Hey there…Are you on the home-stretch with your Christmas Season? I’m looking forward to finally relaxing a bit and enjoying my glass of wine by the fire. Honey Bee and I have a few holiday events this week and I’m ready to enjoy it all.
I never like to show up empty handed at get-togethers and parties. I like to bring just a little something, usually that I have created, as my way of a “Thanks for having us” gift. Do you grow or “force” flowering bulbs at Christmastime? You might be surprised at how easy it is to grow paperwhites. This year I grew several containers of these delicate white flowers – I kept a couple for my home and the others are hostess gifts that I’ve already gifted or will gift this week.
I don’t have a very technical growing method…all you really need are the paperwhite bulbs, a container and water. This is the traditional and easiest growing container made specifically for small bulbs…
This oversized container is in my living room. I deconstructed a small grapevine wreath and added river rock in the bottom of the container with fresh water. I added the paperwhite bulbs on different days so that the bulb growth would be staggered. Even though you may purchase your bulbs at the same time – they have a different growth rate, and I like that look inside my containers.
If you follow us on Instagram, then you may be familiar with this next container. Another lucky thrift store purchase…a heavy ironstone gravy boat for .21cents! The exact same gravy boat retails at Replacements for $55.00!!
Look at how cute it is filled with water, river rock and a touch of moss. This is supposed to be a gift – but I really like it!
Forcing bulbs to grow indoors doesn’t just need to be for Christmas. I love to keep bulbs going throughout the Wintertime to make my house pretty and fresh looking. I hope you give this a go and grow bulbs in your own home…or make as a gift. Let us know how it goes 🙂