Sweet Winter Paperwhites Ring in a Happy New Year !!

Every year I force paper whites during the Thanksgiving weekend so I have a bouquet of fragrant winter beauties blooming in time for the Christmas holiday.

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The bud is exquisite and a true miracle in itself. It is simply amazing to me how any bulb can produce a flower.

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These smiling paper whites are a member of the narcissus family, which includes daffodils and jonquils, the first flowers we will see in the spring. For instructions on planting this arrangement see my post from last year below. Happy New Year to everyone !! http://www.pbgarden.com/paperwhites/