I'm happy to report that my paperwhite narcissus are in full bloom and have provided some much needed spring color and fragrance throughout the house.
In a recent post I explained how I was going to use alcohol to stunt their growth to prevent them from flopping over. I used a ratio of one part rubbing alcohol to 10 parts of water. The paperwhites still managed to get tall, but not to the point of falling over.
Once in full bloom I back them away from direct sunlight - this seems to make the blooms last a bit longer.
After a few days of enjoying the blooms, I gave them to my parents. My dad suffers from depression and this time of year can be a little tough on him, so I thought a little spring color in their house would do him some good.