Sick of winter? Me too. I’m so looking forward to spring!
Lately whenever we go to the grocery store, a home and garden store of even some department stores I’m greeted by the scent of Hyacinth. Many stores are selling bulbs that have been chilled and forced to bloom. Perhaps you’ve purchased some of these prepared bulbs and have hyacinths blooming in your home right now?
If you do have some of these forced Hyacinth bulbs in your home, and if you live in a climate that gets cool in the winter be sure to plant the bulbs in your garden this spring. They won’t bloom again this year, but they will more than likely bloom right in your garden next spring. If you’ve purchased any other forced spring bulbs – like tulips or daffodils – you can plant those in your garden when they die down too.
The photo above is of one of my purple hyacinths. It looks blue though doesn’t it?
Only in the first winter that we had our house did I get the urge to buy some of those forced hyacinths … the rest of the time I’ve suffered through winter without the scent of hyacinth blooms indoors … forced to wait until all my bulbs come up in my garden each spring. Oh but when they do bloom in the spring the garden is just intoxicating to stroll in! Also, if we happen to have a nice warm spring day and it’s nice enough to open the windows the scent of hyacinth wafts into the house too. It’s beautiful!
Do you grow hyacinth? Indoors or outdoors?
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