Paperwhites; love ’em or hate ’em, they sure are easy to grow. I just wish they lasted longer. Unfortunately, real paperwhites don’t last that long and the bulbs are not reusable. For the purpose of having Paperwhites all winter, I planted faux ones, with the exact same process as real ones I planted a few weeks ago… here’s a step by step guide on how to make an easy Paperwhite planter.
- Consider your container. I used a vintage porch column base and a plate for my faux flowers, linked here. I used an oversized stoneware bowl for my real Paperwhites, linked here. You could easily use any planter, box, this is a great opportunity to get creative as paperwhites are low maintenance and do not require drainage.
- The great thing about paperwhites is they don’t need any dirt to grow in. I grabbed some rocks and spaced the bulbs accordingly to fit the bulbs in between.
*For my real Paperwhites, I placed the planter in a cool, dark, spot in the house and let the paperwhites grow for two weeks.
- This last step is optional but a great addition. Grab some moss and place it around the paperwhites and enjoy.
Since moving to the farm, each year I have always wanted to get in the habit of growing bulb based plants. Planting them in the late fall and watching them surprise us the following year. We are so lucky to have some amazing tulip fields around us here in West Michigan. But as most of us know, the end of year comes and goes so fast, it is usually too late before I can remember. So this year I am so very excited and happy to get started on the right track. We will plan better this summer and work towards are beautiful little plot of bulb plants like these Paperwhites. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and every day!