Monday, November 28, 2011

Paperwhite Narcissus


Paperwhite narcissus are a favorite Rosemary House gift for the holidays. We sell the bulbs loose or pre-packaged in charming containers with stones to hold the bulbs in place, complete with instructions for forcing the bulbs indoors. They are a fragrant addition to any household. Happy to bloom with just water, they do not require any special sunlight making them a perfect gift for teachers, shut ins and others who enjoy watching things grow. This special little gift will carry us through these dark winter months. Once they are done blooming we toss them in the compost heap as they will not re-bloom in this area of PA, it is just too cold. The blossoms, once spent, can be found drying in our garage, as they are a symbol of prosperity and who doesn't want that in the upcoming year!



5 comments:

Steph said...

What a WONDERFUL gift idea! Have you ever tried to plant the bulbs outside after they've bloomed? I'm wondering if they have enough energy left.

Martha said...

We love paperwhites as well and always have a big bag to force but we prefer to do ours in January when Christmas finery is put up and days are bleak and dreary!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

We have some paperwhites just about ready to blossom...have enjoyed the wait...Have another batch going to start so we have blooms in January!!!

Marilyn said...

Every year my husband plants them and sets them around the house. We say they will bloom for Christmas, but we get so excited to have them that we are always early. I just love them. This week we will take one vase of them to my aunts apartment to cheer her up.

Angela McRae said...

I did not know these would grow without special sunlight! I will be getting some ASAP!