Paperwhites, Revisited

paperwhite4So, remember how excited I was about my paperwhites, a few weeks ago? Everything has been so brown outside for so long, and I was desperate to see something growing and alive and beautiful!

paperwhites5Well, my bulb experiment was a success, and these flowers bloomed incredibly beautifully! Unfortunately, they stink, so much. The smell got so bad that first, I had to hide them in a guest bedroom so they could fully bloom, and then I had to throw them out entirely. The scent was awful- an unlikely combination of dog pee and electrical burning.

 

paperwhites3But, while they lasted, they certainly looked lovely! Maybe next time I need flowers, I stick to the grocery store variety…