Monday, October 31, 2011

my beautiful paperwhites from trader joe's

It was a snowy morning in October. I woke up to beautiful paperwhites abloom in my milk glass vase. I bought my paperwhites at Trader Joe's for only $4.99. I'm going to buy some more and add them to my milk glass and let them bloom all winter long.
*A blooming tip: Last year's article in Yankee Magazine said to add a 1/2 shot glass of gin to a cup of water when they are up about 3". It will stunt their growth and make them not "as leggy."

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip....I've always wondered what the 'secret' is for shorter stems.
    Happy Holidays,
    Susie

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  2. Adding gin to anything is usually a win-win! Beautiful flowers!!

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  3. OOH I like that idea blooming flowers all winter! I will have to check out my Trader Joe's and see if they have any.

    :-} Hugs
    Lorraine

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  4. Beautiful..I love paperwhites and I love Trader Joe's..it looks so lovely in the window with the snow in the back..I think we are in for one heck of a winter...Brrr!!!
    Have a great weekend Alyssa...

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  5. I'm a huge Trader Joe's fan. They have the best food and flowers and great prices. Your flowers look gorgeous with the snow. Absolutely gorgeous! Is the snow still there?

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  6. Love paper whites. great tip.
    Laura

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I read every sweet comment and thank you for enjoying boston bee. health, love, creativity, and happiness to you ;)Alyssa