Paper Whites.22 December 2010
While at Thanksgiving Point, we were able to plant one of these bulbs in a cute little tin can. Touted as an easy neighbor gift idea, and I'm all about ease during the holidays. Now that I see how easy they are to grow, this may just be what my neighbors receive next year.
And that bulb was only planted 1.5 weeks before the first picture! Can you believe that gorgeous bloom was already on display? My husband and I were always amazed to wake up each morning and see how big the plant was. It grows so quickly.
Gather a container. (A clean can. A pot. Anything will do.) Cover the bottom with an inch or so of rocks. Then, fill the can or pot with potting soil, leaving the top inch empty. Place your paper white (or amaryllis) in the soil. Make sure it is right-side up and that it is only covered with soil to the bulb's widest point. Place some pretty moss on top of the soil, around the bulb.
Now you get to be creative! Decorate the can/pot however you please. We used burlap, berries and some other pretty leaves and twigs.
Turned out rather cute, don't you think? I've got an inclining to grow more, now. Perhaps an Amaryllis next?