Paperwhites require little more than water to produce fragrant white blooms. Other bulbs have to be "forced" to bloom indoors, but paperwhites do not require a chilling period. Keep the bulbs at room temperature until you plant them.
To "plant" paperwhites, fill a container with at least 2-4 inches of small stones, pebbles or glass marbles. Place your paperwhites on top (close together, but not touching) roots down and nestle them into the stones a bit. Leave the tops of the bulbs exposed. Finally, add water until the level reaches just below the base of the bulbs. Don't submerge the base of the bulbs in water or they will rot.
In just a few days, the bulbs will start to root and the green tips will quickly shoot. Keep them watered and in about 4-6 weeks you'll have fragrant clusters of white flowers. Discard the bulbs after they're finished blooming, they'll be too exhausted to re-bloom the following year.
Plant paperwhites in succession so that you'll have blooms all winter.
We are excited to host the work of Merle and Leann Harding, creators of Sky Rock Sculpture. See their work this weekend, October 21-23 in our beautiful greenhouse. Leann will also bring a few pieces from her Sputnik Lounge collection. The artists will be available on Saturday morning for a few hours.
We will be hosting local artist Michelle Heronema this weekend, October 14-16. Michelle using her photography to capture what she knows and loves best - untouched nature. Come out and see Michelle's work this weekend!
The new sign is almost finished! Tom Bath has worked on this planting all summer and he's done a fantastic job. We hope it inspires you to create a beautiful space at your home. If you need help, you know who to call - Bath Landscape Design, under the direction of Tom Bath himself. Congratulations Tom, on yet another gorgeous landscape design.