Paperwhites…Transformed into Something New!

Paperwhites…Transformed into Something New!featured

Happy New Year!  We were gone for 9 days, skiing on Mt. Hood.  (See my instagram for some photos).  I was delighted to come home to blooming paperwhites!  I first planted these on December 12, and I previously made a Christmas-inspired arrangement in my post “Indoor Gardening: Paperwhites (When the Weather Outside is Frightful..)”.  They are fragrant (similar to Jasmine), and tall.  These took about 3 weeks to bloom from bulbs that had just started their growth when purchased.Paperwhite Arrangement

Here is how to transform that Christmas arrangement into a fresh new look for January:

Simply move your containers to a pretty basket.Paperwhite Arrangement

Cover with moss.  I use sustainable moss grown in the Pacific Northwest.  I don’t recall where I purchased it—probably a plant nursery, perhaps Fred Meyer.Paperwhite ArrangementPaperwhite Arrangement

Uh oh!!!  Some of those paperwhites are droopy!Paperwhite Arrangement

No problem.  Cinch them gently together with a ribbon.  We ate panettone at Christmas, and it came with this ribbon, which I saved.  I recycled/repurposed it here.Paperwhite ArrangementPaperwhite Arrangement

Voila!  Lovely and fresh for the New Year.  Enjoy!Paperwhite ArrangementPaperwhite Arrangement

 

 

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Stephanie Koski

Stephanie is a retired physician, mother to three boys, and an avid gardener with many hobbies and interests. She lives outside of Salem, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley. Stephanie does all of the photography and writing for this website, and all content is original and copyrighted.

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