The paperwhites are in bloom by
I order the bulbs early
until just after Christmas
Then I put them in the bulb bowls
and bulb pots.
and by mid January
through mid February
their bright white blooms
fill the house with the promise of Spring.
And in the order of the bulbs . . .
the paperwhites come first
Then the hyacinths
Then the outside bulbs!
This year the hyacinths beat the paperwhites by a good two weeks!
My first package, once planted, sat and sat
Not one green sprout did they sprout!
I called the company and they replaced them.
But I was at least a couple of weeks behind by that time.
Once the replacements arrived, I planted them
And they sat and sat.
I was thinking, perhaps, that this year, the bulb crop was a "dud"
But, finally, they sprouted
But instead of growing by leaps and bounds
Not inches per day
But centimeters per week.
Finally, this week
They were showing some of that
leaps and bounds spirit
As their leaves would almost grow as we watched them.
I found this plant in bloom.
It has pride of place on the breakfast room table.
And finally, the aroma of paperwhites scent the room.
It's Seasonal Sunday and I'm sharing my paperwhites with The Tablescaper.