The Year For Paperwhites

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Paperwhite.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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The water absorbed and I fluffed up the now full pot, with a fork.

 

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The two paperwhite boxes came in bulb groups of four.

 

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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.

 

 

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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?

~Miss Charming

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Comments

  1. No resolutions for me! :) I do love paperwhites though. I missed out on buying them this year/last year. Perhaps I should check Walmart?
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    xo
    Pat
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  2. No goals and resolutions here either and I have never grown paperwhites! I’m sure they will look so pretty in that gorgeous pot.
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