My goodness, I have a mind like a sieve. I totally forgot about the paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta ‘Ziva’) that I moved into the garage when temperatures plummeted last week. When I came across them yesterday, still hidden in the shadows, they had grown leggy and their flowers were flopping all over the place. Luckily, however, I found the two pots of bulbs just in time for my annual collards and wine party scheduled for last evening. After cutting several big handfuls of Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ (also called gold dust) and pushing the branches into the soil around the paperwhites to keep their blooms corralled, they made the PERFECT welcome committee.
As a bonus, here is a quick look at my Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day subject, Hippeastrum ‘Stardust’, which is just beginning to show its pretty face this morning.