December 13, 2010

The paperwhites are growing! It’s so nice to see some bright green growth somewhere in this cold and frozen wintertime. This the first time I’ve forced paperwhites indoors, so I got some advice from Beverly and Mom, of course. Beverly suggested a trick to make the green stems shorter so they don’t get flimsy and fall over, put rubbing alcohol in the water! I did that last week once there was some good green growth, but now I’m beginning to think I added too much, because the growing has hit a standstill. I think I’ll pour it out and add fresh water to see if that helps. Garden Guides has some good tips for growing paperwhites, I followed some of these tips and some I did not, so we’ll see how it goes. I hope I have some sweet-smelling white flowers pop out soon!

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