Thursday, January 14, 2016

A BREATH OF SPRING

Paper White Narcissus

The Paper White bulbs that I planted before Christmas bloomed a week or two ago. They are a perennial favorite of mine as far as forced bulbs go. Their bright white flowers aren't as showy as the Amaryllis, another popular winter indoor forced bulb. Instead, Paper Whites announce their presence with a quiet, pleasant fragrance that I especially enjoy after the heavy scent of fir and pine of the Christmas season.

In the Language of Flowers, Paper White means egotism, formality, and stay as sweet as you are.