I filled the tea cups and a sugar and creamer with Paperwhite bulbs, saved for planting in January rather than the traditional month of December.
Ideal to chase away the winter blues for me, when the house is bare of Christmas greenery, and a reminder of the promise of spring.
Paperwhites are easy to grow with nothing more than small stones to anchor the roots (I use pea gravel, $3 a large bag from Lowe’s) and water. Add water just until the level reaches just below the base of the bulbs. The bulbs will bloom in 4 – 6 weeks, perfect timing for the dreary month of February when the gardening season is still a couple of months away.
You can find more about growing Paperwhite Narcissus here.