Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paperwhite Perfection!

Here is a quick update on the paperwhites I potted back in November – almost exactly one month ago.


Today they are blooming and are at the peak of perfection!


For some reason this year adding alcohol to the water did not keep them from growing tall. I have used this trick in years past but to no avail this time. Oh! Well! They are still beautiful and fill the kitchen table with prettiness.

I have so enjoyed watching them transform from bulbs . .. .


. . . to buds . . .


. . . . to flowers!


I will probably have a few more days until the flowers start fading. Until then, however, I am going to enjoy these wonderful white flowers in all their glory.

23 comments:

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Stacey, they are beautiful!
-Trish

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I always say I'm going to do paperwhites and never do -- aren't you glad you did? Those are gorgeous and inspiring.

Paula said...

Beautiful! I intended to start some and never did it. I grow mine on a cold porch which makes them stay nice and short.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

They are so pretty to look at. I'm just not fond of the the smell I know a lot of people love them though. Maybe I just had a bad batch last time. :)

Andrea said...

I recently did a post on paperwhites also-I love them! Mine are still only about 4 inches tall, and I'm hoping to time them right for Christams, but I have another set of bulbs ready to plant when these ones fade, so I can have some beautiful flowers into the New Year.

frugal farmhouse design said...

WOW! Gorgeous paperwhites. They look fabulous grouped all together on your table. I only planted a few this year, still waiting for the blooms. Yours are beautiful in the white milk glass vases. LOVE THEM - Lori

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love paperwhites and yours look beautiful. Mine are just starting to bloom.
Hugs,
Sherry

Annie Louise said...

Beautiful paperwhites. I love them all together like that, makes a great impact.
Jeanette

SHERRY HART said...

My favorite for the holidays. And...I love the smell...beautiful!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

So pretty! Love them!

Jane
Flora Doora

simpledaisy said...

OOh ... how lovely!!!

CandaceAshley said...

I adore paperwhites, these are gorgeous!

pk @ Room Remix said...

They ARE gorgeous! I always admire them but have never tried to grow them. :-)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oh those are gorgeous!!! Visiting from the Nesting Place... your home is just gorgeous!! :)

Pat said...

Your paperwhites are gorgeous! Love how they look grouped together.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I cannot believe that I haven't been over here before! just joined as a follower! I adore paperwhites and they are a staple of the season, love your milk glass containers!
hugs,
Debra

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

They are so beautiful! I can't wait to get them and some amaryllis...to brighten the dull days of winter. :)

The Inspired Nest said...

The paperwhites are gorgeous and I love that you put them in the milk glass! They look wonderful on that awesome table!
Lacy

Jo said...

I just found your blog ~ love it!

My paperwhites are just now blooming and they are so pretty. I've saved a few bulbs to plant next week so I have some flowering during the long dark cold winter months.

Jo

Willow Decor said...

What great planning and such a beautiful result! Thanks for sharing!
xx-Gina

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh, gorgeous~ I love this and your room looks beautiful! Following along :) stop by and say hello sometime! Happy Holidays!

vignette design said...

I love paperwhites too! I swear, I can almost smell them!

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

So so pretty & cheerful!! They just made my dreary, cold morning a whole lot better! :)

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