Indoor Winter

By Victoria Smith, SF Girl by Bay


Bringing nature inside is one of my favorite ways to cheer up when it’s cold and wintery outside. Paperwhites and Hyacinths are the perfect solution for the season because they can be forced to flower indoors any time of year. Their bulbs don’t even need soil — they can be forced open in a bit of shallow water alone; just add enough to cover the lower portion of the bulbs without submersing them. You’ll need just a vintage or glass bowl or shallow pot, some pebbles, a few big bulbs and some sunshine. Give it a try. Simple, and so, so pretty.


Images in order of appearance: Weekday CarnivalDreamy WhitesThe New General StoreFrolic!; and White Verandah.

Find more of Victoria on her blog.

  1. LISA

    Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this 😉

  2. Thank you for this post! I was just wondering what I could do to bring a little more green into the house…I think this is it!