What beautiful gifts these would make! Store bulbs in a cool, dark room for 4-6 weeks. Remember to pin this to your Chirstmas or DIY Pinterest board. Fill jar with water until you see it reaching just below the base of the bulb, but no higher! So how then is it done, you ask. That is the cutest idea for a gift. Yvonne I love this gift idea! Beautiful presentation. They’re cute and portable! Yvonne, this is so pretty. Love Patty. I might rinse them before I use them.Hope this helps! I’m an empty nester living with my wonderful husband Bobby at StoneGable. They just need the stones to support their roots and to help hold them upright. When the bulbs arrive, open the bags immediately to allow air to reach the bulbs. Add a tag with instructions…. Gently place upright paperwhite bulbs into the container, pressing them into the stones. Put a few stones or pebbles around and between the bulbs to anchor them in the vase. THE JACQUELINE AND JONATHAN GUEST BEDROOM. Common Problems with Growing Paperwhites, Including Forcing Bloom. Yvonne, that is a charming gift. They look stately grouped with Poinsettias and can be a resplendent flurry-of-white when grouped together. Very cute, Yvonne! Growing paperwhite bulbs for the holiday season is one of my traditions. I think I just found this years gift.These are so lovely. This is a great discovery as it makes paperwhites such a more manageable houseplant and reduces or eliminates the need to stake the … Any container will work. Thanks for the reminder! Place the bulbs in a jar, a flat dish, or a planter. I always start some paperwhites to have for Christmas. 3. It's Jilly)'s profile on Pinterest. And here’s how they look placed in a kitchen arrangement just a few week’s later…. I love the idea of the mason jars. Love this idea! I think I can even do it. For shorter, more stable stems, grow paperwhite bulbs in water with a 5% alcohol concentration. Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G commented, What a lovely gift …and pretty one, too! Well, now I know what I’m going to do in the next couple of days — prep some paper whites for Valentine’s Day! 2. Yvonne, I love the paperwhites in the mason jars; I planted some for the holidays in shells but love this compact little gift idea…. Cover the bulbs with soil so that the tips just barely peek out of the soil. Yea!!!! Pour water into the container until the water covers the rocks. XOXO Have a WONDERFUL weekend:):). Fill the container 1/3 of the way with well-drained potting mix. Yvonne~ What wonderful little hostess or teacher gifts! Paperwhites January 1, 1970. One Cool Thing: Paperwhite Bulbs in Mason Jars 1. In colder climates, paperwhite bulbs are grown indoors for flowers during the winter months. Place each bulb (roots facing downward) on top of the pebbles so the shoot is exposed. For more detailed instructions click HERE. . ½ to ¾ of the bulb should be showing above the stones. Next place a layer of Paperwhite bulbs close to each other with the roots facing down. Paperwhites remind me of Christmas. The premise is that waxed amaryllis bulbs take no care and no water. Paperwhites only need 3-4 inches to grow, so a six inch deep container is plenty! With the use of a jar specifically designed for forcing bulbs in water, you’ll be amazed at just how easy it is to force an amaryllis in water. . Fill ball jar 3/4 full of small stones. I love this idea!!!! So beautiful and a nice gift to give to a friend at christmas. Subscribe to receive updates in your inbox. I have been meaning to get some paperwhites together for me. That’s an awesome idea! Hope this helps. they DO make such a great little gift! I’m gonna have to dress mine up some now. And I certainly have enough mason jars hanging around here to make those. Oh Yvonne this is a stunning Christmas idea! xo. I grew some a couple of years ago and enjoyed them. Fill each mason jar 3/4 full with stones, rocks or gems. I can just imagine how great it looks once the paperwhites bloom. I’m taking the jars to friends tomorrow. The purpose of this to give your bulbs stability and to keep the bulbs to above the water while allowing the roots to stay wet. What a lovely way to give paperwhites as gifts. Position the paperwhite bulb with its pointed end up on top of the stone layer. Place the paperwhite bulb on top of the stones with the tip up. Neighbor Gift Idea: Paperwhites Planted in Mason Jars, I love to share my projects & ideas! Paperwhites are very easy to force in either moist potting soil or water. Thanks for joining the party. This idea made my day!!!!! Yvonne, this is wonderful! I love their smell – I know some people don’t but I do. Plan for three to five bulbs for a 6-inch diameter vase. Thanks for sharing…I’m pinning this, Gail, Great idea! Set the bulbs in a warm, sunny spot, water regularly, and they will flower in a month or so. Paperwhite bulbs can be so eager to grow that you'll see green leaf tips, and that's OK. 2. Best of all, they can be grown in all kinds of fun containers, so the creative possibility are endless. You inspired me today, for this I say thank you from the bottom of my heart! Plant Put a 2-inch layer of small stones, glass pebbles or aquarium gravel in a tall glass vase, canning jar or crystal bowl. Thanks for the instructions — love the Mason jar idea. Such a charming gift! However, Cornell University did a study that adding a 5% alcohol solution to the water will keep the plants one-third shorter. Place the paperwhite bulb on top of the stones with the tip up. This makes such a cute gift. Hi Yvonne, I am back and so happy..really missed blogland!! Great gift idea, too! Thanks for sharing. screw on lids for ball jars. Soon leaves will grow, followed by fragrant white flowers. 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