Sunday, March 29, 2015


I "planted" some paperwhite bulbs in a bowl of SHINY glass stones today.  We do this normally between Thanksgiving and Christmas but somehow a package of bulbs got tucked away out of sight in the basement refrigerator and were recently found and since I still had the bowl of clear marbles in the kitchen, I stripped the paper husks off the bulbs and set them in it adding a layer of the blue stones on top for some spring color.  Then I mixed just a little white vinegar with water and added that to the bowl just barely touching the bottom of the bulbs.  The vinegar is supposed to keep the paperwhites from getting too tall and straggly.  I don't think we'll have flowers in time for Easter, but flowers anytime is always a good thing.

Yesterday HWNSNBP and I went on a little adventure visiting some fun places and I indulged myself in some pre-birthday purchases.  I picked up this little succulent and flower pot at the Great Swamp Nursery and since I was making a mess with the bulbs I made an even bigger one potting this up today.

Just to give you an idea of the size of the plant I put a quarter on top of it.

I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it at home on my windowsill or take it to work for my desk.

While I was doing this there was a lot of squawking going on in the other room.  Kirby was preening himself and that feather got stuck to his lower beak.  He just looked so funny parading around the top of the cage with it hanging there I just had to take his picture.  He doesn't look too happy does he?


  1. Love the photo of Kirby!
    And the bulbs. Paperwhites are a treat at any time. I've never heard the vinegar tip before.

  2. I did not know that about adding a little vinegar to a plant.
    Kirby looks like he grew a white beard.....LOL

  3. Paperwhites are always fun to plant in pepples and watch grow.
    I've be buying and planting succulents lately, too.
    I have several lined up on a sunny window sill.
    Happy Easter, Lorraine!


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