On days like this, it’s lovely to have bulbs blooming all over my house–in fact, that’s why I do it!

Remember back in November when I started all the bulbs in vases of water? It was the weekend before Thanksgiving for those who missed that post or who are new to following me (so that would have been November 17/18, 2018–you need to plan ahead for these moments!)


At that point, I said that it would take 6-8 weeks for the smaller bulbs to bloom and perhaps a bit longer for the larger bulbs to bloom.


I was right on target for the smaller bulbs. The larger bulbs are faster than I expected-hooray!


Here are the paperwhite ‘Ziva’ It’s lovely to have their fragrance in the house too. Tying them up with the ribbon seems to concentrate the fragrance (if you’re better with ribbon than I am, you can make a nice bow).

I’ve recently started the last of my amaryllis. Let’s hope they surprise me with their speed too!

2 thoughts on “Contrast

  1. tonytomeo February 21, 2019 / 10:12 am

    I talked about doing this at work, but never did. We got some amaryllis, but gave them away because they were too pretty for us.

  2. gardendaze February 21, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    Too pretty for you? Or too pretty for your work sites? I’ve never really thought of amaryllis as “too pretty” before. What a concept. Up here in the frozen north, it’s one more way to get through winter–especially one that’s been mostly ice this year!


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