Tag Archive: Narcissus


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I found an interesting story about Narcissus. According to classical mythology a young lad Narcissus was so enamored with himself that he stared at his reflection until he eventually turned into his namesake flower. And this is how Narcissus flowers came into being! The word narcissus is derived from the Greek word Narke, meaning numbness or stupor. Some attribute the naming of the flower to its narcotic fragrance.

The Narcissus Paperwhites are easy to grow indoors. The bulbs begin to grow as soon as they are planted and will flower 3-4 weeks after planting. The stems are mid-green and grow upright. The white flowers appear at the top of each stem and are very fragrant.

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Thanksgiving Cactus

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I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The Thanksgiving Cactus is one of my favorite indoor house plants. We have had this one for years but it only seems to put out blooms close to the window. I guess it needs more light. They are pretty flowers and I like the color.

This is the first year I am trying to grow Narcissus from bulbs. It is my birth flower and so far it looks like it is growing good. I hope it flowers. Does anyone know if the bulbs can be used again next year? Can they be kept in the basement, in a dark place?

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Special thanks to the host of Todays Flower : Luiz, Denise, Sandy and Laerte