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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Paperwhite Progress.



Thanks for all your comments on my new chair! It really fits in well with the room and I'm very happy with it. Today, I thought I'd share the progress on my paperwhites. I few people had emailed me wondering how quickly they were growing and what I thought of their odor. So here they are!

It was my first time growing them and I was surprised just how easy they were. They seemed to sprout right away and within a couple of weeks I have long stalks 12 to 14 inches long with delicate little white flowers blooming.

The bad news? They really do smell horrendous. It's a little bit like a strong permanent marker. At first, I would notice the odor when I sat along side them, now I can smell them as soon as I come into the room. It's terrible enough, that I doubt I will plant them again next year. 

Strange how something so pretty, smells so terrible.. I started more a couple a weeks after these so that they would be blooming at Christmas time. They are starting to grow.. looks like the odor is going to be around a little bit longer!

Speaking of paperwhites, I have the paint color for my kitchen narrowed down to two colors from Benjamin Moore. I can't seem to decide because as the light changes through the day, I keep changing my mind. I'm after a barely there grey color.

Intense White:
Source: houzz.com via Amy on Pinterest

Paper White

They look a little purple on the screen. Wondering is any of you have used these colors in your home? Lately, I've been thinking I should just go white.. argh.. it's so hard to decide!

18 comments:

  1. My vote is for Intense White! We have it in our bedroom (duvet and roman shades are grey)...I love it! I thought about white, but it would have been too stark. Intense White is perfectly barely-grey.

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  2. Oh no! I've got sprouts coming up, about to bloom. I kept hearing how wonderful they smell so I was totally looking forward to having them around. If they're horrible, I guess they'll become the perfect gift for that person I never know what to buy. ha!

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  3. I found non-scented paperwhite bulbs this year. You may want to check around for them. Some like the scent, others don't.

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  4. I'm doing mine this week. I did it for the first time last year and totally fell in love. Easy and pretty. That's my kind of plant:) Yours are lovely!

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  5. My paperwhites are just beginning to bloom. I had no idea they smell bad, not looking forward to that! But they sure are pretty.

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  6. Choosing paint colours is SO stressful. Sorry I can't help you out as I'm not familiar with either colour. Good luck! I'm sure you'll make a good choice.

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