Paperwhites in tall glass amaryllis vases did not do as well as I'd hoped.
They grew as tall as these in a cache-pot lined with a plastic tub.
These got morning sun for a brief period every day.
I think the secret is light. These were in the greenhouse with
good light daily. The blooms are fatter and longer lasting.
These experienced hot days and cool nights.
It's my fault the hyacinths did not bloom for Christmas.
No real problem, they'll be a delight in the dreary cold
days of January. Next year I'll chill them earlier.
These hyacinths are planted in potting soil. The ones behind are in
stones and water in a square ceramic container.
Five hyacinths are in pinch-neck frosted hyacinth vases.
Placed in a north window, they're filling the vases with roots.
After the hyacinths are done, we'll have tulips to look forward
perhaps for Valentine's Day. Queen of Night, the darkest purple.
Firecracker Fern and Alyssum hang over the pot; those are not weeds.
There are two pots of six tulips each, one in clay pot, one in plastic
pot as an experiment. They were chilled in the pots in an extra
refrigerator. The clay pot is first to show signs of growth.
I poked around in the plastic pot to make sure the bulbs are still firm.
There's a root coming out the bottom, too.
The bonus to paperwhites and hyacinths is fragrance.
Secrets of a Seedscatterer