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How To Grow Paperwhites

As a gardener, I often notice myself looking for ways to continue growing and enjoying beautiful blooms deep into the winter months.  The perfect way to do this is by forcing bulbs indoors.  Forcing bulbs is basically when you trick the bulb into flowering by giving it an environment that imitates conditions that naturally occur outdoors.  By giving the bulb these same conditions with warm temperature and sunlight indoors, it stimulates the plant to grow.  This process is very easy to do and has rewarding results!  

Some of the most popular bulbs to force are paperwhites and amaryllis flowers.  With the holiday season upon us, these indoor flowers also make a great addition to your holiday decor.  Adding the gorgeous floral display to a festive centerpiece makes for an eye catching presentation.  Sometimes getting all the supplies around this time of year at your local garden center can prove to be challenging.  Luckily, I'm happy to share that Longfield Gardens offers a wonderful online selection of Winter Bulb Gift Kits that makes forcing bulbs even simpler!  

Paperwhites

In this post, I will be providing simple instructions on how to grow paperwhites. Paperwhite Narcissus is a fast growing ornamental plant that has clusters of fragrant white blooms.  It can bloom as early as 2-3 weeks after planting.  They require a warm and sunny location to flower.  

Longfield Gardens was kind enough to send me their beautifully made and full of rustic charm Wood Slant Windowbox Gift Kit along with 8 paperwhite Narcissus 'ziva' bulbs.  The kit also includes soil and decorative Spanish moss.  When growing paperwhites if you don't have a kit, make sure to have a 3-6 inch deep container of your choice.  You also need some container filler such as potting soil, stones or rocks.  Once you have your supplies, you are ready to get growing!

Wood Slant Windowbox Gift Kit from Longfield Gardens

How To Grow

In Soil-Fill your container almost all the way to the top with the potting soil.  Add some water to the soil to moisten it before adding your bulbs. Then, press the bulbs gently into the soil, root side down with pointed side up.  The bulbs don't need much room to grow, so you can place them relatively close together.  Make sure the tips of your bulbs are peeking slightly out of the soil.  Once the bulbs are in place, give your new plants a healthy drink of water.  Place the container in a cool, sunny location and keep the soil moist.  When watering, avoid pouring water directly over the bulbs to prevent them from becoming moldy. 

In Rocks or Stones-Fill your container  2 to 3 inches with your stone or rocks.  Place the bulbs closely together, root side down with pointed side up on top of your filler.  Add some more of your substrate to hold bulbs in place.  Fill container with water until barely touching the base of the bulbs.  Place the container in a cool, sunny location and maintain water level at base of bulbs.  Make sure your bulbs are not sitting in the water, otherwise they will become moldy. 

Your paperwhite bulbs should be blooming within 4 to 6 weeks!  It's that easy! 

Bulbs beginning to sprout in soil on day 7

Bulbs covered in decorative Spanish moss

Paperwhites on day 14

Paperwhites in full bloom. They began to flower on day 21-Three weeks after being planted!

Watering With Diluted Alcohol: When watering with diluted alcohol such as gin or vodka, make sure it isn't too strong so it won't damage the plant.  Here is a great article from About.com explaining how to do this in further detail.
How To Stunt Paperwhites With A Nip Of Booze

Holiday Bulb Giveaway!

More Bulbs I Have Grown

Have you grown or are currently growing indoor bulbs?  Do you have a favorite bulb you like to grow year after year?  Please tell me all about it or share pictures with me on twitter @thefreckledrose.  I'm always looking for new ideas, as well as any tips and tricks you have picked up along the way!  Thanks so much to Longfield Gardens for providing me with the gorgeous paperwhites I am currently growing as well as the Winter Gift Kit.  Very grateful they are providing this giveaway for one of you lucky readers!  I encourage you all to check out their website and take a look at the wide selection of bulbs they sell, as well as all the helpful information they provide. 

For further information, Longfield Gardens provides these helpful links on their website.  Please click the links below.

-All About Paperwhites

-Guide To Growing Amaryllis & Paperwhites

-Longfield Gardens Blog

*Disclaimer: I received a Winter Garden Kit from Longfield Gardens as well as paperwhite bulbs free of charge.  All opinions are my own, as well as photographs and reviews. I believe in sharing with my readers things that I truly enjoy in hopes of spreading the word of quality garden products to others. 

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Some of the most popular bulbs to force are paperwhites and amaryllis flowers.  With the holiday season upon us, these indoor flowers also make a great addition to your holiday decor.  Adding the gorgeous floral display to a festive centerpiece makes for an eye catching presentation.

 

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232 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna@Gardens Eye View
    November 30, 2015 at 8:43 am

    What a wonderful contest and post filled with so much info…I love to grow paperwhites in winter and cut for vases. Longfield Gardens have some of the best kits…I love the Weave Basket Gift Kit with Amaryllis Sweet Nymph . Many thanks to you and Longfield Gardens for the giveaway!

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      jim zahorian
      December 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      me too.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks Donna! Good luck in the giveaway and don’t forget to check back on December 16th!

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    Ruth
    November 30, 2015 at 10:12 am

    They look stunning! I like the weave basket with evergreen amaryllis.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Ruth! Good luck in the giveaway & check back on December 16th for the results! 🙂

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    Renee Fuller
    November 30, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Love paperwhites and used to have one container for Christmas. After reading this, I definitely have to get some!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      It’s so nice to be able to enjoy them around this time of year!

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    Sandi
    November 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I’ve always wanted to try planting these and after reading your post, I think I’ll try! Love the Cherry Nymphs they offer and the wood planter you used is beautiful! It would be nice to have some beautiful blooms when it’s cold and snowy here in New England. Love the pictures on your blog!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks so much Sandi! Good luck in the giveaway & come check on December 16th to find out if you’re the winner 🙂

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    Eileen
    November 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Hello, your paperwhites and the windowbox are pretty. I would love to enter this giveaway, the winter bulb kit would be my selection.
    Thanks to you and Longwood Gardens.
    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you very much Eileen! Good luck in the giveaway and don’t forget to check back on December 16th when I announce the winner 🙂

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    jen mancheski
    November 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I share my love of the amaryllis with my Grandma. I like the wooden box with the rope handles.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      That is great to hear Jen! It’s so nice to be able to bond with others over something as beautiful as gardening & flowers! Good luck in the giveaway and check back here on December 16th when I announce the winner 🙂

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    Cheryl Ferguson
    November 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    That wood box with the ropes is fabulous looking! That would look perfect in my mom’s house. Add some scilla and I’m sure she’d be thrilled. Wish you were closer so I could take her in person to see your gardens.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      That would make a lovely gift for your mom! I wish you both were closer as well Cheryl. That’s what I love about photography, gives us all the ability to share our gardens around the world 🙂

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    Ashlee N
    November 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I love the twig pot gift kit, and it’d look beautiful with the sweet nymph amaryllis!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Ashlee & don’t forget to come back here on December 16th to see the results!

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    Judith
    November 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I’d love the wood slant windowbox gift kit with the Amaryllis Spartacus

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks for entering Judith! Good luck & pop back here on December 16th when I announce the winner 🙂

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    Cyndi
    November 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I think that the Metal Red Snowflake Gift Kit is beautiful. And I’d like to fill it with Narcissus Tazetta Ziva. Thank you for the opportunity to win … and also the instructions for growing paperwhites in the winter.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Cyndi! Come back here on December 16th to see the results!

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    Maggie
    November 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I would love the metal floral imprinted kit with Apple Blossom amaryllis! 💕

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks so much for entering the giveaway Maggie & good luck! Don’t forget to check back on December 16th to find out the results 🙂

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    John Porter
    November 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    The Amorice amaryllis in the birch round would look great!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway John! Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th when I announce the winner 🙂

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    Karen Bartels
    November 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I would love the Wood box with Rope Handles and a Benfica Amaryllis.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Karen & come back on December 16th to find out the results!

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    The Houseplant Guru
    November 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I would love the Round Birch Gift Kit and would love the Minerva amaryllis with it. This is exciting! Fingers crossed!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks so much for entering Lisa & good luck! Don’t forget to check back on December 16th when I will be announcing the results 🙂

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    Kristin Crouch
    November 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I love the wood box with handles. Paperwhites are so much fun to grow! I live in Canada so I am sure I can’t enter but fun to read your post as its so informative.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Kristin! If I could send it to you myself I would 🙂 Paperwhites really make the holiday season extra special for me every year, so lovely to see them bloom!

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    Margaret Smith
    November 30, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I’d love the Metal Floral Imprint Gift Kit with the Amaryllis Red Lion 28/30cm. These are so beautiful. Love the idea of growing flowers indoors. Thanks for this chance.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Margaret! Come back on December 16th when the results will be announced 🙂

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    Sheryle G
    November 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I would choose the Round Birch Gift Kit with the amaryllis.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      Good luck Sheryle & come back on December 16th to find out if you have won!

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    Jenn Scott
    November 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I love this giveaway!! I like the weave basket with evergreen amaryllis.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Jenn! Come back here on December 16th to see the results 🙂

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    Katie H
    November 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I would pick the wooden box with handles. The bulbs would have to be the scilla maderinesis!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Katie & come check back on December 16th to find out the results 🙂

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    Susanne B.
    November 30, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Angie your blog, as always is beautiful. And such a wonderful giveaway thanks to Longfield Gardens. If picked, the Metal Floral Imprint Gift Kit with Sweet Nymph Amaryllis would be a beautiful addition to our home. Thank you for hosting.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words Susanne! Good luck & check back on December 16th for the results 🙂

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    Stephanie Liske
    December 1, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I like the Shop Weave Basket Gift Kit.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Stephanie! Check back on December 16th to see if you won!

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    Terrie Coleman
    December 1, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Lovely post. Thanks. If chosen, I would pick Paperwhites with the Metal Floral Imprint Gift Kit. I love Paperwhites and haven’t had any in years. Thanks for the opportunity.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you Terrie! Good luck in the giveaway! Come back here on December 16th when I announce the winner 🙂

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    Andi
    December 1, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Oh I would love to give my daughter the window box with paperwhites. This is her first year growing amaryllis bulbs. 🙂

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      That is so sweet! I bet she will enjoy those amaryllis bulbs when they bloom 🙂 Such a rewarding experience! Good luck in the giveaway Andi & don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to find out the results.

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    Erica Arnold
    December 1, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love the red lion amarylis in the wood slant window box! Can these also be planted outdoors?

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Erica! I believe if you live in Zones 9 – 11 you can! They are a tropical bulb native to South America so they need heat. They do well in frost free zones. Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to find out who the winner is 🙂

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    Kelleyn
    December 1, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I love paperwhites in the winter! Such a hopeful flower!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/11/memories-of-thanksgiving.html

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    Amber (@PixiesPocket)
    December 1, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Oooh, the wooden box with rope handles, Amaryllis Red Lion. How gorgeous, I love the dark, deep red bulbs! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway Amber! Come check back here on December 16th when I am announcing the winner 🙂

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    Meg S
    December 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

    These are so beautiful! Would love to do the Wood Box with Handles and some paperwhites. I have to say – I hate the paperwhite smell, but they’re just so pretty and feel like Christmas that I have to grow them every year anyway!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      I totally agree with you Meg! Funny how strong of an opinion people have on the smell paperwhites give off. Seems like you either love em, or hate em! I grow them anyway as well 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway and come back here on December 16th when the winner will be announced.

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    tracy davis
    December 1, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I like the wood slant windowbox gift kit with paperwhites

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Tracy and check back on December 16th to see if you won!

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    Heidi Allen
    December 1, 2015 at 11:29 am

    This website is so beautiful and the lighting in the pictures is perfect!
    I would love to add a round birch and scilla for the centerpiece to my table!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks Heidi! Those kind words me so much 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway and be sure to check back on December 16th to find out the results!

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    Susie Johnson
    December 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love Amaryllis bulbs. One of the reasons I look forward to this season. Longfield Gardens has gorgeous kits. I especially love the vintage look with the French theme.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Same here 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway Susie & check back on December 16th for the results!

  • Reply
    manda
    December 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The wood box with amaryllis

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 13, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Manda. Be sure to check back on December 16th when the winner will be announced!

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    Deborah Wellenstein
    December 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I love the wood box with rope handle, and the evergreen amaryllis bulb.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Deborah! Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th when the winner is announced 🙂

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    Cynthia C
    December 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to grow the Amaryllis Double King

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway Cynthia! Come check here on December 16th to see if you are the winner 🙂

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    Emily Murphy
    December 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway and paperwhite collection! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks, Angie for hosting!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Thank you so much for entering the giveaway Emily! Come check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Alison
    December 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Love your site and the information on growing paperwhites.
    Thank you.

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    Betty Schultz
    December 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    J like the wooden box with the handles and double red amaryllis …thank you for a chance to win this lovely gift.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Thank you for entering the giveaway Betty & good luck! Check back here on December 16th when the winner will be announced 🙂

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    Laura Fugate
    December 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    My favorite is the Wood Box with Rope Handles. It would look great filled with paperwhites.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:19 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Laura & come check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Tari Lawson
    December 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I would pick the Shop Amaryllis Nymph 34/36cm.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Tari & come back on December 16th when I will be announcing the results.

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    Cheli Cuevas
    December 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway! I’m in love with the Woodbox with rope handle! The Nymph Amaryllis would look gorgeous in it!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Thank you for entering Cheli & good luck! Come back here on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    sel
    December 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    love paperwhites! and so easy to grow….Actually, i placed mine on a shallow glass rectamg;e
    serve dish/ The dirt i used was only one inch in depth. Amazing how they grew. When
    they were a good heigth, i criss crossed them so they formed a trellis like look. When the
    flowers bloomed they were not only beautiful, but the treliss formed of the green stems looked
    interesting. Most of the complliments i received were by those that could not believe how
    they grew in the shallow of the dirt. the dish was 32 inches long by eight” wide. So much fun.
    By the way, no need for fertilizer, just good soil…..

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Wow that is amazing Sel, thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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    bettyl-NZ
    December 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the tips. If they turn out like your other flowers, they will be amazing!

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    Ivana Valero
    December 2, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Great info and lovely site! I’d choose the “Wood Box with Handles” kit with the Paperwhites!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:31 am

      Thank you so much Ivana! Good luck in the giveaway and don’t forget to come back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Tammy Lavalle
    December 2, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I would pick the wooden box with amaryllis, please. 🙂

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:32 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Tammy! Come back on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    Kathy Blackwelder
    December 2, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Love the red amaryllis with the wooden box and rope handles. Would look great in my kitchen!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:33 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Kathy! Check back here on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    kara kudro
    December 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I LOVE the wooden box with handles and love the red amaryllis and paperwhites.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Kara & check back on December 16th when the winner will be announced 🙂

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    Ashley C
    December 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I like the wood slant window box and I would pick amaryllis! So fun!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:37 am

      Thank you for entering & good luck 🙂 Check back on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner!

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    mary branham
    December 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I like the wood box with the rope handles. Gorgeous flowers.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:39 am

      Best of luck in the giveaway Mary! Don’t forget to come back on December 16th when the winner is announced 🙂

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    Nancy Smith
    December 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I would love the Metal floral imprint gift kit with Amaryllis. Love these flowers. Thanks for this opportunity.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:40 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Nancy & come check back on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Nancy Kurul
    December 3, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Wood Box with Handles and Paperwhites is what I’d love to grow!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:41 am

      Best of luck in the giveaway Nancy & come check back on December 16th when the winner will be announced!

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    Sarah L
    December 4, 2015 at 4:30 am

    I like the Wood Slant Windowbox Gift Kit with 2 Amaryllis Minerva 34/36cm.
    Thanks for the contest.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:42 am

      Wishing you good luck Sarah & don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to see if you have won!

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    Michelle RamblingWoods
    December 4, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t know anything about bulbs so this is great information for me. The deer ear the flowers we have here that grow from bulbs as soon as they bloom… Michelle

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 12:47 am

      That is definitely a positive when it comes to growing indoors! You don’t have to worry about garden pests or critters 🙂

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    Charlene
    December 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    These look beautiful! I like the weave basket gift kit and the lagoon amaryllis bulbs
    Charlene xo
    The Frugal Fashionista

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Charlene & don’t forget to come back here on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    ChristianaDoucette
    December 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    what a special give away. Flowers during the cold season are so heart warming.

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    Tara
    December 5, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I’m not much of a gardener, but I am trying to teach my kids. They love it! I have always loved these!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      That is awesome that you are teaching them Tara! 🙂

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    December 6, 2015 at 2:55 am

    My favorite is the one you chose, the Paper White bulbs with the wooden box! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway Joscelyn & don’t forget to check back on December 16th to see if you have won! 🙂

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    DeniseinVA
    December 6, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    A very enjoyable post, and I thank you very much for sharing it with Today’s Flowers.

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    Sandy Rees
    December 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I would choose the wood box with wood handles and paper whites if I were lucky enough to win this fun giveaway.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Sandy! Don’t forget to check back on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    Siobhan
    December 7, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I would like the wooden handled book with Exotica. What a cool giveaway!!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:31 am

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway Siobhan! Check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Cheryl @ Pasture Deficit Disorder
    December 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try forcing bulbs! I love the wood box with the rope handle. I think it would be great with paperwhites. 🙂

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:33 am

      It’s so easy and really fun! Good luck & come back here on December 16th when I will be announcing a winner 🙂

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    Kim
    December 8, 2015 at 12:26 am

    This is such a fantastic giveaway Angie!! I love the wooden box with rope and the paperwhites are my favorite! So rustic, simple, and pretty 🙂 Your blog is so beautiful Angie! Glad I found it.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:34 am

      Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 It truly means so much to me! Good luck in the giveaway Kim & check back here on December 16th to see if you have won!

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    Jen McGuinness (@JenMGardens)
    December 8, 2015 at 8:04 am

    The wood slant window box kit looks so pretty with either amaryllis or paper whites! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:36 am

      Thank you for entering Jen! Wishing you luck & come check back on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Nancy Wallace
    December 8, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I LOVE THEM ALL, such a beautiful post – but especially the paperwhites in a box!

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    Collette Osuna
    December 8, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    These are gorgeous! I think I’ll give them a try in the Spring!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:41 am

      Thank you Collette! Feel free to share pics with me if you do 🙂

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    Kim Cunningham
    December 8, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Paper whites are so lovely and make me think of Christmas.

    • Reply
      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:43 am

      I was given my first paperwhites kit from someone special in my life that is no longer with us. Whenever I see the flowers blooming, it makes me think of them and puts a smile on my face 🙂

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    Tamyka Washington
    December 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Very interesting!

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    Alana
    December 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I would love the wood slant window kit with Amaryllis Nymph – such an unusual color. I would have been interested in the paperwhites if they weren’t Ziva. I am one of the unlucky few that perceive the scent as one of garbage and not anything wonderful. Thank you for this giveaway!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:46 am

      Just like you, I am not a huge fan of the smell as well Alana! I totally know what you mean. They are so pretty to look at, but when in full bloom the smell can be overwhelming! Good luck in the giveaway & come check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Janelle Jones
    December 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I do not have a green thumb but this seems like it would be simple to do.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:48 am

      Yes Janelle, very simple and so rewarding! Definitely worth growing 🙂

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    Barbara Pisano
    December 9, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Love the wood box with rope handles & love the Amaryllis White Nymph , white goes with any decore & I love the fresh flower smell in the house.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Barbara and don’t forget to check back here on December 16th when I announce the winner!

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    Adreanna
    December 9, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This is a fabulous giveaway. I would like the Round Birch Gift Kit with the Amaryllis Benfica. Thank you for the opportunity.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway Adreanna! Check back here on December 16th when the winner will be announced 🙂

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    Diana Stuart
    December 9, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Oooooooh. I love birch in my winter decor, so I definitely like the Round Birch Gift Kit with Paperwhites. These kits are stunning. I’ve never grown winter bulbs so I hope I can do Longfield Gardens justice with my growing attempt. Will check out their website a bit more to enjoy the holiday floral colors. Thank you!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:52 am

      Thanks for entering Diana! Check back here on December 16th to see if you are the lucky winner 🙂

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    Rebecca Beck
    December 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    i’m not into gardening but these pics are beautiful!

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    Summer B.
    December 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I would love the Wood Slant Windowbox Gift Kit.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:55 am

      Good luck Summer! Check back here on December 16th when I will be announcing a winner 🙂

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    Floral Fridays
    December 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Bulbs are so rewarding and growing them like you do can provide Winter colour and fragrance.
    Many thanks for joining us on the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:56 am

      I agree, add so much life & cheer to a home 🙂

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    Jenny S
    December 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I think the box with ropes is really cute. The Amyrillis are always BEAUTIFUL. My grandma always had those in her gardens.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:57 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Jenny! Come check back here on December 16th to find out if you are the winner 🙂

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    Bev Henry
    December 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    The wood box with rope handles which includes 2 Amaryllis moss and container.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 1:58 am

      Good luck Bev! Come check back here on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    Stacie Humphrey
    December 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I like the wood slant window box kit with the amaryllis bulbs. 🙂

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:00 am

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway Stacie! Make sure to check back here on December 16th to find out if you have won! 🙂

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    Malla Haridat
    December 9, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Ohhhh so needed this post as we approach the heart of winter! Loving the visuals and the possibilities of how beautiful the flowers could grow.

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    Elbony Riggins
    December 10, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Very informative post and lots of juicy information that share, I can definitely tell you are the expert.

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    Cindy Peterson
    December 10, 2015 at 9:17 am

    The wood box with rope handles is perfect rustic look for my window sill. Seeing a group of amaryllis gives us the promise of spring.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:03 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Cindy! Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to find out if you have won! 🙂

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    Dermot
    December 10, 2015 at 10:20 am

    There’s something so heartwarming about flowers in winter. Thanks for the tips!

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    Alison Gibb
    December 10, 2015 at 10:57 am

    If I was the lucky winner. I would choose the Wood Box with Rope Handle with the Scilla Bulbs!! They are so pretty!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:10 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Alison! Come check back here on December 16th when the results will be announced 🙂

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    Wehaf
    December 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I would choose the wood box with handles, and the nymph or white nymph amaryllis bulbs.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:12 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Wehaf! Come check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Meghan B
    December 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Love the paperwhites in a wood box!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:14 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Meghan! Check back here on December 16th to find out if you have won! 🙂

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    chris z
    December 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    i like the Wood Box with Rope Handle with amaryllis bulbs

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:15 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Chris! Make sure to check back here on December 16th when the results will be announced! 🙂

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    Florence
    December 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Lovely Paperwhites!

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    c.m
    December 11, 2015 at 12:42 am

    i like the Shop Round Birch Gift Kit and the Allium Gladiator.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway C.M. Come back on December 16th when I am announcing a winner 🙂

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    Jen
    December 11, 2015 at 6:36 am

    I’ve never heard that trick about watering with diluted alcohol! I’m going to have to give that a try! I love paperwhites and amaryllis! We have a huge pot of the later on the back porch getting ready to bloom as we speak 😉

    Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Oh that’s awesome Jen! Feel free to share pics with me, I’d love to see 🙂

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    Tracy L
    December 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Would love to win the wooden box with handles. It’s Lovely !!!!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Good luck in the giveaway Tracy! Check back on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    DeniseinVA
    December 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    A very enjoyable post and I thank you so much for linking with Today’s Flowers. Happy weekend to you 🙂

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    Dr. Taffy Wagner
    December 12, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I can’t wait to share this blog with my mom. She’s all into gardening. Love the pics.

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    Kristen
    December 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I would love to win the Twig Pot Gift Kit with paperwhite bulbs!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Kristen & check back on December 16th to find out the results!

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    JIll Rivera
    December 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Shop Round Birch Gift Kit because I have always like birch trees because of its white bark.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Jill! Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    jberry
    December 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I prefer the Wood Slant Windowbox Gift Kit w/ Amaryllis. I’d probably regift to my mother.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway, it really does make a wonderful gift 🙂 Come check back on December 16th when the winner will be announced!

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    Carol Yemola
    December 13, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I love the Wood Box With Handles and the Red Pearl Amaryllis. So beautiful!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Carol! Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to see if you have won 🙂

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    Rose Santuci-Sofranko
    December 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I like the “Wood Box with Handles” Kit and “Scilla Madeirensis” flowers! Thanks and God bless!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Rose! Don’t forget to check back here on December 16th to find out if you are the winner 🙂

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    Robert Kendall
    December 13, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I’d like the Round Birch Gift Kit with a Double King Amaryllis.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Good luck & come check back on December 16th to see if you are the winner! 🙂

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    Anna robertson
    December 13, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I want the wood slant box with paper white

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Good luck Anna! Don’t forget to check back on December 16th when I will be announcing the winner 🙂

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    Allen R.
    December 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I would like the twig pot with Amaryllis Sweet Nymph

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway & check back soon to see if you have won!

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    Juanita
    December 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Paperwhites/Purple Square w/Ribbon. This will be a great way to start my indoor garden.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Good luck Juanita! Check back tonight at 8PM EST to see if you are the winner!

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    barbara
    December 13, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Amaryllis Christmas Gift 34/36cm,Shop Wood Box with Handles

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Wishing you luck Barbara! Check back here tonight at 8PM EST to see if you are the winner!

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    Dawn
    December 13, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Those are so cute. Are they safe around pets. I try to keep my yard pet friendly plant wise.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Unfortunately Dawn, I believe paperwhites are indeed poisonous to cats and dogs. I have two chihuahuas, and as long as the plants are up high enough (sitting on my windowsill) I don’t have any problem with them at all! Hope that helps 🙂

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    Dee Fedor
    December 13, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I would pick the Wood Box with Handles with 3 Exotica Amaryllis bulbs. Beautiful!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Dee & don’t forget to check back here tonight at 8PM EST to see if you have won! 🙂

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    Vanessa Parker
    December 14, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Amazing. I have always wanted to learn how to grow Paper Whites. Thanks for sharing.

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    Shakeia Rieux
    December 14, 2015 at 3:51 am

    I would love to have the Metal Red Snowflake Gift Kit with Amaryllis Nymph

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway & check back at 8PM EST tonight to see if you have won!

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    marie Cantelli
    December 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    This would be great to add a little some thing colorful to my house. Thank you for the chance.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      You are welcome Marie & good luck! Check back here at 8PM EST tonight to see if you have won!

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    Jessimer
    December 14, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win and try the Round Burch Gift kit by Longfield Gardens with 5 Paperwhite bulbs to brighten the wintry days.

    Thank you for hosting this festive giveaway and encouraging us to use our green thumbs to bring joy and beauty during these long winter months.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway Jessimer & don’t forget to check back here tonight at 8PM to see if you are the winner! 🙂

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    Neesie
    December 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve never forced bulbs before but it seems like fun. I think I’d try the Paperwhites first.
    They look gorgeous in that wooden box. They would definitely make me smile ;D

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      It is fun & very rewarding Nessie! Good luck in the giveaway & check back here at 8PM EST tonight to see if you have won!

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    Antoinette Burleson
    December 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I like the “Shop Weave Basket Gift Kit” with the Amaryllis Lagoon bulbs!!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Good luck Antoinette & don’t forget to check back here tonight at 8PM EST to see if you have won!

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    Pat
    December 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I would choose the Wood Box with Rope Handle with the Red Lion Amaryllis bulbs

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Good luck Pat & don’t forget to check back here tonight at 8PM EST to see if you have won!

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    susan smoaks
    December 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    i would love to get the Metal Floral Imprint Gift Kit with the Amaryllis Red Lion. it is beautiful!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Good luck Susan! Check back here at 8PM EST tonight to see if you are the winner! 🙂

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    Leah Shumack
    December 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I really like the Metal Floral Imprint Gift Kit! It would look great in my kitchen! And would love to have the paperwhites or the red amaryllis!

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Good luck Leah! Check back here at 8PM EST tonight to see if you are the winner 🙂

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    JOHN Porter
    December 14, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I would.like love to add the Amorice to my clection, in the round birch kit.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Good luck John & check back here at 8PM EST tonight to see if you have won 🙂

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    Julie
    December 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    It didn’t even occur to me to cut my too-long paperwhites and put them in a vase, haha duh! I would love to try the Cherry Nymph amaryllis in the slanted wood box.

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      Thefreckledrose
      December 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Good luck Julie & check back here at 8PM EST to see if you have won! 🙂

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    Rik
    December 16, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Those are gorgeous! I don’t get direct sunlight, otherwise I might be tempted to try growing some! Great post!

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    Jeannette
    December 22, 2015 at 11:24 pm

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    house plants
    December 23, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Wow! Finally I got a webpage from where I know how to really take valuable information concerning my study and knowledge.

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    Kemya Scott
    December 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    This is pretty neat Angie! I do not have a green thumb but using a kit sounds like my speed, I just might be able to pull this off. The flowers are beautiful!

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