The first thing I would like to say about this is that I was really looking forward to having paper whites in my house this Christmas.
The second thing I would like to say is that this couldn't have gone more wrong.
The weekend after Thanksgiving, I planted my paper white bulbs. I had five bulbs and I split them among three containers. This is what they looked like right after I planted them.
And here is what they look like today.
See how there is no difference? Yeah, that's because they didn't grow. Wop wop. Although it is still a possibility, I would like to rule out me as a possible reason for why they didn't grow. I planted them in three separate containers, two different ways, and had them in three different locations in the house. You would think I could have gotten so much as a teeny root or shoot. But no. I think a good possibility could be that I bought these bulbs to plant last year. I never got around to it, so I tried them this year. I thought the bulbs would be fine since they were dormant, but maybe that's not a good theory? Who knows. In any case, I tried. I failed, but I still tried. Maybe in the future I'll have the urge to try again, but I think my desire to force paper whites has gone dormant for now.