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1. Fill your container with a few inches of pebbles or dirt. Use bagged potting soil, or just go outside and scoop some pebbles and soil from your backyard.
2. Nestle the bulbs into the pebbles/dirt with the tips facing up.
3. Place a few pebbles/some dirt around to keep the bulbs in place. It's okay to place them tightly together. It'll help hold them up straight, and they look beautiful in bunches.
4. Add water, stopping just short of the bottom of the bulb. If the bulbs sit in water, the bulbs may rot. If using dirt, water enough to dampen the soil.
5. Place container in a cool (50 degrees or so) dark place until roots begin to form. My paperwhites took 10-14 days. Tulips may take up to 10 weeks. Keep adding water as necessary, filling to just below the bulb, or until the soil is completely damp.
Once the roots take hold, bring the container into a warmer room and place in the sunlight. When the paperwhites begin to bloom, move them to indirect sun. This will help the flowers last longer. The tulips will bloom beautifully with direct sunlight.
I used two of the containers on the buffet in my dining room. They should look like this after spending a week or two in the house. It's amazing how quickly they grow!
Paperwhites are part of the centerpiece for this stunning table. Because this is so easy to do, you can plan to do this anytime during the winter months bringing a beautiful, organic element to your table.
These potted bulbs also make for a nice gift, or a fun activity for your children. I hope you will give this easy, budget friendly project a try in your own home.
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