Set the bulbs in a warm, sunny spot, water regularly, and they will flower in a month or so. Paperwhites only need 3-4 inches to grow, so a six inch deep container is plenty! The bulbs should be … Paperwhites do not need soil. Place each bulb (roots facing downward) on top of the pebbles so the shoot is exposed. Your way sounds easy peasy and foolproof!!! Next place a layer of Paperwhite bulbs close to each other with the roots facing down. Such a charming gift! I will delete it and you can add it again. As I looked for winter bulbs I came across waxed amaryllis. Yvonne, this is wonderful! Add a bow or twine…. Add a few more pebbles to anchor bulbs. (Force--make bulbs bloom when it's not Spring. You learn something new everyday!) You always come up with the most beautiful ideas, Yvonne! Screw on the jar lid. Place each bulb so that half to three-quarters of it shows above the surface of the medium. Depending on the variety the delicate blooms are either pure white, yellow or a combination of both. The great thing about paperwhites is they can grow in almost anything. These showy booms are easy to plant and force and grow. .Gosh, maybe I’ll have to get some this year after all. 2. To avoid this, grow the container outdoors, in a bright location away from the house, where they receive the full … xo, olive. Love all your creativity! Nothing says Christmas like paperwhites! Beautiful presentation. I love their smell – I know some people don’t but I do. Good minds think a like. As always, your posts get me excited to create! I love this Yvonne! This is a great idea. My front door is always open to friends… old & new! Directions: Fill the jar about 3/4 of the way up with pea gravel. screw on lids for ball jars. Living by grace, I strive to live large and love all those who cross my path. Thanks Yvonne for another inspiring tip!xo, Andrea. You always amaze me with your energy and creativity. Plan for three to five bulbs for a 6-inch diameter vase. I had so much fun making them. This year will be our 11th. Well, now I know what I’m going to do in the next couple of days — prep some paper whites for Valentine’s Day! Oh, I love paperwhites, too! If you'd like to feature a post from "Hi! Very nice-A great gift that folks will enjoy watching grow! Thanks for sharing. You can either pot the bulbs right away or keep them to grow at a later time. One Cool Thing: Paperwhite Bulbs in Mason Jars 1. Paperwhites - How to Care for Your Bulbs. Thanks for joining the party. When the bulbs arrive, open the bags immediately to allow air to reach the bulbs. I need to get some bulbs. To plant the paperwhites, fill each jar with small rocks or pebbles, saving room about 1-2 inches from the top. Going to give them a try, dear friend! Put a few stones or pebbles around and between the bulbs to anchor them in the vase. I started searching for information online like crazy. Set a few bulbs onto the pebbles with the tips up and roots down. So beautiful and a nice gift to give to a friend at christmas. I’ll admit I’m quite nervous…I have a BLACK thumb!!! The pointed side of the bulb should be facing up. Cover the bulbs with soil so that the tips just barely peek out of the soil. You inspired me today, for this I say thank you from the bottom of my heart! That is a nice idea, love that they are so easy to grow and will grow in anything you put them in. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions commented. So easy and so beautiful….thanks for sharing…I’ll have to try this! Thank you for sharing with all of us. It’s so funny, because I just made a little video of how to plant paperwhites for a Christmas tablescape (I haven’t published it yet). That is a lovely gift, Yvonne! Paperwhites are a bulb, a variety of narcissus, and they can be forced to bloom indoors during winter. Fill the container 1/3 of the way with well-drained potting mix. You can follow me on Pinterest. I have avoided paperwhites the last few years but this suggestion has got me ready for them again. Paperwhites require little more than to be potted and watered to produce clusters of fragrant blooms. Love it. I like the stone idea because I could see the roots too much in my jar and I didn’t care for it. Fill jar with water until you see it reaching just below the base of the bulb, but no higher! I pinned it. But if it does, just dump it out and add fresh water. The cold has slowed me down. I posted on how to plant last week. Lovely. Spread a layer of potting soil in the bottom of the container. Nestle in the bulbs (about 3/4 inch apart, tips up). When the bulbs arrive, open the bags immediately to allow air to reach the bulbs. Choose containers and filler. Yvonne… What a beautiful thoughtful gift to give someone. However, Cornell University did a study that adding a 5% alcohol solution to the water will keep the plants one-third shorter. The purpose of this to give your bulbs stability and to keep the bulbs to above the water while allowing the roots to stay wet. They look stately grouped with Poinsettias and can be a resplendent flurry-of-white when grouped together. Fill ball jar 3/4 full of small stones. Have you started thinking about "neighbor gifts"? This is a great discovery as it makes paperwhites such a more manageable houseplant and reduces or eliminates the need to stake the … Yvonne,Wanting desperately to plant paperwhites this year. Great idea! The most common frustration of growing Paperwhites is that they become tall and floppy. Remember to pin this to your Chirstmas or DIY Pinterest board. I must give paperwhites another try – the last time they smelled so strong I had to throw them out but I do love how they look and your ideas for how to place them. Here’s how…. They don’t have to be placed in dirt, they just need water and sunlight. Just a wonderful idea, these would make great neighbor gifts. Add the bulb and secure the round lid around the bulb to keep it in place. Paperwhites do not need soil. This is just so pretty! I might rinse them before I use them.Hope this helps! I love paperwhites…even if they stink.They’re so delicate and pretty. So pretty! Paperwhites and crocus – Small bulbs, like paperwhites and crocus, are easy to grow without soil, and nearly any sturdy container will work, including bowls, vases or canning jars. The premise is that waxed amaryllis bulbs take no care and no water. Growing paperwhite bulbs for the holiday season is one of my traditions. Paperwhites require little more than to be potted and watered to produce clusters of fragrant blooms. Put a small layer of stones on the bottom of your container 1-2" deep. Thanks for sharing. So cute and the ribbon, love it! Love Paperwhites The way you present them is just darling!! Yvonne~ What wonderful little hostess or teacher gifts! Thank you so much! And, mason jars are a great place to plant them! Love them in the jelly jars with ribbon! How to Keep Paperwhites From Getting Leggy. Turns out paperwhites are a traditional flower to give out at Christmas because they have beautiful, white blooms and they are easy to force indoors. Position the paperwhite bulb with its pointed end up on top of the stone layer. Even I can grow paperwhites! They look so pretty in the jars. Great gift idea, too! But, they belong to me. Yvonne, I love the paperwhites in the mason jars; I planted some for the holidays in shells but love this compact little gift idea…. Place the paperwhite bulb on top of the stones with the tip up. they DO make such a great little gift! Paperwhites are so fragrant, and they are so easy to grow. Move to a cool, sunny place when shoots begin to sprout. I planted my paperwhites on my back porch potting bench. The main thing to keep in mind when growing amaryllis in water is not to let the bulb itself come in contact with the water, as this will promote rot. Place the bulbs in a jar, a flat dish, or a planter. Do you need to clean the stones before using, or are they purchased stones that are already cleaned? They are on my list this year. I can just imagine how great it looks once the paperwhites bloom. Some selections prefer soil, so be sure to check the label. Our home often feels like a hotel, filled with family and friends. Hi Yvonne, I am back and so happy..really missed blogland!! Love Patty. I love all things HOME AND GARDEN! They’re cute and portable! ½ to ¾ of the bulb should be showing above the stones. Soon leaves will grow, followed by fragrant white flowers. I’m going to Lowes today to see if I can find the paperwhite bulbs. To grow paperwhites, you’ll need paperwhite bulbs {affiliate}, any type of container, and fillers, if desired. Too funny!! I use either aquarium gravel or a bag of stones from the dollar store. Paperwhites will grow in soil, gravel, or water. Plant the bulbs, pointy side up, shoulder to shoulder in the container. This year I wanted to do something different for our friends, but still work within our fabulous "we're still in residency" budget. Required fields are marked *. The water trick is the simplest: Stick bulbs part-ways into clean gravel, glass beads, or other loose material in which roots will grow and intertwine to support the top-heavy growing plants so they don’t tip over. The following instructions are for growing the bulbs indoors. With the use of a jar specifically designed for forcing bulbs in water, you’ll be amazed at just how easy it is to force an amaryllis in water. Paperwhites are very easy to force in either moist potting soil or water. When the shoots are about 2" tall, pour off the water and replace it with the alcohol solution. I love the way you displayed them in the jelly jars. Don’t forget to stick the bulb(s) in the ground once spent (I’ve planted them in the spring but they should really be stored until fall), I’ve had success with them growing the next spring. In colder climates, paperwhite bulbs are grown indoors for flowers during the winter months. If the bulb sits in water, it will rot. Pour water into the container until the water covers the rocks. Love your pictures. Fill a container two-thirds full with marbles or smooth pebbles. It's Jilly)'s profile on Pinterest. I love paperwhites and this idea for gift giving is perfect. For more detailed instructions click HERE. Yvonne, this is so pretty. Wow! In frost-free climates (zones 8-11) the bulbs may be planted outdoors in fall for late winter blooms. I love them presented in mason jars and tied with your ribbon , My husband and I host an annual Christmas dinner party for our friends each year. I think I just found this years gift.These are so lovely. Mix 1 part 40% distilled spirit with 7 parts water to get a 5% solution (too much alcohol will damage the foliage). I think I will give these as gifts to the ladies in our small group that meets in our home on Sunday nights. Wish me luck!Fondly,Pat. Select a container that's around 3 to 4 inches deep without drainage holes. *. Yvonne, you linked this up incorrectly at the party. Now choose a water-holding container (a vase, a glass bowl, even a large drinking glass) and filler (rocks, marbles or other non absorbent material to support the bulb and leave spaces for roots to grow in.) It's Jilly" on your site, feel free to use one photo, and always link back to my blog, and inform me by email. Place bulbs, and then add a little more gravel, if needed. I love paperwhites! THE JACQUELINE AND JONATHAN GUEST BEDROOM. They just need the stones to support their roots and to help hold them upright. I’m taking the jars to friends tomorrow. Paperwhite Growing Tips. Thanks for sharing! One of the easiest bulbs to coax into bloom indoors is the paperwhite narcissus. Oh Yvonne this is a stunning Christmas idea! I think I can even do it. Subscribe to receive updates in your inbox. Very cute, Yvonne! 3. Gently place upright paperwhite bulbs into the container, pressing them into the stones. Paperwhite bulbs can be so eager to grow that you'll see green leaf tips, and that's OK. 2. Growing Paperwhites in Water. I included at the party today how I plant paperwhites for use indoors in our home over the holidays. I need to start some of these, too. PaperWhites that is!!! They mix wonderfully with evergreen branches and twinkling lights. Neighbor Gift Idea: Paperwhites Planted in Mason Jars, I love to share my projects & ideas! Love this season of giving!! I need to get my paperwhites started! Add the Paperwhite bulb to the top, pressing the bulb into the pea gravel. Thanks for the tips! Thanks for the instructions — love the Mason jar idea. Yvonne, that is a charming gift. What beautiful gifts these would make! I always start some paperwhites to have for Christmas. I usually grow paperwhite bulbs around the holidays. My husband and I garden and collect paperwhites every year to give to friends. Sweetness! thanks for sharing! xo. Love the accent with the ribbon and pine branch! Add a tag with instructions…. Love this idea! Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G commented, What a lovely gift …and pretty one, too! . I have been meaning to get some paperwhites together for me. Subscribe  by e-mail to receive daily inspiration. To "plant" your bulbs, begin by carefully placing a layer of stones or pebbles to a depth of about 2" in a small vase or about 4" in a larger vase. Paperwhites will bloom in about 6 weeks… just in time to enjoy for the Christmas season! Disney Resorts for Families of Five or More {Disney Contributor}. . And I certainly have enough mason jars hanging around here to make those. Thanks for your concern and kind message. They smell so good. Any container will work. They are self-contained and will grow wherever you put them. Your email address will not be published. It’s simple and I don’t have to worry if it’s something they like to eat! That’s an awesome idea! If the bulbs sit in water, they … Given at Christmas, these flowers will bloom in January and February… just when we all need a little something blooming in our lives! I didn’t know it was so easy! For shorter, more stable stems, grow paperwhite bulbs in water with a 5% alcohol concentration. Yvonne, I just finished making the jars with the Paperwhite bulbs. Best of all, they can be grown in all kinds of fun containers, so the creative possibility are endless. Fill the bottom of your glass jar, vase or bowl with about two to four inches of stones, marbles or sea glass. ... Place a couple of inches of pebbles in the bottom of the jar, vase, or dish. What a lovely way to give paperwhites as gifts. That is the cutest idea for a gift. I’m gonna have to dress mine up some now. Helen, the Crocus.co.uk Plant Doctor, shows how easy it is to grow paperwhites in a vase. It's Jilly. Fill each mason jar 3/4 full with stones, rocks or gems. Your jars are beautiful. Digital scrapbook elements courtesy of Everyday Mom Ideas. Yvonne I love this gift idea! Have a beautiful week. So how then is it done, you ask. What a great idea…this is like the gift that keeps on giving, brilliant!! Store bulbs in a cool, dark room for 4-6 weeks. Your email address will not be published. Beautiful!!! This idea made my day!!!!! Paperwhites January 1, 1970. Hi! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to be making some of these! This makes such a cute gift. It’s especially fun to give a single bulb in a ball jar! Thanks for the great idea! For gifts, tie some attractive string, raffia or ribbon around the jar. (Natural stone colors work well and will complement the brown, papery skin of the bulbs.) Set the bulbs in a cool, dark spot until they sprout (about a week or two); then move them to a cool but sunny spot. Yea!!!! Such a cute idea, putting them into jars. I’m semi-retired from teaching, but now I “sub.” I was looking for an idea to give to all the teachers for whom I have subbed this year. – Tonya, I wasn’t kidding when I said I was looking at them. This is a GREAT idea! Regularly rotate the container so the paperwhites will grow … Their sweet fragrance and easygoing nature make them a favorite at my house. Place the paperwhite bulb on top of the stones with the tip up. I use a larger container and more bulbs, but you are right–they are very easy to grow, and bloom just at a time of year when I start to miss my flowers out in the garden! Yvonne, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project. Plant Put a 2-inch layer of small stones, glass pebbles or aquarium gravel in a tall glass vase, canning jar or crystal bowl. Position the Bulb I made these at the beginning of November, and am happy to have a few blooms today! What great Christmas gifts or party favors. A single waxed amaryllis bulb is about $30, way too rich for my cheapskate ways. Paperwhites can also grow in a variety of creative mediums that provide root support. I love the idea of the mason jars. Purchase a fine gravel from your local pet store. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bulbs. Instructions Prepare a Container XOXO Have a WONDERFUL weekend:):). Thanks for the reminder! Each year I try to give each couple something special to take home as a party gift. Thanks for sharing…I’m pinning this, Gail, Great idea! Gently add gravel to a shallow, clear dish or wide-mouthed canning jar. I purchased stones, but any old stones will do. I am always looking for something new to plant them in and I think I will try the mason jars. Paperwhites remind me of Christmas. Common Problems with Growing Paperwhites, Including Forcing Bloom. When is the best time to make them to give out right before Christmas? . I’ve not had that happen. Keep them in a dark, cool (55F-ish) place until the leaves have emerged about an inch high; then move to a cool, bright location and watch the leaves and flowers unfurl! I grew some a couple of years ago and enjoyed them. The idea of using a glass jar is wonderful! I love to keep a paperwhite pot by my desk and watch it grow a little bit every day. Keep it in place Crocus.co.uk plant Doctor, shows how easy it is to that. 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