It’s time for forcing bulbs for Christmas blooms. Paperwhites are one of my favorites and they are the quickest to bloom. Hyacinths and Amaryllis take longer; however, you may be able to find them pre-planted at your local nursery. If so you just need to find a pretty container for them.
I love the white blooms. They are a nice contrast to winter evergreens and pinecones. The Hyacinths and Amaryllis come in other colors but I am partial to white.
These photos will inspire you to visit your local nursery for some bulbs so you can have some fresh blooms for Christmas.
If you are looking for a unique hostess gift for Thanksgiving, plant some bulbs in a pretty container for your host. They will enjoy watching the flowers grow and bloom throughout the holiday season.
Paperwhites grow so fast. Sometimes they can get a little leggy. I love how these were wrapped in a pretty satin ribbon to keep them standing erect.
Add some miniature ornaments to your pot for some extra sparkle.
You can also add winter pinecones your pot for a decorative touch.
This calendar will help you to time the blooms for your paperwhites.
Hyacinths are very fragrant and don’t grow near as tall as paperwhites.
You can find single vases for forcing bulbs such as the ones below.
Pine cones and moss surround this beautiful planter of hyacinths.
Following is a chart that will help you plan your planting of hyacinths.
Amaryllis are tall like paperwhites but have a much sturdier stem and larger bloom.
Your containers do not have to be Christmas colors. I love the white blooms against the blue and white pot.
Following is a forcing calendar for Amaryllis.
For additional information on how to plant your bulbs, visit Empress of Dirt.
Do you like to incorporate flowering bulbs into your holiday decorating? If so which is your favorite?
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