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Winter Paperwhites

In a planting inspired by snowy landscapes, paperwhites pop in birch pots.

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015

Introduction

Use a plastic dish with a circumference slightly smaller than that of the exterior pot.

materials

  • Plastic dish

  • Pebbles

  • Wire, 24 or 30 gauge

  • Masking tape

steps

  1. Fill dish with pebbles and bulbs, following bulb package instructions. Add water. Allow to bloom, 4 to 6 weeks.

  2. Hook glass icicles around pot with wire. Affix to inside of pot with masking tape.

  3. Fill pot with bubble packaging so dish can rest just below edge.

  4. Place dish with sprouted bulbs on top of bubble packaging.

  5. Spritz moss with water. (It will expand like a sponge.) Mound it to cover bubble packaging. Place in a sunny spot.

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