|Paperwhite bulbs.Lucy mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Paperwhite bulbs. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Paperwhites in gravel container. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
You can also take the smaller approach and gather a few jelly and canning jars for a collection of bulbs. Just place a few pieces of gravel in the bottom, fill with a bit of dirt, then add a bulb. I found this idea on Wenderly's site and she recommends not watering right away, but placing the jars with bulbs in a dark place for a few days to encourage root growth, then bringing out the jars, putting in a bit of water and watching the bulbs grow.
|Paperwhite bulbs in jars.Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Daffodil bulbs in pots. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Daffodil pots. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
Christmas is all about new beginnings - a baby, new life for those who believe. And a planter full of the promise of spring will make a wonderful Christmas gift.
Text and images copyright 2011, Lucy Mercer.