FORCING PAPERWHITES FOR CHRISTMAS

I love how Paperwhites give a nice pop of snowy white color to the holiday decor.

Plus, Paperwhite Narcissus are so easy to grow!

WHERE TO GROW PAPERWHITES

There are so many great places to plant these beauties!!! – Tall Glass Vases – Soup Tureens – Mason Jars – Shallow Crocks – Shallow ceramic bowls – Even Silverplated casserole dishes

HOW TO PLANT PAPERWHITE BULBS

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I like to use mason jars. They're just the perfect size for one bulb and would make fantastic teacher or hostess gifts.

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Put a small layer of stones on the bottom of your container 1-2" deep. I use either aquarium gravel or a bag of stones from the dollar store.

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Add Stones

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Place your bulbs on top of the rocks, root side down and pointy side up.

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Plant The Bulb

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Put a few more stones around the bulbs for support. ½ to ¾ of the bulb should be showing above the stones.

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Add More Stones

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Add water until the water is just below the bottom of the bulbs.

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WHEN TO PLANT  PAPERWHITES FOR CHRISTMAS BLOOMS

The best time to plant your paperwhites for Christmas blooms would be 4-6 weeks before you want them looking their best.

I actually like to start different sets of them every two weeks from late October through late December, so I always have some fresh paperwhite blooms throughout the gloomy days of winter.

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WHAT TO DO WITH PAPERWHITES AFTER BLOOMING click or swipe up to find out

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