It’s a Paperwhite Party!

Paperwhite Party
Paperwhite Party

Our Paperwhites Planting Party has become a tradition for Gardeners Connect, and we would like you to join us.

However, the location has changed.

Trailside Center
Trailside Center

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
Trailside Center
9901 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131.

Join us at the Paperwhites 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. Plant extras as gifts.

This is a hands-on workshop with materials provided to take home a pot of paperwhites.

The cost for this event is $20, with Gardeners Connect members receiving a $5 discount. This includes a pot, five bulbs and soil mix, and also Gardeners Connect will provide a soup luncheon.

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.

Participants may purchase extra pots and bulbs online or at the event. You may also bring your own pots.

Paperwhites, Amaryllis and Hyacinths

We will have two paperwhites to choose from.

One, ‘Ziva,’ is fragrant and time-tested.

The other is ‘Inbal,’ which is not fragrant, for those of us who find the scent of paperwhites overwhelming.

These are huge paperwhite bulbs, 7 inches in circumference.

We will have three amaryllis varieties. With amaryllis, top-size bulbs make a huge

Last year a nice-sized group of friends came together to pot up paperwhites with contained mess and share some homemade soup after. Some of the paperwhites went home as holiday decorations of its creator, and some went home as gifts for family, friends and neighbors.difference in terms of performance and flowering. The bulbs we offer are an astounding 13 inches in circumference! These bulbs will give you larger flowers and multiple flower stems. We have had reports of three or more flowering stems per bulb in past years.

  • Amaryllis ‘Dancing Queen’ – Extra-large, double white with broad red brushstrokes on each petal.
  • Amaryllis ‘Gervase’ – Rosy pink petals with white and dark red midribs distinguish this attractive Amaryllis.
  •  Amaryllis ‘Royal Velvet’ – Deep burgundy red, deeper color in the throat with brighter tips to the petals. Each petal looks like it is cut from velvet.

We are also offering hyacinths for forcing. We will be getting you a head start on chilling them so you can enjoy them faster when you most need that spring fix in the dead of winter.

  • Hyacinth ‘Carnegie’ – Pure white fragrant flowers.
  • Hyacinth ‘Royal Navy’ – Double florets in two tone navy blue.
  • Hyacinth ‘Blue Tango’ – Double florets in two tone icy blue.

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