Sunday, March 1, 2009

Paper Whites

Paper Whites! I was in a florist shop in Minneapolis with Brian, after our London trip. We were getting the oil changed on his car, and while waiting, wandered over to the florist shop. There was a bucket of mysterious bulbs, $1 each, and the clerk explained that all I'd have to do is drop them in water, and they'd grow. Even during the long, dreaded, ND winter. So I did, and about 10 days later, this is how they looked:

And now, a week after that, here they are:



Such a nice contrast to how it looks outside my window. (See blog header!)

21 comments:

Becky said...

I think I need some of these too since we're going to get another foot of snow tonight. I love that stripey background--is it a curtain? It's pretty.

Diana said...

oh yes definetly a big diffrence from what it looks like outside!

janett said...

Oh wow, those are cool! I manage to kill everything plant I've ever owned!

Nicki, said...

What a wonderful winter pick-me-up. Neat stuff!

Jena Photography said...

Beautiful flowers. TFS!

Christy said...

What beautiful pictures and flowers. Totally worth $1 for the bulbs!

~Jenn H~ said...

Beautiful shot-love the last one!!

Reds said...

Wow! Makes me wish for Spring!! How fun!!

pat said...

Gorgeous--I love how they burst forth with little or no encouragment. Cool background, too!

Jason said...

Looks great, colors this time of year are so nice!

CindyTykie said...

Those are very pretty!

Beth said...

Those are beautiful! So crisp and white!

Beth said...

Those are beautiful! So crisp and white!

Suzy said...

gorgeous! Drop them into water hu? I think I've found something I can actually grow! Great shots!

Michelle said...

those are lovely! how fun to grow something that easily. and a lovely contrast to your weather for sure.

Lou said...

Those are like a breath of fresh (warm!) air.

Mandy said...

WOW...those are gorgeous. How can you go wrong for a $1! They are so gorgeous and your photos are so sharp.

Jess said...

Ooh, those are sooo pretty! I need some low-maintenance flowers like that!

Jeanne said...

WOW! Those sure are pretty! How wonderful you can get a taste of Spring in the midst of your ND winter. Love the stripes in the background too!

Bobbi said...

Those are so pretty. I guarantee if I had bought them they would be dead w/in a day.

--sme said...

How lovely! And sooooo very needed this time of year!