Wednesday, November 28, 2012

~Planting Bulbs~

I'm finally getting started on my Christmas decorating.  I usually wait til the first of December because I like to leave everything out until after New Years and the greens get so dried out in our house with wood heat.  I did however pick up a wreath at Home Depot last week and received another from my sisiter, so that got me in the mood.  Not to mention all the inspiration going on in blogland right now.

I spent this morning planting some bulbs to force inside.  I usually plant paperwhites and white hyacinths every year to spread around my home and like to plant them a week or so apart so I have blooms throughout the month and even sometimes into January.  I waited a little longer this year than normal because I really like the look of the bulbs barely opening with all my other decor.  Enjoy! xoxo K. 

My wreath is just leaning on my bottle drying rack in these photos til I figure how to hang it and it looks kinda big for this chalkboard so I might end up hanging it from the window above my windowseat instead.  

Ironstone is my favorite to plant these bulbs in, but this year I thought I'd try some in these zinc pots nesteled in a tote that will sit on my dining room table filled with greens.
 

23 comments:

  1. I hear ya, I would love to use real garlands and wreaths to decorate with but it is so dry here that even the selection in the shops were all dried out already.
    Plus my allergies are too sensitive for real.

    Good luck with all your decorating, have fun :)
    Amy

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  2. Kathleen I love that wreath up against that chalkboard.I know it is not attached yet but it still looks pretty.Love the green against the black.Love those sweet zinc pots.I have a few of those too.But I love the idea of planting these inside.Maybe I will try that next year.Your home looks beautiful as always!I always love visiting your blog!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. I just got some paper white bulbs yesterday, and was wondering what I would put them in...thanks for giving me the idea of putting them in ironstone!! That's on my to do list for tomorrow!! Love your wreath. It will look fabulous no matter where you put it in your gorgeous home, Kathleen!

    I just love the holiday season! And I am enjoying all the inspiration in blogland, too!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  4. Oh I love your choice for pots! I love live greens and plants at Christmas. They'll be gorgeous! I enjoyed your beautiful Thanksgiving table too. Love that transferware piece you used for flowers!

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  5. I planted my first bulbs this year, paper whites. I like how you put them in the zink pots and the old wooden tool box, I might do that. Thanks for the inspiration..

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  6. I always love you pictures. It's so nice to see you blogging again. I love your posts. I'm trying to get back to posting more often myself.

    Take care. . .

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  7. Hey girl. Love the wreath! I bought a fresh one at Wal Mart this week and love it.

    Have fun decorating!

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  8. This is so gorgeous and simplistic. I love that.

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  9. When I think of those bulbs, I can already smell the flowers.


    Sarina

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  10. Can't wait to see them in full bloom, I always say that I'm going to plant some and then never do. I get side tracked and then by the time I think to do them it's spring time.. have a good rest for the week.

    Pattie

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  11. I'm so excited...going to go get my bulbs today..I have to go 100 miles..can you believe that???

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  12. Hi - thanks for reminding me that I have to do this. i didn't last year and I really missed the beauty of it (and smell...especially from the hyacinths!). Love your ironstone and the zinc posts - great idea. Lovely visuals...very dreamy.

    I had visited your blog several times but today I was reminded to come over again via My Shabby Creekside Cottage (love her blog as well!).

    OK - have to go shopping!

    Linda

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  13. I love the bulbs. This is my favorite thing to do also. I also like to plant a few in existing pots at my front door. They look so pretty and last quite a while. What do you use to force them indoors. I know you can use just plain rocks, but was wondering if there was anything under the white rocks you used. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season.

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  14. Love this idea! I have never tried it, and have always thought to, guess I'll have to give it a try! I too have just started the decorating for the Season/Holiday. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Julie

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  15. oh wow this looks so cool! you have a duchamp piece in your house, huh? ;) love having hyacinths around too

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  16. Ion paperwhites are so beautiful. I always adore your posts.

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  17. How fun! I did a post about forcing bulbs a couple weeks ago! So fun! Mine are coming up and I'm showing the progress. If you have a second, check my recent blog post :)

    leslie
    www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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  18. Your home is going to look so pretty with all those flowers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and have fun decking the halls.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. I need to plant some too! Love these pics...as always, your house is patina perfect!

    ♥Linsey

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  20. wonderful photos, Kathleen! paperwhites are one of my favorite things!

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  21. Yes I think WE ARE on the same page Kathleen : ) I love getting peek into your house. I loved your Thanksgiving tablescape. Beautiful!!!
    sending hugs...

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  22. Kathleen, Your paperwhites look so pretty. Putting them in ironstone is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jody

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  23. I love the bulbs! But your whites make everything so elegant!

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