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December 5, 2012

Paperwhites and Christmas

Narcisuss Papyraceus- 
a/k/a Paperwhites
They seem to be a favorite flower to 
plant and have bloom at Christmas time!
Mixed with red they are spectacular!

This photo is from January 2011 when
my Paperwhites were blooming.
It seemed as though the tall stems 
had found each other and 
were gracefully hugging.

This year I tried a new idea. 
I have this handled box that was sitting around with 
three glass jars in it. 
While staring at the bulbs at the 
store it came to me to use the jars for them.
I put a dressing of some artificial greens around the jars 
to give it a little more body.

I layered moss and stones around the bulbs

They're growing but it will be a few weeks before I see flowers.  

In the corner by my sink I've relocated the Christmas Cactus and wrapped the pot with some burlap and satin ribbons.

The flowers are pretty and I'm pleased to see more buds coming!

I've dressed my window with this Church 
and a small village like piece that lights up too.  The Church has little lights and the tree spins.  It has a manger on the left, carolers and the Christmas tree.  It's fun to watch while it's on.

I want to thank-you for following me 
these past 2+ years that I've
been doing this garden blog.

I'll come back and show you the 
flowers in my handled 
box once they are blooming!

In the meantime I want to wish you a
Merry Christmas to all!

I will be joining
Rose Vignettes blog for


  1. That will be lovely with the Paperwhites in it. My mom had a box similar to that.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Liz, you always have the best ideas! I can't wait to see the flowers when they bloom! Your plants and flowers always look so great!

  3. I love the idea of your bulbs in the tool box! I think I am going to try and remember that for next year. Very CLEVER! :) Your home looks so pretty. Just love it! :)

    Thank you so much for linking to FCF!!! You know I appreciate you. :)

  4. I've started some paperwhites from bulbs for the first time this year. They are almost ready to bloom! I also love Christmas cacti. I want to buy one for our home.

    Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
    Ricki Jill

  5. Good Morning Liz!
    I just wanted to let you know that I featured you this morning from FCF.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Liz I love what you have done with these plants...I have been inspired and I look forward to seeing how your other flowers bloom.

  7. Liz it is all so pretty,I would love to see your little church lit up. We can get those here but they are terribly expensive. One day I will treat myself. Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you have a safe,healthy happy New Year. xx jeanetteann

  8. Liz,

    You are going to have so many wonderful blooms over the next several weeks! Your wooden box is so pretty with the jars.

  9. I'm kicking myself for not having picked up some paperwhites this winter. They are such pretty flowers and I like the fragrance.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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