Monday, October 28, 2013

paperwhites...it's time

I know you don't want to think about it before Halloween,
 but the holidays are sneaking up on us! :)
I bought my paperwhite bulbs at Home Depot today, they couldn't be easier to
 plant and force for beautiful blooms in December. A pretty addition to your decor or
 to give as a gift. I'm planting mine within the next few days to insure they'll be blooming
 for my annual Christmas party in early December.

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These are the same bulbs I buy every year, but $1 less this year, go figure???
If you've never forced them before you can follow my instructions from last year here.


The container options are endless, here are a few ideas,
a pretty blue and white bowl...

 (via Pinterest - no source)

clear glass vase...

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small urns...

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wrapped in burlap with satin ribbon...
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a rustic wood box...
 
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vintage white pottery...

Amy Bradstreet

My iron urns last year...



This year I'm doing something similar to this with a modern twist.
I'll show you in a week or so. :)  

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Do you plant paperwhites?


28 comments:

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

This year I WILL remember to plant them!

Anna Majewska said...

swietny pomysl! pozdrawiam z Poland

gina said...

Thanks for the reminder! I tend to forget to plant them until it's too late. Can't wait to see what you do with yours this year.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Thank you for the reminder and these are beautiful examples on what to do with them! I love your small footed urn for the coffee table, it has nice height and texture with the paperwhites in it. This post makes me excited for the holidays!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

All these ideas are so pretty. I love the look, but mine always fall over plus I'm not wild about the smell.

Kim said...

thanks for the reminder ... I need to get on mine! I love yours in the urn ... and the line up of white pottery is so fun! xo

Dana Frieling said...

Oh too weird...I literally woke up this morning wondering when you were going to do your paperwhite post!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are so organized! i am not on my game at all.

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Hi Pam, Good reminder! Will check out HD next time. We love them but some people find them stinky. There is a way to keep them from getting too tall, adding alcohol to stunt their growth. Read how here-
http://www.hort.cornell.edu/miller/bulb/Pickling_your_Paperwhites.pdf

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, thanks for the reminder! I think I'll try some for Christmas this year too!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

So pretty! Thanks for the reminder, Pam! I'd like to try some for this Christmas...

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oooh, I love Christmas! I'm so glad it's time to start! Thanks for the reminder!

cindy hattersley design said...

I love paperwhites! Thanks for the reminder...I never seem to get with it in time! Yours looked fabulous last year!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Ok, I am GOING to plant these this year. Every time I see them on your blog they look so amazingly beautiful...I have to give it a shot.

Julia Konya said...

So pretty. I have never planted anything for Christmas. I'm always scared that my cats will eat it and get sick ;)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the reminder and beautiful planting ideas, Pam. My daughter and I plant them every year but I want to change it up this year after seeing these ideas for planters. The photos of your house at Christmas are magazine-worthy. I hope the pearls on the reindeer become a tradition!

Lori

Lori

Mallory High said...

Thank you! I adore paperwhites and this post is a great reminder. I'm hitting the Depot ASAP:) ,BTW, loved your post last week with the selfie - fabulous sweater and the side pony looked SO CUTE! xoxo

Unknown said...

I was told by someone at the local garden center that the Chinese type (available at garden centers) don't smell as much.

therelishedroost said...

I love them, I just wish they lasted forever!!!
Karolyn

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Paperwhites fit wherever they are placed! They are remarkable....formal and casual.

Cathy Wall said...

I have only done this a time or two but love it! Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration Pam!

Michaela said...

So pretty! Could you send me your email when you get a chance? I've looked all over your blog and can't find it. I have a question for you :)

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

I love them :) Great ways you showed to display them too :) xo Kristin

Bethany DeVore said...

They are beautiful! I'm not so good with plants, but I love the way they look!

Vel Criste said...

Since I'm no big gardener I always plant these or amaryllis for the holidays! Great ideas on the containers, my juices are up and would probably use my brass of milk glass for these this year! Happy planting!

Danielle said...

Oh, I love paper whites. Can't wait to get some this year. I think they'll look perfect in our dining room. x

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So love paperwhites...they always look and smell so beautifully ... can't wait to see yours bloom!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Thanks for the reminder Pam! Christmas is definitely not the same without paperwhites around my home.

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