Paperwhites in glass for a June wedding
I'm asking as an admitted novice, who did at least try to search the old forums...
I'm getting married in June 2011 in Chicago, and like the idea of having paperwhites, in glass jars (roots visible, etc.) as small centerpieces along the tables. I've never done anything with bulbs before, and was researching online this morning. I've noticed that, coincidentally, many bulbs are now becoming available.
However, the wedding's in June, and I don't know the best way to make this idea work. I've read that the bulbs should bloom within 6-8 weeks of planting in water, with ~ 2 weeks of bloom. But, I just have to admit that I don't know when to buy them. Can I buy bulbs now (Sept) and hang on to them until the spring? Will they keep? Or do I try to buy some in the spring, closer to the wedding? Are paperwhite bulbs even available then?
Thanks much in advance to anyone who can advise on this --