Join us for a morning of potting up paperwhites for the holidays.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Loose Park Garden Center
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
(located within Loose Park at 51st and Wornall)
$20 (Gardeners Connect Members receive a $5 discount.)
Learn a few tricks from people who for decades have celebrated the holidays by planting paperwhites, like how to keep your paperwhites from being tall and floppy.
This is a hands-on workshop with materials provided to take home a pot of paperwhites. This includes a pot, 5 bulbs and soil mix and also Gardeners Connect will provide a soup luncheon.
The cost for this event is $20 with Gardeners Connect members receiving a $5 discount.
Sign up online below or mail a check made out to Gardeners Connect to 6911 NW Blair Road, Parkville, MO 64152. Please include a note with the mailed check that this is for the paperwhites workshop and specify which paperwhite bulbs you prefer.
Paperwhites Are Not Always White.
We have chosen the paperwhite bulbs for our planting party, ‘Grand Soleil D’or.’
‘Grand Soleil D’or’ has beautifully formed, golden yellow petals with an orange cup. It has a wonderful, delicate, sweet fragrance.
The bulbs of are super premium sized 17+ cm bulbs. Each bulb of will produce three or more stems per bulb and each stem will have five or more flowers.
Due to massive crop failures in the Netherlands, we were only able to secure one bulb choice this year. We hope you will venture something new for a holiday tradition.
Paperwhites can be planted in almost any container, from ones with drainage holes like flower pots to containers without drainage holes, which are often preferred as they provide a reservoir of water to keep your plants from drying out between watering and keep any surfaces you place them on dry. All you need is 3-4 inches of depth for the roots to anchor in and keep your plants upright. Bowls, vases, even that old gravy boat you never use all make good planting containers.
Plant up paperwhites to give to family and friends as gifts. A pot will brighten anyone’s day. Even think about tailoring the planter to the recipient. A candy dish filled with bulbs for that sweet tooth you know or how about a pint beer glass from your favorite local Kansas City brewery planted with even a single bulb. We know quite a few people that would enjoy the sentiment of a crazy gardener that plants up everything.
Join us at the paperwhite planting party for homemade soup, garden banter and lots and lots of paperwhites, plant a few and let them brighten the bleak days of winter for you.