My Paperwhite Narcissus got started without me. Nature waits for no one.
I knew that of course, but life got busy and before you can say ‘plant me’, well, you know the rest.
It’s been several years since planting indoor bulbs. This year I had the best excuse: this gorgeous glass vase.
Several friends from my Pilates class attended the Los Altos Art and Wine Show in August of 2013. There I fell in love with this glass vase. Once home, my passion didn’t fade, but I realized how tricky is was to keep flowers upright in such a long, narrow vase. I eventually settled on dried hydrangeas from the garden. The full bloom helped keep everything upright, but I really wanted to get more use from the vase.
My classmate, Nadia suggested that I plant it instead with bulbs. I could hardly wait for summer to pass again so I could give it a try.
A quick Google search lead me to this video. I watched it twice thinking I must have missed a step. Nope! It’s that easy.
Line your designated container with a few inches/centimeters of marbles or pebbles.
Nestle your bulbs into the filler, roots facing down.
Add a few more pebbles to hold your bulbs in place.
Add water to the top of the gravel and enjoy.
I took these photos a week ago and the greens are already six inches (15 centimeters)long.
Stay tuned for pics as soon as they bloom.