January is for Paperwhites

As the calendar rolls over to a new year and I’m putting the house back together from the holidays, I begin my own personal ritual of potting paperwhites. Typically I buy a few dozen of them for gifts and keep my own stash stored away to enjoy come January when it’s bleak outside and there’s no competition for my attention.

This year’s blooms were stellar. I love having alllllll the nature in full view so I use clear vessels to plant the bulbs and small rocks to anchor them.

This year I expanded and created a little window garden on a restaurant prep table covered with a drop cloth. It’s a serene little space that I find myself puttering around during the day. There’s nothing fancy or overwhelming growing here, just clips from my outdoor pots. I like to keep it simple.

I keep my Japanese clippers, plant mister and plenty of vessels and cloches all piled up and happy here. Ordinary pansy’s from the garden center are a good fit for little bud vases and last about a week in fresh water indoors.

Clear a space and create your own little window garden. It’s such a rewarding and easy little gift to yourself. Especially if you work from home.