Friday, February 19, 2010

Paperwhites To the Rescue

Paperwhites are wonderful bulbs that do well in the Deep South.  They have an interesting fragrance that I don't particularly love.  However, at this time of year they are some of the only things in bloom - especially this year of the extra cold weather (for the South.)  I see them blooming all over abandoned yards and thriving on neglect.  The ones in this picture are some extra bulbs that I just threw into a pot I had lying around.  With no care at all they are cheerfully providing happy color in a sea of brown out in my yard.  Talk about just what the doctor ordered for this time of year.  Plant you some.

1 comment:

NellJean said...

Some of the more tender tazettas formed foliage but didn't send up buds here. After the freezes, the foliage kind of folded. I did have paperwhite blossoms in one protected spot.

You are in just a smidge warmer climate than I am, I believe. We do have regular daffodils opening now.