Such a light and happy flower.
Each Spring, I start dreaming, longing, yearning (did I say, yearning?) and wanting a beautiful blooming pot of paperwhites.
But each year goes by with me forgetting to plant them.
Every. Single. Time.
So I end up with an empty pot and a resolution to try to remember to do it the next year.
Well, here is some excitedly, terrific news: this is next year!
Yes, it is.
As I was out buying storage totes yesterday (because of course, all my Christmas decorations are still up), I happened to stroll by the clearance section of my local Wal-mart. And right behind the sign that shouted, 75% off, were a few boxes of bulbs.
Amaryllis and Paperwhite.
And because they were considered a seasonal item, I was able to bring home 3 boxes for $1.24 each.
Each box had just three different items: bulbs, a plastic pot and a brown disk (which bore a surprising resemblance to a long-forgotten frozen veggie burger I once bought on a whim.)
The directions were simple. Put the disk in the pot and add water.
The water absorbed and I fluffed up the now full pot, with a fork.
The two paperwhite boxes came in bulb groups of four.
I planted the bulbs with the roots peeking out and that’s it.
Now I just need to keep the soil moist and hopefully the plants will grow.
And definitely bloom.
I planted some of the paperwhites in a black and white pot. It’s a wee bit smaller than the generic plastic pot that came in the box, so hopefully the bulbs enjoy being cozy.
I must confess though, that I have not made any lists of resolutions or goals for the new year, just yet.
But I have planted paperwhites. So I’m good.
And what about you? Do you happen to have a passion for paperwhites? And have you made any resolutions, goals or plans for the new year? Or are you still at the dreaming stage?