Narcissus alone, and Narcissus out on the town at a big Paperwhite Rave, circa 1992
Your so cute! I mean it, I know your potential and I'm willing to put in the work for you. I'd do anything to see you, and even more to smell you.... Yeah, I know... your worried about that smelling remark, but it't true, I love the way you smell. I have to be honest, your name does leave a bit to be desired. Narcissus? Gross.... How can I love you with that name? Oh, I know... i'll just call you PaperWhite. The people who introduced us at that party told me something about you being "timed out" to flower in these next few months. Ted told me that if I ended up hitting it off with you, that I had the choice to either plant you and put you in bright light, or that I could keep you in the dark for a bit longer to hold off your flowering.... I punched Ted right in the face, like I would keep you from doing your thing, it's 2009 for geez sakes, I"m no cave man. I love the way you go from a little bulb to a pretty fragrant flower bunch, and you get so tall, I mean 16" wowie wow wow. I just don' t know where to keep you, in a dish without drainage, with pebbles? Or in a planter with dirt? Who knows, we can cross that bridge when the time comes. I just can't believe that I can take you home for $1.10. Your a 16 bulb, almost a 17 bulb. People might get the wrong idea about that, but we know the 16 and 17 are a bulb sizing thing. Let them think what they want, nothing can stop our love. Even if my friends say you smell like a grandmothers house. Grandmothers rule.