Los Angeles Times

Forcing paperwhites

Paperwhites are easy bulbs to force into bloom for the holidays. They need no soil, only their "bottoms" touching water so their roots will grow. Nestle the bulbs in decorative rocks for support and fill your container with water up to just the top of the pebbles. Give them bright, indirect light and soon you will see new growth emerge.NETHERLANDS FLOWER BULB INFORMATION CENTER