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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