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: 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!


  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.

  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!


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

  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!

  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.

  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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