I love Paper Whites – they’re perfect for Christmas decor – wonderful post – I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  19. Just beautiful. Thanx for joining THT!

  20. Diane, Congrats!! I’ll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!!

    Hugs,
    Jody

  21. I need to get some paperwhites! I love this look. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  22. Paperwhites are so pretty, I love having them bloom in the wintertime!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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