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How to plant paperwhites

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Planting paperwhite bulbs are the perfect way to brighten up your home for the holidays? Paperwhites make an amazing fragrance and a burst of classic holiday style.

If you want to know how to plant paperwhites indoors, just follow the directions below.  Paperwhite planting is perfec for the holidays. 

planting paperwhites
1. You'll need only the bare essentials for growing paperwhites. Select a terra cotta pot or shallow dish, and fill with a well-draining potting soil. A 6- to 8-inch pot will hold eight paperwhites.

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2. Bury the bulbs, nose up, in the soil. (You can also force paperwhites in water using pebbles as the base.) Place the bulbs a pencil-width apart on top of the soil, then gently press each bulb into the soil or pebbles.

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3. Once the bulbs are positioned, add additional soil around the base of each bulb until only the shoulders are visible above the soil.



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4. Water thoroughly, then keep soil evenly moist. If you're growing them on pebbles instead of soil, add water until it reaches the bases of the bulbs. Then place the pot in a cool, bright area where temperatures stay above freezing. When the stems are 2 to 3 inches tall, move the pot to a bright window. Keep the bulbs well watered and you'll be able to enjoy their fragrant blooms in six weeks or less.

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Paperwhites, how-to, how to plant paperwhites, Bulbs, holiday decorating

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