In an attempt to prolong the life of the paperwhites which grace the fireplace mantel and dining table.... I gathered them up for a short stay in the entry sunroom which is cooler. I forced the paperwhites early for the tour- and used white shells to hold the little bulbs in place in the clear vases. I read that adding Vodka to the water- would stunt their growth... but that didn't really work out for me. Maybe it was the Finlandia- these must be leggy Finnish Paperwhites.
This next Sunday we will have round 2 of the tour- which is an extension due to the storm.
*note- we are expecting another 'little wind storm' of 65 mph winds on Sunday!