Want a table top display of gorgeous paperwhite blooms for a special occasion? How about a giant amaryllis with giant, dazzling flowers? When it comes to forcing bulbs indoors, there's no guarantee your flowers will appear on time, but, with some simple planning, the odds are in your favour. Check out these handy bulb forcing calendars and get your blooms started.
Paperwhites are in indoor flower and grow best during the winter! They put off a strong scent, so many suggest planting one bulb at a time beginning in November so that you can have them through Christmas and into February.
I forced paperwhites for indoor blooms at Christmas planting simply in aquarium rock (bulb slightly into the rocks). Keep water just to the bottom of the bulb and your blooms will be gorgeous in 4-7 weeks. Start early if you want them blooming for Christmas gifts. This blog has some cute ideas for gifting and display.