Paperwhites and amaryllis are some of the most treasured Christmas blooming plants, adorning our holiday tables and mantels throughout the winter season. However, if you would like to watch these fragrant, bold flowers bloom again, you can prepare to plant them outside in the spring.
Mother Nature Network reports that if you would like to re-use these floral decorations in the spring, you need to grow them in a soil mixture indoors. While most paperwhites' bulbs are sold with a water mixture nourishing them, this will only last them one blooming. Re-pot these plants with a soil mixture and they may be able to thrive outdoors in the spring.
The amaryllis is usually potted in soil, so all you need to do is plant the bulb below the freeze line in a sunny location in your garden. The news source reports that after your bulb has flowered for the holidays, you should cut off the dead flowers and wait until the last frost before making the move to the garden. The poinsettia is the most popular Christmas plant, click the link to learn all about poinsettias.
Knowing you can enjoy your flowers again in the spring makes flower gifts such as Teleflora's Merry Amaryllis that much better.
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