Have you ever purchased paperwhite bulbs at Christmas time? If you want flowers for Christmas, you have to start the bulbs about six weeks before.
No need to plant, just place in a dish with water and rocks.

It's amazing to watch those ugly brown bulbs begin to
sprout, then one by one, green stalks emerge; and before long, they're a mass of beautiful little white
flowers topping off the long green stems.


In the bulb there is a flower;
in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise;
butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter
there's a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there's a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning;
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing;
in our life, eternity.

In our death, a resurrection;
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Words and music by Natalie Sleeth

And we, who with unveiled faces
all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into His
likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord,
who is the Spirit. 2 Cor. 3:18


Susan B said...

A beautiful post Susan! Thank you. I've never heard of these flowers before....but they sure are lovely to look at.

susansspace said...

Thanks, Susan! Paperwhites are
Narcissus... 'The all-time favorite bulb for indoor forcing is the Paperwhite Narcissus. Large clusters of pure white flowers arch above graceful, blue-green foliage, and their sweet, musky perfume fills a room with fragrance. Paperwhites require no preparation and are absolutely foolproof. When bulbs are planted in early December, they will flower in 4 to 6 weeks with seldom a miss.' (copied from White Flower Farm ad).
If I can have success with these, believe me, ANYONE can! Ha!