In November of 2011 I was gearing up for the ferocious and mighty Virginia Winter. Winter with a capital W. It generally deserves it. I was doing projects like mad, (err…projects. What are those? Someone inspire me.), planting bulbs so that I would have hope for spring, and bringing lots of greenery inside to calm my soul.
And I bought a bunch of paperwhite bulbs to bring me the endless joy that comes with having fresh flowers . And left them in the closet for months. I’d see them, feel guilty, and shut the door. Why? Oh didn’t really have a gorgeous bowl for them to rest in. Or beautiful rocks for them to abide in.
Then I saw this blog showing her freshly planted paperwhites and was like. What in the world are those doing in the closet.
Out they came.
I grabbed the bowl from on top of the microwave and some rocks from the driveway.
One of the better decisions I’ve made.
I planted the bulbs on a Tuesday, January 17th, and one week later, they looked like this.
Five days later I got my first bloom.
Three days later…
And as I was studying her blooms four days later, I discovered that she even sparkles.
They just celebrated their third anniversary today and are continuing to thrive.
I’d highly recommend getting yourself aquainted with a bunch.
They’ll make you smile.