Thursday, December 3, 2009


Paperwhite narcissus are a popular bulb for holiday decorating, but one of their faults is that they can get floppy. A sure fire remedy for floppy paperwhites is a stiff drink. While a stiff drink makes me giggly and floppy, it has just the opposite effect on paperwhites. They stand up tall and straight when they share a cocktail with you. They are cheap drunks as you don't need the expensive stuff. Just plant your bulbs as usual and water...the plain stuff...until green shoots are about 1 to 2 inches tall. At that point begin hydrating with a solution of water and liquor about 1 part liquor to 7 parts water. If you need scientific research to convince you, check out this website. Cheers to you and your paperwhites...hic! Mom

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