Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A lovely little surprise ~

Last summer I redesigned the border under my deck, reducing the planting area and expanding the adjacent gravel area. I thought that I had removed all of the plants but this group of Paperwhites somehow got overlooked. At first I wasn't sure exactly what they were, but here they are a lovely little surprise, surrounded by gravel with absolutely no care, blooming right outside my back door  just in time for the holiday.
 
 
I have never tried to force Paperwhites because they bloom so readily in the garden this time of year and I have quite a few planted in various places, but it would be nice to have potted ones in the house, so next year they will be a first on my list and now I must start collecting interesting containers to put them in...that should be fun!
 
Thank you for visiting.
 
Joyeux Noël
 

6 comments:

  1. I love the paper whites. My son gave me a package of them about 5 years ago and now I have tons - I should separate them and plant some else where. Mine have already finished blooming for this year. Your right they don't require much care.
    Mary

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  2. I adore paperwhites.They are my favorite flower.
    Dottie

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  3. Your paperwhites are such a wonderful surprise! They remind me of my grandmother who always forced flowers during the winter months in our snowy MI.

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  4. What a nice surprise! Paperwhites are my favourite Christmas flowers. I just love their spicy fragrance.

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